There are so many perks to living in Delaware – but if you’re already a resident of the first state, you know that! If you’re on the fence about moving to this great, underrated state – read our list of reasons below why living in Delaware is the absolute best decision you can make.
1. The best beaches in the Nation are never far away.
The famous Rehoboth, Dewey and Bethany Beaches are summer destinations for millions of Americans and Foreigners, but every Delawarean has their favorite hidden beach, as well. No matter where you want to go, you're never far away from the Delaware Bay or Ocean when you're in Delaware.
2. There's no Sales Tax!
Delaware's small towns and big cities all have amazing shopping districts, and folks from New Jersey, Maryland and Pennsylvania often flock to the First State for shopping because of our no-sales-tax policy.
3. You get the best of both worlds.
Most of Delaware is rural, but Wilmington, Newark, New Castle and Dover provide a glimpse of urban life for the city dwellers in Delaware. You can spend a day in the country or a day in the city any time, no matter where you live in our state.
4. Delaware's Seafood is top-notch.
Everyone talks about Maryland having amazing crabs, but Delaware mariners pull from many of the same waters! Plus, Delaware Bay oysters are internationlly regarded for their flavor.
5. The state is full of incredible history.
From the founding of our nation to guarding the East Coast ports during World War II, Delaware has been a major player in the most critical historic events in American history. Visit old New Castle, Lewes, Dover and Georgetown for a taste of history that will really make you appreciate living in Delaware.
6. Our State Parks are stunning.
Living in Delaware, you quickly learn the location of the closest state parks. Lums Pond is great for paddling or climbing through the tree tops, Killens Pond has an incredible waterpark, and White Clay Creek is an oasis in otherwise urban New Castle County.
7. Delaware is home to the coolest restaurants.
From Jessop's Colonial Tavern to the gourmet Green Room and everything in between, Delaware restaurants are what make the First State such an amazing Foodie State!
8. The DuPonts
really left a mark on the state.
Explore the DuPont Mansions and you'll immediately appreciate living in Delaware. Where else can you check out French gardens, the Enchanted Woods, and a historic mill - all within a few minutes of each other?
9. We've got the best access to Scrapple, period!
10. For such a small state, our Breweries are hoppin!
Dogfish Head is the most famous, but there's also the incredible Painted Stave Distilling Company, and several wineries (including Harvest Ridge, which is hosting a great Girl Scout Cookie and Wine Pairing event in March!)
11. We have the BEST festivals!
The Dewey-Rehoboth Bacon Festival is in April, Apple Scrapple is in Septmeber, and Punkin Chunkin is
officially coming back for 2017! No state does a festival like Delaware does - we'd be the best in the nation even if you didn't count Firefly. When you add in the East Coast's best music festival, we blow everything else out of the water.
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