With a growth rate of nearly 7 percent, Sussex was the fastest growing county in Delaware from 2010-2014 and would have been the fastest in Maryland if not for Howard's 7.7 percent increase.
Miniscule taxes, close to the beach, less traffic, a better economic climate, a chance to start living where they plan to retire.
Bob and Mary Stone can tick off several reasons for moving last September from their suburb north of Baltimore to the subtropical-by-comparison atmosphere of Rehoboth Beach. It was the right move personally and professionally, they say.
"It was just really the opportunity career-wise," said Bob Stone, a sales manager for one of the area's biggest home builders.…