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Old 06-30-2009, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Arlington, VA
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I'm looking at possibly moving to Wilmington. Are there cool neighborhoods for singles in their 40's in the city where one can walk or bike to things?
The suburban life is not for me.
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Old 06-30-2009, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Greenville, Delaware
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Trolley Square, although it tends to be thought of as a cool neighborhood for 20-somethings. Nonetheless, if you are single and oriented toward urban life, it's the place to be. Forty Acres is a neighborhood that is contiguous with Trolley Square and often thought of by people as part of Trolley -- it could be good too.
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Old 06-30-2009, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood, DE and beautiful SXM!
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I agree with doctorjef. Trolley Square is convenient to everything. If I were single, that's where I would live.
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Old 06-30-2009, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Greenville, Delaware
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One warning about Trolley. If you have a car and have to park on the street, you will be taking an enhanced risk of getting sideswiped by hit and run drivers, as well as having some enhanced risk of your car being broken into. I know two people who've had their parked vehicles sideswiped outside their homes, and one of these also had his car broken into recently. The area is not a bad one, but it's centrally enough located that there is likely a greater incidence of petty crime than in some parts of town, plus there are a few bars that cater to the young, hip and sometimes irresponsible crowd, probably resulting in the cases of sideswiping parked cars. When we were house-hunting here my partner and I looked at a few places in Trolley (to buy, that is), all with garages. It's likely harder if you would be renting to find a place with off-street parking. We didn't buy in Trolley BTW because we didn't find what we were looking for, but I still very much like the area -- it's absolutely charming.
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Old 07-02-2009, 11:20 PM
 
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Full disclosure: I haven't lived in DE for about six years, although I have visited more recently. Still, we lived in Trolley Square and were quite happy. I don't like the suburbs either, and Trolley Square fit our needs. Some buildings seemed to attract a younger-crowd than others (and there are houses, too), but our building had a fair share of single people in their 40s. Unless the parking situation has changed dramatically (didn't have to deal with parking on more recent visits) the biggest parking hassle will be moving your car during the seemingly constant street cleaning days; of course this becomes less of an issue if you're driving to work during regular work hours. None of the apartments that we looked at came with off-street parking.
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Old 07-03-2009, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Arlington, VA
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Thanks for the replies. they were helpful.
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