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The building boom has long since ended, but it seems developers still occasionally find places to squeeze in new subdivisions. The result: One of the state’s biggest areas for young families—despite poorly performing public schools (though the party line from Christina district administrators is that things are improving). Strip centers on U.S. 40 offer stores for all the necessities.
School District: Christina
Taxes: 2.5071
Median home cost: $204,900
Commute: 29
Safety: 4-4
Arts and culture: 2
Shopping and dining: 3
Nightlife: 2

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  • Issues and Debates in African American Literature

    2017.09.06

    While African Americans have long shared the goals of improving their lives and combating injustice, there have been many different visions and...

  • Gentle Yoga, Year-Round at Winterthur

    2017.07.13

    Every Thursday, 9:00 am, Brown Learning Center Try practicing yoga in a beautiful garden setting, strengthening your body and spirit. Our yoga...

  • Laura McMillan ~ New Works

    2017.11.03

    Laura McMillan New Works ~ Paintings, Painted Furniture & Oddities Laura enjoys working in a variety of media on many surfaces from...

  • Drop in on Nature (DION)

    2017.09.07

    Drop in on Nature is an emergent program based all outdoor/all weather and is child led. We encourage children to explore, play and create a child...

  • Yuletide at Winterthur

    2017.11.18

    Discover one of the Brandywine Valley's most spectacular holiday showcases! Tour Henry Francis du Pont's dazzling former home decorated in holiday...

  • New Tour! Small Wonders

    2017.11.18

    Take delight in the little things! Discover cupboards, cabinets, and entire rooms filled with treasures in miniature on this special tour. Floors...

  • Eye on the Iconic Royal Splendor: The Coronation Gown from The Crown

    2017.10.20

    The new Winterthur exhibition series Eye on the Iconic, will debut October 20, 2017, with Royal Splendor: The Coronation Gown from The Crown,...

  • Treasures on Trial: The Art and Science of Detecting Fakes

    2017.04.01

    The exhibition will examine artwork, couture, silver, sporting memorabilia, wine, musical instruments, antiquities, and stamps along with ceramics,...

  • Fashion on All Fronts: Stories from the Wardrobe, 1914-1918

    2017.09.06

    Imagine the stories clothes from war could tell—about the people who wore them, the period’s fashion and lifestyle, and the war itself. That is...

  • Wilmington Heart Ball

    2017.08.07

    Come join us in celebrating the mission work of the American Heart Association while raising funds to end cardiovascular disease. There will be a...

  • Thanksgiving Day Buffet

    2017.11.23

    Join us in our newly transformed venue for our re-imagined Thanksgiving Day Buffet on Nov. 23, 2017, from noon–6 p.m., with last seating at...

  • Contemporary Chinese Carvings: Classic Concepts

    2017.09.06

    Stone carving style is influenced by many factors, such as tradition, available tools and material. The “Contemporary Chinese Carvings: Classic...

  • Faces in Black and White: Photography and Identity

    2017.09.06

    The human face conveys an array of emotions, but it also serves as a site of history, struggle, drama and inspiration. In the Mechanical Hall...

  • Wilmington Community Orchestra Auditions

    2017.08.18

    Wilmington Community Orchestra Auditions This accomplished amateur ensemble, led by Music Director Tiffany Lu, performs music from the standard...

  • Small Wonder Jazz Singers Auditions

    2017.08.18

    Small Wonder Jazz Singers Auditions Led by Martin Lassman, the Small Wonder Jazz Singers offers the community a wonderful opportunity to sing...

  • Delaware Women’s Chorus Auditions

    2017.08.18

    Delaware Women’s Chorus Auditions Led by Music Director Joanne Ward, this ensemble is an artistic and nurturing experience for women who love to...

  • An American Journey: The Art of John Sloan

    2017.10.21

    The first major retrospective exhibition of John Sloan’s work since 1988, An American Journey explores all facets of the artist’s long...

  • Tableau: The Art of Richard Cleaver

    2017.09.16

    Richard Cleaver creates elaborate figurative sculptures full of hidden compartments to capture the lives and secrets of historical figures and...

  • The Fabric of Life: Works in Fiber by the Harmony Weavers Guild

    2017.09.30

    Founded in 1971, the Harmony Weavers Guild is dedicated to the making of cloth—a process involving time-consuming techniques. Created by...

  • the seeing glass

    2017.11.18

    Inspired by the Delaware Art Museum’s Samuel and Mary R. Bancroft Collection of Pre-Raphaelite Art, collaborators Troy Richards and Knut...


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