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Retirement Living in Delaware's Capital Region - Delaware

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Area Description

In the middle of it all! Centrally located within the Mid-Atlantic, just an 1.5 hours from Philadelphia and Baltimore and within 4 hours to New York City. The region boasts tax free shopping and dining with a short drive to the ocean communities of Rehoboth Beach, the Nation's Summer Capital. Perfect for retirees wanting to be close to relatives and families in the East Coast's premier communities without the hustle and bustle. Award-winning events, national wildlife refuge in the region, art, museums, and fine dining options also available. National Historical Park within the state capital's downtown district. Thriving 55+ communities and senior centers such as Modern Maturity Center. Region is host to an award winning hospital system that has announced a major expansion of services on a new campus within the region as well. School district taxes are among the lowest in the state. Nature is abound with State Parks, wildlife refuges, and bay /ocean beaches just a short drive away. Two wineries and other libations crafters have made Kent County Delaware their home with delicious varieties of brews, spirits and more. Three golf courses and within a short driving distance of signature courses as well. Greater Dover is the birthplace of American spirit as the first signer to the Declaration of Independence; however, before was home to the "Penman" of the American Revolution, and a host to the Underground Railroad between the South and the North. The Johnson Victrola Museum holds memories of days gone by with the first talking machine and Nipper the dog. Explore the Bayshore Byway and the many bay side beaches with hidden jewels of beach glass or witness the spawning one of the world's most ancient living dinosaurs only found within this region and one other region on the Pacific Coast of Japan, the horseshoe crab. Finally, The Biggs Museum of Modern Art and the Schwartz Center are home to exhibitions and performing arts through out the year.

Includes Cities/Towns: Camden Wyoming, Clayton, Dover, Dover Afb, Felton, Frederica, Greenwood, Harrington, Hartly, Magnolia, Milford, Smyrna.

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Area Amenities

Things to Do, Recreation & Fitness

   With rivers, ponds and lakes, kayaking has become a favorite. Hiking and cycling are favorites too. Kent County, Delaware's Capital Region is home to three major Summer Festivals, and two NASCAR races annually. The Dover Days Festival held annually in the first full weekend in May celebrates the heritage and history of the region and the state along with being held on the First State National Historical Park. Harrington Casino and Dover Downs Hotel & Casino call Kent County Home. Bayshore towns offer charter fishing services and great excursions on the ocean as well. Fine dining options include American Seafood, and Italian as the major categories. Limited ethnic options are available for dining.

Cultural Activities

Art museum, performing arts theatre featuring musicians and productions as well as a capital city symphony. Large city library in the heart of downtown Dover.

Public transportation

Limited bus service in rural areas connecting the capital city of Dover with rural towns and the beach area as well as the urban city of Wilmington. Rental cars are available as well as limited taxi service. Shuttles to the nearby airports of PHI and BWI are 1.5 hours close.

Medical Facilities

Bayhealth Medical Systems featuring Kent General Hospital and Milford Memorial Hospital. Major expansion of new campus coming to Milford Bayhealth Campus in 2018. Beebee Medical and Nanticoke are both just under an hour away.


Monthly Temperatures / Rain / Snow

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain  Snow
 Jan  26.4  34.9  43.5  3.9 "  4.5 "
 Feb  27.8  37.1  46.4  3.0 "  6.5 "
 Mar  35.1  45.1  55.0  4.4 "  0.9 "
 Apr  43.4  54.2  65.1  3.5 "  0.1 "
 May  53.4  63.9  74.5  4.3 "  0.0 "
 Jun  62.5  72.5  82.6  3.7 "  0.0 "
 Jul  67.8  77.5  87.2  4.2 "  0.0 "
 Aug  66.5  75.9  85.3  4.6 "  0.0 "
 Sep  59.6  69.4  79.2  4.5 "  0.0 "
 Oct  47.9  58.4  68.8  3.3 "  0.0 "
 Nov  39.1  48.8  58.4  3.2 "  0.3 "
 Dec  30.9  39.5  48.2  3.5 "  2.2 "

Traditional separation of seasons with generally mild winters (low snowfall accumulation) with ocean and bay breezes and concentration of humid weather within August and September.

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Cost of Living for Delaware's Capital Region, DE

Delaware's Capital Region, Delaware cost of living for Housing, Healthcare, Transportation, Taxes, Utilities, etc.:

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Senior Housing Options

A variety of options available with golf course communities, over 55 communities, assisted living and nursing homes. State veteran home in Milford.

Senior Assistance in Delaware's Capital Region, DE

Delaware's Capital Region, Delaware offers the following assistance for seniors:

two major communities, Milford and Dover offer senior services through senior centers and DART transportation.

Job or Volunteer Opportunities

Chamber and tourism corporations always request volunteers, schools-5 school districts are always I need of volunteers. Veterans can apply to volunteer at major air mobility command museum next to air base.

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