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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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  • Trees & Observations in the Natural World by Eric Zippe

    2017.03.03

    Trees & Observations in the Natural World, a show of photographs by Eric Zippe, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from March 3-31, 2017. An...

  • Wellness at Winterthur Gentle Yoga

    2017.03.02

    Every Thursday, 9:00 am in the Brown Learning Center   March 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2017 April 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2017 May 4, 11, 18 and 25,...

  • Waterlines ~ New Paintings

    2017.03.03

    Terry Anderson's new landscape paintings from the Brandywine Watershed to the Canadian Near North, take on an abstract quality reflecting her...

  • Drop in on Nature

    2016.12.01

    Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30AM-12:00PM Fall session: Thursday, Dec 1st thru Thursday, December 15th Winter session: Tuesday, January 17th...

  • Dinosaur Revolution

    2017.02.04

    Uncover the facts, fictions, and fossils of Dinosaur Revolution as you LIVE LARGE in reptilian role-play activities. Undertake three Mesozoic...

  • Dinosaur Revolution

    2017.02.04

    Uncover the facts, fictions, and fossils of Dinosaur Revolution as you LIVE LARGE in reptilian role-play activities at the Delaware Museum of...

  • 12x12 Student Exhibition

    2017.03.15

    Most young artists dream of seeing their work displayed on a museum wall. This spring, the Delaware Art Museum is turning that dream into a reality...

  • Wonder and Whimsy: The Illustrations of W. Heath Robinson

    2017.03.04

    During his lifetime W. Heath Robinson (1872–1944) was ranked with Arthur Rackham and Edmund Dulac as one of England’s foremost illustrators....

  • No Jury, No Prizes: The Society of Independent Artists, 1917–1944

    2017.02.04

    Between 1917 and 1944, the Society of Independent Artists (SIA) hosted annual exhibitions for its members. Famous painters and Sunday painters were...

  • 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...

  • Winterthur Girl Scout Programs

    2017.03.18

    March 18, 2017; 1:00 pm-4:00 pmApril 29, 2017; 9:30 am-12:30 pmApril 29, 2017; 1:30 pm-3:30 pmMay 6, 2017; 1:00 pm-4:00 pm Winterthur offers an...

  • Conservation Clinic

    2017.03.09

    Learn more about the condition, care, and recommended treatment for your antique!   By appointment only (call 302.888.4786).  Free admission....

  • Elwyn Senior Reflections Adult Day Program Enrollment Opportunity

    2017.03.10

  • Nature Studio

    2016.12.01

    Thursdays from 4:00PM-5:30PM Fall session: December 1st, 8th and 15th Winter session: Starts January 19th, every other Thursday until March 30th...

  • Elwyn Senior Reflections Adult Day Program Open House

    2017.03.30

  • Magical Houseplants

    2017.03.30

    Add color and beauty to your home with blooming Gesneriads, such as African violets, kohleria, sinningias, episcias, streptocarpus, and gloxinia,...

  • Tutto Fresco's Paint Nite

    2017.02.02

    Visit Paint Nite's website to see Tutto Fresco's events, held the first Thursday of every month (through 2017) starting at 6:30...

  • Childbirth Class

    2017.03.30

    Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will hold a 5-week childbirth class on March 30, April 6, 13, 20, and 27 from 6:30-8:30 pm in the Ground Floor...

  • First Responder Appreciation Night

    2017.03.30

    First Responders and their family and friends are invited to paint Amber Waves at a special discounted rate. Event includes free wine, beer and...


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