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4 Myths About Retiring in Delaware

By    |   Friday, 12 Feb 2016 08:11 PM

Prized for its pristine beaches, abundant colonial history, and convenient locale, Delaware is rapidly growing as one of the nation's most desirable retirement states.

Nicknamed "The First State" because of its important role in early American history, Delaware is a great option for retirees looking to call the mid-Atlantic region home during their golden years.

For those considering the state on their short list of retirement dream locations, there are a number of things to take into consideration.


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Assembled here are a few of the most noteworthy myths to think about when debating retirement in Delaware.

1. There Is Nothing to Do in Delaware

One common misconception about the Diamond State is that it is boring or that there is

While Delaware does offer a slower pace of life than many of its big city neighbors, there are plenty of activities available for seniors to enjoy.

Aside from seaside pastimes such as swimming and sailing, the state also offer retirees birdwatching, cultural events, museums, historical sites, golfing, and an abundance of tax-free shopping which is one of its biggest draws.


2. Delaware Is Isolated

While the state is not home to any of our nation's major cities, Delaware is very convenient to more big cities than most any other state.

Retirees moving to Delaware can look forward to the luxury of a relaxed lifestyle while remaining within a two-hour drive from Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Baltimore, and many parts of New Jersey.

nothing interesting or unique to do there. However, don't let the state's tiny size fool you.

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New York City is also only a short trip away.

3. Delaware Is Too Pricey for Retirees

Delaware is often noted for its inflated cost of living as it is consistently above average in every major category including housing, health, utilities, groceries, and others.

However, it is important to consider this fact in the context of the region where the state is located. When compared with other neighboring northeastern states, particularly those which are home to major cities, the cost of living in Delaware is actually less expensive than the similar alternatives.


4. The Weather Is Harsh

While the state is sometimes affected by seasonal winter weather winter and spring nor'easters, retirees can look forward to four distinct seasons and beautiful weather during most months of the year.

Because of the state's location in a transition zone between humid subtropical climate conditions to the South and humid continental conditions to the North and moderating effects of surround waters, the temperature extremes are often lessened.


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