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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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  • Patterned Space: Paintings by Diane Lorio

    2016.09.02

    Patterned Space, paintings by Diane Lorio, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from September 2-30, 2016, with an opening reception on Friday,...

  • Lucky 7 Atlantic City Trip

    2016.08.10

    Wednesdays through September 28, 2016, October 12 & 29, November 9 & 26, December 7 & 31 8:00 am – 7:30 pm Itinerary:...

  • 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...

  • New Paintings: Frank DePietro, Marlene Dubin, Barbara Straussberg

    2016.09.09

    New work by contemporary realist painter Frank DePietro, abstracted landscapes and mixed media collage by Marlene Dubin, and mixed media abstracts...

  • Library Exhibition: Documenting Our Lives

    2016.08.08

    Library Exhibition: On display in the Winterthur Library from August 8 – October 24, 2016 The Joseph Downs Collection of Manuscripts and...

  • The Golden Age of King Midas

    2016.02.13

    What was behind the legendary story of King Midas and his golden touch? That is the question to be answered—not with chests full of gold,...

  • Downtown Wilmington Farmers' Market

    2016.05.04

    The 2016 season of the Downtown Wilmington Farmers' Market at Rodney Square will begin May 4 and operate every Wednesday, rain or shine,...

  • 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...

  • Lasting Impressions: The Artists of Currier & Ives

    2016.09.17

    Lasting Impressions: The Artists of Currier & Ives On display in the Winterthur Galleries from September 17, 2016 – January 8, 2017 Discover...

  • “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...

  • 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...

  • 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,...

  • Wednesdays at Winterthur

    2016.06.22

    Join us at Winterthur's Brown Horticulture Learning Center for demonstrations, talks, and guided walks covering a wide range of gardening...

  • Estate Tour

    2016.06.01

    Wednesdays, June through September, 4:30 pm Visit the former dairy and farm while exploring the ever-changing estate landscape on this narrated...

  • The Diabetes Connection

    2016.09.07

    Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will hold a four-session diabetes educational program, The Diabetes Connection, on September 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 5:00...

  • JUDITH JUDY & GARY FISHER - Exhibition at Gallery 50

    2016.09.16

    Join us September 16 for the opening reception 530pm to 830pm to meet Judith and Gary and experience a wonderful, colorful, ethereal new show -...

  • MUSIC MASTERS: MUSICAL BOUNTY-A "THANK YOU" CONCERT

    2016.09.28

    The Music School of Delaware launches its concert season with a thank-you performance dedicated to its students, families, faculty, supporters and...

  • God of Carnage

    2016.09.27

    The Resident Ensemble Players, Delaware’s professional acting company performing at the University of Delaware, presents God of...

  • Childbirth Classes

    2016.09.01

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


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