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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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  • Peter Pan


    Peter and Tinkerbell and all the familiar characters take the stage in Rehoboth this summer. This sparkling one hour production will delight...

  • Divisions Upon a Ground by Elisabeth Bard


    Divisions Upon a Ground, an exhibition of photography by Elisabeth Bard, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from July 7-28, 2017. The title,...

  • Phillips All You Can Eat Breakfast Buffet


    All you can eat breakfast buffet for $14.99! Hot and fresh, start your day with all the right ingredients!

  • Lucky 7 Tour to Atlantic City


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  • Dover YMCA Driver Education July Class


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  • Delaware Museum of Natural History's "In the Dark" Exhibit


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    The dark—a place of mystery. Sometimes scary, but always intriguing, darkness beckons exploration and represents the unknown. But it’s also a...

  • Keeper Talks at the Brandywine Zoo


    Keeper Talks Daily, June–August Join our zoo keepers for daily talks about the animals here in the Zoo. Topics and animals change...

  • Outlooks Exhibition Series - Assemblage: A Regional Collective of Women Artists


    Assemblage is a group of 17 women artists from the greater Philadelphia area. While the artists exhibit individually throughout the region, they...

  • Peninsula Gallery to Open “12 x 12 by Twelve” Show


    As the title suggests, the Peninsula Gallery’s next exhibition will involve twelve artists all presenting work that is 12 inches...

  • Downtown Farmer's Market at rodney Square


    The 2017 season of the Downtown Wilmington Farmers Market at Rodney Square will begin May 3rd and operate every Wednesday, rain or shine, through...

  • Assemblage: A Regional Collective of Women Artists


    Assemblage is a group of 17 women artists from the greater Philadelphia area. While the artists exhibit individually throughout the region, they...



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

  • Garden Insider Talk: Inside the Interns' Garden


    Winterthur's horticulture interns share their behind-the-scenes experiences in the Winterthur Garden in this conversational-style...

  • Creature Feature @ Brandywine Zoo


      Creature Feature is a close encounter with one of our zoo education animals. Meet a scaled, furry, or prickly friend; ask questions and learn...

  • $19 Crab Feast


    Get your crab pickin' skills ready - we're offering up a $19 Crab Feast at the Seafood House in Ocean City! Your Crab Feast includes: 5 medium...

  • Phillips Crab House Now Open


    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,...

  • Conjunto Philadelphia


    Conjunto Philadelphia is a musical ensemble based in the Philadelphia area performing the music of Pre-Revolutionary Cuba. The group's main...

  • Bike & Hike: Dog Days of Summer Presented by Dogfish Head Craft Brewery


    Bring your canine companion to Hagley for this week’s Bike and Hike. Visit areas normally closed to foot traffic. Bring a picnic or dine at the...

  • Party on the Patio


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

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