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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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  • Family Story of Migration by Yolanda Chetwynd

    2017.09.01

    Family Story of Migration, an exhibition of paintings by Yolanda Chetwynd, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from September 1-29. An opening...

  • BREAKFAST BUFFET

    2017.08.02

    2017 Season Newly added for the 2017 Season - our all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet, featuring an extensive selection of breakfast favorites....

  • 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...

  • New Paintings ~ George Martz & Peter Willard

    2017.09.08

    Landscapes in oil by George Martz are based on real places and transformed by his imagination and from the inspiration he finds “between his...

  • Holiday Day Camp at the Delaware Museum of Natural History

    2017.09.21

    When the kids have the day off but the parents don’t, let them spend the day off of school doing something really cool…having fun at the...

  • NHS 31st Annual Golf Tournament

    2017.09.21

    Nanticoke Health Services will host its 31st annual golf tournament on Thursday, September 21 and Friday, September 22, 2017 at Heritage Shores in...

  • ARTISTS AT WORK: THE PRACTICE OF PAINTING

    2017.07.25

    ARTISTS AT WORK: THE PRACTICE OF PAINTING JULY 25–OCTOBER 8, 2017 Benjamin West. John Singleton Copley. Rembrandt Peale. We’re familiar with...

  • Capturing the Light: Landscapes of the Delmarva and Beyond

    2017.07.25

    The landscape paintings of Delaware artist Denise Dumont are inspired  by the shores of the Chesapeake and Delaware Bays and by the places...

  • Squeaky Wheels

    2017.03.01

    First Wednesday of the month, March–October; 10:30–11:30 am Parents and their toddlers in strollers are invited to join us for fun and...

  • Squeaky Wheels

    2017.03.01

    First Wednesday of the month, March–October; 10:30–11:30 am Parents and their toddlers in strollers are invited to join us for fun and...

  • Day Out With Thomas™

    2017.09.16

    Day Out With Thomas Thomas The Tank Engine and pal, Percy host Day Out With Thomas at Strasburg Rail Road September 16 – 24. The...

  • Farm Stand

    2017.07.06

    The Farm Stand is located in front of the Museum Store at the Cottage on Thursdays, July–September, 1:30–5:30 pm. Visit us to select fresh,...

  • Phillips Seafood House Now Open

    2017.05.30

    Phillips Seafood House in Ocean City, Maryland is now open for another season of delicious, fresh seafood, with an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet,...

  • Phillips Crab House Now Open

    2017.06.14

    Phillips Crab House in Ocean City, Maryland is now open for another season of delicious, fresh seafood, with an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet,...

  • Phillips Crab House Now Open

    2017.06.06

    Phillips Crab House in Ocean City, Maryland is now open for another season of delicious, fresh seafood, with an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet,...

  • Party on The Patio

    2017.08.03

    Join us on The Patio, voted Best Outdoor Dining by Delaware Today Readers. Live entertainment from various local and talented musicians, such as...

  • Phillips Crab House Hours Change!

    2017.09.05

    Phillips Crab House Hours Change! MENU & BUFFET DINING: August 28 - September 9: Monday - Friday*: Menu & Buffet 4pm, Saturday -...

  • Party on the Patio

    2017.05.11

    Enjoy sunset cocktails and creative food offerings on the Patio at the Hilton Christiana. Live acoustic entertainment takes place every Tuesday,...

  • Childbirth Class

    2017.08.31

    Nanticoke Memorial Hospital offers maternity education classes on Thursdays from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the Ground Floor Conference Room. The class...

  • Fall Free Writes

    2017.09.21

    Drop-in to the Museum galleries and explore a topic or idea through writing inspired by prompts—visual or written. These informal gatherings...


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