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What People Say: Tell us what you love About Delaware

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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.

“small towns, beaches”
elizabeth callanan beach lover
“ 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 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
“ 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 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
“low property taxes, affordable holmes, low social security tax. etc”
michael cmielewski 58 year old looking at retiring in delaware
“My son lives in Georgetown, Deleware”
Gayle Powell indoor pool swimmer
“ 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
“ 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
“ I can hear the seagulls when I work and I am never more than 10 minutes from water. ”
Susan Pomerantz 10-year Delawarean
“I have traveled a great deal in this country and internationally - and each time I am glad when I see the Delaware sign indicating I am home. Opportunities to be active in volunteerism abound. My favorite is the Delaware Lions. They work hard to provide sight and hearing equipment, testing and research for the people of the world.”
Mary Lee Phillips Delaware native
“ I love the water! ”
Susan Attia Water lover
“ 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
“I visit family in Bear.”
Nancy Shaw Love the beach
“ It is close to New Jersey where our family is and it has many perks to retire. We are also interested in an area that has activites that compare to New Jersey. ”
Renee Cuthbert Beacher, runner, golfer
“Proximity to DC and water”
Ashok Agrawal relaxed living
“I love driving down Rehoboth Avenue on a Friday night in the summer... the great smells from some of the best restaurants around, the fun. Delaware is truly a Small Wonder. And I am certainly glad my family and I live here to experience it. You should too.”
Mark Leishear Marketing Guy and Entrepreneur
“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.
“ 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
“I don't know much right now I'll have to bone up, online.”
Ed Beach lover!