AmericInn Lodge & Suites of Bear
875 Pulaski Highway, Bear, Delaware, 19701, United States
More about Bear
hotel overview showing highway crossover
restaurant in Governors Square plaza
restaurant with Texas flag flying
park entrance near route 71
Travel Tips for Bear
Bear is far enough inland that the localized influence of the ocean temperatures have little effect on the areas weather. The temperature changes in each season are less than what people on the Jersey coast experience.
Winters are not mild but they definitely are not any way as harsh as those we experience in Western New York State. A foot of snow in mid-winter is not uncommon but only rarely do the temperatures fall well below zero.
(High-Low-Average for Dec 47°F 29°F 37°F, Jan 42°F 24°F 32°F, Feb 46°F 27°F 35°F, Mar 55°F 34°F 43°F )
Spring comes a bit earlier than we New Yorkers are used to. My aunt-in-law has her garden starting to bloom while we in Rochester, NY are waiting for the last frost of winter.
(High-Low-Average for Mar 55°F 34°F 43°F, Apr 66°F 43°F 53°F, May 75°F 53°F 63°F)
Summers can be sweltering and the heat starts right in the first week of June and lasts until the kids go back to school in September. There have been several years lately when water advisories have required people to let their lawns brown out (but our aunt-in-law somehow always manages to keep her garden beautiful.... night watering probably!!)
(High-Low-Average for Jun 83°F 62°F 72°F, Jul 87°F 67°F 76°F, Aug 85°F 66°F 75°F, Sep 79°F 58°F 67°F)
Fall is very nice in Delaware in general. The evenings begin to cool off (but not as quickly nor as cold as in New York) while the days still remain pleasantly warm.
(High-Low-Average for Sep 79°F 58°F 67°F, Oct 68°F 46°F 56°F, Nov 57°F 37°F 46°F)
Once a month during the summer (May through September), car collectors and rebuilders from Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware come to show off some of their hottest cars. The event attracts local radio personalities and entertainers who are there for free entertainment.
The venue is the Fox Run Shopping Center (at the corner of Route 40 and Route 72). You can stop by the ACME store to pick up the flyer describing the event for the month and the exact times and dates for the current year.
"Bear is where my wife's relatives live....."
A suburban community between Wilmington and Newark in New Castle County. It is situated convenient to I-95, US1 and US13/40.
Recently many of the housing projects are built with one entrance street and one exit street and many cul-de-sacs. This tends to reduce local traffic and keep the area fairly private.
Two main streets running east and west: Pulaski Highway (US40) and Pulaski Highway (route13). Main north to south roads are route 7 and route 1. A secondary east-west road is Red Lion Road which intersects with a secondary north-south road, Wrangle Hill Road. Knowing that info I was able to confidentally navigate the area within an hour or so.
Wikipedia info: About 18000 residence in 6000 households, half of which are married couples. The average income per household is fairly high, about $55000, but most households have two income providers.
ZIPCODE 19701, 19702 is Bear (which is not a city or town but merely a community)
Area Code is 302
Legend has it that the town name came from a bar (not a bear) in the area which people frequented as they traveled between Wilmington and Dover.
Bear is protected by the New Castle County Police Department
original name was Bear Station