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1. You’re Still Close to the Action. As a hub on the eastern seaboard, Delaware is often overlooked, but it shouldn’t be. Especially for northern Delaware, major cities in the Northeast are within a short drive or train trip.
2. You’ll Find Peaceful Seaside Retreats. Delaware is close to everything, but it has its peaceful retreats as well. Take Rehoboth Beach for example, which features a stroller’s paradise with its mile-long boardwalk and lovely scenery.
3. There are Gorgeous Beaches. Speaking of peaceful seaside retreats, there are beaches here, too. Delaware has 28 miles of beaches, which is saying a lot for a state that measures only 35 miles across and 96 long.
4. Delaware is a Tax-Friendly State for Retirees. Senior living in Delaware is easier on the wallet than most states. Delaware actually appears on Kiplinger’s 10 Best States to Protect Your Retirement Nest Egg from Taxes.
5. There’s Always Something to Do in Wilmington. You may retire to Delaware for the peaceful and charming communities you discover here, but you may find that easy access to Wilmington is important, too.
6. Delaware Has Lots of History to Explore (Almost 400 Years’ Worth!) From 17th-century Dutch architecture to the early 1800’s du Pont mansion called Winterthur, there’s a lot of history in Delaware.
7. Delaware is Full of Nature Preserves and Parks. So far we’ve mentioned cities and beaches, but Delaware is so much more, particularly when it comes to the great outdoors.
8. Delaware is Considered Somewhat of a Tax Haven. The banking laws in Delaware are friendly to corporations, which means companies from other states tend to be lured here for incorporation purposes.
9. If You Retire to Delaware, Your Home State is Host to the Clifford Brown Jazz Festival. Jazz festivals aren’t exactly rare, but Delaware can claim host to the largest free jazz festival on the entire East Coast.
10. Fall is Full of Festivals in Delaware. Summertime is for music festivals in this state, but Fall is chock full of quirky, fun festivals as well. There’s the “Punkin’ Chunkin'” festival, where pumpkins are hurled through the air in a number of ways you’ve never thought of.

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Just Now Like any other place, retiring in Delaware has both its merits and demerits. Retiring in Delaware is a good idea but like in anything, there are pros and cons. The benefits include lower taxes, lovely beachy views, and a vibrant senior community. However, the high population density may be a problem for a retiree looking to keep a low profile.

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7 hours ago There are so many reasons to retire in Delaware. The secret is out! Delaware is a retirement oasis. And with low tax living (including no sales tax and property taxes that are some of the lowest in the nation), a low cost of living, and that coveted, relaxed lifestyle of Coastal Delaware, it’s …

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1. Tax-Friendly: Delaware has no sales tax. That means that when you purchase something for $5, you actually pay $5 for it. Shopping spree, anyone?
2. Activities: There are plenty of activities for retirees to do in Delaware, including dining out, visiting historic sites, and watching sporting events.
3. Accessibility: Delaware is not only an ideal beach destination, but it is also centrally located in the northeastern part of the country, offering a short commute to major cities like Philadelphia, New York, or Washington, D.C.

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4 hours ago The rate is 6.6 percent for an income of $60,000 and up. In addition, Delaware doesn’t impose a sales tax. While retiring in most Southern or Western states is …

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2 hours ago In Delaware, the overall cost of living score is 107.7, marking the state as being more expensive than average. The First State is in a worst position when it comes to housing, where it has a

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7 hours ago If you are under age 60 and receiving a pension, the exclusion amount is limited to $2,000. Social Security and Railroad Retirement benefits are not taxable in Delaware and should not be included in taxable income. Also, Delaware has a graduated tax rate ranging from 2.2% to 5.55% for income under $60,000, and 5.95% for income of $60,000 or over.

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7 hours ago Delaware has its drawbacks for retirement despite a recent top ranking by Kiplinger. The Washington, D.C.-based financial publication praised the state for its low tax rates in its Best States for Retirement 2015 list. However, a doctor shortage and rising housing costs are among the concerns of retirees in Delaware.

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9 hours ago While Delaware's cost of living is higher than the national average overall, it is still significantly lower than neighboring states offering the same amenities. Here are the four most affordable places for retirement in Delaware. Free Retirement Calculator: When Can You Retire? — Click Here to Find Out 1. New Castle

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Just Now Delaware is a beautiful state on the East Coast that gives retirees the chance to enjoy a laidback beachfront lifestyle, without having to make the trek to swampy Florida.Retiring in one of the affordable cities in Delaware will give you access to the historic charm of New England and the beautiful beaches on the Atlantic Ocean.. NewHomeSource has named the top six cities for retirees in Delaware.

