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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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  • Laura McMillan ~ New Works

    2017.11.03

    Laura McMillan New Works ~ Paintings, Painted Furniture & Oddities Laura enjoys working in a variety of media on many surfaces from...

  • New Tour! Small Wonders

    2017.11.18

    Take delight in the little things! Discover cupboards, cabinets, and entire rooms filled with treasures in miniature on this special tour. Floors...

  • Treasures on Trial: The Art and Science of Detecting Fakes

    2017.04.01

    The exhibition will examine artwork, couture, silver, sporting memorabilia, wine, musical instruments, antiquities, and stamps along with ceramics,...

  • Kalmar Nyckel: Volunteer Open House

    2017.02.11

    Are you interested in learning more about what volunteer opportunities the Kalmar Nyckel Foundation has to offer? Consider attending our Volunteer...

  • Eye on the Iconic Royal Splendor: The Coronation Gown from The Crown

    2017.10.20

    The new Winterthur exhibition series Eye on the Iconic, will debut October 20, 2017, with Royal Splendor: The Coronation Gown from The Crown,...

  • Fashion on All Fronts: Stories from the Wardrobe, 1914-1918

    2017.09.06

    Imagine the stories clothes from war could tell—about the people who wore them, the period’s fashion and lifestyle, and the war itself. That is...

  • Treasures on Trial Guided Gallery Walks

    2017.07.29

    Take a guided walk through the Treasures on Trial: The Art and Science of Detecting Fakes, every Saturday and Sunday at 11:30am, 1:00pm and 2:00pm.

  • Contemporary Chinese Carvings: Classic Concepts

    2017.09.06

    Stone carving style is influenced by many factors, such as tradition, available tools and material. The “Contemporary Chinese Carvings: Classic...

  • Faces in Black and White: Photography and Identity

    2017.09.06

    The human face conveys an array of emotions, but it also serves as a site of history, struggle, drama and inspiration. In the Mechanical Hall...

  • Small Wonder Jazz Singers Auditions

    2017.08.18

    Small Wonder Jazz Singers Auditions Led by Martin Lassman, the Small Wonder Jazz Singers offers the community a wonderful opportunity to sing...

  • Delaware Women’s Chorus Auditions

    2017.08.18

    Delaware Women’s Chorus Auditions Led by Music Director Joanne Ward, this ensemble is an artistic and nurturing experience for women who love to...

  • Wilmington Community Orchestra Auditions

    2017.08.18

    Wilmington Community Orchestra Auditions This accomplished amateur ensemble, led by Music Director Tiffany Lu, performs music from the standard...

  • RBFS National Theater Live presents "Yerma"

    2017.11.18

    The Rehoboth Beach Film Society announces the next play in the exciting series of National Theatre Live screenings. National Theatre Live is a...

  • Unionville Art Gala

    2017.11.17

    Unionville High School Art Gala celebrates its 42nd year!  This annual event showcases local celebrated working artists, UHS Alumni, and...

  • Peter and the Starcatcher

    2017.11.10

    Find out how it all began with Peter Pan with a magical presentation of "Peter and the Starcatcher".  Shows are at 8pm on November 10, 11th, 17th...

  • Spank in Concert

    2017.11.18

    George "Spanky" McCurdy is a Philadelphia-born American gospel/soul/pop/hip-hop drummer who has toured with Lady Gaga, Kanye, Diddy, The Backstreet...

  • An American Journey: The Art of John Sloan

    2017.10.21

    The first major retrospective exhibition of John Sloan’s work since 1988, An American Journey explores all facets of the artist’s long...

  • Tableau: The Art of Richard Cleaver

    2017.09.16

    Richard Cleaver creates elaborate figurative sculptures full of hidden compartments to capture the lives and secrets of historical figures and...

  • The Fabric of Life: Works in Fiber by the Harmony Weavers Guild

    2017.09.30

    Founded in 1971, the Harmony Weavers Guild is dedicated to the making of cloth—a process involving time-consuming techniques. Created by...

  • the seeing glass

    2017.11.18

    Inspired by the Delaware Art Museum’s Samuel and Mary R. Bancroft Collection of Pre-Raphaelite Art, collaborators Troy Richards and Knut...


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