Great Places to Live

What makes a place great? We looked at several factors, including schools, tax rates, home values, public safety, and amenities such as shopping areas, restaurants, arts organizations and cultural opportunities.

Property tax rates, expressed as the total per $100 assessed value, come from the Delaware Economic Development Office Property Tax Report. Median home cost is from Sperling’s Best Places. Crime rates are from Sperling’s Best Places. (The numbers represent violent crime and property crime, respectively, on a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 representing a lower violent crime rate and 10 a higher rate.) Commute times are from Sperling’s Best Places. Ratings for arts and culture, shopping and dining, and nightlife are as follows: 5 outstanding, 4 excellent, 3 good, 2 fair, 1 poor. 

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Click on the counties below to learn more about what Delaware living has to offer. 

Photos by Ron Dubick

​Living on the banks of the Appoquinimink River, Odessa.


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