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7 hours ago Town in Delaware. Rating 3.75 out of 5. 8 reviews. #4 Best Places to Retire in Delaware. Nearby Resident: Long Neck is a good place to live if you’re looking for a place with good public schools, a relaxing place to retire, or something very affordable, because Long Neck checks all of these boxes. Long Neck is basically a few trailer parks

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4 hours ago Here are six reasons why Delaware is a great place for retirees. 1. Big tax benefits. It would be remiss not to lead with Delaware’s status as a tax-friendly state. The last thing most retirees

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4 hours ago Selecting a place to retire requires a great deal of thought and planning. Considerations include location, quality of life, cost of living, health care, health insurance, life insurance and of course, the tax burden of where you plan to retire. These factors are just a few of the reason many retirees choose Delaware. Tax Benefits (cha ching!)

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3 hours ago Here Are The 5 Best Towns In Delaware To Retire In. Delaware is the perfect state for retirees! Proximity to the beaches and cities, plenty of small towns, an abundance of recreational activities and even low tax rates overall make this an idea place to settle down once you’ve retired.

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1. Delaware Offers a Low Cost of Living. One of the biggest benefits to Delaware is the low cost of living. Although slightly higher than the national average of home prices, Delaware housing remains very affordable.
2. Delaware is a Great Tax State. Add to the low cost of living all the tax benefits that Delaware offers and the state is even more attractive for active adults.
3. Great Beaches & Seaside Towns. Delaware’s big draw in the region is the beautiful Atlantic beaches. The southern beaches of Bethany, Dewey, and Rehoboth are within a half an hour drive of each other.
4. Great Golfing & Communities. The coastal Delmarva Peninsula is also a great place for golf courses. Active adults can choose from 50 courses across the state.
5. It's an Ideal Location. The state is also centrally located in the region, with easy access to big cities and airports. Active adults who want to experience city life are only hours away from Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, and New York City.

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4 hours ago Prices for recreation and culture, important to retirees with time to enjoy books, movies and hobbies, are relatively low. With a hardship index of only 10 percent, the state of Delaware holds its own, despite economic downturns. 2. Taxes. Retirees seeking tax advantages find plenty in Delaware.

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4 hours ago To help you determine the place in this part of the country that's the best fit for you, we looked at the metro area within 100 miles of ocean access -- in Reading's case, the Delaware Bay and upper Chesapeake Bay are within this radius. The latest FBI crime data shows that Laurel ranks as the most dangerous city in Delaware for 2021. Additionally, Salisbury ranked 26th in

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1. Retire Delaware: Location. Heritage Shores is your hub for many destinations just 2 hours away. Countless regional destinations are just a short drive from Heritage Shores.
2. Retire Delaware: Tax Benefits. Delaware living won’t just save you money, it’ll give you peace of mind. Here are just a few of the tax benefits you’ll get to enjoy
3. Outdoor Recreation. Championship golf is just the start of the activities list. It’ll truly be an active lifestyle here in Delaware. Whether you prefer relaxing by the pool or getting in a workout along the fresh air exercise circuit, outdoor living is always readily available from your doorstep.
4. Championship Golf Course. You won’t have to travel far to tee up at the Arthur Hills-designed championship golf course at Heritage Shores. There are water views throughout the course and five tee options for a fresh, fun experience for any ability level.
5. Clubhouse. The clubhouse is a spacious and relaxing social center. At over 28,000 square feet, the Heritage Shores clubhouse is a vital hub for the community.
6. On-Site Dining. Three different dining options will keep your palate entertained. Some days you just won’t want to cook or drive to a restaurant. With three impressive dining options right here at Heritage Shores, you can enjoy delicious dishes and incredible views from the comfort of your own community.
7. Clubs for Your Passions. There’s a place for everyone at Heritage Shores. Maybe you’ll meet new neighbors at a social club’s outing. Or find fun and lively competition with a sports and fitness club.
8. Full-time Activities Director & Events. Name your club and the Activities Director will help you form it. Your social calendar is sure to fill quickly thanks to the full-time Activities Director responsible for bringing you regularly scheduled fun in addition to seasonal opportunities.
9. Awards. Heritage Shores is a great place to live — and it’s not just the residents who say so! The community has been recognized in many publications over the years
10. Homes for Single-Level Living. Low-maintenance homes begin in the mid-$200s. Is main-level living a must have for you? Good news—every design at Heritage Shores offers an innovative, stylish take on single-level living and golf- and water-view homesites are available.

