Millsboro, DE

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Millsboro, DE

About Millsboro, DE

Living in Millsboro, DE is a unique and enjoyable experience. The town is located in the Lower Eastern Shore of Delaware, providing easy access to beaches, parks, and other recreational activities. There is a strong sense of community in Millsboro, with a variety of local events throughout the year. Residents enjoy the convenience of being close to both cities and rural areas while having access to restaurants, shopping malls, and other amenities. Additionally, there are numerous schools and libraries in the area that offer educational programs as well as cultural attractions such as museums and art galleries. Overall, living in Millsboro offers something for everyone - from outdoor enthusiasts to culture seekers - making it a great 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: Millsboro
Zip Codes: 19966
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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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Millsboro Cost of Living

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

+5.9% higher than avg
-19.8% lower than avg
7.9 / 6.0
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Millsboro Crime
60.7 / 100
Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low) to 100 (high). US average: 35.4
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Pros & Cons of Millsboro
   Moderate climate
   Outdoor recreation
High violent crime rate
   Small-town feel
Cost of Living