Delmar, DE

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Delmar, DE

About Delmar, DE

Living in Delmar, DE is a great experience for many people. The town has a small-town feel with plenty of amenities nearby. The streets are lined with classic colonial homes and the area is known for its rich history and culture. There are many parks and recreational areas nearby, making it easy to enjoy the outdoors and get involved in community activities. Shopping and dining options abound, giving residents access to an array of local choices. With a low crime rate and family-friendly atmosphere, Delmar is an ideal place to live, work, play, and raise a family. Small town - Delmarva Peninsula, 8 miles south of Delaware border.

State: Delaware
County: Sussex County
Metro Area: Salisbury Metro Area
City: Delmar
Zip Codes: 19940
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Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 33 ft above sea level

Salisbury is a quiet small town along the Wicomico River in an area known as Maryland’s Eastern Shore. It has a history as a port and transportation center serving the agricultural “Delmarva” peninsula, incorporating eastern Maryland, Delaware, and a part of Virginia. The area is pleasant with few extremes, thanks to the nearby waters of the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean. Cost of living is reasonable for the region. The area has become a bit of a magnet for small businesses seeking to escape higher-cost east coast cities.

Although somewhat cut off by water, Salisbury is centrally located amongst the Washington DC, Philadelphia, Baltimore and the Norfolk, Virginia areas. It is still a 100-plus mile drive to these cities, but they are close enough to provide the cultural amenities and services missing locally, Downtown is clean and well kept with some historic interest, and the city is a center for health and education for the southern Delmarva area.

Salisbury lies in a mostly level plain about 12 miles from Chesapeake Bay. Surrounding land is mainly agricultural. The Atlantic and Chesapeake Bay create a mild climate for the latitude and region. Summers are warm and humid but with temperatures only occasionally exceeding 90. Cloudy days are common, and rain can come as persistent light rain drizzle or thundershowers with approaching cold fronts. Winters are also mild with only infrequent colder snaps. Winter precipitation is usually rain, or a mix of rain and snow. Atlantic hurricanes and “noreasters” can bring heavier precipitation and lowland flooding is a risk. First freeze is late October, last is mid-April.

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Delmar Cost of Living

Moderate climate, outdoor recreation, and small-town feel make Delmar a great place to live.

-16.9% lower than avg
-40.5% lower than avg
8.0 / 6.1
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Delmar Crime
48.3 / 100
Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low) to 100 (high). US average: 35.4
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Pros & Cons of Delmar
   Moderate climate
   Outdoor recreation
High violent crime rate
   Small-town feel
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Over 6 years ago
I graduated from Delmar High School.The Delaware-Maryland border runs right through the middle of town.That is why the town name is DEL-MARDelmar is not Not  More
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