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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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  • Summer Exercise Classes

    2015.06.01

    On the Beach: Yoga, 8-9 a.m. Sundays (Donation); Boot Camp, 8-9 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays ($10 per person); Pilates, 8-9 a.m. Tuesdays,...

  • Midway by Robert Kelly

    2015.07.02

    The Delaware Division of the Arts Mezzanine Gallery is pleased to present Midway, an exhibition of paper-based and pop-up sculpture by Robert Kelly...

  • International Conference on Transcriptomics

    2015.07.27

    Transcriptomics is a cross-disciplinary area mainly concerned with transcriptome analysis and RNA-Seq. It emphasizes on how the next...

  • Shrek the Musical Jr (Everett Theatre Summer Camp)

    2015.07.20

    Acting Camp In a faraway kingdom, the green ogre Shrek finds his swamp invaded by banished fairytale misfits, runaways who’ve been cast off by...

  • Nightscape: A Light and Sound Experience

    2015.07.01

    Coming July 1. Light. Sound. Spectacle. This summer explore the Gardens by day—and by night. Get ready for an immersive evening journey around...

  • Stories through Art (Gibby Center Summer Camp)

    2015.07.27

    Flying pirate ships, houses in the trees, and falling down a rabbit hole. If these tall tales seem to intrigue you, sign up for our Stories Through...

  • Summer Group Show & Framing Sale

    2015.07.01

    Our Summer Group Show features a variety of work by new artists and Gallery favorites. Art on display includes paintings, drawings, collage and...

  • GET IN THE GAME: USTA LEAGUE TEAM TENNIS REGISTRATION OPEN IN DELAWARE

    2015.06.10

    WHAT:                          USTA League Tennis is open in Delaware. Summer is a great time to get out the racquet,...

  • Summer Spectacular

    2015.06.01

    On View June 1 Through September 7 Explore our 86-acre Meadow Garden, elaborate treehouses, and our star attraction, the Waterlily Pools. Enjoy...

  • “Nocturne”

    2015.07.11

    July 11- August 3:  “Nocturne” Seven gallery artists inspired by the atmosphere of a quieter time of day: evening to dawn present paintings in...

  • “Nocturne”

    2015.07.11

    July 11- August 3:  “Nocturne” Seven gallery artists inspired by the atmosphere of a quieter time of day: evening to dawn present paintings in...

  • A Colorful Folk: Pennsylvania Germans & the Art of Everyday Life

    2015.03.01

    This comprehensive exhibition explores the unique world of the Pennsylvania Germans and their colorful folk art, including decorated manuscripts...

  • DREAM STREETS: ART IN WILMINGTON 1970–1990

    2015.06.27

    During the 1970s and 1980s, Wilmingtonians witnessed a flourishing artistic community and the establishment of many of the cultural pillars that...

  • A Colorful Folk: Pennsylvania Germans & The Art of Everyday Lives

    2015.03.01

    This comprehensive exhibition explores the unique world of the Pennsylvania Germans and their colorful folk art, including decorated manuscripts...

  • Christiana Care Smoking Cessation

    2015.01.06

    Christiana Care Smoking Cessation Classes 10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Helen F. Graham Cancer Center, 4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark...

  • LAYERING CONSTRUCTS: MARGO ALLMAN, CHARLES BURWELL, ANTONIO PURI

    2015.04.11

    Part of the Outlooks Exhibition Series, this exhibition brings together three contemporary abstract artists who use layering in their work. The...

  • Networking at Noon

    2015.07.28

    Come out and enjoy a FREE networking event sponsored by Costco Wholesale and Bella Vita. Make sure you bring plenty of business cards for this...

  • Happy Hour

    2015.07.02

    Join us at Phillips Seafood House in Ocean City for Happy Hour. Relax at our bar and lounge and enjoy some of our draft or domestic beers, select...

  • Super Summer Art Lessons

    2015.06.09

    Join us every Tuesday for this fun and educational enrichment activity. Students will learn to draw pictures from a variety of themes, including...

  • Movies on the Beach

    2015.06.15

    Monday nights at dusk.  Starting in September movies are moved to Friday nights. For a list of the movies visit the towns website,...


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