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Old 02-08-2012, 04:50 PM
 
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Hello! I've made a few visits to Wilmington, trying to decide on a neighborhood to purchase a home in. I will be an owner-occupant, and am looking forward to being either downtown or in a central location.

Does anyone have any feedback on living in Colonial Village? I was looking in Devon Park and wandered over and found a few likely places in what is called Colonial Village. Any input on safety, convenience, friendliness, etc, would be much appreciated!!

For comparison, I'm partial to downtown and Sunset Park. My budget doesn't encompass "top" neighborhoods, which is fine by me...it's just me and the hound, and we don't need to worry about school systems, large homes, etc. I'm arty and like access to downtown events and small classic vintage cottages and mature landscapes!

Thanks for any perspectives you have to share!
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Old 02-10-2012, 02:48 PM
 
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FTR, I had to look it up -- I'd never heard of that area being called "Colonial Village."

but, to give you some locations that are similar to Colonial Village and Sunset Park --

try "Carolina Place", which is adjacent to the Ardmore / Carolina Heights neighborhood.

try Winter Park (Peachtree Ave, Pine Street)

and my personal recommendation, if you can afford it, would be the area off Rogersville Rd.

And then, it goes without saying, that downtown is full of places like you describe.

Safety is going to be an issue in nearly all those neighborhoods. Not that they are "awful", but rather, your little "Cutesy" houses are usually old, small, and adjacent to some less-safe apartment complexes, housing projects, and trailer parks. "Cutesy" houses in safe neighborhoods cost a fortune.
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Old 02-16-2012, 06:30 PM
 
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Thanks, so much le roi! I know what you mean about "Colonial Village." I had been calling it "Devon Park" but this was from realtor notes.

I settled on a cutesy cottage in what is called "downtown" but seems to me almost mid-town. Yes, the area is spotty, with good and sketchy stretches.

However, I met a neighbor who was very happy there and put in an offer.

Now I have new problems!! It seems the normal practice of realtors here to suddenly have "other offers" the very day you put in yours!

I'm going to post a new thread on that...thanks again, tho. I'm going to check out the area/s you mentioned, as back-up!
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