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Beebe Program Offers Innovative Cardiovascular Care in Southern Delaware

Beebe’s Structural Heart Program Marks Key Milestones, Demonstrating Innovative Cardiovascular Care in Southern Delaware

Beebe’s first Amulet patient Margaret Erner with Marcelle Brady, RN, Jordana Bumgarner, RTR, Annie Villalobos, MSN, Tammy Kelly, RN, Donna Fleitz, RN, and Mouhanad Freih, MD.

LEWES, DEL. – Beebe Healthcare’s Cardiovascular team recently celebrated two milestone procedures that provide the latest, most advanced care for patients in Southern Delaware.

The healthcare system continues to look for innovative technologies, devices, and procedures to provide the best care for Sussex County – most recently launching use of the Amulet device and completing the 200th Watchman device implant in the cath lab. Both are Left Atrial Appendage Closure (LAAC) devices, used to treat patients who have been diagnosed with non-valvular atrial fibrillation.

“Both the Watchman and the Amulet are powerful assets in our arsenal of tools to prevent stroke,” said Annie Villalobos, MSN, APRN, AGCNS-BC, Structural Heart Program Coordinator and Clinical Nurse Specialist. “Decisions about which device is best for each patient are made based on what the imaging shows us, and how the patient’s anatomy is structured. The availability of Amulet gives us new options to ensure complete closure of the left atrial appendage and signifies Beebe’s commitment to having the right systems in place to care for every unique patient.”

Atrial fibrillation is a heart rhythm disorder that increases risk for stroke and requires that many patients rely on anticoagulation medications, long-term. The introduction of the Amulet, and continued successful use of the Watchman, offers patients new, life-changing options. The two devices are similar in that they are both used to close openings between the left atrium and the appendage. What varies is their shape and size. Having both options means Beebe’s structural heart team can more effectively treat patients with left atrial openings that vary in depth and size.

Beebe introduced use of the Watchman device in 2018. The first patient to receive the Amulet device implantation was in December 2023.

Watchman team Annie Villalobos, MSN, Mouhanad Freih, MD, Lori Kline, RN, Bob Henchy, Boston Scientific, Georges Dahr, MD, Paul Peet, MD, Alberto Rosa, MD and Ehtasham Qureshi, MD.

Beebe’s Structural Heart Program is led by Mouhanad Freih, MD, who serves as Medical Director, and Ehtasham Qureshi, MD, Chief of Cardiology, along with Villalobos. Electrophysiologists Michael Sabadish, MD, and Maria Pia Del Corral, MD, have also played an instrumental role in the growth of the program, and Beebe’s ability to introduce the Amulet device. A special thanks also to Georges Dahr, MD, and Jillian Dashiell, MD, as the intraprocedural transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) imaging specialists for LAAC.

Additionally, collaboration with Beebe’s cardiovascular surgeons, operating room team, and catheterization lab team is essential in the delivery of comprehensive, quality-centric, outcomes-based care for every patient.

“We are incredibly proud of our team and appreciate the tremendous amount of time, energy, and passion that has gone into bringing these lifesaving devices to Beebe, and perfecting our practices for the benefit of the patients we serve,” said Tracy Belcher, BSN, RN, NE-BC, CCRP, LSSGB, Director of Cardiovascular Operations and Outpatient Infusion Center at Beebe Healthcare. “The need for state-of-the-art care that is also local and close to home is clear. Two hundred patients have now received the Watchman device, and now, with the introduction of the Amulet device, we can offer even more options for care that is customized to the individual. The very highest quality heart care is absolutely available, right here at Beebe.”

Beebe Healthcare is a not-for-profit community healthcare system with a charitable mission to encourage healthy living, prevent illness, and restore optimal health for the people who live in, work in, and visit the communities we serve. Beebe Healthcare has three campuses: the Margaret H. Rollins Lewes Campus, which houses the medical center; the Rehoboth Health Campus; and the South Coastal Health Campus. Beebe Healthcare offers primary care as well as specialized services in the areas of cardiovascular, oncology, orthopaedics, general surgery, robotic surgery and women’s health. Beebe also offers walk-in care, lab, imaging and physical rehabilitation services at several locations throughout Sussex County, in addition to a home health program and a comprehensive community health program.

