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Old 12-20-2007, 09:11 AM
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First, I'd be really cautious of the 10th and Monroe location...

I'm 27 and moved to the Newark/Wilmington area this August. I would be more than happy to help you with suggestions for places and sources. I had a hard time finding a good place, and finally settled on the Apartments at Pike Creek. My wife and I are pretty happy here - she commutes to AI duPont Children's Hospital 3 -4 times per day, about 11 miles.

However, if you're going to be at AIG, you'd probably want to be closer. Distance means nothing with the traffic here... 35-45 min. easy to go 10 miles for us.

Look for rentals in the 19803 and 19807 (Greenville) zip codes, to be really close to work. Trolley Square is also a great part of Wilmington.

If we had to do it all over, we'd probably move closer to the hospital.... but Pike Creek has some great communities.

Also, do yourself a favor and lookup the New Castle County's Crime Map (uses a google maps overlay to plot reported crime). Some really crappy apartment communities are mixed in with some good ones. Thats really my only complaint about Pike Creek.

I'm more than certain that you get what you pay for in Apartments. Plan to spend at least $900 - $1000 for a really decent place (in Pike Creek) -- might be less in Wilmington???

Originally Posted by Delmover View Post
I will be moving to DE in Jan to work for AIG(one Aig ctr).I am single,27 and would like to stay in DE not more than 10 miles from work.I am looking at some rental postings and I am finding a lot of apartments in Newark and came across one in N Monroe st and 10th street...how good is this place.

I am travelling up to DE in the second week of DEC hoping to look at a few places and finalize on something for my move in JAN.Where would it be good to start.

Thanks for all your help.
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Old 12-20-2007, 09:50 AM
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Carguy.......Sorry to hear about Franklin Street. I was up there a couple of years ago and took a photo of my grandmother's house, and it looked very good......renovated. You mention Browntown, and the polish neighborhood. Well my ancestors lived on Franklin Street, strictly a polish neighborhood at that time. I remember my mother talking about St. Hedwig's RC Church and their polish religious holidays celebrated up and down Franklin Street.....families sweeping their sidewalks and porches, visitations by the priests, and lots of camaraderie. How times change, huh?
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Old 10-12-2010, 08:19 AM
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Hello carguy2299 I am 20 and I will be moving to Wilmington with my mom. I was wondering if you could tell me more about it ex.'s good neighborhood/street names that way I can just avoid the bad ones.
I was also wondering if shop rite and Quick-Check are in good areas because I might work at both.
Also, are there any boardwalks in Wilmington? Or where are they? Thank you so much i appreciate your help. - Kelli
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Old 10-14-2010, 10:15 PM
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I wouldn't ask carguy anything, Kelli, as he thinks LA and NY are dangerous cities. He's obviously a little confused... or was... 3 years ago.

Wilmington doesn't have a boardwalk... it does have a riverfront, though.

You should not plan to work in the city of Wilmington. Just avoid it completely if you want a safe neighborhood. Stick to zip codes 19808, 19803, 19806, 19807, 19810, 19804, and the Newark Zip codes. Stay out of 19801, 19802, and 19805 and you should be fine.

Just because the address says Wilmington doesn't mean it is Wilmington.


Wilmington, DE 19801 : High crime, city of Wilmington
Wilmington, DE 19803 : Beautiful, safe suburbs, NOT city of Wilmington (borders PA)

They both say Wilmington, but the 19803 is just suburbs with a Wilmington postal address. Try those Zip codes.
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Old 10-14-2010, 11:22 PM
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Follow 13 south into Rt 1. You can hit the real boardwalk in a couple of hours. Best during the summer of course.
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Old 10-15-2010, 10:01 AM
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If Kelli wants to work at Shoprite then she is better off replacing 19804 with 19805 and add 19810, 19713 to Joe's list of zip codes.
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Old 10-15-2010, 01:40 PM
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Kelli, You might have better responses if you start your own thread. As Joe sort of mentioned, you bumped up a thread that's almost 3 years old. Carguy hasn't posted on city-data since January of 2008.
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Old 10-20-2010, 06:05 PM
Location: Newark, Delaware
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Well, in defense a lot of you guys say on similar new posts: "Search the forum, theres a topic on that".

It's going to happen.
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Old 08-27-2012, 06:11 PM
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New Brownstones were recently built in Browntown; thinking of purchasing, what is the area like at night?
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