Delaware City

Longtime residents speak with pride, which is evident during the annual Delaware City Days, a music festival and car shows. The town wins points for walkability and historic, small-town charm, even if some of the older Federalist-style housing needs a little TLC. Battery Park offers stunning views of the Delaware River. The marina gets boaters on the water post haste. Culture points come from Fort Delaware on Pea Patch Island. Subtract a few points for PBF Energy’s refinery (700+ jobs: good—environmental issues: bad). Add points for an effort to attract artists and small businesses. Kathy’s Crab House and Crabby Dick’s restaurant celebrate everyone’s favorite crustacean.
School District: Colonial
Taxes: 2.8878
Median home cost: $128,500
Commute: 28
Safety: 3-6
Arts and culture: 3
Shopping and dining: 3
Nightlife: 2

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  • Charlie & Kiwi's Evolutionary Adventure

    2014.01.25

    Exhibits, activities, live birds, and an engaging story introduce the basics of evolution through the eyes of Charlie, a young boy writing a...

  • “Blessed are the Peacemakers”: Violet Oakley’s The Angel of Victory (1941)

    2014.02.08

    Violet Oakley (1874–1961) was an illustrator, stained-glass designer and the first American woman to find fame in the burgeoning field of...

  • Fashion, Circus, Spectacle: Photographs by Scott Heiser

    2014.03.08

    Best known for his innovative photographs of the fashion runways for Interview magazine, Scott Heiser was a talented photographer who...

  • Frogs: Nature's Messenger

    2014.01.17

    Visit Adventure Aquarium this winter to experience Frogs: Nature’s Messenger, a limited-time opportunity to discover more than 20 kinds of...

  • Glory of Stories

    2014.03.07

    Learning about art is fun every Friday at the Delaware Art Museum! Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a...

  • Forging Faith, Building Freedom

    2013.09.27

    Forging Faith, Building Freedom: African American Faith Experiences in Delaware, 1800-1980, opening at the Delaware History Museum on September...

  • Blue Rocks Home Game

    2014.04.08

    Come out and cheer on the Blue Rocks at Frawley Stadium!  Be sure to look at www.bluerocks.com for game times and special events and...

  • ARBOR DAY LECTURE: Tree Selection, Planting & Care

    2014.04.25

    Trees can flourish in urban environments, but all too often they fail because gardeners don’t know a few simple but necessary steps to...

  • Illuminated Structures

    2014.04.19

    Visionary Scott Kip invents meticulously crafted architectural models out of wood, incorporating light as part of the temporal experience...

  • FreshPAINT: African-American art at UD

    2014.02.12

    Works from the Paul R. Jones Collection of African-American art are showcased.

  • "I Break for Folk Art": Spring Break Camp at the Blue Ball Barn

    2014.04.21

    Monday – Friday, April 21 – 25 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Ages 7 – 11 Each day, folk artists will show how their art...

  • George Martz Solo Show

    2014.04.04

    Painter George Martz showcases his newest pieces. 

  • Continuing Education Exhibit

    2014.04.05

    The Delaware College of Art and Design showcases the work of students and faculty in the Continuing Education Program. 

  • Anything Goes

    2014.03.29

    Nothing says “classic” like Cole Porter’s captivating musical set on the high seas. The Tony Award winner includes hits like...

  • Agnes of God

    2014.04.25

    A baby was born—and murdered—in a convent. Who fathered and killed the infant? When a court-appointed psychiatrist arrives on the...

  • Camelot

    2014.03.21

    The legend lives on. Join King Arthur, Guinevere and Lancelot in one of the most beloved musicals ever. 

  • Classics 4

    2014.04.25

    The majestic sounds of the Delaware Symphony Orchestra and friends fill Copeland Hall.

  • Costumes of Downton Abbey

    2014.04.01

    The Crawleys are skipping the Atlantic—well, their clothes are. If you’re anything like us, you’re having trouble thinking of...

  • A Date with Art: The Business of Illustrated Calendars

    2014.01.25

    Howard Pyle, Maxfield Parrish, Norman Rockwell and N.C. Wyeth created some of their best-known images for advertising calendars. Check out the...

  • Faces of the Collection


    2014.02.12

    A multicultural exploration of the human face.


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