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Reasons to Live at the Beach All Year Long

February 8, 2023

When you think about living at the beach year round, you might assume we’re talking about Florida or North Carolina. But we’re actually talking about Delaware.

What, you don’t think enjoying four seasons at the Delaware beach is a thing? Let us assure you… once you’ve experienced the Coastal Delaware lifestyle at all times of the year, you’ll wonder why you didn’t try it before. 

Our townhomes at Friendship Creek, located in the Bethany Beach area, offer so many reasons why you’d want to live at the beach, including an incredible wealth of natural resources, edible delights, and unparalleled fun. 

These are just some of the reasons we love living here:

  1. Natural beauty. Unlike many traditional beach resorts, the Delaware Coast features plenty of unadulterated nature. Miles of protected bays, ocean, canals, and creeks, and protected forests, beaches, and more are yours to explore all year long. (We’re particularly fond of fall hikes in the state parks!) 
  1. The vibe. If you ask anyone who has lived at the beach “off season”, they’ll tell you that experiencing a resort town when the tourists have gone home changes the vibe completely.  

Life is laid back and peaceful. No traffic. No waiting to get a table. No one on the beach. (Walking on the beach in January is sublime.) 

  1. Lost cost of living. For retirees who want to live in the northeastern U.S., Delaware offers an affordable cost of living—especially in comparison to nearby states. You’ll enjoy shopping with no sales tax, low property taxes, and no state tax on Social Security benefits. 
  1.  History, arts & philanthropy. Just because it’s winter at the beach doesn’t mean there’s nothing to do! Christmas in Rehoboth Beach is unlike anything you’ever experienced. And Coastal Delaware has so many museums, theatres, and historical societies… not to mention plenty of arts philanthropies to volunteer with. 
  1. The food. If food is your fun, you’ll love it here. Delight your palate with fresh seafood, steaks and barbeque, pizza and pasta, classic diner fare, salt water taffy, fudge, and don’t forget the world-famous boardwalk fries… we could go on forever. 
  1. Small town life. Yes, Bethany Beach and the surrounding towns are super busy in the summer, but normal small town life resumes after Labor Day. Enjoy the locals farmers markets in September & October or shop local at the annual festivals. Hang out with your neighbors and everyone else in town at the favorite local spots. And help support the local economy during the off-season months. 

We may be biased, but we think once you visit the Bethany Beach area, you’ll be hooked for life! The scenic coastal charm, the shopping and dining, and the laid-back vibes make the Delaware Coast the perfect place to live – whether as a full-time residence or as a vacation home that becomes your retirement oasis. 

Friendship Creek is located just minutes from Bethany Beach. (But far enough from the crowds during the summer!) Choose from 133 customizable townhomes in a close-knit and private neighborhood, along with a community pool and a dog park. There are three flexible home designs, with one- or two-car garages available. Pricing starts in the upper $300’s. Contact us today to get started on your customized home near Bethany Beach! 

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