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Old 03-28-2008, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Utopia
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Well, someone had to get this ball rolling, so I thought I would ask it.
I know some big ones without visiting yet (can't due to familial obligations, but will when I can):

1. Low tax base
2. Close proximity to great medical care
3. Close proximity to fantastic major metros (Philly, NYC, DC, etc.)
4. Close to lots of wonderful cultural activities
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Old 03-28-2008, 10:47 AM
 
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Well, someone had to get this ball rolling, so I thought I would ask it.
I know some big ones without visiting yet (can't due to familial obligations, but will when I can):

1. Low tax base
2. Close proximity to great medical care
3. Close proximity to fantastic major metros (Philly, NYC, DC, etc.)
4. Close to lots of wonderful cultural activities
5. close to the beach
6. mild winters
7. friendly people
8. less expensive housing
9. rural
10. fifties look in some areas.
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Old 03-28-2008, 06:45 PM
 
Location: rural North Carolina
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1. Brandywine - love that name. Sounds like a place in Middle Earth.
2. Tax free shopping.
3. Low taxes (overall)
4. Weather
5. Centrally located on East Coast
6. Small population = greater access to politicians
7. Delaware State Troopers
8. Woodlawn Trust areas (including Ramsey's farm)
9. Close to philly airport (although on the flight path - still overall a plus to me)
10. Winding back roads from 202 to Hockessin
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Old 03-28-2008, 09:30 PM
 
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5. close to the beach
6. mild winters
7. friendly people
8. less expensive housing
9. rural
10. fifties look in some areas.
Looks like I goofed. didn't realize you were talking about northern De
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Old 03-30-2008, 11:01 AM
 
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Winethur Museum
Longwood Gardens
Hagley Museum
the sun shining in the early morning on the new St. George's Bridge
Brandywine walking trails
The Riverfront on the Christina
Market Street renovations - Wilmington
I-95 and 495 escape routes over and around the City of Wilmington
close proximity to Chesapeake City....quaint, good restaurants, on the water
U of D Fighting Blue Hens
Tubby Raymond Stadium's great seating - UD
the beautiful hills of northern Newark, and Iron Hill
Deer Park Hotel/Inn - Newark
An abundance of small pubs having good entertainment - Newark, Wilmington
Interesting ethnic areas in Wilmington such as Brown Town, Little Italy, etc.
Beautiful churches such as, St. Hedwig's, St. Elizabeth's, St. Paul's - Wilmington
and, Willey's Farm Market, between Odessa and Blackbird

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Old 03-30-2008, 03:35 PM
 
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As the saying goes "Wilmington, two hours away from any place you would rather be." Thought that was too funny the first time I heard it. Actually I just moved back to Wilmington after a 10 year hiatus, and there are parts of the city I really do like. Now that I have a family, I cannot say enough about the parks in town, Rockford and Rockwood were regular stops last summer and fall. Looking forward to the warmer weather, but hold the humidity.
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Old 06-18-2010, 02:24 PM
 
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I am moving near University of Delaware, because my husband has a job there. I was wondering if you can give me any tips on where to live? I was worried about the cancer warnings there so I would like to know the "healthy" parts of the state. I read some of your suggestions on what to do and where to go, but I didn't know if you had any other suggestions are guidance to our move.
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Old 06-18-2010, 09:58 PM
 
Location: Greenville, Delaware
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North of Wilmington is SO beautiful, even if a rather small amount of land. Rolling hills, deep forest, water, winding roads, lovely farms, corn and cattle, old out-buildings, sheer cliffs, churches and graveyards. GREEN in excelsis! Flowering plants and fertile wildlife -- animals galore...
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