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1. Wilmington. Percentage of the Population Over 65: 12.9% Median Home Value: $168,000. Most Recent Annual Number of Violent Crimes: 1,114. Most Recent Annual Number of Property Crimes: 3,690.
2. Dover. Percentage of the Population Over 65: 14.4% Median Home Value: $175,300. Most Recent Annual Number of Violent Crimes: 342. Most Recent Annual Number of Property Crimes: 2,141.
3. Milford. Percentage of the Population Over 65: 20.6% Median Home Value: $190,900. Most Recent Annual Number of Violent Crimes: 84. Most Recent Annual Number of Property Crimes: 585.
4. Smyrna. Percentage of the Population Over 65: 12.6% Median Home Value: $206,400. Most Recent Annual Number of Violent Crimes: 32. Most Recent Annual Number of Property Crimes: 246.
5. Middletown. Percentage of the Population Over 65: 15.3% Median Home Value: $231,300. Most Recent Annual Number of Violent Crimes: 66. Most Recent Annual Number of Property Crimes: 647.
6. Newark. Percentage of the Population Over 65: 13.6% Median Home Value: $277,800. Most Recent Annual Number of Violent Crimes: 118. Most Recent Annual Number of Property Crimes: 1,142.

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7 hours ago 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. The above information is from the Finance page of the State of Delaware website.

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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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4 hours ago In addition, senior homeowners over 65 may qualify for a tax credit of up to $400 on their primary residence in Delaware. In addition, the …

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8 hours ago If you live in the First State, this guide will take you through some of the best retirement communities in Delaware. We also provide information on home price so you can find a home you can afford.If retirement is still a ways off for you, finding a financial advisor to help you plan for your retirement is a good idea.

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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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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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5 hours ago The First State was named the top spot by Kiplinger's Best States for Retirement list in 2015. Low taxes, affordability, and ease of access helped Delaware win its first place national ranking. 1. Coastal Towns Retirees in Delaware may be attracted to beach houses in coastal communities such as Bethany, Dewey, and Rehoboth.

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2 hours ago These cities have the lowest cost of living in all of Delaware. Listed above are the most affordable places to live in Delaware with a population of more than 5,000 people. To calculate the most affordable cities in Delaware, the cost of living index for each city was calculated, then compared to the national average of 100.

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Just Now Answer (1 of 6): I actually did that. My wife is a Wilmington native and wanted to return home to retire, so we did. My answer is subjective, and everyone’s situation is different, but I am finding New Castle County a good place to retire. You will notice that I stated the county and not the cit

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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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1. Wilmington. Percent of Senior Population: 13% Overall Population: 70,139. Wilmington, the biggest city in Delaware, is located along the Delaware River. It is home to Goldey-Beacom College, Delaware College of Art and Design, and Widener University, all of which add to the city’s culture as well as influencing the art and theater communities.
2. New Castle. Percent of Senior Population: 19% Overall Population: 5,493. The quiet town of New Castle has an abundance of historical sites, including homes, libraries, and churches.
3. Millsboro. Percent of Senior Population: 19% Overall Population: 4,626. Millsboro is another historic town in Delaware, which gained its initial fame as a central point and economic hub for local communities.
4. Lewes. Percent of Senior Population: 49% Overall Population: 3,353. Though Lewes has a small population, peak tourist season can host more than 10,000 people.
5. Rehoboth Beach. Ever wanted to retire to a dream vacation spot? Well, you are not alone; the population in Rehoboth Beach is made up of more than 40% of retirees.

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4 hours ago • No sales tax. Delaware is only one of a handful of states with no sales tax. This means more disposable income for you! • Low property taxes. The median annual property tax rate in DE is the 7th lowest in the nation. • Relatively low state income tax. Retirees may receive up to $12,500 in pension funds before state income taxes apply.

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1 hours ago The house budget is broad: $250,000 to $450,000.-The cost of living is low;-The temperature is a maximum of 80 degrees and no lower than 50 during the day (my wife can’t take much more heat than

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5 hours ago Why Retire to Delaware Delaware has been recognized as one of the top states in the nation for retirement and Sussex County leads the way in attracting new homeowners to the state. Known for our beautiful beaches, tax-free shopping and slower pace of living, it is easy to understand why so many desire to call Delaware home.

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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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Just Now According to the NAR the median selling price of a home in Dover was $218,600 in early 2020.Cost of living: Delaware has the 32nd lowest cost of living in the U.S. Taxes Tax Burden: The total federal, state, and local tax burden in Delaware is the 16st highest of all states at 10.2%.

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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 own homes. Learn more about Rehoboth Beach here.

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6 hours ago Wilmington is an important city in Delaware with a population of over 72,000. It is home to Goldey-Beacom College as well as Widener University. Photos of Brandywine Village Historic District in Wilmington, Delaware, and photo of In the cemetery of Holy Trinity Church (Old Swedes), courtesy of Wikipedia and smallbones (public domain).

