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Old 06-25-2011, 10:28 AM
 
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Hi, I am new here. My husband & I are retiring and can't wait to get out of NJ. I guess you all know why. We are told that some areas of North DE are very nice. What areas of north DE, close driving distance to our kids in Philly, should we consider? I titled the thread "upscale" because I heard that there are a lot of crime filled towns in north DE. Thanks
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Old 06-25-2011, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Greenville, Delaware
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Westover Hills, Greenville, Centreville -- all immediately north of Wilmington proper. The Highlands and Wawaset Park, both neighborhoods within the Wilmington city limits. Various neighborhoods of "North Wilmington"/Brandywine Hundred/19803. The Alapocas neighborhood surrounding Wilmington Friends School. Pike Creek and Hockessin.
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Old 06-25-2011, 11:53 AM
 
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Default price ranges in these areas?

Thanks DoctorJef, would you have any idea of the price ranges for these areas? We are looking for a single family home, not a condo or an adult community just yet. thanks again
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Old 06-25-2011, 12:13 PM
 
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Wawaset, Westover Hills, Greenville, the Ardens.

I don't recommend Hockessin too much, because it really is unnecessarily out of the way.

In Greenville, you can go anywhere from $300k to $3m. In Brandywine Hundred, prepare to fork out 350 for a half decent place.

Do yourself a favor, and look at Brandywine Hundred in a nice development - you'll be 20 minutes from Philadelphia, close to retail, and find some nice, stable neighborhoods.
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Old 06-25-2011, 12:58 PM
 
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Thanks for the info Joe! I will check them out.
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Old 06-25-2011, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Lewes, Delaware
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I live in Brandywine Hundred and yea this place is as crime free as it gets, check out 19803 and 19810 zip codes. I live between two neighborhood right off Marsh rd near I95 between Carrcroft and Shellburne. Both are nice neighborhoods with alot of older people. So is Graylin Crest. Actually around here it would hard to find a bad neighborhood. Price wise homes in Graylin Crest are probably closer to the mid 200s. Other neighborhoods around 300. Like anywhere else prices have dropped and we have alot of foreclosures.
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Old 06-25-2011, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Greenville, Delaware
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Also Montchanin. Bigger question: what is your price range?
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Old 06-25-2011, 03:04 PM
 
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Well since we are retiring we want to keep expenses at a minimum. So we do not know the tax rate of the different areas, nor do we know the cost of utilities and water, car insurance, etc. So we were thinking no more than 350,000. Does that price give us an almost crime free area to live that is not a condo or a 55+ community, just a single family home.
BTW, are there any mother & daughter homes, or 2 family homes? I still have an unmarried daughter that still wants to live with us. Thanks again!

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Old 06-25-2011, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Ocean View, DE
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Agree regarding the above communities and 19810/19803 zip codes. I used to live on Foulk Road and my sister lives in Holiday Hills--never had any crime.
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Old 06-25-2011, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Greenville, Delaware
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For 350K you should be able to find something quite pleasant in Brandywine Hundred, zip codes 19803 or 19810 -- also known broadly as "North Wilmington" (not the City of Wilmington at all actually). You might also find something in Hockessin, although it is farther out and farther from I-95 (quite wooded and pretty up there, however).
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