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Why Retire in Lewes?

Lewes remains one of the most popular locations for retirees that you'll ever find - and for good reason! Here are just a few of the perks that retirement in Lewes can offer:

  • Lewes offers the third lowest real estate tax area in United States under $1,000/year for average 3 Br 2 Ba home! Compare that to your taxes in NJ, PA,NY and VA!
  • No sales tax!
  • No personal property tax!
  • No estate tax!
  • Low income and corporate Taxes $12,500 personal exclusion for pensions!
  • Reduced property taxes ( appx 35%)  for senior citizens
  • Excellent lifestyle and amenities – beaches, boating. Fishing, kayaking, hiking and walking.
  • Superior medical facilities in town!
  • Numerous golf courses nearby!
  • Wide variety of restaurants!
  • Over 150 factory outlet shops!
  • Variety of housing opportunities and prices $200,000 to $3,000,000!
  • Lewes is within 2.5 miles of the Delaware Bay beach and adjacent to Cape Henlopen State Park - which offers hiking, biking and miles of Atlantic Ocean beach!
  • Bike/hiking trail to Rehoboth Beach with plans for 25 miles of additional trails!
  • Within 200 mile range of major metropolitan areas like Philadelphia, Northern VA, Washington DC, Baltimore and New York.
  • Cape May Ferry to NJ leaves from Lewes
  • Our small  historic town is over 375 years old and rests only 6 miles from Rehoboth Beach!
  • Recommended as one of the best places to retire by Kiplinger and Money Magazines!