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.
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.