May 5, 2024

9 Lifestyle Benefits of Moving to Southern Delaware


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9 Lifestyle Benefits of Moving to Southern Delaware

Southern Delaware's days are woven with sunshine, sand between your toes, and an unspoken invitation to slow down and savor life. What a difference living near the beach can make! 

This is precisely why Caruso Homes builds new homes throughout Southern Delaware. Choose your own lot or check out our Ingrams Point community in Millsboro, DE located about 20 miles from Rehoboth and Lewes Beach — two of the most popular beach towns on the East Coast. 

But the sand and surf aren't the only draw to this charming area. Here are nine benefits of moving to Southern Delaware that will make you want to pack your bags and head to the coast!

Competitive Cost of Living

In Delaware, the absence of sales tax and surprisingly low property taxes puts more of your hard-earned money back into your pocket. In fact, Delaware's property tax is roughly half of what homeowners in neighboring Maryland and Pennsylvania face and just 20% of New Jersey's rates.

Regarding the overall tax burden, Delaware is among the top 3 states with the lowest tax burden in the nation at 6.22%. 

Beaches and Natural Beauty

We've already mentioned the beach, but it's worth noting again that living in Southern Delaware means easy access to some of the most beautiful beaches on the East Coast. From Rehoboth Beach and Lewes Beach to Bethany Beach and Fenwick Island, there’s no shortage of sandy shorelines. 

Beyond the beaches, Southern Delaware is also home to 353,716 acres of forest land that offer endless opportunities for outdoor activities. From hiking and biking to bird-watching, there's plenty to do in this natural haven.

Mild Climate

If you've ever lived in extreme temperatures, you know what a luxury a mild climate can be! Southern Delaware's climate, tempered by the Chesapeake Bay, often softens winter storms compared to areas like Washington and Baltimore, resulting in relatively brief cold spells. 

Summers are warm without being too hot, and the ocean air helps keep things comfortable. This means more time outdoors and less time bundling up or seeking refuge from oppressive heat!

Relaxed Lifestyle

The laid-back lifestyle in Southern Delaware is contagious! Here, you'll find a slower pace of life that encourages you to relax and enjoy the moment. Stroll on the beach, sample some local seafood, or simply sit back and watch the sunset. Life in Southern Delaware is all about enjoying the simple things.

Recreational Activities

Speaking of enjoying the simple things, there are plenty of recreational activities here. More than a dozen golf courses are within an hour's drive from our Ingrams Point community. The nearby Atlantic Ocean and Delaware Bay offer ample opportunities for water activities. The state park system provides endless camping, hiking, boating, fishing, and more!

Proximity to Major Cities

While the lifestyle in Southern Delaware may be relaxed, it's not too far from major cities. You can reach Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia in about 2 hours, and New York City within 4 hours. This makes weekend trips or day excursions to these bustling cities easily doable.

Local Attractions and Events

While you can venture off to larger cities, Southern Delaware has no shortage of local attractions and events. There's always something happening, from wildlife refuge tours and museum visits to historic sites and local festivals. And in every season, you can count on plenty of local fairs, farmer's markets, and special events to attend.

Growing Economy

Delaware has seen significant growth in the past few years, with Sussex County being one of the fastest-growing counties in the state. This growth has also led to a thriving economy and job market in Southern Delaware, leading to plenty of high-paying jobs in industries like manufacturing, finance, agriculture, mining, and tourism.

Quality Healthcare

Whether you're a retiree facing health concerns or a young family with children, having access to quality healthcare is crucial. Southern Delaware rises to the occasion with its top-notch healthcare services. Ranking 15 on the list of the best states for healthcare quality, this region boasts a comprehensive network led by Bayhealth, featuring state-of-the-art hospitals in Kent and Sussex counties alongside various specialty practices. 

Homes for Sale in Southern Delaware

Embrace all of the benefits of moving to Southern Delaware with Caruso Homes! Our Ingrams Point community in Millsboro blends luxury with the charm of coastal living. 

Set amidst tranquil woods, this community offers six unique floor plans, including options for one-level living and first-floor owner suites. Personalize your Caruso home with endless selections to suit your style, then sit back and enjoy the beauty of Coastal Delaware. 

And, if you’re looking at other areas in Delaware, Caruso Homes offers featured spot lot & home packages throughout the state or we can build on any lot you choose through our On Your Lot program.

Contact us today to learn more about our homes for sale in Southern Delaware!

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