Delaware Today recently published an article on why Kent and Sussex Counties are great places to retire. After reading it, I began to think of the many reasons that retiring to the Delaware beaches is ideal for many people. Here are my top five reasons:
- No sales tax
Delaware is one of only five states with no sales tax. This makes the cost of living lower than many other places, a real plus for retirees on a fixed income.
- Low property taxes
Property taxes in Delaware are among the lowest in the country. In addition to lower property taxes, other tax perks for retirees in Delaware include no tax on social security benefits and no inheritance or estate taxes.
Sussex County Delaware is a day trip away from Baltimore, Washington D.C., New York, Philadelphia, and many other places, so for people who like a slower pace of life with access to big city amenities, Delaware is a great choice! It’s also ideal for people wishing to retire near family.
There’s plenty to do in Sussex County, but it’s also a short drive from many cities saturated with all the culture you could ever hope for (see #3!).
Delaware boasts a significant amount of coastline, and the Delaware shores offer pristine natural beauty that offer a wonderful environment for retirement.
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