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8 hours ago To wrap up our overview of moving to Delaware, here are a few fun facts you may not know about America’s First State. There are only 3 counties in the state of Delaware, that’s the fewest of any state in the nation. Delaware is just 35 miles across at the widest point. The …

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3 hours ago Looking for the best place to retire? Delaware should be at the top of your list! Delaware is one of the top states in retire in. Watch the video to find out

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1. Save money on taxes: Delaware has no sales tax, so you’ll save more money than you can imagine without making any adjustments to your budget.
2. Pay discounted school property taxes: Homeowners aged 65 and up are eligible to receive a credit equal to half of school property taxes, up to a maximum of $500.
3. Live close enough to big cities: Enjoy easy access to a number of major cities ─ Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore and Washington D.C. ─ in two hours or less, without having to deal with city traffic on a daily basis.
4. Get educated: Take advantage of The University of Delaware Higher Education for Senior Citizens program, which offers formal degree candidates aged 60 and up the chance to attend classes for credit tuition-free.
5. Soak up the sun: Delaware has a number of great beaches, including Bethany Beach and Rehoboth Beach, promising hours of relaxation by the coast.
6. Delicious cuisine: You’ve spent your entire life cooking for a family and now it’s time to relax! Delaware is filled with amazing restaurants designed to satisfy every palate.
7. Endless entertainment for the grandchildren: Who doesn’t love visits from the grandkids? They’ll be begging their parents to visit you more often with all the kid-friendly attractions in the area.
8. Enjoy the state’s rich history: Delaware is filled with historical landmarks, gorgeous estate homes and botanical gardens ready to be explored. If you’re a history buff, this is your ideal home!
9. Pay less pension taxes: Why pay more in taxes than necessary? Delaware taxpayers aged 60 and up are permitted to exclude $12,500 of investment and qualified pension income.
10. Make new friends: Delaware has become a very popular retirement spot, meaning there’s a good chance your neighbors are also retired and new to the area.

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Just Now Delaware Has Been Progressive In Recreation. For reasons largely unknown, Delaware has been something of a leader where certain types of recreation are concerned. It was the first state aside from Nevada and New Jersey to allow casino gaming, …

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7 hours ago 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. “ 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

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6 hours ago Lewes remains one of the most popular locations for retirees that you'll ever find - and for good reason! Here are just a few of the perks that retirement in Lewes can offer: Lewes offers the third lowest real estate tax area in United States under $1,000/year for average 3 Br 2 Ba home! Compare that to your taxes in NJ, PA,NY and VA!

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Just Now For retirees who want to remain in the northeastern U.S., Delaware offers an affordable cost of living—especially in comparison to nearby states. When you live at Champions’ Club, you’ll enjoy shopping with no sales tax, low property taxes and so much more. Move now and start saving at the best place to retire in Delaware!

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Just Now Delaware is a hidden gem on the eastern coast. There are many appealing places to retire in Delaware, even though the state is often overshadowed by its larger and more popular neighbors Pennsylvania and Maryland.. Though it is a smaller state, only spanning 96 miles long and 35 miles across, it is big on history and culture.

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3 hours ago Top 5 Reasons to Move to Delaware. 1. It Has Big Tax Advantages. Delaware is a state for shoppers. It is one of only five states that doesn’t have a sales tax. Compare that to Louisiana with its 10% sales tax. You get quite a significant discount from your purchases in Delaware.

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7 hours ago New homes in Delaware: a retirement haven. Delaware is one of the most attractive retirement destinations in the United States. Outstanding natural beauty, low cost of living, close proximity to major east coast cities, tax benefits, first class healthcare – the list of reasons to enjoy your retirement in Delaware goes on and on.

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9 hours ago States With the Lowest Sales Taxes . Only four states don't have a sales tax: Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire, and Oregon. Alaska comes close—it doesn't impose a state sales tax, but it does allow cities and counties to levy sales taxes at an average rate of 1.76%.

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8 hours ago What It Is Like to Retire in Lewes: Lewes, Delaware is a small town of about 3,100 people on the southern coast of Delaware, just above Rehoboth Beach, Bethany Beach, Dewey Beach, and Fenwick Island.Originally a whaling town, the area was the first town in Delaware be settled, in this case by the Dutch.

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6 hours ago Answer (1 of 2): Yes!! Delaware Best Places to Retire - A Guide This state guide to best places to retire in Delaware can help simplify your retirement research. For each Delaware retirement town or active adult community profiled in "The First State" you will get detailed facts, objective insig

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7 hours ago Answer (1 of 3): Most Delawareans live in New Castle County (the northernmost of the three counties in Delaware). This answer applies mainly to living there. Some advantages of living there include: * Location. We sit on I-95 and the Amtrak line in the heart of the northeast corridor and all it

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7 hours ago For those searching for the ideal place to retire, a Delaware retirement has become an increasingly popular selection for seniors from throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Delaware coastal communities enable retirees to live on or near the beach and experience a relaxed, quality lifestyle along with low taxes and still be within a few hours drive of family and friends.

