Effective July 9, 2013, individuals buying their first home in Delaware may be eligible for a federal income tax credit of up to $2,000 a year for as long as the homebuyer occupies the home and has a mortgage. (For details, contact Delaware State Housing Authority, 888.363.8808)
Location-Location-Location! Delaware is within 4-hours drive of one-third of U.S. population. From Rehoboth Beach to: Philadelphia 119 miles; Baltimore 120 miles; Washington, DC, 122 miles; Trenton 150 miles; New York City 208 miles; Richmond 224 miles.
From preschool through university, Delaware boasts a diverse assortment of high-quality public and private educational institutions. University of Delaware: U.S. News and World Report “2013 Best College Rankings” ranked UDel 75th for National Universities and 31st Top Public Schools; Kiplinger’s “100 Best Values in Public Colleges, 2013” ranked UDel 29th; and Princeton Review’s “Top 150 Best Value Colleges for 2013” includes UDel.
Delaware is consistently named as a top retirement location. Delaware has top-notch health care facilities and is close to nationally-recognized hospitals including Jefferson University Hospital and Johns Hopkins. Besides the benefit of low tax burdens, retirees can take part in wide range of volunteer and community activities that cater toward active seniors. A wide variety of community activities, shopping, and fitness geared toward retirees and active adults.
Delaware is famed for its pristine, family-friendly beaches, which draw thousands of day-trippers each summer. Dewey Beach and Rehoboth Beach have garnered 5-star ratings for water quality, and like other stretches of Delaware seashore, offer an idyllic setting for shopping, dining and watersports.