Top Reasons for Retiring to Delaware

Move over, Sunshine State – the First State is climbing the ladder as a retiree destination of choice. Many seniors are setting their sights on Delaware for its picturesque landscapes, proximity to the northeast, plenty of sunshine, and more!

Here’s what all the buzz is all about, and why Delaware is the perfect place to enjoy retirement.

Cost of Living

DE’s property taxes are among the lowest in the nation, and far lower than neighboring states. In fact, Sussex County is tied for second as the lowest ratio of median annual property tax to home value! Then there are the low insurance premiums, generally lower across the board but especially auto insurance. Last but definitely not least is the tax-free shopping, a hallmark of Delaware, unlike its neighboring states. Enjoy the enormous savings!

Proximity to Meaningful People

Stay close to your kids and grandkids, close enough to visit them in the metropolitan Northeast, but close enough to lure them for more and more visits. You’ll be amazed by how much more often you’ll see them when you move near the beaches and bays of Delaware! And all of those other friends and family members – they’ll want to visit, too. Chances are, you already know people who live nearby, perhaps old friends – that’s how popular Delaware has become. And when you’re retired, you’ll likely make new friends quickly!

Quality of Life

Delaware’s climate is spectacular, with plenty of sun, and mild winters. Enjoy botanical gardens, nature centers, birding, and more, year-round! With so many options, you have plenty of opportunities to get outside and enjoy! Delaware boasts 17 state parks, almost 30 miles of coastline, and an astounding 350 additional miles of inlets, bays, and shoreline! It’s bike and dog friendly, too!

Then there is the arts and culture,  alive and thriving. Fans flock to Delaware for art exhibits, theatrical performances, and plenty of events celebrating the First State’s history. Go to a gallery, or join an artisan workshop! Let us entertain you with plenty of year-round music festivals, concerts, and live music in renowned restaurants. Enjoy a concert on the lawn, or watch annual fireworks displays from the boardwalk or on the bay.


Delaware is home to award-winning hospitals and a large network of specialty practices. It is also a short trip to Philadelphia or Washington for any additional care. Have you ever heard of insurance premiums going down? In 2019, thanks to the state’s reinsurance program, premiums were reduced by 19%!


The cities of Philadelphia, Washington, and Baltimore are just over a two-hour car drive away, providing easy access to airports and more. Wilmington is only an hour away, where museums and other amenities thrive.

Take a day trip – get to New Jersey by relaxing on the spectacular Cape May – Lewes Ferry! Soak in the sun at the numerous beaches Delaware has to offer! Or if you’re an angler, hook one on in any of the endless waterways! Or get on your bike to enjoy miles of scenery.

Ready to join us in Delaware? Imagine your retirement in Delaware’s oasis of endless opportunities to LOVE LIVING HERE!

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