New Castle County is considered part of the north and is home to the two largest cities in the state. Wilmington, which is a ghetto crime ridden extention of South Philly. And Newark, home of the University of Delaware. Lots of highways, and huge swaths of suburban housing neighborhoods are all over this area, and it can feel like a maze. New Castle County is considered part of the Philadelphia metropolitian area.
Kent and Sussex counties have more in common with the south and are very rural. It's common to see rednecks around there living on Chicken farms and driving beat up trucks. The capital Dover is the only large town, and it's Nascar race track is it's only touristy destination. Further south on the coast you got your stereotypical beach towns like Rehobeth Beach, Dewey Beach, and Lewes which draw alot of tourists in summer.
For a small state it's pretty unique from others.
2. (n.) The second smallest (but first coolest) state of the US located between Philly and B-more.
3. (n.) A rare strain of highly potent Cannabis found growing along the Brandywine river.
4. (adj.) a quality prevalent among young females in the Newark area (esp. Main Street) synonymous with having bangingly nice buttocks.
2. Philly kid: Yo, you wanna drive down to Delaware and chill in front of da 7-11 wit' me?
3. "Every time man smoke Delaware, the walls of Babylon fall."
4. Damn, that cutie's booty is straight up Delaware!
"Cost of living is high, since the state needs to make revenue somehow (no sales tax really hurts)."
You need to check your facts. Have you compared it to PA and NJ? I didn't think so. Insurance is chaper, property taxes are cheaper, and I can get somewhat of a nice house for $250,000. Try finding a house in the PA or Jersey that isn't a shack or a trailer for that.