Lewes, DE 55+ Active Adult Retirement Communities

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Overview

A a city referred to as “The First Town in the First State”, Lewes is a small city next to the Atlantic Ocean, with accessibility to Pennsylvania, Washington D.C., New York, and one ferry ride away from New Jersey. Residents in this city can enjoy the calm lifestyle offered by an oceanfront scenery or enjoy an active life of hiking and boating in the many parks in and around the city. 

Climate & Geography

With mild winters and hot summers, this Delaware city tends to have pleasant weather with mild winters and warm summers. The area is surrounded by farmlands and wetlands since it is situated with Atlantic Coastal Plain. 

Recreation, Culture, & Entertainment

Lewes serves largely as a vacation spot for people from Washington D.C. because of its beaches and oceanfront. The city primarily serves as an ocean resort; and is home to state parks like Cape Henlopen and Cape May. The culture in Lewes surrounds its oceanfront location and recreation centers around its parks, perfect for activities such as fishing, hiking, and boating.  

Cost of Living & Taxes 

The cost of living index is higher than indexes for Delaware and the United States. Though home prices are high, taxes are relatively low. Delaware does not have any sales tax, personal property tax, estate tax, and has low income and corporate taxes. Furthermore, Lewes offers reduced property taxes for senior citizens.    

Health Care

Local Beebe Healthcare-Lewes is ranked No. 2 among hospitals in Delaware with specialized services in cardiac, vascular, women’s health, chronic disease and chronic disease management. Additionally, there are many surrounding areas that have medical centers such as Bayhealth Medical Center, Saint Francis Healthcare in Wilmington.

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