July 19, 2019 at 5:38pm |
Taxes? I know, but stay with me here…taxes might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you’re thinking of your new home, but the tax benefits of Delaware are numerous and significant, making your dream of coastal living more of a reality. First of all, Delaware has no sales tax, so decorating your new home with local art and furnishings is a lot more enjoyable since you get more bang for your buck. Secondly, Delaware has some of the lowest property taxes in the nation, with Sussex County (including Bethany Beach) having the lowest property taxes in all of Delaware. Lastly, no social security, inheritance, or personal property taxes make the lower long term cost of living in coastal Delaware that much more attractive. Taxes never looked so good right?!
2. Not all Beaches are Created Equal
Delaware has over 30 miles of sparkling Atlantic coastline, not to mention the 350 miles of inlets, rivers, and bays. Now, when I say sparkling I don’t mean just the sun shining off the water, but the NRDC (National Resources Defence Council) has consistently awarded the Delaware beaches a 5-star rating for water quality, making these sparkling waters absolutely pristine. These beaches are good clean fun!
3. Find Your Fit
Lewes– There is the historic and charming town of Lewes. Perfect for the two of you to enjoy an evening stroll through the quiet streets or along the canal.
Cape Henlopen State Park– Follow the pathways through sand dunes to Point Cape Henlopen. This perfectly secluded spot allows you to take in the lighthouses and all the sights and sounds nature has to offer.
Rehoboth Beach– This artsy and bohemian town is also extremely family-friendly. After a day at the beach, head over and play some games and be entertained at one of the nation’s 10 great coastal boardwalks.
Dewey Beach– Spend the day jet-skiing or playing in the waters of the young and energetic Dewy Beach. Then later head out and get your party on at the numerous night clubs and bayside restaurants.
Fenwick Island– With the bay in your backyard and beautiful beaches Fenwick Island is an intimate and laid back town, making it a perfect relaxation destination.
Bethany Beach– Entertainment for all! There are free concerts and movie nights on the beach, games, and activities on the boardwalk and a variety of restaurants from family-friendly to fine dining. Bethany Beach has something for everyone.
4. Art is All Around
With many art galleries, active art guilds and growing artist communities, the coastal art scene is flourishing. Throughout the year there are many local festivals, farmers markets, concerts, and art exhibits to keep you entertained and artistically inspired.
5. Whether the Weather
Delaware has a classic four-season continental climate with each season having its own virtues. An average annual temperature of about 65 degrees with a 20-degree swing in any direction means it’s warm but not hot in the summer and it’s cold but not freezing in the winter. You’ll be able to enjoy the natural beauty year-round.
Now that you’ve imagined yourself visiting, exploring and living in these amazing places, take the next step and visit https://www.bethanybeach-homes.com/ to see how you can turn your coastal dreams into a reality.