Laurel, DE

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Laurel, DE

About Laurel, DE

Living in Laurel, DE is an enjoyable experience. The small town has a population of around 5,000 people and its laid-back atmosphere makes it the perfect place to raise a family. The town is surrounded by beautiful rolling hills and lush forests, providing plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation. Residents also enjoy easy access to nearby beaches, parks, and shops. Due to the low cost of living, residents find that Laurel provides an ideal home for those looking for a peaceful life away from the hustle and bustle of bigger towns or cities. With its friendly people and charming surroundings, Laurel is an inviting place to call home. Small town - Delmarva Peninsula, 8 miles south of Delaware border.

State: Delaware
County: Sussex County
Metro Area: Salisbury Metro Area
City: Laurel
Zip Codes: 19956
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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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Laurel Cost of Living

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

-37.5% lower than avg
-99.4% lower than avg
7.9 / 6.1
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Laurel Crime
68 / 100
Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low) to 100 (high). US average: 35.4
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Pros & Cons of Laurel
   Moderate climate
   Outdoor recreation
High violent crime rate
   Small-town feel
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In the town of Laurel there are two properties taxes, town and country. Outside of town only has county. In town of Laurel there is city water, sewage and trash with a  More
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Laurel is place I moved to because a house was available at a time when a roof was the most important thing in my life. The people here are snooty for no reason. Jobs a  More
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