Those looking for charming, small town living in the Mid-Atlantic should look no further than the river town of Smyrna, Delaware. Smyrna is 15 miles north of the capital city of Dover, and is also within easy driving distance of Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore. Housing in Smyrna is quite affordable and diverse. Quaint downtown homes, suburban neighborhoods and farms with acreage can all be found within the town limits. There has also been a lot of new construction in recent years to keep up with the increased housing demand due to Smyrna's population boom.
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A large part of the influx of new residents is due to the ample and growing job opportunities available in Smyrna and its surrounding areas. Many of its 10,000 residents commute to Dover, which is the largest city in area on the Delmarva Peninsula. Delaware is known for its tax incentives, which constantly drive new businesses into the state. New residents and new businesses also mean that new shopping and restaurants can be found in and around Smyrna. Its proximity to Dover and the Delaware beach towns also means that Smyrna gets its share of tourists, who come to the area for the natural beauty and tax-free shopping. The Smyrna School District places an emphasis on community and ranks in the top third of schools in the state.
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