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What People Say: Tell us what you love About Delaware

Love the First State?

Share something great about Delaware with us so we can share it with the world. We’re looking to uncover a few more hidden gems.

“My Mom is moving down!”
Sue Resident
“Not south or north just in the middle”
Bruce IBartlett Looking for a great place
“beach fishing”
Bob Holsberger disabled vet who loves to fish
“ When I left Baltimore, I could not imagine living anywhere other than Lower Delaware. I love the beach lifestyle, the outstanding dining, and being away from the hype of city life. It does not get any better than driving over the Indian River Inlet bridge seeing the surfers at sunset! I am living my dream. ”
Kathy Davison Baltimore Transplant
“Ocean views and bumming around”
James Beach bum
“ The pace of life. As I travel FROM the Wash beltway across the Bay Bridge, I get to the top of the bridge, see the eastern shore and take a big sigh of relief! I know I'll be home (Ocean View) in 1 1/2 hours. Sweet. ”
Jeff Bond transplant from Bethesda, MD since 1993
“My husband and I are starting to look to retire to delaware.We are not so much beach people but love the low cost of living, super nice people, proximity to family and climate.What more can you ask for coming from New York.Looking in Kent county.”
Barbara Retiree
“Like being able to talk walks on sidewalks and be able to walk to a café, not too far from beach and dog friendly area. Considering retiring in a couple of years.”
MARY ANNE JORAY looking for warmer climate, less snow than Connecticut
“ For years, I went to the Jersey Shore...but it cannot compare to Delaware's quality of life: low taxes, great parks, beaches and golf courses, and thriving arts and restaurant scene. And if you think of something you really miss....you just hop on the ferry. The Delaware beaches are truly in the middle of it all! ”
Scott Green UD/AU grad, former Shore, now Beach resident
“It is a Beautiful place. The city is full of tall buildings but there are so many hills and lovely streams. Rehobeth Beach is one of my favorite places to visit. People are so friendly and there is so much to do and see. Driving throughout the area is a favorite thing. Stopping and exploring is fun to do. Never knew I would enjoy visiting Delaware as much as I did. I am ready to go for another visit and stay.”
Rhona Creel Davis Beach Walker.....I love swimming and living on the beach. Looking out over the water is so soothing and relaxing and so very peaceful and inspiring.
“ I love the ocean, the seafood, the drinks, the tax-free shopping, the boardwalk smell outside your door steps, the running parks, the year-round locals feeling... the everything! ”
Michelle Capaldi Forever Delawarian Beach Girl
“Beaches, location”
Joan Beach lover
“Tax breaks”
Viki Lastrina Beach lover
“The blend of diversity and proximity of entertainment. The best health care to fit my needs are at hand.”
Judith A Abernathy I am exhausted by extreme temperatures.
“ I love the beach, I love the atmosphere and friendly people. Even after 6 years of living in DE I still find that I have times that I have to pinch myself and say, "this is home, I don't have to leave" !! In addition to the beach my husband and I love to kayak and there are so many gorgeous bays and parks in DE. ”
Cindy Jenne Delaware homeowner
“ Golf on one of many Championship golf courses, followed by beautiful beaches then dinner in one of our many wonderful restaurants... not a bad day! There are so many different things to do that everyday could be like a vacation. ”
Brian Barrows Local
“ We had been vacationing in DE for many years. I knew this was the place to retire for me and my wife. The people here are very friendly. The beaches are incredibility beautiful. The restaurants are awesome. There is so much to enjoy here. And knowing we are still only 4 hrs from our friends back in NY is a huge plus. ”
John Hein Soon to Retire. Transplant from Long Island
“ I feel so blessed to live here at the beach! My husband is from Baltimore and I am from northern NJ, and we decided to split it in the middle and move to Rehoboth in 2001. To be able to start my mornings with my toes in the ocean and live in a town where everyone on the street smiles at you and greets you is so beautiful! We love it here! Bike riding to Gordon's Pond lookout is great! ”
Lynn Cattafi loan officer, yogi, and lover of life!
“ ...I love waking up early to the smell of fresh brewed Hazelnut Coffee and then wandering down to Wagamons Pond with our kittens Paris and Gorky. While they chase bugs, climb trees and take dust baths, I sit serenely and enjoy as nature wakes to the sun sparkling across the water. On a lucky morning, Huey, Dewey and Louie (our "pet" river otters) will stop by for comic relief and to say good morning... ”
Dustin Oldfather Enigma
“ We have everything you could ever dream of to do here year round ~ Film Festival, Kite Festival, Seawitch Festival, Coast Day, Autumn Jazz Festival and it all begins and ends with the ocean as our horizon and our center. And when I get the itch to feel "the big city"...I have four of the best choices in the world within a 2 to 4 hour drive (Philly,Baltimore,DC & NYC). What better location could there be on the East Coast? ”
Jenn Barrows New York ~ Blue Hen ~ Sussex Countian