Rising Sun-Lebanon, DE

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Rising Sun-Lebanon, DE

About Rising Sun-Lebanon, DE

Living in Rising Sun-Lebanon, DE is a truly special experience. The community's small-town charm and rural beauty make it a wonderful place to call home. With just over 3,000 residents, the area is close-knit and friendly. Residents enjoy outdoor activities like fishing, boating, and hunting in the nearby landscape of forests and farms. There are several parks and recreation centers for families to explore and take advantage of throughout the year. Additionally, downtown Rising Sun-Lebanon offers many unique boutiques, restaurants, and specialty shops that make shopping or dining out an enjoyable experience. You won't find a better place to live than Rising Sun-Lebanon! Small capital city - Central Delaware, 5 miles inland from the Delaware Bay.

State: Delaware
County: Kent County
Metro Area: Dover Metro Area
City: Rising Sun-Lebanon
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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Rising Sun-Lebanon Cost of Living

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

-2.9% lower than avg
+5.8% higher than avg
8.1 / 5.9
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Rising Sun-Lebanon Crime
60.5 / 100
Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low) to 100 (high). US average: 35.4
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