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Old 03-26-2008, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Utopia
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This will help those of us looking to possibly relocate to northern Delaware (Wilmington, Newark and so forth). Can you tell us what are the 10 things that you hate the most about living in Northern Delaware?
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Old 03-26-2008, 05:43 PM
 
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This will help those of us looking to possibly relocate to northern Delaware (Wilmington, Newark and so forth). Can you tell us what are the 10 things that you hate the most about living in Northern Delaware?
How is this helpful?
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Old 03-26-2008, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Mill Creek Hundred
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1.traffic
2.outsiders coming in that know how to fix things that aren't broken, just different than they are used to.
3.cars
4.driving 45 minutes to get 10 minutes away.
5.the people in the cars.
6.too many shopping centers.
7.poor planing of roadways.
8.all of the traffic with all of the cars with outsiders that know better than we do and other people in them driving 45 minutes to get 10 minutes away on the over congested roads going to the shopping centers.

i'll get back to you with the other 2. i have to go out right now...
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Old 03-26-2008, 07:20 PM
 
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The same can be said about many areas in many states. Have read a lot in this forum and in others as well, there's no perfect place, they all have their drawbacks, it depends on what one is looking for, one's lifestyle etc, what's good for one person may not be good for the next. It might be better to focus on the positive (although there's pro's and con's in everything).
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Old 03-26-2008, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Manhattan
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How about the humidity, does anyone have a problem with the humidity?? Have outsiders been known to get used to it? I'm excited to be moving to Delaware but am dreading the humidity...but it's a con I'm willing to put up with!
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Old 03-27-2008, 04:59 AM
 
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How about the humidity, does anyone have a problem with the humidity?? Have outsiders been known to get used to it? I'm excited to be moving to Delaware but am dreading the humidity...but it's a con I'm willing to put up with!
Yes, we have lots of humidity in the summer. I've been here forever, and it is definitely something to cope with. I work outside year round, and actually dread the humidity more than rain, snow, or sleet. Humidity, absolutely, will ruin a good looking head of hair! But, that's a trade-off for all the positives.
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Old 03-27-2008, 05:00 AM
 
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How about the humidity, does anyone have a problem with the humidity?? Have outsiders been known to get used to it? I'm excited to be moving to Delaware but am dreading the humidity...but it's a con I'm willing to put up with!
I just checked city-data's statistics on individual cities and compared Wilmington with Madison, Wisconsin, where your profile says you are. The relative humidity in Wilmington is actually lower than that of Madison. Remember that is relative humidity. Humidity is measured relative to temperature, so on extremely hot days, you might feel it. The average temperature curve for each of the two cities looks similar. I think you'll probably be OK.

Charley
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Old 03-27-2008, 05:18 AM
 
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I just checked city-data's statistics on individual cities and compared Wilmington with Madison, Wisconsin, where your profile says you are. The relative humidity in Wilmington is actually lower than that of Madison. Remember that is relative humidity. Humidity is measured relative to temperature, so on extremely hot days, you might feel it. The average temperature curve for each of the two cities looks similar. I think you'll probably be OK.Charley
On the other hand, I've found some City-Data statistics to be WAY off base. I've sent e-mails asking where they get this stuff, but never got a response. Come visit us in July/August, if there's a question, because each one of us has a different tolerance level. I'm a born/raised Delawarean, and don't have anything to compare Delaware's humidity with, other than visiting neighboring states (which also have high humidity in July/August). The migration to the Delaware Bay and Atlantic Ocean is a pleasant relief for many, with the wind blowing off of the cool waters. But another thing is, getting down there which, in itself, makes one sweat and irritable!
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Old 03-27-2008, 05:37 AM
 
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Unhappy Hated Delaware

Moved to Atlanta 12 years ago from Hockessin. Hated the mushroom odor. Had to pull my son out of Wilmington High school =he was afraid for his life. The whole area was 30 years in the past. When I first moved there from friendly Chicago, I would sometimes make a comment to another person in Acme grocery store, She looked right through me. The roads never got completed the years we were there. Years before we lived in Dover. Now that was in the mdi 80's and a mistake also. Company my husband worked for had a lot of back stabbing going on. Everyone knew your business and the schools taught to the lowest level. My son made A's and B's without opening a book. Needless to say I will never go back there again.
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Old 03-27-2008, 05:44 AM
 
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I just checked city-data's statistics on individual cities and compared Wilmington with Madison, Wisconsin, where your profile says you are. The relative humidity in Wilmington is actually lower than that of Madison. Remember that is relative humidity. Humidity is measured relative to temperature, so on extremely hot days, you might feel it. The average temperature curve for each of the two cities looks similar. I think you'll probably be OK.

Charley
I have lived in PA and find De to be no different in the humity factor.
We have our humid days and dry days just like PA.

Now Florida is another story. It was so humid down Florida this past Feb, that I couldn't stand it.
Floridia is a very humid state most of the year.
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