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Retirement Living in Sussex County, Delaware (Southern Delaware) - Delaware


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Area Description

Long renowned as a summer beach destination, Southern Delaware (Sussex County) has evolved into an idea getaway destination year round. Sussex County showcases world-class beach resorts, historic seaside and riverside villages, signature golf courses, premier accommodations and a Culinary Coastâ„¢ of fantastic restaurants and chefs. Visitors to the region enjoy tax free shopping while strolling through downtown boutiques, antique and art galleries, farmers markets, and outlet centers. Although mostly noted for its five star, beautiful and clean beaches, Southern Delaware's true appeal is its collection of small towns that differ in personality but share the same charm and welcoming vibe - from the seaside boardwalks of the Atlantic Ocean to the riverside villages of the Nanticoke River. Year round outdoor adventures are numerous and range from a leisurely walk along the beach or boardwalk to gorgeous, flat hiking and biking trails and paddling to fabulous state parks to explore, to watersports of all kinds. Delaware being the First State, you can imagine the fascinating history waiting to be discovered in Sussex County. This history can be found throughout the county in more than two dozen museums and many additional historic sites. The rich, vibrant arts and entertainment offerings here are also a big draw for visitors and residents alike.

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Beebe Hospital in Lewes, Nanticoke Hospital in Seaford, Bay Health in Milford, and satellite centers of these.

Climate

Monthly Temperatures / Rainfall

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain
 Jan  27.0  35.6  44.2  4.0 "
 Feb  28.4  37.4  46.5  3.2 "
 Mar  35.4  45.0  54.6  4.5 "
 Apr  43.3  54.0  64.7  3.5 "
 May  53.2  63.4  73.7  3.9 "
 Jun  62.1  72.0  82.0  3.3 "
 Jul  67.2  76.9  86.6  4.0 "
 Aug  66.1  75.4  84.7  5.3 "
 Sep  59.9  69.4  78.9  3.9 "
 Oct  48.2  58.3  68.4  3.4 "
 Nov  39.6  49.1  58.6  3.3 "
 Dec  31.4  40.2  49.0  3.6 "


Spring temperatures are cool with averages in the mid 50's and highs in the mid 60's. Nights are cold with lows in the low 40's. Summer temperatures are mild with averages in the mid 70's and highs in the mid 80's. Nights are mild with lows in the mid 60's. Fall temperatures are cool with averages in the upper 50's and highs in the upper 60's. Nights are cold with lows in the upper 40's. Winter temperatures are cold with averages in the upper 30's and highs in the mid 40's. Nights are cold with lows in the upper 20's.

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Cost of Living for Sussex County, Delaware (Southern Delaware), DE

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Senior Assistance in Sussex County, Delaware (Southern Delaware), DE

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There are many volunteer opportunities available in Southern Delaware as well as seasonal and year round job opportunities, particularly in retail, healthcare, and hospitality.

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