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Old 02-24-2008, 12:08 PM
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Just wondering?
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Old 02-24-2008, 07:25 PM
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Great questions, I'll let you know when I move there next month.
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Old 02-25-2008, 07:13 AM
Location: Newark, Delaware
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Short winters.

Close to beaches.

Fire flies in the summer.

Far from my Ex wife!
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Old 02-25-2008, 07:32 AM
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We will move from Dover within the next year or so, but I think I can sum up what we've most enjoyed during our 30 years here easily: the beaches!

We tend to spend most of our time in Lewes, Rehoboth, Delaware Seashore Park, and Bethany Beach during the off-season, but I'm afraid people are catching on to this time of year being great too! Recently, we spend a cold but brilliantly sunny day in Lewes and Rehoboth, and everything--not just the ocean--sparkled!
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Old 02-25-2008, 04:29 PM
Location: Wilmington
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Fun place to live, better than NJ and PA

i have lived in all those states and the funnest and best is DE
I love Wilmington , the city it has so many things to do specially in the summer and the place is lively too
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Old 03-02-2008, 08:38 AM
Location: Mill Creek Hundred
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Originally Posted by tommy c View Post
Just wondering?
I have been here since I was 2 1/2 (1959) and I'm still trying to come up with something for you...
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Old 03-02-2008, 08:48 AM
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What do I love about living in DE? Hum.......well what drew us to DE was a better deal on a 55+ community. We checked out other states from Florida to Arizona and in between.
De had the best deal.
Cheaper living tax wise, homes were cheaper and quality just as good if not better.

Since we have moved here which is about 1 year ago, I can truthfully say there are NO regrets for we know we did the right thing.

I personally know people living in other 55+ communities elsewhere and the homes are so over priced with a hefty tax to pay.
There is one community we really wanted to move in cuz it was near where we lived. That community is Neshaminy Falls in Horsham Pa. The older homes are so old they look like trailers and cost as much as a brand new home in Southern Meadows.
the newer homes in Neshaminy are over they top in price and also come with a hefty lot rent and tax.

On another note, I agree with other posters about being close to the beach, Maryland and Philly.
We live in Kent County 10 minutes south of dover. There is every store imaginable here.
So I have all that I want right here.
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Old 03-02-2008, 04:16 PM
Location: Magnolia
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Default all the stores......

Except Costco...Oh, I will miss my Costco when we move to Magnolia. Maybe with the area growing, the company will decide to put another one in Delaware. Cristianna mall is too far away for my weekly Costco fix.

And Trader Joe's. Love that one, too.
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Old 03-03-2008, 03:56 AM
Location: Edgewood, Maryland
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The beaches and all the places to fish and crab. Easy to drive to all the stores.
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Old 03-03-2008, 06:52 AM
Location: Delaware
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My list is too long about what we love about living in DE... but suffice it to say we have not found much of anything we DON'T love here! Other posters have already listed some of the things, so I won't repeat.

Oddly enough, so far (we have been here 6 months) we are VERY happy with the public schools. As I have posted elsewhere, schools were our primary reason for moving here, as we have a 13 yr old with autism. Finally, we are getting great services in public schools for him... something that was NOT happening in central NC where we moved from.

Here in central Kent County, we are very happy with convenience in reaching our various parts of the family tree (except the family in NC), as we do have relatives all up and down the east coast. We like being essentially in the middle; can go either way and get there reasonably enough.

Gotta run... look forward to other posts!

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