Best Places to Live
35 great towns: How does yours rate? Plus, check out our exclusive chart that shows home sales in more than 200 Delaware neighborhoods from 2006 through 2010.
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How They Rate
Property tax: 3.77 24
Median home: $510,000 34
Cape Henlopen 2
Commute time: 26 20
Fifteen years of immigrants from Washington, D.C., and other metro areas drove property values to all-time highs, and even since the bubble burst, they remain far greater than they were pre-boom. Why? Who wouldn’t want to live here? Quaint homes, an appreciation of history, beautiful Cape Henlopen State Park, Beebe Medical Center, enough longtime residents to maintain a real small-town vibe, an active Little League that plays on prime canal-front property, great shopping and dining along Second Street, and excellent schools. Enough said.
Property tax: 1.94 1
Median home: $173,000 15
SD: Caesar Rodney and Capital 8
Commute time: 21 5
Dover has it all: housing from stately Victorians downtown to new communities of modern homes on its fringes, large employers, good public schools, four colleges and universities, scenic Silver Lake, excellent Kent General Hospital, top-notch museums, the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, and myriad dining and shopping options, including the Colonnade at Dover Downs. And did you notice the tax rate?
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