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Old 03-12-2009, 10:57 AM
 
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Hi,

I have seen some similar post to this but they were a few years old so I thought I'd create a new one with our specifics.

My husband is looking for jobs in Wilmington and we're wondering where we should live. Our original plan was to move to Philadelphia (suburbs) But he now thinks he might want to work in Wilmington so now we're also considering living there. We're relocating from Connecticut because it is just too expensive here.

We are a young family with a 2 1/2 year old and one on the way. We want a suburban area but close to the city (philly) We want good schools, because my so will be starting in a few years.

Not positive on our price range just yet but we'll likely be able to afford $350K-$450K.

Any info would be greatly appreciated!!
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Old 03-14-2009, 03:48 PM
 
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Acjasmin:

Your DH must have done good analysis ... Living in Delaware will definitely be the best move financially .. It is close to Philly and slightly farther away from Baltimore for any Big City activities you may be interested in..

Delaware has no sales tax, property taxes are very reasonable, Income tax laws allow for all Schedule A deductions ... Cost of living is resonable e.g. gas price today is $1.81/Gallon

If you are interested to maintain contact w/your current friends and family in CT you might choose to live in New Castle Co. (NCC) - northern-most, less rural and closest to NJ Turnpike.

There are several good locations within the NCC that will be appropriate and available in the price-range you mentioned - Northern-most area of NCC (coz closest to Philly) developed early and therefore, has well-established - also means older - neighorhoods in the price range you mentioned but if you decide on a location south-westerly you will be closer to Balto. or beaches or Chesapeake Bay - if that is of interest to you.

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Old 03-14-2009, 04:24 PM
 
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If schools are a priority, look over this site and compare the various districts in PA and Delaware: Schooldigger.com -- Search and compare elementary, middle, and high schools. or SchoolMatters - Home (http://www.schoolmatters.com/ - broken link)
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Old 03-16-2009, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Greenville, Delaware
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In your price range I would suggest the Brandywine Hundred (part of suburban "North Wilmington"). Other recent Wilmington relocation threads will further flesh out this matter for you.
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Old 07-02-2009, 04:40 PM
 
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Default House wanted in N. Wilmington, Delaware

We are looking for a home in the N. Wilmington, Delaware or surrounding area with a 2-car garage and a basement. We don't need to be near schools. If you or someone you know is interested in selling, please let us know. Thanks!
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