Georgetown is the current seat of Sussex County. Surrounded by natural landscapes and plenty of water, Georgetown holds a seaside charm that attracts tourists and new residents alike. Active adults can enjoy the many landmarks to explore or simply hang out at the beach with a good book.
Climate and Geography
Southern Delaware has a humid subtropical climate, that is influenced by weather patterns from the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. This climate zone is characterized by four distinct seasons, with summers that are warm to hot and winters that are mild to cold. Residents can expect much higher-than-average amounts of rainfall, very little snow, and approximately 204 sunny days throughout the year.
Georgetown is less than an hour away from Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge, the Great Marsh Preserve, and Cape Henlopen State Park.
Recreation, Culture, & Entertainment
Some of the top attractions in Georgetown include visiting the Marvel Carriage Museum, Georgetown Speedway, Treasures of the Sea, Passwaters Antiques, Sports at the Beach, Historic Georgetown Train Station, Georgetown Antiques Market, Red Barn Country Store.
Cost of Living & Taxes
The cost of living in Georgetown is lower than both state and national averages.
The effective income tax rate in Delaware is 3.83 percent for single filers and 5.53 percent for joint filers. Retirement income including Social Security and railroad benefits are fully exempt. Other retirement income like IRAs and 401(k)s may be excluded for qualifying taxpayers.
Hospitals in a 25 mile radius of Georgetown include Beebe Healthcare-Lewes and Peninsula Regional Medical Center, which are both rated high performing by U.S. News in multiple procedures and conditions. Other nearby hospital include HealthSouth Chesapeake Rehabilitation Hospital, Deer’s Head Hospital Center, and Nanticoke Memorial Hospital.