For more information about Beebe Healthcare, visit beebehealthcare.org.

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Delaware Offers Tuition Incentive to Attract Certified Nurse Assistants

State of Delaware Offers Tuition Incentive To Attract Certified Nurse Assistants

DOVER, Del. — To address nurse staffing challenges impacting state-operated facilities, the State of Delaware is implementing an innovative tuition incentive program to enhance the recruitment of Certified Nurse Assistants (CNAs) in the state’s workforce starting December 1, 2023.

Following a public request for proposal process, Delaware’s Department of Human Resources has selected three agencies to train CNAs, with the State covering the tuition cost for CNA candidates of up to $3,000 per student. The three training facilities selected are: Bear Professional Institute, Inc, the Delaware Skills Center, and Sussex County Vocational Technical School District. The program provides a pathway for individuals with some nursing experience to obtain certification while securing employment with the state.

The State operates four healthcare facilities at the Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) and the Department of State (DOS), including the Delaware Psychiatric Center, the Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill, the Delaware Veterans Home and Stockley Center. These facilities provide medical services to senior citizens, veterans, and residents with severe mental health and physical disabilities.

“With Delaware experiencing the same nurse staffing challenges as every other state, we are offering this first-ever tuition incentive to attract more state employees to serve as certified nurse assistants,” said Claire DeMatteis, Secretary of the Department of Human Resources. “With certified nurse assistant vacancy rates of 40-50% in our state-operated healthcare facilities, it puts additional pressure on licensed and registered nurses in these facilities. With this new tuition incentive, along with signing and retention incentives for all types of nurses in our state facilities, we are investing significant state resources for the health and well-being of some of our most vulnerable residents.”

Participants are required to commit to working with the state for two years following their certification. DHR is pursuing a similar tuition incentive plan for licensed practical nurses (LPNs).

“I work for the State of Delaware because it’s a dynamic organization with plenty of professional development opportunities, great health benefits and a family-oriented culture. The educational opportunities provided have given me the knowledge to better understand the residents and deliver quality care. With hard work and determination, you can advance your career while working for the state,” said Hannah Sackey, a dedicated CNA currently serving in the Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill.”

Once certified, CNAs receive a state salary of $34,000 along with a comprehensive compensation package, which includes health benefits, retirement benefits, paid time off, learning and development opportunities, employee assistance programs, recognition programs, and employee discounts.

Interested individuals are encouraged to apply for current nursing assistant job opportunities (Job Code-UDCD01) at one of the four state-operated facilities through the Delaware Employment Link at https://statejobs.delaware.gov/. For questions, please contact Germaine Harris, Nurse Recruiting Manager at 302-255-9148 or Germaine.Harris@delaware.gov.

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What is it Like to Live in Delaware?

Dela-where? Yes, Delaware.

Nestled along the Atlantic coast between Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New Jersey, living in Delaware proves it is possible to have a high quality of life at a reasonable cost with easy access to cultural amenities. New and diverse people move to Delaware every day – it was one of the fastest growing states in the country in 2022. With safe neighborhoods, low taxes, and quality infrastructure, living in Delaware is a no-brainer. The only question now is: which county?

Living in New Castle County

Delaware may be only 96 miles long, but its three counties – New Castle, Kent, and Sussex – span distinct geographic and culturally diverse areas, each providing unique benefits of living in Delaware.

