Living in Sussex County

homesSussex County’s population is growing nearly twice as fast as the rest of Delaware.  And once you visit us, you’ll understand why.  We offer beautiful beaches, open spaces, country roads and a “less urban” lifestyle within arm’s reach of the East Coast’s largest cities. Many people who have vacationed here decide to make it their permanent home.

We’re steeped in history.  Lewes, founded as a whaling center in 1631, boasts of being the “First Town in the First State.” Our museums, jazz and film festivals, art fairs and many other cultural and sporting events draw large crowds.

With no sales tax, low property taxes, and extremely reasonable real estate prices, the cost of living is highly desirable.  Over 40 percent of the county’s single-family homes are less than 20 years old.

Add to this our low crime rate and excellent health services, and you can see why Sussex County is a wonderful place to raise a family.

Economic Development in Sussex County, Delaware