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-Small-town atmosphere
-Capital-city amenities
-Nearby recreation


-Violent crime
-Educational attainment

What Bert Has To Say About Dover Metro Area

Dover is one of those pleasant “small city” capitals, with a stable economic base and a rich history. The setting in a flat, mostly agricultural area is idyllic without being too far removed from larger northeastern cities. The nearby Delaware Bay and its beaches and wildlife areas provide ample recreational opportunities. The Dover International Speedway (NASCAR) and the Dover Downs harness racecourse add to entertainment options. Aside from the state government, Dover Air Force Base is a major employer, as is rubber and plastic apparel manufacturer Playtex.

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Quick Facts About Dover

    The unemployment rate in Dover is 7.00 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Dover jobs have Increased by 3.25 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Dover's cost of living is 0.40% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Dover's population is 37,522 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 35.80 percent.
    Average Commute time is 17 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in Dover is $162,500. Home appreciation the last year has been -9.66 percent.
    Dover public schools spend $21,476 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 13.6 students per teacher in Dover.

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For the past few years, Dover and the surrounding area has been experiencing a bit of a population boom. Residents spurred on by the appreciation of their homes in... (read more)
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Dover,DE is centralized to D.C., Philly,Baltimore,VA. I think Dover,DE is a charmimg place to raise children. It has a small hometown feel and low crime for the moment.... (read more)
Dover, DE- Small City- Close to Everything
Living in Dover for the past 35 years, I can say it is one of the cleanest cities I have seen and I have traveled extensively. People are very kind and friendly. The... (read more)
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