Frederica : Delaware

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What it's Like to Retire in Frederica

Frederica is a very small (less than 800) Delaware town just south of Dover and fairly near the Delaware River Bay.  Formerly agricultural, the area is transitioning into suburbs and active adult communities are being built here as well.  Picture of Barretts Chapel courtesy of Wikipedia.

 

Where to Retire in Frederica and Home Prices

There are active adult in the area (see link at top right). 
Home prices have been volatile recently. According to city-data.com the median sale price was $180,000 in late 2014.

 

What is special about Frederica

Frederica offers small town living in tax-friendly Delaware.  It is close to the water as well as the Murderkill River Nature Preserve.
 

What is not special about Frederica

We have seen Frederica referred to as a "Gool 'Ole Boy" kind of town, but have no personal experience to verify that.
 

Who will like retirement in Frederica

People who want to live in Delaware and small towns will like Frederica.
 

Local economy is driven by

Dover Air Base, construction, and some high tech industries support the Frederica economy. ILC Dover, the company who manufactured space spacesuits, is nearby.
 

Climate and Physical Environment

Frederica is on the Delmarva Peninsula south of Dover and fairly near the Delaware Bay.  The average January low temp is 24 and the average July high is 87. The wettest month is August with 4+".
 

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

For cultural opportunities you will want to go to Wilmington, Dover, or Baltimore.
 

Crime

Crime in Frederica is just about the national average.
 

Medical facilities

The nearest hospital is 12 miles away in Dover.
 

Transportation

Frederica is average in walkabilty when compared to other communities.

 

Valuable Links

Frederica on Wikipedia

 

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Facts about FREDERICA
  • State: DE
  • Environment: Rural,
  • City Population: Less than 10,000
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 21-40
  • Avg July Temperature: 60-80
  • Median HH Income: 41,001-60,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $100,000-$200,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: Less than 2000
  • Total Crime Index: 101-110 (slightly above average)
  • Cost of Living Index: 81-90 (low)
  • Culture Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • State Sales Tax: No
  • State Income Tax: Yes
  • Name of the Guide: boomer1

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