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Old 02-12-2009, 09:37 PM
 
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Yeah, as someone who has lived in Delaware and primarily the Dover area for almost 20 years, for some people like myself, the Dover area isn't insanely boring, although for someone acquainted with a city life, I could see it.

Although, Dover isn't too far away from a place like Wilmington which has a relatively decent number of things to do.
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Old 02-13-2009, 02:52 PM
 
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It definitely seems like an interesting place, although we understand it will be different from the Northern VA/DC area. We love the proximity to all of the cities and the beaches, as well as the "small town" charm that Middletown seems to offer...

We're heading up tomorrow morning! I'll give a full report once we return. Thanks again for all of the advice and ideas!
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Old 02-13-2009, 04:11 PM
 
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It definitely seems like an interesting place, although we understand it will be different from the Northern VA/DC area. We love the proximity to all of the cities and the beaches, as well as the "small town" charm that Middletown seems to offer...

We're heading up tomorrow morning! I'll give a full report once we return. Thanks again for all of the advice and ideas!
Good luck to you on your trip and looking forward to your report

Anytime you are considering a place......it is best to visit and get a feel. This way you will know if it is right for you.
Hope you are able to stay a couple days.

I do understand DE is not for everyone but I know many transplants that have made the move and are quit satisfied.
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Old 02-20-2009, 07:19 PM
 
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Well, we went to Middletown last weekend and checked out almost all of the neighborhoods! It's a great area to raise a family and to have a slower pace of life. Not to mention that the homes in DE cost about half of what we own now...

After much consideration and concern about our finances (considering we'll take a loss on our house), we have decided to move! Any further advice on neighborhoods in Middletown? Also, we have looked into living in the southern portion of Bear. How bad would the commute be from Bear to Dover? Thanks again for all of your advice. Everyone from DE that we have met has been incredibly friendly and helpful.
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Old 02-21-2009, 06:19 AM
 
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Hi and thanks for reporting back

Yes De is cheaper living than most other places. That is why we moved here. Got more house for our money.

Middletown is nice. I know someone who lives there and she is very satisfied.

Good luck and I'm hoping others will chime in with their input.
anything else.......just give a hollar.

I don't know much about Bear but I can tell you the commute time between Middletown and Dover is about 20 min to a half hour.
You will be driving correct?
If so, I come right down route 1. Really easy and fast.
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Old 02-28-2009, 02:36 PM
 
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I wonder if Bear is still the famous traffice trap?
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Old 08-17-2009, 03:41 PM
 
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I was back on the forums today and found my original post so I thought I'd respond!

My husband and I relocated to Dover in April and moved into a temporary apartment. We close next week on our house in Middletown! We love it here so far, although we are still adjusting to the "lower, slower" pace of life. It seems like EVERYONE in DE is friendly and will go out of their way to be helpful.

Anyway, I consider us a Delaware success story.
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Old 08-17-2009, 04:20 PM
 
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Thanks for the follow-up report and congratulations on the move! I hope you both will be happy. Hubby and I are coming down next month to start our scouting. Seems a lot of people are in the various stages of research on DE!
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Old 08-17-2009, 08:13 PM
 
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Middletown is really nice. My daughter will be going to school in Middletown. We are also living in a temporary apartment till our house is ready. We will be living close to Middletown, but it is above the canal. I drove through Middletown today though and really liked it.
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Old 08-18-2009, 05:49 AM
 
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Anyway, I consider us a Delaware success story.
Doubly happy to see this message. Happy that you've come back to let us know you progressed and happy that it's been a success for you.

Congratulations. You are a Delaware success story! Now please stay with us so you can help to create new successes for others.
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