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Old 09-18-2006, 12:20 PM
 
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I live in Southern California and am thinking of moving to Deleware (family in PA and NJ). Where would a young family (3 little ones) move to in Deleware. We like to be outdoors (A lot). Not interested in anything rural. Need some action/ a downtown would be nice... any thoughts?
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Old 09-19-2006, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood, DE and beautiful SXM!
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Pike Creek might be an area for your family. It is close to downtown Wilmington and Philly. Has Carousel Park. Decent shopping and restaurants, and probably many families like yours. Middletown is also family oriented. Probably a little more affordable with many new housing developments and schools.
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Old 11-03-2006, 03:15 PM
 
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I am from NJ near NYC and am considering New Castle County which does have some action. Pike Creek is very nice if you like development living. There is no downtown Pike Creek. Most of the strip malls are on Kirkwood Highway (Rt 2). You will have to use your car to get to everything. The closest downtown is Newark (pronounced New-Ark) and is host to the University of Delaware. It is nice place to walk around. It's about a 7-10 minute drive to downtown Newark from Pike Creek. Hockessin (pronounced HO-KES SIN) is also very nice which is adjacent to Pike Creek. The elementary schools in these areas are very good. For the future, research the Public High School Systems in this county. Look at the SAT scores, % going on to college, # of suspensions, etc. Learn about the School Choice program which, I believe, is also applicable to the elementary schools. There are also many charter and private schools to choose from. I don't live there yet but have done extensive research and I am still interested. It ain't NYC but the cost of living is low!
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