A low cost of living plus top-notch healthcare, education and recreation add up to one great place to live.
From the bustling city streets of Wilmington and the historic avenues of Dover to fun-loving boardwalks at the beach and verdant fields and farmlands in the countryside, Delaware offers a diverse and vibrant lifestyle that holds appeal for everyone.
From city to countryside and along miles of beautiful coastline, discover the many diverse and welcoming places to live, work and play in Delaware. The state is divided into three regions — northern, central, and southern — with each possessing a unique charm and atmosphere. No matter which region you call home, though, you’ll enjoy that distinctly Delawarean sense of community.
Delaware boasts the lowest cost of living index on the busy northeast coast — from Maine to Washington, D.C. — making it an affordable place to live and work while remaining in the center of more than a quarter of the country’s total population. Our low cost of living is driven largely by affordable housing prices and modest property taxes. Use our comparison tool to see how Delaware stacks up to your current state.
Home to multiple award-winning schools and nationally acclaimed academic curriculums, Delaware comprises 19 school districts with hundreds of quality public schools, as well as specialized charter schools, vocational and technical schools, and small private schools. Our unique Choice Program gives parents the opportunity to choose what’s best for the student based on learning type, curriculum and location.
A nationally ranked healthcare system supported by a widespread offering of wellness services means Delaware is a place where the coveted work-life balance can actually be realized. Delawareans outpace residents nationwide when it comes to health insurance, and access to healthcare is easy and convenient with facilities and doctors located within relatively short driving distances in our small state.
Delaware is known as a state of neighbors, and this handy guide will help your move to Delaware by giving you all the must-have info on moving to your new home, including resources for driving, voting, working, housing, school, healthcare, transportation, pet licensing, emergency preparation, and much more.
You’re likely familiar with two of Delaware’s hottest selling points — beautiful beaches and low (or no) taxes — but there are many rewards for living in Delaware, some we guarantee you’ve never heard about before! Here’s a list of ten big reasons why we’re a small wonder. (Spoiler alert: hens, spacesuits and Dogfish Head made the list.)
When you live in Delaware, the whole Northeast corridor is within reach. Delaware’s location offers close proximity to major east coast cities connected by major interstate highway systems, reliable public transportation options and nearby international airports that ensure fast, efficient connections locally or globally.