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- Public SchoolsB+
- Good for FamiliesA-
- Cost of LivingB
- Health & FitnessB+
- Outdoor ActivitiesA-
Sussex County is located in Delaware with a population of 219,540. Sussex County is one of the best places to live in Delaware. In Sussex County, most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Sussex County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Sussex County are above average.
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As a Sussex County resident for my whole life, I can say, though it isn't the most exciting, it is a very good place to live. It is a very cost-effective location if you can find the right job. There is a lot of farm land in Sussex, but there are also beautiful beaches that residents take for granted. The beaches are the highlights for me. I love the beach, and it it would take a lot for me to move away from one. The atmosphere is very different on the coast; it is a lot faster paced and full of energy. Whereas inland it is slow; they don't call it slower lower Delaware for nothing. All in all, though, I think it is a great place to live, and it can accommodate a lot of different ways of living.
I loved growing up in a small, rural area. Particularly being near to the beach, sans the tourist overflow. Driving country roads with only miles of fields was as close to meditation as you could get while operating a vehicle. However, as more people learned of Delaware, there's been quite a change in our community. The once-pristine beaches are disrespected by visitors and those fields are being bought by developers. Now, tourism is a source our state thrives on, but, in turn, what I loved most is disappearing. Drugs are brought in from other areas. Specifically, the heroin epidemic spreading across our quaint county. Every summer there's trash left behind, not only ruining but threatening our beaches and wildlife. When we moved here it was so obscure that the road I grew up on didn't even have a name. It was merely a code. If you'd asked me then, I would've told you it was a sanctuary. Unfortunately, I now know what the Native Americans felt like when their land was intruded upon.
Its a very nice place with great schools and its very historic. From experience of living there, I would consider it very safe and welcoming.