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Whether you’re nearing retirement or hoping to start a family, Delaware is a safe, beautiful, exciting place to live, and there are so many reasons to move here.

Affordable taxes, great schools, and stunning beaches are just a few key features of the First State. Here is a glimpse of what you can enjoy as a Delaware homeowner.

High-Quality Healthcare

Delaware boasts several renowned medical institutions where you can receive the best emergency and routine care. According to the U.S. News & World Report 2019 Best States Rankings, Delaware ranked #1 for hospital quality. If you are buying a home in Lower Delaware, you’ll have access to Beebe Healthcare for hospital services and Atracare for walk-in and routine care.

Beautiful Beaches and Parks

If you love spending time outdoors, you’ll be able to swim, fish, kayak, walk, beachcomb, bike, and picnic in Delaware’s 17 State Parks or on one of the state’s gorgeous beaches. Fenwick Island State Park, Rehoboth Beach, Fox Point State Park, and Bellevue State Park are just a few of the places you can go to enjoy your favorite outdoor activities.

Educational Opportunities

Delaware residents have access to top elementary, middle, and high schools and several renowned colleges. Wesley College, Delaware State University, and Delaware Technical Community College are just a few of the options you have for higher learning.

Unique Culture

Delaware is part of the Delmarva Peninsula, which comes with its own unique culture. Life here is slow-paced, and there is a strong sense of community among residents. The bays, rivers, and Atlantic Ocean shape life on Delmarva and have allowed a culture of crabbing, fishing, clamming, and oystering to become prominent, both commercially and recreationally. Agriculture is also a big part of life in this area.

Interesting Cuisine

When you move to Delaware, you may find some interesting items on local menus you’ve never tried before. Steamed Blue crabs, raw oysters, dumplings, Smith Island Cake, and Old Bay Chips are a few of Delaware’s must-try foods. The Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk also has a unique selection of native treats. Thrasher’s French Fries, Candy Kitchen, Dolle’s, and Fisher’s Popcorn are popular local favorites.

Shopping and Dining

When you live in Delaware, you’ll have access to the area’s best shopping and dining venues. Antiques, toy stores, art galleries, big box stores, fashion outlets, and small boutiques can be found all over Delaware. Spend the day shopping and visit one of the locally owned restaurants in your area. Diners, breweries, pizzerias, seafood restaurants, bars, Chinese, and Mexican eateries can be found in Delaware.

Your Choice of Inland or Coastal Living

When you move to Delaware, you can choose a coastal location like Rehoboth, or opt to live inland in a place like Millsboro. Either way, Delaware is small enough that you can travel easily between towns to enjoy the best of both worlds.

Tax Advantages in Delaware

There is no sales tax on most purchases in Delaware, so you’ll save money every time you shop. Property taxes are also more affordable in Delaware.

This article was written in collaboration between Delaware Beaches Online and Aurora Homes.