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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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  • Just Above Water by Mark Houlday

    2016.07.01

    Just Above Water, an exhibition of photographs by Mark Houlday, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from July 1-29, 2016, with an opening...

  • Delaware State Fair

    2016.07.20

    Gates open: 8 a.m.–11 p.m.  Carnival rides open: 1 p.m. Visit www.delawarestatefair.com/events for...

  • Sharon Gonce Naccorato Sculpture Exhibit

    2016.07.25

    This native Delawarean learned at a young age that what most people considered to be junk, used up, and discarded had the potential of a new found...

  • Summer Choir Camp

    2016.07.25

    Who should attend: The camp is designed for experienced girl choristers in grades 5 through young adult (21 years) who are looking for a...

  • Farmer's Market

    2016.05.31

    Visit TheDCH's Urban Farmer, and shop our locally grown, seasonal produce to benefit our Urban Agriculture programs. Supplies are limited, so...

  • Extreme Deep: Mission to the Abyss

    2016.06.18

     

  • Made in the Americas: The New World Discovers Asia

    2016.03.26

    Made in the Americas: The New World Discovers Asia examines the profound influence of Asia on the arts of the colonial Americas. Featuring some of...

  • Free Time Adventures

    2016.06.21

    This program is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10AM-2PM during thesummer at Bucktoe Creek Preserve. This interactive outdoor nature activity...

  • Historical Exhibit - Brotherhood and Determination: The Story of Beebe Healthcare

    2016.05.20

    HISTORICAL EXHIBIT : Brotherhood and Determination: The Story of Beebe Healthcare Brotherhood and Determination: The Story of Beebe Healthcare,...

  • Embroidery: The Language of Art

    2016.05.07

    The definition of the word art has changed over time. From the late Middle Ages it referred to a skill acquired through knowledge and practice as...

  • “Driving Desire: Automobile Advertising and the American Dream” Exhibition

    2016.03.02

    Drawing from Hagley’s collection of automotive advertising art, this exhibition features rare marketing materials highlighting everything from...

  • Embroidery: The Language of Art

    2016.05.07

    The definition of the word art has changed over time. From the late Middle Ages it referred to a skill acquired through knowledge and practice as...

  • Nature on the Go at Brandywine Park

    2016.07.07

    Join park naturalists to explore the nature in your neighborhood. Learn more about familiar animals and discover animals you may not expect live...

  • Sex: A History in 30 Objects

    2015.10.17

    Explore some of the diverse ways that human beings have understood sex and sexuality, gender and gender diversity in this small but broad new...

  • Farm Stand

    2016.07.07

    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,...

  • Alden Leonard Exhibition at Gallery 50

    2016.07.23

    Join us at Gallery 50 Contemporary Art & Frame Shop to meet Alden Leonard and see his latest collection or works - oils, watercolors, drawings....

  • New Phillips Seafood Happy Hour

    2016.06.09

    About: Take a break from the beach and get happy at Phillips Seafood House happy hour! Happy hour is available in the bar & lounge or patio...

  • Phillips Seafood House Happy Hour

    2016.05.12

    Take a break from the beach and get happy at Phillips Seafood Restaurant’s Happy Hour! After a long winter and all new renovations, Phillips...

  • Alden Leonard Exhibition at Gallery 50

    2016.07.23

    Join us at Gallery 50 Contemporary Art & Frame Shop to meet Alden Leonard and see his latest collection or works - oils, watercolors, drawings.

  • Comedy of Errors

    2016.07.15

    The Comedy of Errors Directed by David Stradley July 15-31, 2016 at Rockwood Park Show dates: July 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29,...


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