8 Reasons to Move to Delaware


Thinking of moving to Delaware? If so, we want to help you make up your mind! 

We love living, working, and building custom homes for the people of Delaware. Situated between New Jersey and Maryland, our home state is a beautiful place for many reasons, part of those being our incredible beaches. 

Let’s dive into some reasons that you would want to move to Delaware: 

Sales Tax? Never Heard of It. 

Delaware has zero sales tax! That means if a product on the shelf is $5.99, it stays $5.99 at checkout. 

One of the many reasons people love to vacation in Delaware is for its tax-free shopping. Want to save big on your favorite brands? We highly recommend checking out the multiple Tanger Outlets complexes in Rehoboth Beach or enjoy strolling through the many quaint and unique shops in Lewes.

A Place to Live for Every Lifestyle

Do you want to live along the coast? In a city or its surrounding suburbs? Perhaps you prefer a more rural community? If you’re moving to Delaware, you can find an environment that best suits your lifestyle and living preferences. 

Along with its diverse landscape, Delaware also gives residents a taste of all four seasons.  Our summers are hot, springs are warm, falls are crisp, and winters are cold.

The Mid-Atlantic’s Best Kept Secret

Many Delaware residents love the peaceful pace of life our state affords while still being in close proximity to other bustling states like New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. Plan a long weekend or day trip away from home and you will find no shortage of other great activities to enjoy.  

Incredible Beaches

When the summertime hits and the family is looking for vacation ideas, a trip to the beach is never far away. Beautiful beaches like Rehoboth and Bethany are waiting to welcome you to their shorelines with picturesque views, family-friendly activities and exhilarating nightlife. 

Equally Incredible Parks 

Want to go for a hike? Explore the woods? Visit a breathtaking beach? There are no shortages of parks in Delaware that can cater to just about every interest. Here are some ideas: 

Get in Touch With Nature 

There are many state parks that offer plenty of natural wonder for those who seek adventure. Explore the woods and cliffs of Alapocas Run, go fishing or hit the waters at Cape Henlopen, or plan a picnic and go looking for bald eagles at Trap Pond. 

Other great state parks include Auburn Valley, Brandywine Creek, Bellevue, Fenwick Island, First State Heritage Park, Fort Delaware, Fort DuPont, Holts Landing, Killens Pond, Lums Pond, White Clay Creek, and Wilmington State Parks. 

Attractions the Whole Family Will Love

There are also plenty of great family-friendly attractions in the Delaware park system. Plan a day trip to the Brandywine Zoo, enjoy leisure sports at Deerfield Golf & Tennis, or take the family to the Killens Pond Water Park.

Take to the Seas

Whether you are a fan of the bay or the beach, there are great public marinas that Delaware residents can launch their boats from such as the Indian River Marina, Nanticoke River Marina, or Summit North. Take family or friends out for an adventure on one of the state’s many beautiful bodies of water. 

Dine at the Shore

Did you know Delaware’s park system also hosts two fantastic restaurants within its borders? Right by the shore, visit the Big Chill Beach Club in Bethany Beach or try one of the amazing menu items at Hammerheads in Rehoboth. 

Quality Education 

From K-12 and into higher education, Delaware’s schools are among some of the best in the nation. A 2020 report from Wallethub named Delaware the 9th-best public school system overall. 

Delaware is also home to excellent colleges and universities. Some notable institutions include: 

  • University of Delaware
  • Delaware State University
  • Goldey-Beacom College
  • Wesley College
  • Wilmington University 

Career Opportunities

Delaware is home to a variety of high-quality employers that can provide many enriching career opportunities. For example, the eight highest-employing industries in the Wilmington metro area include: 

  • Professional services
  • Government 
  • Education and Health
  • Retail
  • Financial services
  • Leisure 
  • Manufacturing 
  • Construction 

Other notable industries in the Wilmington area also include wholesale, transportation, utilities, and information technology. Keep in mind, this is only within the Wilmington area in North Delaware, and there are many other opportunities throughout the rest of the state! 

Plenty of Land for Sale 

When it comes time to buy a piece of land to build your dream home on, there are many great plots around the state to choose from! You can find land for sale in just about any type of municipal environment, whether rural, urban, suburban, or shorefront. 

Want to learn the ins and outs of buying land in Delaware? We covered that in last months’ blog post

Are You Considering Moving to Delaware? Let Us Know! 

If you are considering moving to Delaware, we are here to help you build the home of your dreams! We combine modern innovation with the time-tested principles of Amish craftsmanship to create custom living spaces perfect for our customers. Whether you are buying a fresh plot of land or want to tear down an existing structure and replace it with a new one, we can help you enter the home building process with confidence. To learn more, contact us any time.