Why Delaware?

Delaware may not be known as a “destination,” but we will surprise you! Delaware and the Delaware Valley offer a diversity of cultures, lifestyles, housing options, educational opportunities, sports and entertainment events, and retail experiences. Our area features:

  • Over six million people from a rich variety of backgrounds in the Philadelphia/Camden/Wilmington metro area (July 2016)
  • Central location between Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. on the I-95 corridor
  • Easy access to two international airports
  • A wide variety of employment opportunities in the tri-state area
  • Close proximity to some of the nation’s top universities and colleges
  • Short drives to many popular beach resorts in Maryland, Delaware and New Jersey
  • Picturesque parklands, recreational areas, national parks, biking and hiking trails
Delaware has a little something for everyone and is a great place for you to call home!
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8 reasons you'll love living in Delaware:

1

Delaware is home to world-renowned museums, theaters and cultural institutions.

2

Delaware's beautiful beaches are ranked first in the nation in water quality. Delaware has vast stretches of shoreline and 17 state parks, ranging from the urban network of parks and trails of Wilmington State Park to historic sites such as Fort Delaware State Park and Fort DuPont State Park to the seaside Cape Henlopen, Delaware Seashore State Park and others.

3

Riverfront Wilmington is filled with restaurants, shops, galleries, theaters and nightlife. Music festivals include the Firefly Music Festival, the People’s Festival and the Clifford Brown Jazz Festival, the largest free jazz festival on the east coast. There is always something to do in Delaware. The First State has a thriving cultural scene ranging from live theater, music festivals and world-renowned museums to amazing restaurants, brew pubs and nightclubs.

4

Relatively low property tax rates and housing costs make Delaware an affordable place to live.

5

Housing options vary from quaint tree-lined neighborhoods of rowhouses to modern riverfront condos.

6

Shopping in Delaware is tax-free so your money goes further in Delaware. Christiana Mall features retailers like Nordstrom, Anthropologie, Apple and Abercrombie & Fitch. You'll also find great outlet shopping and numerous historic main streets lined with local merchants.

7

The University of Delaware, located in New Castle County, is a lauded research university that has been labeled one of the "Public Ivies."

8

Delaware is home to the international headquarters for DuPont and the U.S. headquarters of pharmaceutical maker AstraZeneca. Bank of America and Chase operate financial centers here. Wilmington is also an internationally known center for corporate law because of this concentration of corporate offices.

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