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Old 10-15-2013, 12:32 PM
 
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I am in the process of relocating my family from south Florida to southern Delaware. Most of family members live on the eastern shore of Maryland, but I refuse to move back to Maryland for obvious reasons ie: taxes, gun laws and their Governor. I have a son in high school and a daughter in elementary, so this plays a huge factor as to what area we move to. I prefer to live in an area where I can have 10 to 20 acres, but my wife says from what she can find (on-line) the school ratings arent as good. I found a house in the Marydel area that we both like, but it looks like my kids would go to school in the Dover area. I would love some info on both private schools and public in the Marydel / Kent county area, as well as Sussex county. Any other relative info is welcomed as well. Thanks Greg.
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Old 11-06-2013, 09:59 AM
 
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If gun rights are important to you, I'd stay out of Delaware.

They will keep trying to hamper our constitutional rights.
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Old 11-06-2013, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Sunny FLA
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Midevil,
Take a look at the Middletown, Townsend, Odessa areas (MOT for short). This is in the Appoquinimink School district and there are areas that are still farily rural. This is North of Dover but Southern New Castle County (read a tad higher taxes than Kent/Sussex). Can't really help with other districts other than Brandywine (way North). Some others will chime in with their opinions. Oh, if you keep your FL license you can retain your CCP. DE is reciprical with FL.
BUT once you change your license, your CCP is gone. DE law now.
DE taxes, yep. Much lower than MD!
We just moved back from SW FL. I miss FL with the weather but this is temporary for us.
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Old 11-06-2013, 10:21 PM
 
Location: Long Neck,De
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The schools in eastern Sussex County (Cape and Indian River) are great. 10 to 20 acres might be a tad bit expensive. Western Sussex the land would be much cheaper and I would check in to private schools.
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Old 11-13-2013, 11:55 AM
 
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I am in the process of relocating my family from south Florida to southern Delaware. Most of family members live on the eastern shore of Maryland, but I refuse to move back to Maryland for obvious reasons ie: taxes, gun laws and their Governor. I have a son in high school and a daughter in elementary, so this plays a huge factor as to what area we move to. I prefer to live in an area where I can have 10 to 20 acres, but my wife says from what she can find (on-line) the school ratings arent as good. I found a house in the Marydel area that we both like, but it looks like my kids would go to school in the Dover area. I would love some info on both private schools and public in the Marydel / Kent county area, as well as Sussex county. Any other relative info is welcomed as well. Thanks Greg.
I lived in Wyoming DE (close to Dover) from 1988 to 2004, and moved back in Dec 2011. I think that if a person wanted to relocate to the mid-atlantic area, Delaware is probably your best bet. Taxes low compared to any of the surrounding states, no sales tax on anything, and, at least below the canal (lower/slower Delaware) no so much hustle and bustle. I know a bit about the Marydel area since a friend lives out there. Unless something has changed, children in the area will go to either the Dover or Caesar Rodney school district. Do not know the criteria for who goes where, I just assumed for years that all the kids would be in one district or the other, so you might want to check on that. When we were looking to buy a house in 1988, the general consensus was that CR was the better of the two school districts. Since all of the kids are grown and gone, I have no idea what the current feeling is. As far as high schools go, several years back a new HS called Polytech opened up, that might be worth looking into, also. I think anyone can apply to attend, regardless of where they live in the area. The Marydel area is nice, so if you want some acreage, that might be a good bet. Don't know about land prices, I was born and raised in south Georgia, so all property/land up here seems expensive, lol. It took me a long time to get used to living in Delaware, but for some reason, when I moved back a couple of years ago, it felt really good to be back, and I'm glad I'm here. No place is perfect, but central Delaware has a lot to offer.
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