A sweet town nestled in New Castle County in Delaware, Middleton is a city full of colorful events and the potential for luxurious nesting. Middleton, according to a census in 2010, has a population of just under 19,000 people. The town claims a total area of around 12 square miles, and in many of those miles comfortable homes of an opulent nature can be found for relatively affordable prices, perfect for families looking to move into the smaller, and yet lively, Delaware city.
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The educational prospects of Middleton have been expanding due to a growing population. Public education is provided by the Appoquinimink School District, which recently had to build a new elementary school as well as a new high school in order to accommodate over-crowding. Three private schools offer a different style of education for children, and Wilmington University has a location in town. St. Andrew's School, which is a co-ed boarding school, has been used in multiple film features including the 1989 Dead Poets Society with Robin Williams and the television show The West Wing. Watermelon Crawl was also filmed in Middleton in 2007, keeping this Delaware town present in the theater scene. Middleton has its own community newspaper which also covers the Odessa and Townsend area. Its name is The Middleton Townscript and it has the prestige of having been printed such 1868.
Middleton hosts a variety of different events which attract tens of thousands of guests from all over the nation. People flock to Middleton for the Olde Tyme Peach Festival, which is held in August. Middleton's Main Street gets closed to traffic and the festivities begin with a parade and then extend on into local art and historical exhibitions, crafts and games, live music, and food stands. There is also usually a 5k run involved on the day of the festival. The M.O.T. Big Ball Marathon, which is a Labor Day event that benefits local charities, is a 24-hour marathon where people come out to play baseball on predetermined teams with a large softball. Middleton further hosts the annual Hummers parade, which makes fun of all popular news headlines of the year including political and local events. Middleton is never short of surprises for both locals and newcomers, providing a cheerful and united atmosphere that has attracted families to its borders for years, along with its beautiful homes and peaceful stature as a smaller town.