New Castle County sits in the scenic Brandywine Valley and is home to numerous museums, parks, and two of the major cities of the First State, Wilmington and Newark. Living in New Castle County juxtaposes the history and the future of industry in America; historic sites like the DuPont’s Hagley or Nemours Estates sit only a few miles away from innovation incubators like STAR Campus at University of Delaware. With an emerging art and theater scene in Wilmington and an active live music scene in the college town of Newark, cultural amenities abound in New Castle County. Plus, Wilmington is only a 20-minute train ride to Philadelphia, a city well-regarded for its dedication to the arts. If you love the bustle of urban environments plus nearby access to greenspace, New Castle County is the place for you.

Living in Kent County

Driving south past the C&D Canal on Route 1, you can feel the tension in your shoulders begin to dissipate as you enter Kent County in central Delaware. A rural and suburban landscape dotted with quaint villages, Kent County is the least populous yet youngest county on average in the First State, indicative of the many young families settling in the developing suburbs of Dover, Harrington, and Milford. Dover, the state capital, hosts major events year-round at Bally’s Dover Casino Resort and the Dover Motor Speedway, drawing thousands of fans from around the region for comedy shows, live music, and NASCAR races. Plus, due to its central location on the Delmarva Peninsula, living in Kent County offers easy access to both the Delaware and Chesapeake Bays. If you love to stop and smell the roses, Kent County is the place for you.

Living in Sussex County

Continue south along Route 1 and you will find yourself in Sussex County, famous for its lovely beaches and agrarian pastures. Beach towns like Rehoboth, Lewes, and Cape Henlopen offer year-round amenities for beach-lovers including a lively boardwalk, water sports, idyllic dunes, and multiple film, music, and holiday festivals. Living in Sussex County means access to farm fresh produce, local oysters, world-class chefs, and more at the Culinary Coast, the Mid-Atlantic’s newest foodie mecca. Plus, take the road less traveled on one of Sussex County’s many scenic byways, including the Historic Lewes Byway, the Nanticoke Heritage Byway, and the Delaware Bayshore Byway. If you love fresh food and relaxing at the beach, living in Sussex County is the place for you.

Overall, living in Delaware checks all the boxes – all you have to decide is which county fits your lifestyle.

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Southern Delaware Tourism Launches Culinary Coast Restaurant Website

Southern Delaware Tourism Launches New Restaurant Website

GEORGETOWN – The Southern Delaware Tourism office has launched a new website, Culinary Coast, to showcase restaurants, breweries, and farmers markets in Sussex County.

Culinary Coast provides users with the flexibility to select from a variety of cuisines, including those that feature vegan and vegetarian choices, cooking classes, and food festivals.

Tina Coleman, communication manager at Southern Delaware Tourism, told Delaware Business Times the new website is designed to provide users with a convenient platform to discover new restaurants and events.

“Not only will visitors find all the information and listings they need, but they’ll be treated to a richer virtual experience of the Culinary Coast featuring the stories and people that make Southern Delaware such a vibrant culinary destination,” Coleman said. “As we continue to add content, our goal is to create a virtual feast that makes people hungry to visit.”

The Southern Delaware Tourism office announces that the new website will serve as a destination for users looking to explore the culinary scene and to boost visitation and aid in travel planning.

It also offers a blog that welcomes guest posts from Culinary Coast chefs, restaurateurs, and producers; a news section; local chef bios; and agritourism and aquaculture components.

This article was originally posted on the Delaware Delaware Business Times website at: https://delawarebusinesstimes.com/news/southern-delaware-tourism-website/.

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Is Delaware an Exciting Place to Live?

Are you in search of a vibrant and welcoming place to live? Look no further than the charming state of Delaware. Living in Delaware offers a unique blend of communities and neighborhoods catering to diverse tastes and preferences. Beyond its picturesque landscapes and historic sites, Delaware cities thrive with lively community events, a dedication to education, and cultural attractions that bring residents together and make it an exciting place to call home.

