Dover, the capital city of Delaware, is a mid-sized town with 40,000 people that is conveniently located between Washington D.C. and New York City. This provides residents with plenty of recreation options in bigger cities, but allows them to come home to the suburban oasis and community feel of Dover.
While Dover is a bustling city, it has a much more relaxed feel than other cities that are similar in size. Homes in Dover prize their space, so many lots have nice-sized lawns with enough space between neighbors for privacy, peace, and quiet. Founded in the late 1600s, Dover has many homes and historical buildings that lend a classic and attractive charm to the area. Although it is an established city, by no means is Dover outdated. There are many newly built homes, subdivisions, and developments in the area that provide a modern and contemporary choice for homebuyers and new residents. The low cost of living in the area combined with plenty of affordable housing makes this area very attractive to businesses and new residents alike.
Employment opportunities abound in Dover, with professional industries such as government, finance, education, management, and manufacturing all helping to contribute to an unemployment rate that is lower than the national average. The Dover Air Force Base is a top employer in the area, and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Kraft Foods and Proctor & Gamble both have manufacturing facilities in the city, while ILC Dover, another manufacturing company, is located just outside of Dover and provides many jobs for Dover residents creating space suits, personal protective equipment, impact bags, and other items that serve the aerospace and pharmaceutical industries as well as the personal protection industry. There are also four school districts, five colleges, and two libraries within the city, providing jobs to teachers, administrators, librarians, and others who work to help maintain school facilities.