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Old 07-04-2010, 01:58 PM
 
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Forgive me if this has been posted already...

I would like to know the safest, affordable area in New Castle County.

I am looking to move to Delaware and want to know the best area in this county to raise a family... any help is appreciated, thank you in advance!
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Old 07-04-2010, 03:10 PM
 
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Depends on what you're looking for. I'm sure if you peruse the forum, you can find some answers to your questions.

We moved to Middletown in March. We focused on Middletown b/c we wanted a larger, newer, affordable home in a good school district that was still (more or less) close to conveniences. We really like it here. The pace of life is definitely slower than Northern Virginia (where we lived before DE) and I like that my kids can free range in the neighborhood.
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Old 07-05-2010, 11:39 AM
 
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The Appoquinimink School District areas likely fit what you are looking for. Some of the best schools in the state and most of the neighborhoods are very safe. Four bedroom, single family homes start in the mid-200k range and Middletown is filled with younger families and all the activities and programs they attract.

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Old 07-07-2010, 03:58 AM
 
Location: Dallas
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Thank you for the replies...


Hopeful to find a home in the less than 200k range, 4-5 bedrooms I have seen that out there, just not aware of the safety levels in those neighborhoods for wife/kids. (not sure how to search for homes with in-law aptment, if anyone knows a site that would list this please let me know)...


would ove to hear from others.
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Old 07-07-2010, 09:08 PM
 
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That might be a tall order in that price range..... you could try the Prices Corner/Richardson Park areas (zip codes 19804, 19805, 19808). Some of the older homes have "accessory dwellings" built on (in-law suites). The school district is good (Red Clay) but many of the neighborhoods are marginal.

Or maybe some of the working-class areas of north Wilmington... like Bellefonte, Gwinhurst, Holly Oak or Claymont. These are nice neighborhoods & in the Brandywine School District, also very good. But even here it may be difficult to keep it under $200 for a larger home.
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Old 07-08-2010, 03:43 AM
 
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Thank you for the reply...

I know for certain the 200k price range does exist (not as many in the 5 bdrm), I have found quite a few even in some of the "nicer areas" ...the main problem I had was finding the in-law apt or "accessory dwellings"... I will see if I can find this in my searches.

again thank you!
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