Delaware’s communities and neighborhoods are as diverse as its residents. From the historic streets of Wilmington to the coastal tranquility of Lewes, you’ll find a wide array of options to suit your lifestyle. The state’s cities, such as Wilmington and Newark, offer a bustling urban experience with vibrant downtowns, eclectic dining options, and cultural attractions. For those seeking a more suburban or rural setting, picturesque towns like Middletown and Dover provide the perfect balance of tranquility and convenience. Delaware’s communities pride themselves on their tight-knit nature, making it easy to forge meaningful connections with your neighbors.

Explore Delaware Events

There are many reasons why living in Delaware is exciting. No matter the season, there’s always something happening. In the spring, the annual Dover Days Festival celebrates the state’s heritage with parades, historical reenactments, and arts and crafts vendors. As summer rolls around, the picturesque beaches of Rehoboth and Bethany host free concerts, fireworks, and art fairs. Autumn brings the charming Hagley Craft Fair, where local artisans showcase their handcrafted goods. And as winter approaches, you can embrace the holiday spirit with the stunning Winterthur Yuletide Tour, which transforms a historic mansion into a winter wonderland. These events not only offer entertainment but also foster a sense of community and togetherness among Delaware’s residents.

Delaware’s Education and Culture

Delaware’s commitment to education, culture, and the arts also contributes to its appeal. The state is home to renowned institutions like the University of Delaware and Delaware State University, providing a hub of learning and innovation. You’ll find world-class museums, such as the Delaware Art Museum and Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, where you can immerse yourself in art, history, and culture. The Delaware Symphony Orchestra and numerous theaters and performing arts centers ensure that there’s always a live performance or show to enjoy.

Life in Delaware Checks All the Boxes

The natural beauty of Delaware further enhances its allure. The state boasts a picturesque coastline along the Atlantic Ocean, where you can relax on sandy beaches, indulge in water sports, or simply enjoy a serene sunset. Delaware’s numerous state parks and wildlife reserves offer endless opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts, from hiking and biking to birdwatching and kayaking. The scenic Brandywine Valley and charming countryside provide an idyllic backdrop for leisurely drives and exploration.

Whether you prefer the urban buzz of Wilmington or the coastal charm of Lewes, Delaware has something to offer everyone. Its commitment to education and the arts, along with its natural beauty, make it a truly enchanting state to call home. So, why wait? Come and discover the unique benefits of living in Delaware and you’ll quickly understand why it’s such an exciting place to live.

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Beebe Healthcare’s Rollins School of Nursing Class of 2023 Achieves 100% Pass Rate

Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing Class of 2023: Front row, left to right: Marissa Malone, Abigail Derrickson, Michelle Littleton, Gianna Vayda, Madison Tuttle. Second row, left to right:  Lillian Santana Lima, Emily Joynt, Ava Moroz, Carleigh Zerkle, Alexandra Marion, Sara Robinson. Third row, left to right:  Vicky Murat, Lauren Gulbronson, Madison Hoehn, Makayla Hosler, Abby Olshenske, Sheena Stevenson. Back row, left to right:  Julia Jordan, Nathaniel Signor, Hayley McCabe, Madisyn Williams, Sara Wallace, Jessica Rigby, Kirsten Taylor.

LEWES, Delaware – All graduates from the Class of 2023 at the Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing at Beebe Healthcare have passed the national examination for licensure as a registered nurse (RN). The 100 percent pass rate by students is not the first time the feat has been accomplished at the Rollins School of Nursing.

This accomplishment ranks the Rollins graduates at the top among all RN programs in the Mid-Atlantic region. The Rollins School of Nursing prides itself on outstanding outcomes, with National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) success being a top priority. This continues a long tradition of excellence in nursing education at Beebe Healthcare.

“Beebe Healthcare leadership and the School of Nursing faculty congratulate the Class of 2023 on their success and welcome them to the nursing profession,” said Karen Pickard, DNP, CNE, NEA-BC, director, Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing. “Graduates of the School of Nursing are well-prepared both academically and clinically to transition into practice and to further their education thanks to our amazing faculty and facilities at Beebe.”

The Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing is the only hospital-based nursing program in Delaware. Throughout its history, it has consistently prepared its students to earn high pass rates on the nursing licensure examination. The Diploma in Professional Nursing is awarded at the completion of the program, qualifying graduates to be eligible to sit for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing NCLEX examination, leading to licensure as a RN.

The School of Nursing is owned by Beebe Healthcare, which enables the program’s nursing students opportunities in clinical areas that are unsurpassed by other educational programs. The hospital continues to hire 80% to 100% of the program’s graduates, which promotes the graduates’ professional transition to practice in the nursing profession.

The School of Nursing continues to update and revise its curriculum so that the most advanced, evidence-based education is provided. Lifelong learning and the advancement of education is integrated throughout the curriculum and the philosophy of the school.

Beebe Healthcare is a not-for-profit community healthcare system with a charitable mission to encourage healthy living, prevent illness and restore optimal health for the people who live in, work in and visit the communities it serves. Beebe has three campuses: the Margaret H. Rollins Lewes Campus, which houses the medical center; the Rehoboth Health Campus; and the South Coastal Health Campus. Beebe offers primary care as well as specialized services in the areas of cardiovascular, oncology, orthopaedics, general surgery, robotic surgery and women’s health. Beebe also offers walk-in care and lab, imaging and physical rehabilitation services at several locations throughout Sussex County, in addition to a home health program and a comprehensive community health program.

To learn more about the Rollins School of Nursing, visit beebehealthcare.org/school-nursing.

For more information about Beebe Healthcare, visit beebehealthcare.org.

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Wilmington Among Outside Magazine’s ‘15 Happiest Places to Live in the U.S.’

Magazine lauds Northern Delaware location for community, quality of life and outdoor access

Outside Magazine has identified Wilmington, Delaware, as one of the “15 Happiest Places to Live in the U.S.” The publication noted that greenspace has long been valued in Wilmington and that 98 percent of Wilmington residents live within a 10-minute walk of a park.

“Situated within reach of Philadelphia (a 20-minute train ride), New York City, Baltimore and Washington, D.C., this place prides itself on outsize access to the outdoors,” said the article. “Locals love its walkability, abundance of parks (nearly 70), revitalized downtown and riverfront and proximity to Mid-Atlantic beaches.”

To compile its list, Outside examined criteria such as overall well-being, percentage of public land, affordability, climate change effects and community inclusivity. Findings were based on statistics from Sharecare, Headwater Economics, the Trust for Public Land, The New York Times, the University of Notre Dame, the Human Rights Campaign, the U.S. Census Bureau and Redfin.

Among the attractions cited in the Wilmington entry were the Northern Delaware Greenway Trail, whose more than 10 paved miles link “parks, playgrounds, historic estates, the Brandywine Zoo, museums, commercial zones and schools,” and the 5.5-mile Jack A. Markell Trail, which runs along the Christina Riverfront from the Russell W. Peterson Urban Wildlife Refuge to New Castle. Also referenced were Alapocas Run, including its 12 bolted climbing routes on Delaware’s only crag, and the access and engagement provided by free entrance and community programming at the three Wilmington State Parks: Brandywine Park, Rockford Park and H. Fletcher Brown Park. Wilmington’s promotion of inclusivity, particularly for the LGBTQ+ community, and its celebration of music through events such as the free Clifford Brown Jazz Festival were noted as well.

The other places identified on the “15 Happiest” list include Reno, Nevada; New Orleans, Louisiana; Cincinnati, Ohio; Charlottesville, Virginia; Hood River, Oregon; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Glenwood Springs, Colorado; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; Plano, Texas; Anchorage, Alaska; Madison, Wisconsin; Frederick, Maryland; Saint Petersburg, Florida; and Tacoma, Washington.

View the full article at https://www.outsideonline.com/adventure-travel/destinations/north-america/happiest-places-to-live-us/.

