Why Live in Coastal Delaware Real Estate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOP 10 REASONS TO LIVE HERE!

1. SIGNIFICANT TAX ADVANTAGES

  • NO state sales tax. NO state tax on Social Security benefits. NO personal property taxes.
  • One of the lowest property tax rates in the nation!
  • First time home buyers in Delaware may be eligible for a federal income tax credit of up to $2,000/year.

2. GREAT LOCATION

  • Delaware is within driving distance of several regional hubs including Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington D.C., & New York City.

3. STUNNING NATURAL RESOURCES

  • Incredible beaches, state & county parks, and miles of biking & hiking trails.
  • Delaware boasts 26 miles of Atlantic Ocean coastline, 25 miles of Delaware Bay coastline, and 115 miles of inland bay coastline – the perfect environment for diverse wildlife and outdoor activities.
  • The Natural Resources Defense Council’s “Testing the Waters 2014 – A Guide to Water Quality at Vacation Beaches”, June 2014 ranked Delaware first out of 30 states for overall water quality.

4. AWARD-WINNING TOWNS

  • Coastal Living magazine’s article “Discover Coastal Dream Towns,” referred to Lewes as “A Sleeper by the Bay.”
  • Parents Magazine (June 2013) named Rehoboth Beach one of America’s “10 Best Beach Towns for Families”.
  • Family Vacation Critic Magazine (March 2013) ranked Rehoboth Beach in top 10 best beaches for families, and Sea Witch
  • Festival, held in late October, as #1 of the 10 Best Fall Beach Festivals.

5. RESTAURANTS & NIGHTLIFE

  • From upscale coastal cuisine to best-kept local secrets, our beach towns are home to hundreds of award-winning restaurants.
  • The Coastal Delaware region also boasts some of the most exciting nightlife in the Mid-Atlantic region.

6. DIVERSE AND ECLECTIC ORGANIZATIONS

  • Lewes Historical Society | Clear Space Theatre Company |The Freeman Stage | Rehoboth Art League |Cannon Ball Maritime House | Discoversea Shipwreck Museum |Indian River Life-Saving Station | Lightship Overfalls Maritime Museum | Milton Historical Society | Nanticoke Indian Museum | Rehoboth Beach Film Society | Zwaanendael Museum

7. EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

  • A diverse selection of public and private schools service the Coastal Delaware region; from award-winning preschools, elementary schools, high schools, universities, and life-long learning institutions.

8. ACTIVITIES & SPORTS

  • Delaware’s natural environment offers an endless supply of outdoor recreation from hiking or biking the Breakwater Trail, kayaking the inland bays and estuaries, or enjoying a round of golf at one of several local clubs. Additionally, Delaware has been ranked the Most Bicycle-Friendly State East of the Mississippi River.

    State Parks & Hiking Trails

    • Junction & Breakwater Trail | Cape Henlopen State Park | Trap Pond State Park | Gordon Pond Wildlife Area | Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge | Assawoman Bay State Wildlife Area

9. TAX FREE SHOPPING

  • Charming local boutiques, along with the Tanger Outlets located on Route One, make for a shopper’s paradise.

10. EVENTS & FESTIVALS

  • Exciting events and festivals are held throughout Coastal Delaware all year long, including: Sea Witch Halloween & Fiddlers Festival | Rehoboth Film Festival | Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival | East Coast Skimboarding Championships | The Freeman Stage Arts & Jazz Festival | Dewey Beach Triathlon | Elvisfest | Lewes / Rehoboth Fall & Spring Sidewalk Sales | Boast the Coast Maritime Festival | Coast Day | Greyhounds Reach the Beach | Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival | Local Farmers Market in Lewes & Rehoboth Beach