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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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  • Winter Group Show

    2016.02.05

    Our Winter Group Show features oil paintings by Rosemary Castiglioni, Jim Gears and Mary Ann Weselyk. Still-life paintings with...

  • First Saturday at First State Heritage Park

    2014.12.06

    First Saturdays in the First State Programs and events on the first Saturday of each month. Sites are open, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., check website...

  • DSU's Black History Month Celebration

    2016.01.28

    Delaware State University will feature the following events and exhibitions during its 2016 Black History Month celebration: Wednesday,...

  • Winter Weekends

    2016.01.04

    Guests can explore three floors of exhibitions in the Visitor Center, stroll along the river through dozens of historic structures from the...

  • 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...

  • RBFS Seeks Art Submissions

    2016.01.12

    For more information, please contact: Dave Ruffner ​Rehoboth Beach Film Society 107 Truitt Ave. Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971...

  • A World Beneath our Feet: Life in the Soil Revealed!

    2016.02.07

    One single teaspoon of soil contains more beneficial microorganisms than there are people living in the entire world today. These amazing...

  • "Death Trap"

    2016.01.29

    A successful writer of Broadway thrillers is struggling to overcome a dry spell when he receives a script from a student —a...

  • 3rd Race on the BIG DAY 5K and 1.5m Walk

    2016.02.07

    Location: Empowered Yoga, 2000 Pennsylvania Ave., Wilmington Time: Registration: 11:30 a.m., Race: 12:30 p.m. Fee: $20 (until the Thursday...

  • "Interior/Exterior: Inside Out"

    2016.01.23

    Regional artists Carol Tippit Woolworth, Catherine Drabkin, Pahl Alexander Hluchan, Colleen Randall and Dan Jackson explore the concept of...

  • Orchid Extravaganza

    2016.01.23

    Ditch the winter whites for a world of dazzling color at Longwood Gardens, where you can stroll through thousands of orchids in bloom....

  • Natural Selections: Andrew Wyeth Plant Studies

    2015.08.29

    Chances are, if you look out your windows, it’s pretty wintry. When was the last time you saw lush green plants in that view? We...

  • Winter Weekday Tours

    2016.01.04

    Two-hour guided tours are offered at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Guests will visit Eleutherian Mills Residence, the first du...

  • Writing as Healing

    2016.02.08

    Location: Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute, 4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark Time: 1p.m.-3 p.m. or 6 p.m.–8 p.m....

  • The Diabetes Connection

    2016.02.02

    Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will host a four-session diabetes educational program, The Diabetes Connection, on February 2, 9, 16, and 23...

  • Indoor Farmer Market

    2015.11.10

    East Coast Garden Center is holding our 2nd Annual Indoor Farmer's Market starting Nov. 10 from noon to 3 p.m. It wil be held...

  • After School Art Class

    2015.08.18

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

  • After School Art Class

    2015.08.18

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

  • Tobacco Cessation

    2016.01.12

    Participants must be at least 18 years old to register and be able to attend all sessions. For more information, contact Terry Towne, RN,...

  • Face-to-Face Smoking Cessation

    2016.02.09

    Location: Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute, 4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark Dates: Feb. 9, 16, 23; March 1...


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