Living in Delaware

Fall in Love With the First State

There are many reasons we’re proud to call Delaware home. A slower-paced life in a small-town atmosphere means you can relax and spend time with your loved ones, friends and neighbors. Low costs of living mean your money goes further here. And our mild four-season climate means you can enjoy everything from summer surfing to winter wonderlands. 

Delaware Quick Facts

Below are just a few ways Delaware can offer endless possibilities: 

  • 0% sales tax 
  • 380 miles of shoreline with kayaking, surfing, fishing and beach fun 
  • Six beach towns with unique style and charm 
  • Ranked as the eighth-most affordable state 
  • Lowest gas and electricity rates in the Northeast 
  • Lowest property taxes in the Northeast 
  • Less than a two-hour drive from major cities like Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. 

Delaware Activities and Adventures 

Delaware offers a wide range of attractions, whether you enjoy fine dining and entertainment or rugged outdoor exploration. The following resources provide a general overview of what’s available in the area: 

  • Sussex County: Visitors’ guide based on key categories of activities in Sussex County
  • Kent County: From museums and shopping to casinos and NASCAR races, Kent County has it all 
  • Delaware: Attractions and places to stay, along with a Delaware Discovery Guide to help plan your visit 

If you’re searching for a particular kind of activity, explore your options on the Delaware Tourism Office’s website:

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