DOVER AFB
Dover, DE 19901, USA

RELOCATION/WELCOME GUIDE

Digital Relocation/Welcome Guide

Information

Our Military

  DOVER AIR FORCE BASE Location Dover Air Force Base is in the “First State” and the center of the Delmarva — Delaware, Maryland and Virginia — peninsula. The base is 2 miles south of the city of Dover, the capital of Delaware. The base is close to several major

Welcome

  Centrally located on the Delmarva Peninsula — short for Delaware, Maryland and Virginia — Kent County covers nearly 798 square miles of Delaware, 26 percent of them water. Kent County is one of only three counties in Delaware, which is less than 2,000 square miles in size. The cities

Getting To & Around

  The region is connected to the rest of Delaware by several highways and is within easy reach of New Jersey, Maryland and Pennsylvania. Most people traveling in Kent County choose to drive, enjoying the beautiful, historic East Coast setting. For those flying in, there are two major airports within

Housing & Real Estate

  From the capital city of Dover to the river city of Milford, Kent County’s communities are diverse. Nature, history and culture mingle to create a varied and attractive region. In 2015, 173,533 people called the county home, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The county is part of the

Employment & Economy

  Though it has the smallest number of residents of Delaware’s three counties, Kent County’s diverse economy, low cost of living, central location and pleasant lifestyle have helped it grow and succeed. In terms of population, there was a 6.9 percent increase between 2010 and 2015, according to the U.S.

Health Care

  There are many health care services in Kent County for military, civilians and veterans, though implementation of the Affordable Care Act has changed former insurance options. Visit www.healthcare.gov for information on open enrollment for health care coverage under the national Affordable Care Act. Delaware currently has three medical plan

Family Resources

  Picking up from one place and moving to another is always a hassle, especially when children and pets are involved. Knowing whom to call or where to find information can help make the transition easier. Local government websites are valuable resources for newcomers to Kent County because they provide

Education & Academics

  For those moving to a new location, it’s important to know what educational options are available. This chapter outlines the public schools system in Kent County, along with information about local libraries and higher education. There are private schools, charter schools and home schooling available to children in Kent

Living

  The local area boasts plenty of entertaining activities — music, sports, theater, museums, parks and shopping. Take a dip in the Killens Pond Water Park pool, for instance, or tee off at one of the many golf courses. Don’t miss the Delaware State Fair in Harrington or big names
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