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Old 01-24-2011, 12:40 PM
 
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Have read many posts about how bad Middletown Village is. Is this true? Found a nice home for sale on Harvest lane. Is it the single home area that is bad or just the town house part.
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Old 01-24-2011, 01:58 PM
 
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If you are looking into Middletown (which is not northern Delaware), you could do better than starting in middletown Village.
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Old 01-31-2011, 08:20 AM
 
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I would say neither are great. There's a lot of crime and drug dealings in the entire neighborhood. You're better off trying somewhere else nearby.
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Old 01-31-2011, 02:34 PM
 
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In my travels to Walmart and getting the car washed...again, I decided to drive past Harvest Lane after seeing your post, since I actually drive thru Middletown Village after leaving the car wash. In my opinion, the area seems to be comprised of modest homes, twin homes and townhouses. I can't say that the area looked "bad". I think that area feeds to one of the newer elementary school in town and it is very close to the shopping area. My observations were that there are many apartments nearby. I also noticed signs for public transportation stops. Almost every home in the single home section had some sort of "stuff" in the backyard such as an above ground pool, shed, truck caps, etc. There were many cars and pickup trucks in driveways and parked in front of homes. The single homes looked to be about 1600-1800 sq ft with garages. There is so much snow that it is difficult to say/see if yards are maintained. Middletown Village Home Assoc. does have a website that you can google. I remember viewing it out when we were checking out the area before our move. There were comments from people living there however, most comments seemed to be outdated. Good luck.
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Old 02-01-2011, 04:10 AM
 
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It's not "bad" as in you should always fear for your safety. It's known for some small gang stuff, and some drugs here and there. Nothing outrageous or amongst the normal. I would say look elsewhere, but if nothing arises, Middletown Village isn't a horrible choice, just not the absolute best choice. You're right, a lot of the actual houses are nice. It's location is pretty ideal as well, with a lot of stores within 1/2 mile, close enough to Route 301/896, Route 1 and 13.
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Old 12-22-2011, 02:43 PM
 
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I have to add here, even though it's late. I closed on my home in Middletown Village in May of this year. We chose this location because we are in our late 40's wanted a ranch, but did not want to be forced into "55+" which is all that is available in this home style. We love kids, have 4 grown of our own, so a mixed young and older family neighborhood is what we sought out in a home that would have expandable space (basement) but be self-sufficient on one floor when 20-30 years passes and we need to have one floor. The location is AMAZING. There are many new businesses right off of 301 coming to the area over the next year, which is a HUGE advantage of not taking 15 extra minutes to get to Rte 1 from 299 which is overly congested and this will only get worse as 2,000+ jobs are created off of 301 over the next 2 years. I feel completely safe in this neighborhood and the neighbors themselves are wonderful. I have not seen any "gangs" or other undesireable activity. Many nights I or my guests have forgotten to lock their cars, but no one has bothered any of our belongings. Yes, there may be an above ground pool or two, and yes, a couple of "working" trucks that residents use for their work vehicles are parked here. That does not make Middletown Village undesireable, it means working folks live here. I must mention that at our home inspection, there were many little touches the builder did that make these homes solidly built, like the quality of the floor joists, etc. We are just seconds away from all conveniences and several ways to get around the congested traffic on 299 making this an ideal location now and even more so as this area grows in the future.
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Old 12-22-2011, 07:22 PM
 
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Glad you explored and made an educated decision. Enjoy your new digs! AND, thanks for the follow up! Welcome!

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I have to add here, even though it's late. I closed on my home in Middletown Village in May of this year. We chose this location because we are in our late 40's wanted a ranch, but did not want to be forced into "55+" which is all that is available in this home style. We love kids, have 4 grown of our own, so a mixed young and older family neighborhood is what we sought out in a home that would have expandable space (basement) but be self-sufficient on one floor when 20-30 years passes and we need to have one floor. The location is AMAZING. There are many new businesses right off of 301 coming to the area over the next year, which is a HUGE advantage of not taking 15 extra minutes to get to Rte 1 from 299 which is overly congested and this will only get worse as 2,000+ jobs are created off of 301 over the next 2 years. I feel completely safe in this neighborhood and the neighbors themselves are wonderful. I have not seen any "gangs" or other undesireable activity. Many nights I or my guests have forgotten to lock their cars, but no one has bothered any of our belongings. Yes, there may be an above ground pool or two, and yes, a couple of "working" trucks that residents use for their work vehicles are parked here. That does not make Middletown Village undesireable, it means working folks live here. I must mention that at our home inspection, there were many little touches the builder did that make these homes solidly built, like the quality of the floor joists, etc. We are just seconds away from all conveniences and several ways to get around the congested traffic on 299 making this an ideal location now and even more so as this area grows in the future.
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Old 12-29-2011, 12:40 PM
 
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Thanks for your comment, Dafrogman! Enjoying it like crazy! Happy new year to you!
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Old 12-29-2011, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Middletown, De
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You are in a great location, close to most things. Enjoy your new home.
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Old 12-29-2011, 06:10 PM
 
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Thanks for your comment, Dafrogman! Enjoying it like crazy! Happy new year to you!
And to you too!!!
Thx!!
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