Working in Delaware
Morris Nichols attorneys enjoy a sophisticated, national practice in a small city with a high quality of life. Wilmington has a livable pace with a small town atmosphere, a wide range of social and cultural attractions, and convenient access to additional cultural and recreational opportunities in the mid-Atlantic region and nearby cities.
The Wilmington metropolitan area has a population of approximately 500,000 and offers a choice of housing from urban to rural. Many of our associates own homes and all of them have the choice of living in the city within walking distance of the office, in a variety of more suburban settings, or in the nearby countryside. The cost of living is more reasonable than in larger metropolitan areas in the Boston-Washington corridor, and commuting time is considerably shorter.
Delaware has no sales tax and Wilmington's city wage tax and property taxes are among the lowest in the area.
The Wilmington area has a wide range of social and cultural attractions. Longwood Gardens, Winterthur Museum and the Brandywine River Museum are well known internationally. In downtown Wilmington, The Grand Opera House hosts the Delaware Symphony Orchestra and Opera Delaware in a restored Victorian opera house, and also features a full schedule of established and emerging musicians and performers. Wilmington's DuPont Theatre brings national touring productions of Broadway shows to Wilmington. Along the newly developed Wilmington Riverfront, the Delaware Theatre Company offers professional theatre and the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts hosts exhibits in a converted industrial space. Wilmington is also home to the Delaware Art Museum, Hagley Museum, Nemours Mansion and Gardens, and other museums and historic sites.
Delaware is also home to beautiful beaches, including Lewes, Rehoboth and Dewey – all within a two-hour drive of Wilmington. The New Jersey shore is also a short drive away. Sports enthusiasts will appreciate Frawley Stadium, home to the Wilmington Blue Rocks, a minor league affiliate of the Boston Red Sox. The University of Delaware, a Division I school, has highly successful football and basketball (men’s and women’s) programs. You can also visit Philadelphia or Baltimore to see professional football, baseball, basketball and hockey, or you can widen your scope of possibilities by traveling a little further in either direction, to New York or Washington, D.C. – both about 90 minutes by train.
Whatever your hobbies or lifestyle, whether for families or singles, you can find it in Delaware.