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Old 10-05-2008, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Upper Mid W
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The Bluffs in Pike Creek?? (Sheldon Dr)
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Old 10-05-2008, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood, DE and beautiful SXM!
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Pike Creek area is very nice for young families.
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Old 10-05-2008, 03:30 PM
 
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The Bluffs are older apartments so maintenance may be an issue. As SXMgirl stated Pike Creek is a nice area to raise a family. Crime wise, it is much better than the other apartments listed, but keep in mind it is an apartment complex. A variety of people bringing a variety of problems. Some more tolerable than others. You should be okay. Do a google search of The Bluffs apartments in Newark, DE. There seems to be a mixed review about the complex. Other Complexes to consider in that area: Henderson Place and English Village (older complex too, may have maintenance issues)
Pike Creek Apartments to Avoid:
Heritage Court apatments on Milltown RD
Cynwood Club, Milltown RD
Red Clay Creek Apartments, Kirkwood HWY and Pike Creek RD
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Old 10-05-2008, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood, DE and beautiful SXM!
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If you are making the drive anyway, you might want to check out Greenville Place Apts. I know people who have lived there and they like it very much. I have no idea of rents/no. of bedrooms, etc., but it is in a nice area, but also convenient to almost everything. Baconator probably knows more about it.
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Old 10-05-2008, 10:25 PM
 
Location: Upper Mid W
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how about "Glen eagle village" (at Sandalwood dr)

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Old 10-06-2008, 06:01 AM
 
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Glen Eagle Village is Okay. Neither good nor Bad. Not sure if it's in your budget, but have you considered renting a house or townhouse?
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Old 10-06-2008, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Upper Mid W
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Default Fox-Run

I looked at Fox-Run at Woodchuck Place Bear, DE near Keane Elem. I believe its a decent area and how about the complex?
Seems large, mix of apts & town houses.

They have 3BR with all electric for heat/water heating/cooking/for w&dry etc. and we need to pay all for it ourselves. Water too. (except trash removal).
They say those apts have wood fireplace in the living room and some heating in the living room area can be done that way

Appx. what would be that cost? (Elec by Delmavar Power). If I say we'll dbl our current elec. consumption it will come to 850-900Kwh units!

On the other hand, some of their other buildings have GAS for heating/water heating and cooking. So we pay for gas&elec. They take care for water and trash.

Pl try get me some sort of cost-benefit analysis, (if you can take a look at your own bills, it will help)

Hope some of you would give me a heads up on this.

Thanks much !!
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Old 10-06-2008, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood, DE and beautiful SXM!
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I am looking at my current bill of $275.97. Very little a/c was used in the past month. A/C and heating can really raise the cost.

Electric: Transmission charge: 8.91 kW x $1.395000; Standard Service Charge: First: 500 kWh x .110652; Last 1339 x .110652

Gas was nominal at 9.56

I don't know if you can make any sense of this, but your bill should be much smaller living in an apartment.

Are you choosing the townhouse or apartment? I know people who have lived in both over the years. The complex is in a good location, but like everywhere, you cannot control your neighbors. I can say that you don't read about problems in the newspaper regarding the complex.

Maybe Baconator can chime in here.
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Old 10-06-2008, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Upper Mid W
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As for town houses and single homes ,
yes they seems eat into my budget. 'cos they mostly run from $1350-1500 and then we need to pay for elec. too. (Some times gas heating is provided and some times not) If I can keep my 3BR utility cost to about $200-250, Foxrun 3BR seems a good fit.
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Old 10-06-2008, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Upper Mid W
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I am looking at my current bill of $275.97. Very little a/c was used in the past month. A/C and heating can really raise the cost.......
Thanks, I m looking at 3BR apts at Foxrun.
So your total elec consumption was a total of 1840Kwh s ??
4-5 BR house?

That's for regular use+some a/c+cooking?. And I believe gas for water heating? and you may be using gas for area heating for winter too?.

NuvF
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