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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.

“ I love the water! ”
Susan Attia Water lover
“Been coming down to DE for years. It has so much to offer. Beautiful clean beaches, fabulous restaurants, quaint towns, fantastic shopping, beautiful year round temps for change of season fun. Numerous festivals year round. We now have owned our home here for 6 years and still feel as we are on vacation everyday! I HEART DE !!!”
Ann Retired Beachlovin PA transplant.
“ Last week my husband and I went to Dover for 2 days and stayed at the Dover Downs Hotel. We absolutely loved it. That was our first time in Delaware. And let me say that although I am not ready to retire, when the time comes, Delaware will be my first consideration! ”
Deb Visitor to Delaware from Northern VA
“like lower tax and is affordable to live comfortable”
Joe Pierro beach person
“ 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 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
“ You can't beat the Delaware beaches. Clean, fun, no sales tax and close to Washington (area I grew up in). Bought a 2nd home in Bethany Beach and never looked back. Once the kids are gone, my wife and I will transplant permanently to this area. Can't wait. ”
Pete Beckett Love the beach, travel and been coming to the Delmarva beaches for over 40 years
“I love the beach, crabs, and shopping.”
Nick Nasare Sun person
“ Liz and I moved from Maryland and, for us, retirement began in Delaware. We quickly realized that we didn't retire from something, but rather had a beautiful place to retire to--DELAWARE! Our nearly 2 years in Delaware have us working at living! We made a retirement plan and are living that plan in gorgeous, beautiful, and fulfilling Delaware! ”
Bob Scannell Homeowner at Independence
Joseph Bu IAM A NJ
Rodney Beach goer
“ 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
“it is the first state”
john dozier I love the beach
“ We love the water. ”
David Tanksley
“ I love watching my kids grow up loving and learning about the ocean -- playing beach soccer, finding sand crabs with their cousins, and making shell necklaces -- memories they will never forget. ”
Kathleen Schell beach mom
Diane Azizi Nurse
“ The best thing about Delaware is the people – the beach brings out the kid in everyone. ”
Debby Coughlan Lover of Laughter
“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
“beach fishing”
Bob Holsberger disabled vet who loves to fish
“ We've lived here for almost 20 years now, and I still feel like I'm on vacation every single day. We had a good life back in the D.C. area, but found a better life here. I love everything about here ~ the sun, the surf, the sand, the creeks & marshes, the natural beauty surrounding us, the wonderful people. What a treasure little Delaware is ~ for all of us "locals" and visitors alike. It just doesn't get any better than this! ”
Susie Bond Summer Girl
“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