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Old 02-12-2011, 08:39 PM
 
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Hello all,
Just a quick question... I will be starting my first job soon in Wilmington DE, and have been looking at places to move. Since I am in my early twenties, have no attachments, and will be on the lookout for people in my similar situation, does anyone think that moving to Wilmington would be a bad idea? I have been doing research about the Trolley area, as well as the riverfront, but if I am willing to commute is it worth it? I have been looking at places in Philadelphia as well, and from what I have been reading, it looks like a better bet for me. I am fine with a commute if it is under an hour.

If anybody has any kind of experience that they think could be relevant to me, I would appreciate any input.
Thanks
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Old 02-12-2011, 08:40 PM
 
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I almost forgot, I will be moving from Raleigh, North Carolina.

go wolfpack
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Old 02-13-2011, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Newark, Delaware
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Cost of living is generally much less in Delaware. Do you have a job lined up? What type of recreational activities do you enjoy? Budget? The answers will help line you up.
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Old 02-13-2011, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Greenville, Delaware
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Traffic on I-95 is pretty bad and parts of the highway between Wilmington and Philly are quite out-of-date and hazardous. If this doesn't bother you, then a daily commute might not be that much of an aversive experience for you. I personally wouldn't want to do that, but I know people who live in Wilmington and commute to Philly daily for work (these are partnered individuals who prefer the life here in greater Wilmington but who have longstanding employment histories in Philly). It would be good if you could come hang out around Trolley Sq, Market Street, and the UD area of Newark (Main St. and its immediate area) some weekend before making a decision. Philly has a lot to offer but it's a pretty mad place IMO.
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Old 02-13-2011, 08:25 AM
 
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Thanks for your replies. I have been planning a weekend to come up and look around. I think I won't be able to make a decision until I can see everything in person.
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Old 02-13-2011, 12:26 PM
 
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Are you willing to give Philadelphia almost 5% of your income for the privilage of living in Philadelphia? Philiadephia taxes people who live in Philadelphia and work elsewhere as well as those who live outside of the city and work in Philadelphia as well as those who live and work in Philly.

If I worked in Wilmington there is no way I would choose to live in Philly from a financial standpoint.

Mary2014
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Old 02-13-2011, 12:28 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Live in DE. Taxes/cost of living are one reason. Quality of life compared to Philadelphia is another.
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Old 02-14-2011, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Newark, Delaware
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I commute even further than from Wilmington, I do the Newark to Philly trip everyday. I'm lucky in that I leave earlier than most and miss much of the traffic...

Now if I could just find that new job in Delaware...
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Old 02-14-2011, 07:31 PM
 
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Your first job?
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Old 02-15-2011, 01:39 PM
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Your first job?
It IS amazing how things have changed over the years, eh? I remember doing landscaping, mowing lawns, and painting when I was 14 years old.

I guess the fact that all the jobs have been moved overseas doesn't help the situation. "Trickle Down" DOES seem to have helped India and China, though
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