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Old 10-09-2010, 07:18 PM
 
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In my travellings via automobile to other parts of the US, I always avoided Delaware. Twice on my way to Virginia, I went through it, and all I saw were farms, so my impression of it was mainly connected with the farms.

I decided to do more scouting, and went to Southern Delaware to the beach areas. Well, Delaware is awfully nice... ...... The beaches are beautiful......Lewes Beach, Bethany Beach, Rehoboth Beach, Fenway Island, Dewey Beach..............all so clean and nice. Seafood restaurants galore......and the people are the most friendly and nice. There are boutiques, country shops, jewelry stores, and galleries. And NO TAX on purchases. I was also told that property taxes are very low......

Going there and coming home to NJ was a breeze, with very little traffic.

Eat your heart out NJ, I am moving to Delaware...................
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Old 10-09-2010, 07:27 PM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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LOL , for now , but Delaware is slowly becoming like NJ. The US 13 / DE 1 Corridor is slowly becoming jammed and there now planning a statewide Railway network to counter the growing traffic demand.
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Old 10-09-2010, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Epping,NH
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......Lewes Beach, Bethany Beach, Rehoboth Beach
Summer traffic is no prize.
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Old 10-09-2010, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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LOL , for now , but Delaware is slowly becoming like NJ. The US 13 / DE 1 Corridor is slowly becoming jammed and there now planning a statewide Railway network to counter the growing traffic demand.
Oh no! I plan on moving to Newark, DE this coming summer! I hope the rent is still cheap down there!
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Old 10-09-2010, 07:57 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Dela Where No thanks
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Old 10-09-2010, 08:28 PM
 
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In my travellings via automobile to other parts of the US, I always avoided Delaware. Twice on my way to Virginia, I went through it, and all I saw were farms, so my impression of it was mainly connected with the farms.

I decided to do more scouting, and went to Southern Delaware to the beach areas. Well, Delaware is awfully nice... ...... The beaches are beautiful......Lewes Beach, Bethany Beach, Rehoboth Beach, Fenway Island, Dewey Beach..............all so clean and nice. Seafood restaurants galore......and the people are the most friendly and nice. There are boutiques, country shops, jewelry stores, and galleries. And NO TAX on purchases. I was also told that property taxes are very low......

Going there and coming home to NJ was a breeze, with very little traffic.

Eat your heart out NJ, I am moving to Delaware...................


Minus the 0% sales tax (I have no clue on the property taxes, but am willing to bet mine are higher) it sounds just like NJ. Beautiful, clean beaching with seafood restaurants galore, boutiques etc. all less than 1/2 an hour from a rural farming area.

However, good for you, I hope you're happier there, I too like DE, but prefer NJ and agree that we should not judge states by what we see driving though on a highway. We all know what happens when you do that all too well.
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Old 10-09-2010, 08:35 PM
 
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There is no stuff in DEL On one of the booklets I recievd, from a new home builder said it was 60 minutes to the mall. Do you know how many malls I can get to in 60 min. or less in NJ.
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Old 10-10-2010, 05:18 AM
 
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In my travellings via automobile to other parts of the US, I always avoided Delaware. Twice on my way to Virginia, I went through it, and all I saw were farms, so my impression of it was mainly connected with the farms.

I decided to do more scouting, and went to Southern Delaware to the beach areas. Well, Delaware is awfully nice... ...... The beaches are beautiful......Lewes Beach, Bethany Beach, Rehoboth Beach, Fenway Island, Dewey Beach..............all so clean and nice. Seafood restaurants galore......and the people are the most friendly and nice. There are boutiques, country shops, jewelry stores, and galleries. And NO TAX on purchases. I was also told that property taxes are very low......

Going there and coming home to NJ was a breeze, with very little traffic.

Eat your heart out NJ, I am moving to Delaware...................

Better hope you never need a good hospital or to send your kids to school.
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Old 10-10-2010, 05:57 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania & New Jersey
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There is no stuff in DEL On one of the booklets I recievd, from a new home builder said it was 60 minutes to the mall. Do you know how many malls I can get to in 60 min. or less in NJ.
Point well taken. When I was young I loved going to the mall, and living in North Jersey, there were plenty of them close by. But I can't remember the last time I shopped in a brick-and-mortar mall.

Now, thanks to the Internet, I love bringing the mall the me! My commute to "the mall" is now less than 60 seconds... about the time it takes my computer to boot-up and access the shopping sites I favor.

Delaware should interest NJ residents who are considering early retirement. Interesting post by the OP... even if it sounds a bit like advertising.
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Old 10-10-2010, 06:12 AM
 
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I'm a lifelong NJ resident who will be a DE resident in less than two weeks. Hubby's job is transferring, so we really didn't have much choice, especially in this economy. But I'm going from a two bedroom garden apartment, to a three bedroom house, with lots of space, lots of storage, fenced in yard, in a quiet residential area. AFTER calculating the extra costs of renting a home rather than apartment, like water, sewer, trash, etc... I'm still paying less a month than what I pay in NJ.

Yes, the public schools are questionable. But there are some private and charter schools that are excellent. I'm rather looking forward to the move.
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