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Wilmington

On the downside, the only high schools in the city are charters, so your child is getting bused to the burbs, which, given the high taxes, doesn’t seem fair, especially if the busing is to a school in a sub-par district. On the upside—and it is a large one—you have a choice of beautiful neighborhoods like The Highlands, the enclave of Midtown Brandywine, the ever-popular Trolley Square and the tight-knit Triangle. The downtown and Riverfront can supply all your entertainment needs, from symphony to The Grand Opera House to live modern music at The World Cafe Live at the Queen to movies and IMAX at Penn Cinemas. How many cities of comparable size have a major art museum, a contemporary art center, and so many opera, theater and dance companies? Need we mention dining options from tiny Caribbean joints to the continental splendor of The Green Room? Yes, some neighborhoods need help, but you live in the employment and commercial center of the state, there are several beautiful parks and a burgeoning riverfront, and there are all the festivals and other public celebrations you could ever ask for.

School District: Brandywine
Taxes: 4.2691
Median home cost: $106,200

School District: Christina
Taxes: 4.0946
Median home cost: $106,200

School District: Colonial
Taxes: 3.4866
Median home cost: $106,200

School District: Red Clay
Taxes: 3.7926
Median home cost: $106,200
Commute: 26
Safety: 9-6
Arts and culture: 5
Shopping and dining: 5
Nightlife: 3

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  • Summer Exercise Classes

    2015.06.01

    On the Beach: Yoga, 8-9 a.m. Sundays (Donation); Boot Camp, 8-9 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays ($10 per person); Pilates, 8-9 a.m. Tuesdays,...

  • Summer Group Show & Framing Sale

    2015.07.01

    Our Summer Group Show features a variety of work by new artists and Gallery favorites. Art on display includes paintings, drawings, collage and...

  • GET IN THE GAME: USTA LEAGUE TEAM TENNIS REGISTRATION OPEN IN DELAWARE

    2015.06.10

    WHAT:                          USTA League Tennis is open in Delaware. Summer is a great time to get out the racquet,...

  • Nightscape: A Light and Sound Experience

    2015.07.01

    Coming July 1. Light. Sound. Spectacle. This summer explore the Gardens by day—and by night. Get ready for an immersive evening journey around...

  • Summer Spectacular

    2015.06.01

    On View June 1 Through September 7 Explore our 86-acre Meadow Garden, elaborate treehouses, and our star attraction, the Waterlily Pools. Enjoy...

  • A Colorful Folk: Pennsylvania Germans & the Art of Everyday Life

    2015.03.01

    This comprehensive exhibition explores the unique world of the Pennsylvania Germans and their colorful folk art, including decorated manuscripts...

  • THE PUZZLING WORLD OF JOHN SLOAN

    2015.06.06

    Between 1900 and 1910, John Sloan produced a weekly series of word and picture puzzles for the Sunday supplement of the Philadelphia Press, one...

  • Dinosaurs of the Deep Invade Adventure Aquarium

    2015.01.16

    Prehistoric marine reptiles that ruled the primeval seas more than 100 million years ago are taking over Adventure Aquarium on the Camden...

  • DREAM STREETS: ART IN WILMINGTON 1970–1990

    2015.06.27

    During the 1970s and 1980s, Wilmingtonians witnessed a flourishing artistic community and the establishment of many of the cultural pillars that...

  • A Colorful Folk: Pennsylvania Germans & The Art of Everyday Lives

    2015.03.01

    This comprehensive exhibition explores the unique world of the Pennsylvania Germans and their colorful folk art, including decorated manuscripts...

  • The Jungle Book

    2015.07.01

    The friendly animals of the Indian forest raise a lost boy and teach him the joys of jungle life in this lively adaptation of the Kipling's classic...

  • LAYERING CONSTRUCTS: MARGO ALLMAN, CHARLES BURWELL, ANTONIO PURI

    2015.04.11

    Part of the Outlooks Exhibition Series, this exhibition brings together three contemporary abstract artists who use layering in their work. The...

  • Art is Tasty

    2014.12.05

    Join us for this noontime lunch series on the first Friday of every month. Art is Tasty pairs an engaging 30-minute discussion about a work of art...

  • Salute to the Farmer

    2015.06.18

    Middletown’s country side was once open fields of gain and grass. This exhibit will highlight a former way of life that was so prominent in our...

  • Free Glucose Screenings

    2014.11.01

    Beebe Healthcare offers free glucose screenings every Wednesday from 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the following lab locations: Beebe...

  • Theater Residency Public Readings

    2015.07.01

    Join the Kimmel Center and Joe's Pub at The Public in celebration of this two-week 2015 Theater Residency experience, culminating with FREE public...

  • Bike and Hike

    2015.06.03

    Stroll, jog, or cycle Hagley’s three-mile loop through the property from the Visitor Center to Eleutherian Mills and back. On the last Wednesday...

  • Theater Residency Public Readings

    2015.07.01

    Join the Kimmel Center and Joe's Pub at The Public in celebration of this two-week 2015 Theater Residency experience, culminating with FREE public...

  • Movies on the Beach

    2015.06.15

    Monday nights at dusk.  Starting in September movies are moved to Friday nights. For a list of the movies visit the towns website,...

  • Disneys Alice in Wonderland, Jr. (Everett Theatre Summer Camp)

    2015.06.29

    Our 2015 Summer Theatre Camps are here!  We are excited to have a great line up of camps for all ages.  From elementary to high school and from...


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