WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE YOU MOVE TO DELAWARE    

HISTORY & CULTURE

Delaware is located in the DelMarVa Peninsula and is the second smallest state in the country. The official nickname is The First State – it was the first of the 13 colonies to ratify the US Constitution.

FUN FESTIVALS

There are a lot of reasons why Delaware is a popular state, some of such are the cheese-steaks; Bayside Dive; tax-free shopping; world-class beaches; UDairy Creamery; the Blue Crab; and Clifford Brown Jazz Festival.

CLIMATE

Delaware’s climate is characterized by changing weather – subtropical in the south, and subcontinental in the north. Thunderstorms, coastal flooding and winter nor’easters are very common.

DRIVERS LICENSE

You must update your driver’s license within 60 days of arrival. If your out-of-state license is still valid, you will not be required to take the road and knowledge tests, but the vision test is required.

REAL ESTATE

Delaware homes are listed at an average price of $310,013 with the median sales price at just above $237,000. If you are interested to know more, you should visit the Delaware Association of Realtors.

MOVING & STORAGE

One of the secrets to successful relocation is working with a reputable company. Before your move to Delaware, be sure to check with the US DOT or the FMSCA to make sure your mover is legitimate.

21 Fun Things to Do in Delaware

There are so many cool, hidden, and unusual things to do in Delaware, but we only had room for 21! Check out this article by Atlas Obscura for some fun things to do when you arrive.

Roosevelt Inlet Shipwreck

A wrecked ship dating back to the American Revolution was only recently discovered off the Delaware coast. This commercial vessel had run aground in the 1770s, making it a fascinating relic of colonial America.

Visit the Delaware Water Gap

Paddlers slip down the river between forested mountains; anglers wade for brook trout; hikers scan the valley or peer into the 1000-foot-deep Water Gap. Today, a 70,000-acre park welcomes nature-lovers.