Coastal Delaware Living Benefits

If you are considering Southern Delaware (Sussex County) as a potential place to live you won’t be disappointed.  With 25 miles of pristine beaches, extensive inland waterways, thousands of acres of protected wildlife refuges and state parks, a temperate climate, award-winning golf courses, hiking and biking trails, and beautiful “drive-on” beaches, Sussex County provides endless opportunities for the outdoor enthusiast.

Sussex County and its’ coastal towns of Lewes, Rehoboth Beach, Dewey, Bethany Beach and Fenwick Island have been recognized so often earning awards such as “2nd Happiest Town”, “Cleanest Beaches”, “Best American Boardwalk”, and “Best Places to Retire” to name just a few. Our coastal towns offer a variety of accommodations from quaint bed and breakfasts to many fine hotels. We are especially known for our spectacular restaurants and eateries and our growing offering of craft breweries. Year round festivals, including the famous “Jazz Fest” and “Film Festival”, an abundance of art galleries, theatres, and concert venues speak to a rich and varied culture.

It’s another world here in Delaware yet you’re only a couple hours’ drive from the metropolitan areas of Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Philadelphia.

If you still need a little more incentive . . . then let’s talk money!

Delaware is one of the Tax-Friendliest States on the East Coast!

  • Sussex County has some of the lowest Real Estate Taxes in the Country and there are additional benefits for homeowners 65 and over
  • Social Security Benefits are not taxed
  • Over 60? You can exclude up to $12,500 of investment and qualified pension income from your taxes
  • State Income Tax ranges between 2.2% to 6.6%
  • No Sales Tax
  • No Inheritance Tax
  • No Personal Property Tax
  • Kiplinger Finance Magazine has named Delaware as one of the Most Tax Friendly States for Retirees

Sussex County Delaware is nearly impossible to resist and few can!

Additional Resources for Information on Relocation, Taxes, Medical Facilities, Schools, Employment, Senior Services and more: State of Delaware Information – Sussex County

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