Situated halfway between New York City and Washington, D.C., Wilmington Delaware has everything you want from a big city without having to live directly in the hustle and bustle of one. From historic sights to great employment opportunities, Wilmington has it all for anyone wanting to relocate. Homes range from condos, townhouses, large estates, and single family homes. The tax-free shopping you get throughout Delaware is just a bonus on top.
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Wilmington has several different major neighborhoods, each giving residents a different feel for the city. Brandywine Village is a historic milling area that is constantly undergoing conservation and revitalization. Homes here are older and smaller than other areas. Cool Spring is where you'll find large homes and streets lined with trimmed trees. This area is within walking distance to downtown, schools, and churches. Downtown provides a city feel with high-rise condos and homes, all within walking distance to a great deal of dining and entertainment. The Triangle is close to the city and is known to be one of the most desirable places to live in the area. Other neighborhoods boast a similar feel.
Wilmington sits on the famous Delaware River. Along water's edge is where many Fortune 500 companies have incorporated, providing the area with jobs. Recently, Wilmington has seen a slow increase in development and a higher-than-average unemployment rating. However, the city is seeing growth in research, technology and design, and medical care. The area is very close to many schools and colleges. The education system rates as only 5/10 for all schools in the area, but does have top rated schools. There are many charter and science and technology schools available to parents who want more education options. Goldey-Beacom College, Delaware College of Art and Design, and Widener University School of Law are just some of the options available nearby. With over 70,000 residents, Wilmington is by no means a small town. Young couples and families make up a large portion of the population, and it is very diverse. This provides the area with local ethnic festivals every year. Whether or not you're up for the famous Italian Festival, there is much to do in New Castle County. Minor league baseball, thousands of acres of parkland, including Brandywine Park and Wilmington State Park is always available to residents. Brandywine Zoo, various monuments, gardens, and hiking and biking trails are in the heart of the city. Residents can drive or take advantage of the city's transit system.