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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.

“Where do I start? Fresh air, clean waterways, beautiful sunsets, lovely communities, clean...did I say clean?”
Sue Been here for years!
“close enough to see family in NY”
Jo-Anne Walsh beach
“ There is so much that I love about living here. One of my favorite things to do here is head south to Dewey Beach (Tower Road) in the late afternoon with friends and enjoy the afternoon breeze on the bay. The sunsets are spectacular there. It's the perfect place for a late afternoon cookout and happy hour. ”
Christina Harvey Lover of sunsets
“No sales tax ,less crowds at south eastern beaches. I am looking for a bldg lot or home near the water or on a lagoon.I have a 24 foot Grady white fishing boat so I would like to be on a canal a few minutes from the ocean”
Randall Vickery New Jersey shore rat
“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.
“ As a child, going to the beach for the day was the best thing ever. Imagine living in your favorite vacation spot all year. Summer or winter, beach life is the best! ”
Melissa O'Neill Flip-flop wearer
“ The best thing about Delaware is the people – the beach brings out the kid in everyone. ”
Debby Coughlan Lover of Laughter
“ I love jogging in the State Parks in Delaware. There are some great trails in the Cape Henlopen State Park for runners. There's also the Junction and Breakwater trail between Lewes and Rehoboth that is beautiful and soft on the knees. My favorite is the running trail around Gordon's Pond in North Rehoboth. It's absolutely amazing back there. ”
Chris Schell Local
“My Mom is moving down!”
Sue Resident
“ 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
“When I was a child I spent time with family in Delaware, came back with my family for Indian Pow Wow(my family Hist) Came back to Dover AFB after tour in Golf War 1991. Love The Beach, my wife is gone but she shared my dreams of retireing on the beach. Love to find someplace to rent, and enjoy the sand and water in Delaware.”
Edward Smith beach lover, water watcher, love to lay in the sand
“not sure....how are winters. might rent...or stay at hotel”
eileen isseroff boardwalk loooks nice.....
“property taxes are lowr”
marlem tomasulo retired teacher
“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
“ I love the slower pace than that of NJ...the people here are so welcoming. Have been here 16 years and don't look back a day! Moved from the mountains and yes I miss them but the trade-off is our wonderfully clean and beautiful white sandy beaches on the DE bay and the Atlantic ocean! Life is good in Sussex County!! ”
Jennifer Nagle transplant from NJ
“tax benefits for retirees”
Joanne Evans I love the beach
“tax treatment”
Ann soon to be retiree
“ You can go for a walk on the beach at Cape Henlopen State Park in the morning then take a leisurely drive to have lunch on the Chesapeake Bay on the Eastern Shore of MD in the afternoon. DE has it all. Going on 7 yrs of blissful living... ”
Lou Rouleau NJ Transplant
“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
“ 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