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Old 12-03-2011, 06:41 AM
 
Location: Greenville, Delaware
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I've actually found the DMV in Wilmington/northern New Castle Co. fairly pleasant. I've not had a bad experience there, nor been treated rudely.
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Old 12-04-2011, 04:58 PM
 
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This list has Wilmington at #9 in America...

But then again I find #4 strange...

idk

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Old 12-09-2011, 04:54 PM
 
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Yea, Wilmington is pretty horrible. My husband works for DelDOT and the guys who do various things on the roads or signs at night can only do so with a police escort!
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Old 12-10-2011, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Greenville, Delaware
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I seriously wonder if the reason police are stationed at night time roadworks has only to do with protecting the workers -- maybe, in actuality, protecting both them and motorists from mutually injurious collisions.

There are reasonably safe neighborhoods within the city limits, though in terms of value for money and range of choices, one is probably better advised to live in the suburbs outside the city limits, especially if you are outside the young single or young childless couple demographic.
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Old 12-10-2011, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Center City
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I seriously wonder if the reason police are stationed at night time roadworks has only to do with protecting the workers -- maybe, in actuality, protecting both them and motorists from mutually injurious collisions.
I would look to the poster who made this claim to let us know. I could imagine if the work is begin done on the east side, a police presence would be welcome. I suspect such would not be necessary on Kentmere Parkway or Westover Hills.

This is a typical CD thread, where balance and reason has no place among a handful of folks. A couple of posters in this thread refuse to accept that Wilmington is like nearly every other city with its good and bad, safe and dangerous, rich and poor sections. We have those who claim Wilmington is the most ghettoized, crime-ridden city in the country while others chose to believe its all like Trolley Square. Both are being silly of course, but that's CD.
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Old 12-11-2011, 06:19 AM
 
Location: Greenville, Delaware
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Westover Hills, of course, is outside the city limits, so I'm assuming would not be what the poster in question was referring to as "Wilmington" (correctly, technically and legally). I would question whether areas of Wilmington proper around Pennsylvania Avenue, for example, need police protection for night streetworks, apart from alerting motorists to the presence of workmen, who would indeed be vulnerable to injury or death from a driver who failed to see the roadworks and crew.
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Old 12-11-2011, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Center City
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Westover Hills, of course, is outside the city limits, so I'm assuming would not be what the poster in question was referring to as "Wilmington" (correctly, technically and legally). I would question whether areas of Wilmington proper around Pennsylvania Avenue, for example, need police protection for night streetworks, apart from alerting motorists to the presence of workmen, who would indeed be vulnerable to injury or death from a driver who failed to see the roadworks and crew.
Regarding your first point, as a Delaware native who has twice lived within the city limits of Wilmington, I realize WH is just outside the corporate limits. As you have pointed out in other posts, many people refer to "Wilmington" as the metro area. The poster I was referencing may or may not have done so. This does not change the point of my post - that Wilmington (however the poster envisions it - city only or metro) has its safer and more dangerous areas.

That said, please exclude WH from my post as an example of a safer neighborhood if its inclusion somehow makes my point less clear to you. And yes, I concur that you can add PA Avenue and many other areas of the city to my listing of Kentmere Parkway. It was not my intent to create an exhaustive list of areas where police presence is likely not needed to protect the safety of DelDOT workers. I'll leave that to you, however, if you are so inclined.

That's all I have to say on this particular sideshow.
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Old 12-11-2011, 05:14 PM
 
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Yea, Wilmington is pretty horrible. My husband works for DelDOT and the guys who do various things on the roads or signs at night can only do so with a police escort!
This has also been confirmed by Delmarva Power employees who simply feel the city is to dangerous to work in a night time.
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Old 12-11-2011, 06:15 PM
 
Location: TX
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I don't know why anyone would move to the actual city of Wilmington anymore. It was nice 30 years ago, its becoming the new Camden. No way you could convince me otherwise, all of my family was WPD and the city will continue to deteriorate. I moved away 2 years ago.
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Old 12-11-2011, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Greenville, Delaware
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This just isn't true for the area of Wilmington that includes the Highlands, Rockwood Park/Delaware Art Museum area, Forty Acres, Trolley Sq, and Wawaset Park, as well as some other neighborhoods bordering Pennsylvania Ave. These are all areas within the City of Wilmington, albeit on the northwest side of I-95 and ending before Lancaster Ave (becomes Lancaster Pike farther north). Little Italy is somewhat a mixed bag, but is probably the least salubrious area within the general area bordering Pennsylvania Ave. I would not be afraid to buy in the Highlands, Wawaset Park or other adjacent areas. We looked at property in Wawaset Park and didn't buy there, but not at all due to the location.
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