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Apartment Living In Delaware
While the state of Delaware is the second smallest state in the nation, what it lacks in size, it makes up for in attracting history buffs, big business, bountiful employment opportunities and nice apartment buildings. Stretching only 96 miles and 35 miles wide, the state is more densely populated than California, Florida and Texas. Surprisingly, Delaware's temperatures resemble these state's comfortable climates with hot and humid summers with highs in the 80's and mild winters with light snowfall and lows rarely lower than 30 degrees.
Interestingly, Delaware never designated any of its natural land as "national," which seems a bit odd given that Delaware was the first state of the Union and the first state of the original 13 to ratify the United States Constitution. You won't find any national parks, national seashores, national battlefields, or national monuments in the state that is nicknamed "The First State."
Delaware is a prosperous state with an above average household income. Its economy comes from both industry and agriculture. Manufacturing, agriculture, finances, government and education are key contributors to Delaware's prosperous economy and have a reputation of out-performing the U.S. Du Pont, Hercules, Bank of America, and Chase headquarters in Delaware, namely Wilmington.
Wilmington is the state's only big city. Its three counties of New Castle, Kent and Sussex better describe what the "first state" has to offer. Wilmington is located in the New Castle region and the state's nearly 800,000 live in this county. So needless to say, the majority of apartments are located in this county. Kent and Sussex are mainly agricultural areas.
Wilmington balances all of its big business with thriving cultural centers. The Delaware Art Museum, the Delaware Museum of Natural History, the Delaware Division of the Arts and the Afro-American Historical Society of Delaware are all located in this region. Adding to these attractions and the excitement of the area are the nearby larger cities of Philadelphia and Baltimore. Wilmington has plenty of reasonably priced apartments available for every income. The state's no sales tax combined with the city's wage tax and property taxes are fairly low for the area helping to keep the cost of living and apartment prices down.
Now, if the big city is too busy for you, maybe you'll want to consider finding an apartment in the state capital of Dover. The only traffic you'll run into is during NASCAR season when this small city is swarmed with over 200,000 tourists. The city of Dover is halfway between Washington and New York, escaping the aggravations and woes of metropolis. Dover's 30,000 residents enjoy the calming community with its historic district, energetic downtown, and tranquil neighborhoods. Dover's quality of life, employment rates, and low cost of living, earned this proud city the title of one of the "10 Best Small Cities" by Employment Review magazine. Recognition like this is spurring Dover's growth and an increase of new apartments to rent.