Felton, DE

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Felton, DE

About Felton, DE

Living in Felton, DE is a wonderful experience. The small town atmosphere allows for a much more relaxed lifestyle than living in bigger cities. Furthermore, Felton is located close to the beach, making it easy to get out and enjoy the sunshine and sand anytime of year. The town also offers plenty of outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, fishing, and camping in the nearby nature preserves. There are also plenty of local shops and restaurants to explore which offer a variety of different cuisines and products. In addition, Felton has a strong sense of community where everyone knows each other which makes it an even more pleasant place to live. Small capital city - Central Delaware, 5 miles inland from the Delaware Bay.

State: Delaware
County: Kent County
Metro Area: Dover Metro Area
City: Felton
Zip Codes: No Zip Codes Here.
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Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 74 ft above sea level

Dover is one of those pleasant “small city” capitals, with a stable economic base and a rich history. The setting in a flat, mostly agricultural area is idyllic without being too far removed from larger northeastern cities. The nearby Delaware Bay and its beaches and wildlife areas provide ample recreational opportunities. The Dover International Speedway (NASCAR) and the Dover Downs harness racecourse add to entertainment options. Aside from the state government, Dover Air Force Base is a major employer, as is rubber and plastic apparel manufacturer Playtex.

The area is growing as people mainly from more crowded East Coast cities seek a slower and less expensive pace of life. Cost of living is attractive, and the Delaware tax climate is favorable especially for the East. However, there is a high violent crime rate, and educational attainment is not as strong as seen in other capital cities.

Dover lies in a flat plain separated from the Delaware Bay but has areas of level marshland. To the west and south are areas of level to gently rolling terrain used mostly for agriculture and dairy farming. The influence of the Atlantic and Chesapeake Bay create a climate that’s mild for the region. Summers are warm and humid but with maximum temperatures seldom exceeding 80 degrees. Clouds are common, and humidity and moist Delaware Bay winds can cause fog year-round.

Winters are usually mild, with temperatures seldom dropping to 0 degrees. Most winter precipitation occurs as rain or a mix of rain, sleet, and snow. Summer thunderstorms are common; occasional downpours from Atlantic hurricanes can cause lowland flooding. First freeze is late October, last is mid-April.

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Felton Cost of Living

Small-town atmosphere, capital-city amenities, and nearby recreation make Felton a great place to live.

-3.9% lower than avg
-23.6% lower than avg
8.1 / 5.9
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Felton Crime
30.6 / 100
Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low) to 100 (high). US average: 35.4
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Pros & Cons of Felton
   Small-town atmosphere
Violent crime
   Capital-city amenities
Educational attainment
   Nearby recreation
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Over 10 years ago
summer hot and humid but not too long; winter is moderate, not a lot of  More
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Over 13 years ago
Can anyone tell me why more homes and a small strip mall have not been built in Felton ? It seems like a very safe friendly town after being here 3 months. but The  More
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