Points of Interest / Tourism
One of the advantages of living in a small state such as Delaware is that there are many day trips to be made to discover its many wonders. Maybe this is why Delaware is known as the “Small Wonder.” Delaware is made up of only 3 counties and the drive time from the northern tip to the southernmost point is only 2 hours! Some highlights of each county include:
Sussex County in southern Delaware includes the coastal towns of Fenwick Island, Dewey Beach, Bethany Beach and Rehoboth Beach . The historic town of Lewes is located on the point between the Delaware Bay and Atlantic Ocean. Catch the Cape May-Lewes Ferry and travel to Cape May in New Jersey and back again. Cape Henlopen State Park and the Delaware Botanic Gardens will satisfy your outdoor sights.
Kent County is located in the middle of the state and is home to the state capital of Dover. The Dover Air Base, Air Mobility Command Museum , Dover Downs Casino , the Monster Mile where NASCAR races are held and the Firefly Music Concert, plus the Delaware State University are all conveniently located in this area. Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge is an important stop for migrating birds on their annual treks up and down the East Coast.
New Castle County is the northern tip of the state. It is home to many former DuPont estates including Hagley Museum and Library , Nemours Mansion and Gardens, and Winterthur Museum and Gardens. The Riverfront in Wilmington is home to many restaurants and hotels along with Frawley Stadium, home of the Wilmington Blue Rocks , a farm team of the Kansas City Royals. Newark is the home to the University of Delaware with many cultural and educational opportunities. The Peterson Wildlife Refuge is also along the waterfront with hiking and biking trails. Numerous county parks are available for all types of outdoor activities.
If that is not enough, Delaware is within easy driving distance of Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York City. Amtrak is also an option for traveling. No sales tax and low property taxes add to the benefits of living in Delaware.
Schools in Delaware
There are two Episcopal Schools in Delaware.
St. Anne’s Episcopal School is located in Middletown, about a 40 minute drive. It serves students in pre-k though 8th grade.
St. Andrew’s School is a co-ed, all-boarding, college preparatory Episcopal High School also located in Middletown.
St. Barnabas’ is located within the Red Clay Consolidated School District .