Delaware Retirement Information

Delaware is 96 miles long and varies from 9 to 35 miles in width. It is surrounded by water bodies including the Atlantic Ocean and Delaware Bay to the east, and Chesapeake Bay to the west.

Delaware has a continental climate, with cold winter temperatures, hot summers and ample precipitation throughout the year. There is seasonally occurring severe weather including winter and spring nor-easters that can drop heavy snow and cause coastal flooding, autumn tropical systems with high winds, coastal flooding and heavy rainfall and spring and summer severe thunderstorms.

Delaware offers many of the things retirees are looking for in a community, including beautiful beaches and relatively low taxes. Because of the low taxes, and mild weather, retirees are finding their new homes in Delaware.

Another benefit is the proximity to so many large metropolitan areas including just a short drive to Philadelphia, and just a couple of hours from Baltimore, Washington D.C., and New York.

Living In Delaware

Delaware's climate is moderate year round. Average temperature in the summer months is 74.3 degrees. About 57% of the days are sunny. Annual precipitation is approximately 45 inches.

Temperatures along the Atlantic Coast are about 10 degrees warmer in winter and 10 degrees cooler in summer. The average growing season varies from 170 to 200 days.

Tornadoes None
Thunderstorms Yes, sometimes severe
Hurricanes Yes
Earthquakes No
Wildfires No
Flooding Some
Tidal Surges Yes
Mud Slides No
Volcanoes None
Snow Yes
Freezing Rain Yes
Cold Winds Yes
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