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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  • Hippo Haven Opens This Summer at Adventure Aquarium!

    2014.05.29

    This summer, Camden’s largest residents, Adventure Aquarium’s hippopotamuses Button and Genny, invite you to join them in their exciting new...

  • Retro·active: Performance Art from 1964–1987

    2014.06.14

    Organized to coincide with the Museum’s showing of Independent Curators International’s Performance...

  • Forging Faith, Building Freedom

    2013.09.27

    Forging Faith, Building Freedom: African American Faith Experiences in Delaware, 1800-1980, opening at the Delaware History Museum on September...

  • Kalmar Nyckel

    2014.05.22

    The Kalmar Nyckel Offers a wide array of sailing opportunities - from April through October.  Guests are invited to haul lines, set sails,...

  • Blue Rocks Home Game

    2014.04.08

    Come out and cheer on the Blue Rocks at Frawley Stadium!  Be sure to look at www.bluerocks.com for game times and special events and...

  • Introduction to Outdoor Rock Climbing

    2014.08.20

    Discover the basics of outdoor top rope climbing.  Get harnessed up and climb on our natural rock wall, after a brief introduction of equipment,...

  • Bariatric Information Seminar

    2014.08.20

    When diet and exercise aren’t enough to help you lose weight and keep it off, support and tools are available to help you meet your goals....

  • Performance Now

    2014.08.01

    Enjoy a survey of visual performance art at the start of the 21st century.

  • Performance Now

    2014.08.01

    The eye-opening exhibit presents a survey of visual performance art at the start of the 21st century.

  • Open Window

    2014.08.01

    Appreciate the view when Gallery One artists interpret this month’s theme. 

  • Milton Concert Series

    2014.07.01

    Enjoy free live music in Milton Memorial Park every Wednesday at 7 p.m. 

  • Hot Summer Group Show

    2014.08.01

    This rotating group show features works by The Station Gallery’s favorite and new artists. 

  • DCCA: A 35-Year History

    2014.08.01

    Coinciding with the 35th anniversary of the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, this exhibition charts the evolution of the institution...

  • Beach Bonfires

    2014.08.01

    Every Wednesday, get s’more out of your family vacation with a bonfire in Dewey Beach on Dagsworthy Street. Don’t forget to bring...

  • American Idols

    2014.07.05

    John Moran presents glass sculptures of presidential busts, recast as heroes of American reality television.

  • Birds in Action—Free Flight Program

    2014.08.20

    See hawks, owls and parrots up close and in flight.

  • Bugs: Outside the Box

    2014.06.14

    A butterfly with a 5-foot wing span? A 10-foot tall beetle? When it comes to bugs, the Delaware Museum of Natural History has all the creepy...

  • Costumes of Downton Abbey

    2014.04.01

    The Crawleys are skipping the Atlantic—well, their clothes are. If you’re anything like us, you’re having trouble thinking of...

  • Clear Space Summer Repertory

    2014.07.03

    Clear Space Theatre Company presents “Sordid Lives,” a dark comedy. 

  • Always … Patsy Cline

    2014.07.12

    See the tribute to one of the greatest singers of her generation.


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