Located on the Eastern Seaboard, Dela- ware is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean
and Delaware Bay as well as the states of
Maryland, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
The location makes for easy access to
several major metropolitan areas. Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and Baltimore
are all within a two hour drive.
Most of the state lies on a low, flat
coastal plain, and the climate is moderate
year-round. Monthly average temperatures range from a high of 85 degrees to
a low of 23 degrees, and the state has
around 208 sunny days a year. Delaware
is the nation’s second smallest state and
arts and culture attractions, museums,
monuments, gardens and more are all
packed into just over 1,900 square miles
in three counties.
Residents enjoy a low cost of living,
and Delaware is the home of tax-free
shopping, so you’ll automatically save on
whatever you buy. Homes are affordable,
and the average price is considerably
below the national average. A wide va-
riety of housing choices exist, including
beach cottages, farmhouses and historical
The beaches of Delaware are rated
among the ten best in the country and
boast excellent surf fishing. Forests,
rivers and 14 state parks provide the
ideal setting for outdoor activities. For
gambling types, there are slot machines
and horse racing, and the full-fledged
casinos of Atlantic City, NJ, are just a
ferry ride away.
In Dover, the state’s capital, you can
visit the historic square where Dela-
ware became the first state to ratify the
U.S. Constitution. Just outside of town,
you can explore the Amish countryside
where a number of shops offer home-
made baked goods, quilts and furniture.
Delaware residents can enjoy a comfortable pace of life in a relaxed atmosphere with all the amenities of big-city
life less than a two-hour drive away.