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High Volume of Visitors to DE Turf Complex Prompts Development Nearby

Cutting the ribbon at the new Springhill Suites by Marriott in Frederica Aug. 22 is Michael Meoli, third from right, with his family, business partners, and leaders from town, county and state governments. Meoli is president of Meoli Companies and principal owner of Asbury Hospitality LLC.  Ben Mace, Delaware News Journal

New hotel first of several businesses planned near DE Turf sports complex in Kent County

A new hotel on Route 1 in Frederica will be the first of what could be multiple developments catering to the thousands of visitors each year at the DE Turf sports complex in central Kent County.

The grand opening was held Tuesday for SpringHill Suites by Marriott, an 86-room hotel with a conference/banquet room with a capacity for 66 people, an indoor pool, exercise room and upscale lobby with artwork, tables, chairs, couches and televisions.

“This hotel represents the next iteration of what DE Turf is designed to do: spur economic growth here in Kent County,” said Michael Meoli, president of Meoli Cos., which owns hotels and McDonald’s restaurants in Delaware and Maryland.

On Route 1 south across from the sports complex, the hotel’s address is 208 Dominus Drive at Exit 83, an exit that could soon be the home of restaurants, gas stations, convenience stores and retail stores.

The hotel is part of Asbury Square, about 22 acres that Meoli’s company is developing with six other commercial “pad sites.” One other business already under construction is Empire Wine & Spirits, which also has a store in Middletown. Meoli is the principal owner of Asbury Hospitality LLC, and his partners in Asbury Square are John Paradee and Mike Koppenhaver.

Meoli said what initially drew his attention to the Frederica site was DE Turf. Then the highway interchange with the exit and overpass was built for easy access to and from the sports facility. The third factor was Bayhealth’s new Sussex Campus hospital nearby in Milford with the addition of Nemours Children’s Health.

“With those generating demand, you could see this area needs lodging,” Meoli said. “And we’ll also have guests who are visiting Delaware and traveling through the state.”

The hotel employs a staff of about 25.

Those numbers already sound good to Frederica Mayor William “Chick” Glanden, who said the hotel signals the tip of the iceberg as far as new businesses in the area.

“We need jobs, especially for young people, and this will also help our town’s tax base,” Glanden said.

In the 20 years he’s been mayor, the two biggest development projects in town limits are these Asbury Square plans and a new 285-home home neighborhood, which could boost the town’s population by 50% or more, he said. The U.S. Census Bureau estimated the population at 1,100 in 2022.

Meoli expects the Frederica area near DE Turf to “really take off in the next five to seven years. We’re just on the front end of it.”

Sports facility operates 42 weeks each year

Bill Strickland, chairman of the DE Turf board, said the sports complex was envisioned to be a catalyst for economic growth in Kent County and the new hotel is “the next step in the realization of that vision.”

Opening in 2017, DE Turf now holds sports tournaments and instructional programs 42 weeks a year, primarily on weekends with some week-long sessions. The facility has 12 artificial turf fields, all with lights.

The primary sports at the facility are soccer, lacrosse, field hockey and flag football. Teams have come to play from more than 30 states.

Strickland credited the county leaders who advocated for the sports complex including Linda Parkowski, executive director of the Kent Economic Partnership, who received multiple requests for a sports tournament venue when she was state director of tourism.

She called DE Turf a “field of dreams” and said, “For me, today is about courage.”

She thanked Meoli and his partners for their courage in being the first to develop property near the sports complex, the Kent Levy Court commissioners for having courage to sign a long-term lease for the sports facility, and the DE Turf leaders for the courage to persevere in the face of numerous obstacles.

As an example of how the sports complex is driving visitors to the hotel, during a tournament in November, the hotel is already 80% booked with rooms going for as much as $330 per night.

Strickland credited the county leaders who advocated for the sports complex including Linda Parkowski, executive director of the Kent Economic Partnership, who received multiple requests for a sports tournament venue when she was state director of tourism.

She called DE Turf a “field of dreams” and said, “For me, today is about courage.”

