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Delaware Among Top 5 Searched States For Boomer Retirees

North and South Carolina Hold Steady at 1 and 2, Tennessee makes a move on Florida

Wilmington, NC – While North and South Carolina are the most searched states of interest on www.livesouth.com (a retiree and relocation resource), by visitors, a surprising addition has made it into the top 5. Delaware, a longtime summer retreat, playground for weekenders from DC, Philly, New York and New Jersey, is becoming a popular retiree destination. There are also many top gated communities in Delaware to help you find the best place to live.

LiveSouth.com analytics during it’s “peak” season April 1st – October 1st, 2010 revealed that nearly 250,000 unique visitors, chose a community within the following states (in order) as the top 5 when beginning their search.

1. North Carolina (7,527 views)

2. South Carolina (5,181 views)

3. Florida (3,961 views)

4. Tennessee (3,688 views)

5. Delaware (2,370 views)

Retirees move south for a lower cost of living and warmer winter weather based on site rankings and migration trends. Like Florida and Tennessee, Delaware, the new number 5, has no state income tax, lower property costs and taxes.

Dave Roberston, Ideal Living Magazine editor, past Chair and BOD Member of the American Association of Retirement Communities (www.the-aarc.org) says, “Delaware has long been a nearby holiday destination. With property and income tax rates in New York, New Jersey and Northern VA among the highest in the nation, many people can’t afford to stay in their homes after they retire. Delaware is good alternative. The retiree exodus forced by escalating property carrying costs in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast US will grow even bigger.”

Schell Brothers - Delaware Premier Home Builder

Schell Brothers - Delaware Premier Home Builder

Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

Located in the heart of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, we pride ourselves on building homes that provide a healthier and more comfortable living environment for our homeowners. As a leading builder on the coast of Delaware, we specialize in new homes that offer a variety of architectural styles, innovative floorplans and extensive personalization in highly desirable communities in Sussex and New Castle Counties.
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Noble's Pond

Noble's Pond

Dover, Delaware

Delaware 55+ Community Situated on 293 acres with wooded areas and natural habitats Low Tax Living - Delaware taxes for retirees are ranked #1 in the NE
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The Peninsula on the Indian River Bay - Delaware Gated Communities

The Peninsula on the Indian River Bay - Delaware Gated Communities

Millsboro, Delaware

The Peninsula on the Indian River Bay offers an exquisite collection of homes in vintage coastal architecture. With a Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, unmatched amenities and instant access to Delaware's famous Atlantic beaches, there is simply no place like The Peninsula on the Indian River Bay.
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K. Hovnanian’s® Four Seasons at Baymont Farms

K. Hovnanian’s® Four Seasons at Baymont Farms

Middletown, Delaware

Enjoy the 55 plus active lifestyle community featuring low-maintenance single family homes. With an ideal location in Middletown, there is plenty of shopping and dining nearby to explore. But you will not need to leave the community to find your next adventure.
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Heritage Shores - Delaware Retirement Communities

Heritage Shores - Delaware Retirement Communities

Bridgeville, Delaware

The homes at Heritage Shores have been designed to maximize your lifestyle by incorporating the latest technologies and floorplans, providing ease of maintenance and energy efficiency.
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Bayside

Bayside

Selbyville, Delaware

Bayside is an award-winning classic beach resort community developed by the regionally renowned Carl M. Freeman Companies. Tree-lined streets showcase a community of stunning homes - all inspired by the New England coastal towns. Our Bayside community is ideally nestled in this quiet resort town with access to all that it has to offer. As one of Delaware's finest coastal destinations, Fenwick Island is beautifully serene but with plenty to do. Once you're here, you might notice your cares melting away as the beaches of Fenwick Island call your name.
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K. Hovnanian’s Four Seasons at Belle Terre

K. Hovnanian’s Four Seasons at Belle Terre

Lewes, Delaware

Located in Lewes, DE,. Four Seasons at Belle Terre is a 55 Plus active lifestyle community featuring low-maintenance single family homes. Residents will enjoy a 6,000 sq. ft. clubhouse with outdoor pool, as well as a state-of-the-art fitness center, billiards room, game room, lounge and aerobics room. Step outside to enjoy an extensive trail system, fire pit, outdoor kitchen, pickle ball and bocce courts.
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2 thoughts on “Delaware Among Top 5 Searched States For Boomer Retirees

  1. Delaware is a great state for retirement because it is close to many metro areas – DC, Phila., Baltimore, NYC. The property taxes here in Sussex Co., DE (the beach area from Lewes to Fenwick Island) are a fraction of most other areas. The average home in the $500K range has property taxes that average about $1000-1200 per year! And, there is no sales tax in the state. IIn Sussex County you can be near the ocean, on the bay, or close to many area golf courses.

  2. This article has one serious error. Delaware does have income tax. The state does not tax the first $12,500 of your retirement income after you reach the age to 60. That is a big plus though. We retired here from Maryland 5 years ago. The property taxes are much less than what we were paying in Maryland.

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