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Old 07-05-2011, 12:44 PM
 
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Hi all,

I have friends looking to possibly move in the Wilmington DE location their price range is 400k and they have 4 kids so school district is very important. How are the school districts? Is there diversity, as they are an African American family looking to settle in but not looking to be add family in or get stares.

Thanks
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Old 07-05-2011, 01:07 PM
 
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Hi all,

I have friends looking to possibly move in the Wilmington DE location their price range is 400k and they have 4 kids so school district is very important. How are the school districts? Is there diversity, as they are an African American family looking to settle in but not looking to be add family in or get stares.

Thanks
Too Vague. Wilmington is a city. Your price dictates a suburban house. The districts vary too much from one another to give you any specifics. If you give us a zip code, or development.. we can tell you about its district.

If you were talking about the city of Wilmington, it has one of the highest percentages of African Americans in the country. Schools, however, are horrendous. Of course, I doubt this is what was meant to be implied.

I can tell you that diversity is not an issue in Delaware. Delaware is extremely mixed and black friendly, especially the northern part.
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Old 07-05-2011, 01:44 PM
 
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Joe-They are looking in the Brandywine location, river front, I think Trolly square area, kids range from 3 years to 11 years old. Safe area with good school district, shopping eating and entertaining. Both parents are nurses one will likely work in the Philadelphia area.
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Old 07-05-2011, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Greenville, Delaware
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If they are looking in the Brandywine Hundred (I would assume you do not mean Brandywine Village, which is an entirely different kettle of rather stinky fish), most of that is going to be in the Brandywine School District, which is decent AFAIK; some of Brandywine Hundred may fall within the Red Clay school district, which is generally quite good. I wouldn't consider Trolley Square a terribly desireable neighborhood for young children -- it's relatively urban and oriented more toward young singles and young couples without kids (not to say that there aren't children in Trolley and the adjacent Forty Acres); likewise the riverfront/Justison Landing townhouses and condos -- I really don't think that's a very child-friendly environment. Brandywine Hundred is far more family-oriented.
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Old 07-06-2011, 09:03 PM
 
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If your friends desire to live in the City then by current attendance pattern their children will be bussed 9 out 12 years to the suburds. That is not necessarily bad but if both parents are working and the schools are not near the 'hood that one lives in, then there are appurtenant(sp) problems that the parents should be aware of.

Most parents who move to the City like to live in the Red Clay Consolidated SD but they also tend to snobbish.

I would recommend living near the hospital location and in the County so that getting to school from work in an emergency would be less stressful for the parent and the children.

Schools are pretty much wven (don't take the word of people and there are plenty of them on this forum - who feel capable of giving them, sans first-hand experience)

Good luck to your friends, in arriving at a decision!!
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