With a golden stretch of beach, Rehoboth is no doubt for beach lovers. The tiny town’s beach is a favorite along the East Coast, and attracts visitors from across the nation during the peak summer season.
One of the town’s perks which locals enjoy is the mile-long boardwalk running the length of the beach. Retirees can stroll the boardwalk, peering into shops, watching children at the small amusement park, or simply relax on a bench and gaze at the waves crashing along the shoreline.
Con: High home prices
Best For: Beach lovers
Cost of Living: 3% above national average
Median Home Cost: $601,561
Top State Income Tax: 6.75%
Crime Rate: 6% higher than national average
Rehoboth lies near a number of galleries, boutiques and outlet shops — and with no state sales tax, this proximity can be a true asset to budget-conscious retirees. The town is also known for hosting a number of festivals, including the Autumn Rehoboth Jazz Festival, the annual Chocolate Festival, a sandcastle contest, and the popular Seawitch Festival.