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Old 06-09-2011, 03:12 PM
 
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I have just been offered a job in Ridgely, MD. Since I am 24, a Penn State Grad, and currently living in Pittsburgh, I need to live around plenty of things to do. There doesn't seem to be a lot of that in Maryland, so some of the people I talked to suggested Dover, since it is only 25 miles from where I will be working.

I was wondering where the young areas were, where other 20 somethings live. I am OK with not living in a downtown area, but I need shopping and movie theaters and nice places to go and restaurants and some sort of night life.

I just wondered if there were any recommendations, advice, warnings, ect.

Thank You So Much!
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Old 06-09-2011, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Greenville, Delaware
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How far would Newark be from your job in MD? More to do there with UD than in Dover with the much smaller DelState and the tiny Wesley College. Plus Newark will also give you better access to stuff in Wilmington and in Philly for that matter. The 20-something places are going to be a lot more limited in Dover, although you are closer to the beaches.
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Old 06-09-2011, 04:16 PM
 
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I have just been offered a job in Ridgely, MD. Since I am 24, a Penn State Grad, and currently living in Pittsburgh, I need to live around plenty of things to do. There doesn't seem to be a lot of that in Maryland, so some of the people I talked to suggested Dover, since it is only 25 miles from where I will be working.

I was wondering where the young areas were, where other 20 somethings live. I am OK with not living in a downtown area, but I need shopping and movie theaters and nice places to go and restaurants and some sort of night life.
I just wondered if there were any recommendations, advice, warnings, ect.
Thank You So Much!
Hello There! I live 8 minutes from the downtown Dover area, not your age for goodness sakes, but I know where the young people go. Downtown Dover has Smithers, Loockerman Exchange, Fraziers' on the Water, Golden Fleece, and 2-3 other bars/taverns/pubs, within a 2 block area. Wesley College, Delaware State University, Wilmington College, and Del Tech Community College make up a large portion of young people out on weekends. Dotted along Route 13, there are other places young people gather for fun, TGIF, Bubbas and others I don't know the names of. McGlynns Pub is a favorite on South State St. In the Dover Downs Casino, the favorite young gathering places are the Fire & Ice Lounge, and Doc McGrogans Oyster House. There are lots of restaurants in Dover, both chain, and specialty, and we know everybody has a different opinion as to what is "nice" or "good". But, we have plenty from which to choose. Dover has a thriving live music scene Wednesday through Sunday nights. You don't have to go to bars to have fun, either. Dover has candlelight tours of the historic areas in the City of Dover, and every weekend there's something going on. Every Thursday night all summer there's live music on The Green with people of all ages gathering. Shopping is limited to the Dover Mall, as well as the movie theater, and there's one bowling alley. The Dover Mall is adjacent to a few strip centers, and about 3 miles south in the Camden area, there are more shopping centers and a WalMart. We have a Kent County library, and a Dover library. Dover is about 40 minutes north of Rehoboth Beach, which has even more entertainment and nice restaurants. During June & July, most of the college people are gone from Dover, but when they come back in mid-August, we really know it!

BTW, my granddaughter goes to college in Pittsburgh, and loves coming down to Dover for fun weekends to be with her Wesley College friends. Obviously, she knows more about the fun places in Dover than I do.
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Old 06-09-2011, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Greenville, Delaware
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rdlr knows a lot about the Dove vicinity, but I'd still suggest checking out Newark and whether it is sufficiently convenient to your job site in MD. I'm aware of most of the places that rdlr mentioned but I'd question that they really make up a scene that could compete with Newark and the University of Delaware. Having said that, the scene anywhere in DE is going to be relatively modest and small -- which doesn't mean that it can't be fun.
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