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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.

“it is the first state”
john dozier I love the beach
“tax benefits for retirees”
Joanne Evans I love the beach
“ 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
“no tax beautiful water”
Diana Smallwood beach runner
“Looking for suggestions on where to retire in Delaware and more about the tax ramifications. Re: Social security and pension withdrawals. No State tax but still taxed by the Feds? If I buy a retirement home is there any real estate taxes on the purchase or yearly property taxes after that?Thank you.”
Ed Some who will retire in the next year. 64 now, Divorced W/M
“ ...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
“Retirement”
Mirna Rucci None
“close proximity to NY, NJ and Maryland”
Trevor J Thompson an Artist
“I love everything about de its peaceful n I love the water looking for my dream place for life”
kenneth parker looking for my dream place in de
“ 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
“ Coastal Delaware has an indescribable uniqueness not found anywhere else. I know, I've looked elsewhere and my heart always returns to Lewes and Rehoboth. Quaint scenery, sense of place, great people, and a vibrant resort-scene. What more could you want? ”
Bill Skelton Displaced local longing for home
“ 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
“closeness to Ct”
john Warner beach walker
“THE FOOD AND REHOBOTH BEACH”
Joseph Bu IAM A NJ
“ 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
“Not familiar with DE”
ANTHONY CREWS 65, single, disable veteran try to relocate to DE.
“Proximity to DC and water”
Ashok Agrawal relaxed living
“I don't know much right now I'll have to bone up, online.”
Ed Beach lover!
“The fresh clean air, the ocean views, the great hospital (Bee Bee Medical, and Dr's.. The friendly people you meet from all over. I live in MD and the taxes are unreal. So yes Delaware is a great place to live.Carol”
Carol. Native of Delaware and hope to retire back in Delaware.
“My Mom is moving down!”
Sue Resident