There’s something about life in small town Delaware that really influences the type of person that one becomes. The slower paced, community-based lifestyle is unique to the small town areas, where we don’t worry about rush hour, or where to go for a big corporate dinner in the City. Whether you’re looking to
move to a tiny town in Delaware, or you just want to reminisce about your Delaware upbringing, take a look at our list of what makes people from small town Delaware the best.
1. We don't rush through life.
There's a reason it's called lower, slower Delaware. Down here in the small towns below the canal, life's pace is easy. There's no tapping your foot while you check your phone clock waiting in line for your Starbucks order. There's a quiet country morning while the sun rises above the fields.
2. We know the value of hard work.
Those hay bales you see on the side of Rt 1 didn't bale themselves, and the fruit that you're eating from that roadside stand didn't plant or pick itself, either. People in small town Delaware know the value of hard work - and they appreciate everything that comes with working hard, like those roadside vegetable stands and weekly farmers markets.
3. We make the best dumplings.
Get out of here with that round dumpling talk - people from rural, small town Delaware make square slippery dumplings, and they're better than anything you've ever had before.
4. We're kind to all creatures, great and small.
Growing up in small town Delaware means we're probably familiar with every family dog on our street, and we know all of the cats that make Main Street shops their homes. Chances are we've spent some time on a farm, too, so we know how to treat all animals with the respect that they deserve.
5. We know the meaning of comfort food.
More scrapple, please. Delaware is also known for delicious fried chicken, and nobody makes it better than moms in small town Delaware.
6. We make friends with everyone.
Drop someone from small town Delaware into a crowd, and soon they'll be laughing at our stories and getting invited to family dinner. We can't help it - we're friendly people! We're the type to say hi to everyone on the street, just because we care.
7. We know the best fishing spots.
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Want to make a friend that'll catch you dinner? Settle down in lower, slower Delaware. Locals from these small towns know all of the best fishing spots and what the rules are regarding what you can take home. Living so close to the water means you're practically born with a reel in your hands.
8. We know how to throw a party.
Whether it's the annual block party or our family reunion pig roast, Delawareans know how to throw a party. We'll feed you until you're stuffed, and send you home with leftovers along with the best party stories you could imagine.
9. We know how important community is.
Whether it be bringing orange slices to the baseball games, walking a neighbor's dog when they're away, or the whole town making food for a local who is sick - small town Delaware is the perfect way to illustrate the word "community."
10. We're proud of our towns!
We love our towns - from the main streets, to the farm trucks, to the neighborhood pickup games, there's no place we'd rather live than small town Delaware. Our pride leads to us caring so much about our towns, and that's what makes us the best people.
There you have it – is there anything better than being from small town Delaware? If you’re looking for more Delaware life truths, be sure to read our list of
Ways to Spot Someone From Delaware, and see where you fit in!