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Old 07-15-2011, 09:23 PM
 
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Hi. I was offered a teaching position at a charter school in Wilmington. The areas do seem a but shady but I would not live there just work there for the school year. We will probably live around Brandywine Hundred but that is all of the area I know of. Is Northwest Wilmington really dangerous? I am having a tough time on whether to take the position or not becuase it is a long work day (10 hrs a day!) and little pay, but it would get the teaching experience I need on my resume.
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Old 07-16-2011, 12:44 AM
 
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The area around the Charter School is not bad. Neither is Brandywine Hundred.

Of all the quadrants of Wilmington, the northwest quadrant is the only one without significant crime.

Stick to those areas, and you should be fine.
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Old 07-29-2011, 10:27 AM
 
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Default North Wilmington

Deteacher833,

I have just joined this forum because I am considering moving to the beach area soon from where I am living in Dover DE. But I saw your thread and I wanted to give you some info about North Wilmington in Brandywine Hundred.

I lived there for 18 years and raised my family there and I loved it. In fact if you are working at The Charter School in Wilmington my son went to Cab Calloway which is in the same bldg. Its an easy commute, about 15 minutes on picturesque back roads.

We lived in the Silverside/Shipley Road area in Talleyville. Nice schools , shopping, restaurants, lots of parks and family related activities, clean, safe, well established area. Beautiful new library, great Y. Easy commute up 95 to Philly and the airport.

Houses are mostly colonials, single family, very few townhouses or apartments. This can be a pricey area and it is an older area compared to areas south of the city such as Bear,so new construction is expensive and theres not a lot of it. They have good zoning regs for density etc.

Housing prices...I'm not sure now because I have not lived there for several years and the market has obviously changed..but I would say that houses here are $250,000 and up...way up in some cases.

I loved this area and still miss it.

Good luck with your search. Let me know if you have any questions and I will answer if I know.
Lynn

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Old 07-29-2011, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Greenville, Delaware
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Completely agree with what what lynn says above. I do follow the real estate market and I find that more typical house prices in the area are in the 325-400K range, although areas like Fairfax are more in the 200-250K range. There are other similarly priced areas farther out as you get close to Philadelphia Pike. The forestation of some of the North Wilmington area is absolutely fantastic and wonderful!
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Old 07-29-2011, 11:21 AM
 
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Completely agree with what what lynn says above. I do follow the real estate market and I find that more typical house prices in the area are in the 325-400K range, although areas like Fairfax are more in the 200-250K range. There are other similarly priced areas farther out as you get close to Philadelphia Pike. The forestation of some of the North Wilmington area is absolutely fantastic and wonderful!
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doctorjef,

I'm glad to hear houses in North WIlm are holding their value in this market. My ex still lives there

By the way.. I love Greenville. Beautiful area.
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Old 08-04-2011, 07:25 AM
 
Location: Wilmington
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Right around the corner from the charter school is Lancaster Village made of 2 story brick singles and doubles... I know 3 people who live there and like it a lot. Prices are affordable.
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