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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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3 hours ago Delaware has the lowest population in the South Atlantic region with only 973,000 people. So while The Blue Hen state had fewer instances of property and violent crime, its crime rates per 1,000 residents made it the third highest in …

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1. Cheswold. 4 Population: 1,483. Rank Last Year: 3 (Up 2) Home Price To Income Ratio: 1.6x (most affordable) Income To Rent Ratio: 50.4x (30th cheapest)
2. Felton. 6 Population: 1,355. Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change) Home Price To Income Ratio: 2.9x (7th most affordable) Income To Rent Ratio: 76.9x (32nd cheapest)
3. Elsmere. 6 Population: 5,943. Rank Last Year: 13 (Up 10) Home Price To Income Ratio: 2.9x (4th most affordable) Income To Rent Ratio: 59.2x (17th cheapest)
4. Wyoming. 7 Population: 1,381. Rank Last Year: 1 (Down 3) Home Price To Income Ratio: 2.9x (8th most affordable) Income To Rent Ratio: 62.8x (16th cheapest)
5. Blades. 5 Population: 1,374. Rank Last Year: 14 (Up 9) Home Price To Income Ratio: 2.9x (6th most affordable) Income To Rent Ratio: 51.2x (26th cheapest)
6. Bellefonte. 7 Population: 1,173. Rank Last Year: 4 (Down 2) Home Price To Income Ratio: 2.9x (5th most affordable) Income To Rent Ratio: 73.3x (11th cheapest)
7. Townsend. 7 Population: 2,434. Rank Last Year: 9 (Up 2) Home Price To Income Ratio: 2.8x (2nd most affordable) Income To Rent Ratio: 75.1x (8th cheapest)
8. Delmar. 5 Population: 1,808. Rank Last Year: 7 (Down 1) Home Price To Income Ratio: 3.7x (17th most affordable) Income To Rent Ratio: 52.2x (20th cheapest)
9. Delaware City. 5 Population: 1,771. Rank Last Year: 10 (Up 1) Home Price To Income Ratio: 3.1x (11th most affordable) Income To Rent Ratio: 57.2x (3cheapest)
10. Seaford. 6 Population: 7,715. Rank Last Year: 6 (Down 4) Home Price To Income Ratio: 3.5x (15th most affordable) Income To Rent Ratio: 56.4x (27th cheapest)

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1 hours ago Delaware— the first state to ratify the Constitution, home of the legendary Grotto Pizza and tax free shopping, and one of the Best Places to Retire.. This small state may not look like it has much to offer to retirees, but with its affordable cost of living, Sussex County beaches, and proximity to major cities, many have found this small wonder to be a hidden gem.

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500 1000 15006 hours ago AVERAGE RENT BY BEDROOM SIZE. Created with Highcharts 9.3.1. Rent per Month. $858 $858 $954 $954 $1167 $1167 $1499 $1499 $1729 $1729 $949 $949 $1048 $1048 $1278 $1278 $1681 $1681 $1950 $1950. Delaware United States Studio 1 Bedroom 2 Bedrooms 3 Bedrooms 4 Bedrooms 0 500 1000 1500 2000 2500. COST OF LIVING MAP.

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9 hours ago Overview of Delaware Retirement Tax Friendliness. Delaware does not tax Social Security retirement benefits. It is one of just four states with no sales tax at the state or local level. Delaware has some of the lowest property tax rates of any state. It also does not have an estate or inheritance tax.

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4 hours ago Delaware does not levy taxes on Social Security or railroad retirement benefits. The state income tax ranges from 2.2 percent to 5.55 percent for income under $60,000. The rate is 6.6 percent for

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Just Now DELAWARE We have decided to move to DE. Low taxes, most any town in Sussex county is close to the beach. Taxes of all kinds are very low. Home prices for a given floor area are higher on average than FL homes but not substantially so, and Annapolis is about 1.5-2.0 hrs away. Lots of other reasons too. We like DE. by Roger — August 31, 2012

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8 hours ago The taxes are typically lower than across the country. For example, the beer tax is 16 cents per gallon. This is about 1.5 cents a beer. This means Delaware’s tax on beer is the 15th lowest in the country. In Delaware, the liquor tax is $3.75 a gallon. This tax is the 17th lowest in the country. Delaware Tax on Gas

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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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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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Just Now Advantages to Retiring in Delaware. By Piccard Homes Blog in Family and Life, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, retirement; October 31, 2018; Delaware isn’t the sort of place that typically comes up as a specific destination for retirees. Typically those discussions focus on places known for climate, or more specifically known for year-round warmth.

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9 hours ago If you only want to dip your toe into Delaware just far enough to pay less taxes, maybe it would be better to downsize where you are when you retire. Love it or Leave it I am originally from New Jersey myself so I know that there is lots to love and for those of you whose families and friends still live in the area it’s tough to leave.

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6 hours ago It’s no secret that corporations love to set up shop in tax-friendly Delaware. Now retirees might want to do the same. Our hypothetical retired couple in Dover, Del., doesn’t spend a dime on sales taxes (there are none). Social Security benefits are spared the state levy, and up to $12,500 per person of other retirement income is tax-free.

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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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5 hours ago City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Delaware: Low Crime Areas to Retire (Lewes, Milton: homes, live, restaurants) User Name: Remember Me: Password : Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account,

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8 hours ago Send me more information about retiring to Delaware. Here are the top 10 reasons you should retire to Delaware and to Heritage Shores, in particular. 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.

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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 …

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Why are taxes low for retirees in Delaware?

The First State has no sales tax and property tax rates that are among the lowest in the U.S. It does not tax Social Security income and grants significant deductions for other types of retirement income. Read on to learn more about these and other reasons taxes are low for retirees in Delaware.

Is Delaware a good state to retire to?

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: If you retire to Delaware, state income taxes allow for an exclusion of $12,500 from retirement income such as IRA’s, pensions, and 401 (k) plans. There’s no sales tax (tax-free shopping!)

Does del Delaware have a Certified Retirement Community program?

Delaware does not have a certified retirement community program. At Topretirements.com our mission is to help you find the best community for you, and provide you with the objective facts and peer-reviewed profiles to make an intelligent choice. So if Delaware is where you will retire, check out the listings on this site.

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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