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1. Natural Beauty Abounds. Delaware is packed with natural beauty with 19 state parks that offer diverse topography. Rent a cabin at or bring a tent to one of the beautiful campgrounds or explore the maritime forest and beaches at Cape Henlopen State Park.
2. Tax Laws to Celebrate. To the practical mind, Delaware’s tax laws are just as attractive as its coastal views and quaint lighthouses. No matter which city you’re in, you won’t be hit with any sales tax.
3. Everything is Close to Delaware. Delaware itself contains many local points of interest like Cape Henlopen State Park, Delaware Seashore State Park, Winterthur Museum and Gardens, Brandywine Creek State Park, Hagley Museum and Library, and more.
4. Housing is Affordable. Westhampton has officially SOLD OUT as of September 2021 but a beautiful new and exciting community is coming to Hockessin soon.
5. Property Appreciation is on the Rise. On the whole, Delaware’s home values have been steadily on the rise for some time now. According to Zillow’s Delaware Home Index Value, house prices in Delaware have been pretty consistently increasing since 2013 and are estimated to rise another 0.3% by August 31st, 2020.
6. Plenty of Employment Opportunities. According to a recent article by Destination Scanner, Delaware offers plenty of job opportunities, with major employers like J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., Bank of America Corp., Citibank, Capital One Financial Corp., State of Delaware, University of Delaware, and E.I.
7. Desirable Retirement Location. While working and raising a family in Delaware is certainly desirable, it is also a great place to retire. With highly ranked healthcare facilities (5 of the top 20 hospitals in the nation are within a 2.5-hour drive or less), close proximity to area shopping and attractions (include a large number of local golf courses), tax benefits for retirees, and one of the best 55 and better resort-style communities in the region, it is easy to see why Delaware is a top choice for retirees.
8. History is Everywhere. Known as “The First State” for being the first state to ratify the U.S. Constitution, it is not surprising that Delaware is home to several historical attractions – some even date all the way back to the 1600s!
9. There’s a Lot to Celebrate. When you live in Delaware there is a lot to celebrate, as displayed through its many festivals throughout the year. Some of Delaware’s more famous events include the Firefly Music Festival in late June, which is recognized as the premier music experience in the East Coast; the Delaware State Fair in mid-July, which was first held in 1920 and today draws over 300,000 people; and the twice-yearly NASCAR races at Dover International Speedway.

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7 hours ago The Delaware coastal real estate market provides an excellent opportunity for those looking for a Delaware retirement to take advantage of the state’s low property taxes. For those looking for a top rated place to retire, Delaware is only 4 hours from Manhattan, and less than 3 from Philadelphia, Baltimore and the Nations Capital.

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7 hours ago The cost of living in Delaware is substantially lower than the majority of states on the East Coast, making it one of the most desirable places in the nation to live and work. The first thing that comes up in any conversation about the Diamond State is the absence of a sales tax. This helps keep the cost of living well within affordable bounds- even on items that are more expensive in Delaware

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8 hours ago Niche.com, which ranks Rehoboth Beach as #1 on its list of Best Places to Retire in Delaware, reports that the town has a population of 1,218, a median home value of $878,900, and a median rent of $1,231, with 82% of its residents owning their …

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5 hours ago What It Is Like to Retire in New Castle: New Castle is a very old and historic town of about 5,000 at the head of the Delaware Bay, south of Wilmington. Founded by Peter Stuyvestant in 1651, the town was an important center in colonial days, in fact it was the capital for a period of time.

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9 hours ago 10 Best Cities to Retire in Delaware in 2021. If you’re thinking about retiring in the Northeast, Delaware can be a great destination. When you’re looking at is Delaware a good place to retire, it’s important to consider all the factors, from the cost of living to the 65-plus population to the restaurants and shopping nearby.

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7 hours ago Downsizing, getting ready to retire, thinking of where to move. Tell me about Delaware. Info Request. My wife and I are downsizing and looking to move from the New York City area. We are both retirement age, but I work from home with my own business. We have been visiting North Carolina, but …

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Is delaware a tax friendly state for retirees?

While retiring in most Southern or Western states is less expensive, Delaware is a tax-friendly retirement state for those planning to remain in the Northeast. Soaring property taxes often drive retirees from their former homes.

What are the pros and cons of retiring in delaware?

The benefits include lower taxes, lovely beachy views, and a vibrant senior community. However, the high population density may be a problem for a retiree looking to keep a low profile. If you’ve been thinking of retiring in Delaware, you’ll find this article quite helpful.

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Dover is the charming state capital that serves up everything people love about living on the East Coast: just a short drive to the coast, historical architecture and a funky culture. Retirees can live a life they love on a reasonable budget in this Delaware gem.

Is senior living in delaware easy on the wallet?

Senior living in Delaware is easier on the wallet than most states. Delaware actually appears on Kiplinger’s 10 Best States to Protect Your Retirement Nest Egg from Taxes. Here’s why this state made the list:

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