Smyrna, DE 55+ Active Adult Retirement Communities

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Overview

Smyrna is a small community rooted in history and culture. The town is fast growing, with shops, restaurants, and events to keep residents busy.  

Climate & Geography

Delaware is a fairly flat state that stretched the border of the Atlantic Ocean. Residents of Smyrna experience distinct seasonal variation with a mix of rain, snow, and sunny days during the respectable seasons. 

Winters are very cold and windy, summers are warm with the hottest temperatures occurring during July.  

Recreation, Culture, & Entertainment 

The Smyrna Museum offers free admission and displays historic paintings, furnishings, and documents along with special exhibits almost every month. The Smyrna Opera House is a theater and an art gallery that hosts various events such as: dances, debates, lectures, musical evenings, and more. 

Lake Como is a secluded beach area with one of the few swimmable lakes in Delaware. During the summer, lake visitors can kayak, canoe, swim, and paddleboard. 

Cost of Living & Taxes

Delaware is a great state when it comes to retirees and taxes. Social Security benefits are exempt and retirees 60+ can exclude $12,500 of investment and qualified pension income from state taxes.  

Delaware is also one of the few states that does not impose a sales tax. 

Health Care

Bayhealth Kent General Hospital is within a 10 mile radius of Smyrna. The hospital is high performing in nephrology, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and heart failure. Bayhealth Medical Center also operates a 24-hour emergency center with a Level III trauma center in Smyrna.

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