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Old 04-30-2012, 01:02 AM
 
Location: Queens, NY
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Hello people
I need some help. I currently live in Queens, NY and I'm considering the big move possibly moving to Delaware. I really don't know anything about anywhere besides NY and any advice would be much appreciated.

Well hear is some information about me
I'm 23 so I would want to move somewhere that doesn't have all retiress.

I have a 6 year old so schools are very important to me right now he is in the top school in his district.

I am running away from NYC to get away from the major hussle and bustle of the city and the extremely high rent prices. I would want to rent hopefully spending no more than $1000 a month for a two bedroom apt. I'm currently paying $1335 for a one bedroom which I think is quite ridiculious.

So people helpppp and O I need to move by August to get my son settled into our new place before school starts.

Thanksssss
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Old 04-30-2012, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Greenville, Delaware
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Uhm, is employment a consideration at all?
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Old 04-30-2012, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Queens, NY
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Uhm, is employment a consideration at all?
No right now that's not a concern seeing how I'm legally disabled.
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Old 04-30-2012, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Greenville, Delaware
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Given the age demographic that interests you, I would look in Newark (home to University of Delaware) or in Middletown (lots of young families). I'm not sure about your rental price point for something nice (not trashy or unsafe). Others here may be able to shed light on that. The school distirct for Middletown is much better than that covering Newark.

Delware has lots of retirees and seems "old" relative to many (most?) other places I've lived. That would be much less the case in the two places I suggested above.
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Old 04-30-2012, 04:44 PM
 
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Sonotemo,
Given that you are presently living in NYC, do you drive? People living in large cities tend to assume that there is always some sort of public transportation available.

I used to assume that most everyone learned to drive by the time they were 18, but, that is not always the case if you grew up in a large city. If you don't drive that could have a big impact on where you call home.

Mary2014
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Old 04-30-2012, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Queens, NY
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Given the age demographic that interests you, I would look in Newark (home to University of Delaware) or in Middletown (lots of young families). I'm not sure about your rental price point for something nice (not trashy or unsafe). Others here may be able to shed light on that. The school distirct for Middletown is much better than that covering Newark.

Delware has lots of retirees and seems "old" relative to many (most?) other places I've lived. That would be much less the case in the two places I suggested above.
I'm thinking Newark might be the place I'm running into that alt on my search. I spoke to a townhouse complex out there today and got some pretty promising information. I was told rent on a two bedroom woud be less than $1000 which is magnificent compared to the $1335 I pay for my one small bedroom here in NY. I haven't looked at Middleton but I will because the schools are a big thing for me.

Doctorjef, if you have any info that you think might be of help to me I woud greatly appreciate it. I'm moving 3hrs away from everyone I know so the more info, the better. Thanks
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Old 04-30-2012, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Queens, NY
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Sonotemo,
Given that you are presently living in NYC, do you drive? People living in large cities tend to assume that there is always some sort of public transportation available.

I used to assume that most everyone learned to drive by the time they were 18, but, that is not always the case if you grew up in a large city. If you don't drive that could have a big impact on where you call home.

Mary2014
Mary2014, you are completely right you don't need a car in NYC. I have literally 2 to 3 buses outside my window. Thankfully I have my license and a car. I don't like the city and the constant buses everywhere that's another reason I'm trying to move.
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Old 04-30-2012, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Greenville, Delaware
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I would definitely look at Middletown because of the schools. It is possible that rents could be a bit higher there, as there will be less inventory and relatively newer and possibly relatively more upmarket apts. Look at both Newark and Middletown --make a trip to see the places, because Middletown is very much a suburban bedroom community, while Newark is a small college town, larger and more established than Middletown.
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Old 04-30-2012, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Newark, DE
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Even better, there's a part of Newark that's covered by the school district in Middletown, that's where we live.
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Old 04-30-2012, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Queens, NY
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Even better, there's a part of Newark that's covered by the school district in Middletown, that's where we live.

O, Kristin that sounds great . I'm planning on making a trip down there next week is there any places specifically I should go? Also since you live there would you happen to know about the apartments in the area?
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