She thanked Meoli and his partners for their courage in being the first to develop property near the sports complex, the Kent Levy Court commissioners for having courage to sign a long-term lease for the sports facility, and the DE Turf leaders for the courage to persevere in the face of numerous obstacles.

As an example of how the sports complex is driving visitors to the hotel, during a tournament in November, the hotel is already 80% booked with rooms going for as much as $330 per night.

DE Turf Brings Sports, Community Together in Central Delaware

In this DPP video, DE Turf Executive Director Angie Eliason shares how access and a central location attracts teams and families from all over the state, region and beyond to Delaware.

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Why Delaware is a Great State to Purchase a Home

If you are in the market for a new home, you may wonder which state is the best choice for your investment. One state that often comes up in these discussions is Delaware and for good reason! Delaware has a lot to offer, from a thriving economy to a rich cultural heritage. In this post, we’ll explore some of the reasons why Delaware is a great state to purchase a home.

Low Property Taxes

Low property taxes are among the biggest draws to purchasing a home in Delaware. As of 2023 Delaware has the 6th effective property tax rate in the United States.

Thriving Economy

Delaware is home to a number of thriving industries, including pharmaceuticals, healthcare, financial services, and technology. The state houses prominent companies like DuPont, AstraZeneca, and JPMorgan Chase. Delaware’s workforce stands out for its expertise and knowledge across various sectors, emphasizing the importance of continuous learning and professional development. With a highly skilled workforce, the state offers plentiful career opportunities and a high household income — 5.4% higher than the national median. As a result, Delaware is a great place to start your search if you’re looking for job opportunities.

Rich Cultural Heritage

Delaware is also known for its rich cultural heritage. The state was the first to ratify the U.S. Constitution and played an important role in the Underground Railroad. Today, Delaware is home to several museums and historical sites, including the Hagley Museum and Library, the Winterthur Museum, and the Delaware Art Museum. In addition, the state is known for its thriving arts and music scene, hosting many festivals and events throughout the year.

Beautiful Beaches

Delaware’s coastline is a welcome escape for beach lovers. With its sparkling shores, the state boasts some breathtaking views on the East Coast, including the renowned Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach, and Bethany Beach. Whether you’re seeking family-friendly activities, exhilarating water sports, or vibrant nightlife, these beaches have something to offer for everyone. Immerse yourself in the sun and sand to create unforgettable memories along Delaware’s coastline.

Education System

Delaware’s education system is highly regarded for its commitment to fostering academic excellence and nurturing the intellectual growth of its students. The state places a strong emphasis on providing quality education to its residents, preparing them for success in a rapidly evolving world. Delaware’s educators are dedicated professionals who strive to inspire and empower students to reach their full potential. The state promotes a well-rounded education, encompassing not only core subjects but also arts, sports, and extracurricular activities. Through a combination of innovative teaching methods, personalized learning, and community engagement, Delaware’s education system aims to cultivate critical thinking, creativity, and lifelong learning skills in its students.

Convenient Location

Finally, Delaware’s convenient location makes it a great place to call home. The state is located in the heart of the Mid-Atlantic region, with easy access to major cities like Philadelphia, Baltimore, New York City, and Washington, D.C. In addition, Delaware is served by many major highways and Philadelphia International Airport, making travel easy and convenient.

The recent addition of Avelo Airlines offers convenient flight options for travelers flying from the Wilmington Airport. Avelo Airlines is a regional carrier that operates flights from smaller airports, providing an alternative to larger airports like Philadelphia International Airport. This development brings several benefits to the state and its residents by offering direct flights from Delaware to various destinations, saving travelers time and potential hassles.

There are many reasons why Delaware is a great state to purchase a home. From low property taxes to a thriving economy and rich cultural heritage, there’s something for everyone in Delaware. Whether you’re looking for a beachfront property, rural, urban or suburban community Delaware has somewhere for everyone to call home. So why not consider making the First State your new home?

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