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Old 03-25-2008, 01:12 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Which are the bad neighborhoods in Wilmington?

Which neighborhoods are the nice ones?
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Old 03-25-2008, 02:06 PM
 
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The suburbs
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Old 03-26-2008, 05:55 AM
 
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Depends on your definition of good and bad. If you consider houses that all the look the same, with vinyl siding, vinyl floors, low ceilings, and cost well over 300,00 dollars......North Wilmington (the "suburbs") is the place for you. If you are interested in being part of a nice revitalization, the City of Wilmington (Trolley Square not included) can make for great opportunity to get a cheap house with some great detail like big moldings, brick exterior, high ceilings. If you choose the city make sure you get a house with an updated heating system. Good Luck.
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Old 03-26-2008, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Utopia
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What part of Wilmington proper then would be good for a single, very active, 60 y.o. person? Trolley Square? Any other area or zip code inside Wilmington?
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Old 03-27-2008, 05:23 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Are there any older suburbs around Wilmington? I'm not fond of cookie cutter 1960s and newer developments. I really like older architecture (1920s-1930s) but tend to prefer suburban living over city living. I would consider city living, but I keep reading the crime is horrible in the city of Wilmington. Others say the crime is bad in certain areas, but other areas are safe.

By the way, my definition of "bad" is crime-ridden, run-down, low class, and also....as I said above, not crazy about cookie cutter developments.

My definition of "good" is safe, homes well-taken care of, middle to upper middle class, older architecture (not cookie cutter), and I LOVE old-fashioned Main Street towns, although I am not sure Delaware has these???


Your opinion?
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Old 03-27-2008, 06:13 AM
 
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and I LOVE old-fashioned Main Street towns, although I am not sure Delaware has these???
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I don't know of any "old-fashioned Main Street towns" in the Wilmington area. My work takes me in to urban center city Wilmington, and outlying suburban subdivisions. For the small town atmosphere, head down below the Chesapeake-Delaware Canal....Townsend, Odessa, Smyrna, and south
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Old 03-27-2008, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Silver Spring, MD/Washington DC
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My definition of "good" is safe, homes well-taken care of, middle to upper middle class, older architecture (not cookie cutter), and I LOVE old-fashioned Main Street towns, although I am not sure Delaware has these???
Newark. Some towns not too far from Wilmington that are in PA, like Media, would also fit the bill.
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Old 03-29-2008, 07:00 PM
 
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I have been away a long time, however Newport and adjacent Silview have homes as you describe. The downtown was quaint until the built the overpass.
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