Delaware may be known as the home of tax-free shopping on the east coast, but residents enjoy a lower cost of living across the board - from real estate taxes to parking fees - than you'll find in many similar states on the east coast.
But that doesn't mean Delaware is a small town. New Castle County, the state's northernmost county, offers everything from world-class attractions and top-notch universities to its own minor-league baseball team, plus more than 16,000 acres of parkland, including a 3,300-acre state park. Local festivals, farmers' markets, historic house tours, food and wine festivals, art exhibits, operas, plays and concerts fill the calendar all year long.
As the center of commerce and culture in Delaware, Wilmington combines the amenities and excitement of big-city living with the peace and charm of a small town.
The exceptional quality of life has attracted many corporations to the state. In fact, more than 60% of Fortune 500 companies are incorporated in Delaware. Groundbreaking scientific research is under way at local research centers, downtown Wilmington has a thriving high-tech/design start-up scene, and regional medical care ranks among the nation's best.
Wilmington and the Brandywine Valley sit at the heart of the Mid-Atlantic region on the east coast, and it's no exaggeration to say the area is easily accessible to the entire east coast. More than 1/3rd of the nation's population lives only a half day's drive away. Conveniently located on I-95, Wilmington is midway between New York City and Washington, D.C., and only 25 minutes away from Philadelphia International Airport. More than 80 trains, including Amtrak's high-speed Acela Express, stop at the Wilmington station every day.
To learn more about New Castle County, view the Lifestyle Guide brought to you by the New Castle County Economic Development Office. If you would like to receive more information on New Castle County Delaware, please complete our Relocation Information Request Form.
For information on New Castle County real estate, please contact one of the Greater Wilmington Convention & Visitors Bureau's experienced and trusted Member Realtors.