Tiny Delaware often gets overlooked as the place to retire, however it’s Sussex County beaches, proximity to major cities, and cost of living that is substantially lower than other Northeastern coasts, makes it a very attractive option. Don’t let this little state fool you, there is something here for everyone. Coastal Delaware has a relaxed, pastoral feel from another era, that retirees especially appreciate.

Many retirees move here for the close proximity to family who they are moving from. Let’s face it, who is not going to want to visit you if you retire “to the beach?” Many new residents claim they find they see their families more that they live farther away, than when they lived around the corner. Life gets busy, but everyone finds time for the beach!

“After looking into a lot of places to retire, this just felt right. My family still lives in Northern NJ, so I knew I still wanted to be in close proximity.” Kathy Meltzer, a resident in Sussex County said. “We sold our house and built new construction here, we couldn’t be happier. It is all about location and choosing the right community.”

Retirement Tax Friendly State - Delaware


If you have heard Delaware is a Retirement Tax Friendly State- you have heard correct! Here’s why: Delaware does not tax Social Security retirement benefits. Delaware is one of only four states with no sales tax at state or local level. Delaware has the fourth lowest property tax rates of any state in the US. There is also no estate or inheritance tax.

The Delaware climate is in the transition zone between humid- sub tropic and humid- continental, while still experiencing 4 seasons. The Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic exerts a strong influence are the area. This creates, in general, a more mild winter climate.

And, if you love the idea of safety, Sussex county towns are ranked as some of the safest places to live in the state, and the United States, as of 2019!

Full of Nature preserves and parks


Delaware is full of nature preserves and parks. Senior Living in Coastal Delaware means always being close to to nature and the great outdoors! Here are only a sprinkling of some of them: Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, Cape Henlopen State Park, Delaware Seashore State Park, and Fenwick Island State Park.

History buffs will love exploring the history found throughout the First State, the first of the original 13 colonies to ratify the U.S. Constitution. Lewes was the first town in Delaware, settled in 1631. Downtown Lewes has many older buildings with shops, an active historical society, and art galleries.

Why others getting retired to Delaware?

Come see for yourself why so many retirees are deciding to build new homes in Coastal Delaware! There are so many options for almost every budget. Coastal Life Delaware is the only New Home Concierge Service that will help you sift through the options to help you find the location and community that is best for you! Congrats and enjoy the process!

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