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Old 08-16-2006, 11:02 AM
 
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I'm a mother of a small son and my husband and I are looking into moving to New Castle County. I'm looking for suggestions on good school districts. Also, any suggestions on towns to check out or stay away from would be helpful. We are looking for a safe suburban area with homes in the $300,000+ range. I've been searching online, but it's hard to know unless you have really lived there or near there. Any suggestions or comments would be appreciated. Thank you!
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Old 08-17-2006, 10:07 AM
 
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Default Pike Creek

Pike Creek is a suburb of the City of Wilmington, though your address would be Wilmington. It is my ideal place to live because homes range from $250k for a 60-year old ranch to $500K for a 6-year old colonial. It is the "best" school district in the northern part of the county, in my opinion. *WARNING* stay far away from the Christina School District - they have major financial problems trickle down effect = education quality drops.

Pike Creek has convenient shopping, a beautiful county park called Carousel Park (and equestrian center, lots of open space and trails, huge pond with dog park).

Research neighborhoods Hertiage Park, Limestone Hills, Linden Hill Village, Arundel, Carousel Knoll, etc. The zip is 19808 for search on a real estate under that zip code.

I personally am in the process of buying a single-family in the Wood Creek neighborhood (411 Greenwood). There are 3 others for sale in there on Woodward Drive...in the $300K price range.

Best of luck!
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Old 08-17-2006, 11:42 AM
 
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Mhess19966,
Thank you so much! Your info is extremely helpful. I will definitely look into the areas you suggested. Thanks again!
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Old 08-22-2006, 11:06 AM
 
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If you are looking for a good elementary school, the Olive B. Loss school in the Appoquinimink District is considered one of the best. Also, Southern Elementary in Colonial is excellent. There is a new elementary being built on Route 72, Wrangle Hill Elementary, also in the Colonial District.
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Old 11-03-2006, 08:51 PM
 
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Pike Creek is very nice. Hockessin (pronounced HO-KES SIN) is also very nice which is adjacent to Pike Creek. The elementary schools in these areas are very good. Research the Public High School Systems in this county. Look at the SAT scores, % going on to college, # of suspensions, etc. Learn about the School Choice program which, I believe, is also applicable to the elementary schools. There are also many charter and private schools to choose from.
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Old 12-06-2006, 01:20 PM
 
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I've lived in Pike Creek and it is very nice w/shops, parks, and scenery. Schools are good too. I now live in Middletown -the appoquinimik district is the best in southern New Castle County. Look at Middletown (fastest growing area in DE - great for home equity in the future), Odessa, Townsend. Nice homes from $300-600K. This area is a little more down to earth, while Pike Creek seems more hurried. Good luck in your search.
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