Newark

Living in a college town keeps you young, which may be part of the reason so many 55+ plus communities have sprung up around Newark. The city offers the full range of housing styles and prices, a Main Street and developing Elkton Road/South Main Street lined with charming shops and good restaurants, and a university that offers—to all—live theater, film series, lectures, readings, art exhibitions and top-notch athletics. That’s not to mention homegrown attractions like the Newark Arts Alliance and Chapel Street Players. Large, beautiful parks on the outskirts offer many kinds of outdoor recreation. Large and small employers abound. And the town loves a party: The annual restaurant week, Community Day, Newark Night, a longstanding Memorial Day parade and public trick-or-treating are just the start of the fun.
School District: Christina
Taxes: 3.0401
Median home cost: $180,200
Commute: 24
Safety: 7-5
Arts and culture: 4
Shopping and dining: 4
Nightlife: 4

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  • BizBuzz - Digital Marketing Symposium

    2014.09.23

    BizBuzz is a series of symposiums designed to strengthen business and non-profit skill sets, through collaboration with local experts and...

  • Hippo Haven Opens This Summer at Adventure Aquarium!

    2014.05.29

    This summer, Camden’s largest residents, Adventure Aquarium’s hippopotamuses Button and Genny, invite you to join them in their exciting new...

  • Achievers Academy Golf Tournament 2014

    2014.08.25

    Achievers Academy Golf Tournament 2014 at the Brandywine Country Club  (www.brandywinecountryclub.net). Saturday, October  4,...

  • Kalmar Nyckel

    2014.05.22

    The Kalmar Nyckel Offers a wide array of sailing opportunities - from April through October.  Guests are invited to haul lines, set sails,...

  • Sacred Spaces: The Photography of Ahmet Ertug

    2014.04.24

    The splendor of Byzantine Christian art—preserved through the ages in early Christian churches in both Constantinople, the capital of the...

  • Harry's Hospitality Scholarship Golf Outing

    2014.09.23

    The best golf tournament in Delaware! Join us for the 21st Annual Hospitality Scholarship Golf Outing, benefiting the University of...

  • Happy Hour!

    2014.09.08

    Happy Hour, 3-7PM! Drink and Food Specials: $3 Food Specials: Empanadas, Queso Frito, Patatas Bravas, Eggplant fries. $5 Food Specials:...

  • Fall Equinox Labyrinth Walk

    2014.09.23

    Celebrate the beginning of fall with a walk in the Delaware Art Museum’s Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir! Free, but donations are...

  • Sam Bush

    2014.09.23

    Grammy Award winning multi-instrumentalist Sam Bush doesn't seem old enough to be a musical legend. And he's not. But he is. Alternately known...

  • Portable Fire: A History of Match Safes

    2014.09.13

    These ain’t your granddad’s matchboxes—check out 60 rare examples of decadent 19th-century cases.

  • Quiet Views

    2014.09.06

    Artists Steve Rogers and Mary Pritchard present work in acrylic and pastel that depicts lovely, solitary views of the Delmarva Peninsula. 

  • Multicultural Heritage Show

    2014.08.26

    The art reflects the artist when the Mispillion Art League asks artists to depict something of their background or family heritage.

  • American Idols

    2014.07.05

    John Moran presents glass sculptures of presidential busts, recast as heroes of American reality television.

  • Rehoboth Farmers Market

    2014.07.01

    More than 30 vendors sell vegetables, fruit, cheeses, meats, prepared foods, baked goods, flowers and all kinds of goodies at Grove Park every...

  • 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...

  • From the Hobble Skirt to the Little Black Dress: Fashion Fads, Trends and Innovations, 1910-1940

    2014.09.01

    Calling all vintage fiends—what, did you think the LBD was invented yesterday? Learn all about your favorite closet staple. 

  • 35th Anniversary Show

    2014.09.05

    Fifty-nine artists show their chops with paintings, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, fused glass and more at this 35th anniversary celebration.

  • Harvest Market

    2014.09.20

    From honey and apples to pottery and handcrafted jewelry, regional artisans showcase their crafts in the courtyard of the Brandywine River...

  • Exalted Nature: The Real and Fantastic World of Charles Burchfield

    2014.08.23

    Charles Burchfield was one of the leading American artists of the 20th century. His vibrant landscapes steal the spotlight in this exhibition.

  • Fiddler on the Roof

    2014.09.12

    The Candlelight Theatre has some celebrating to do: Its 10-year anniversary is this season. What better way to honor that than with one of the...


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