Live in Delaware

Our small-town hospitality and big-time opportunities for work, relaxation and fun mean you can enjoy life to its fullest when you live in Delaware.




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Living by the Numbers

A low cost of living plus top-notch healthcare, education and recreation add up to one great place to live.

10%
HIGHER MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME THAN THE NATIONAL AVERAGE
1st
IN U.S. FOR HOSPITAL QUALITY
8th
AMONG U.S. STATES FOR COLLEGE READINESS
108.1
COST OF LIVING INDEX, LOWEST FROM MAINE TO D.C.

An Affordable Cost of Living Meets High Quality of Life

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.


Explore the Regions

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.


Cost of Living

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.


Education

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.


Health & Wellness

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.


Move to Delaware

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.


Why Delaware?

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.)


Proximity to Delaware?

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.


Voices of Delaware

Of course, we think there is no better place to be than Delaware. But don’t just take it from us. From scientists to teachers, innovators to entrepreneurs, hear from some of Delaware’s most talented and engaged professionals why they choose to live and work in Delaware.