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Old 06-08-2010, 07:16 AM
 
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Hi,

My husband and I are now living in rural nw NC. We originally come from Long Island and the taxes were way too high there. Recently retired, we want to relocate back up North closer to the kids.....just can't afford NY. Can anyone advise some good towns in Kent county. (New Castle seems a bit high.) Looking for a rural area with a bit of property......not on shore. Concerns are crime rate and tornados....... Any adivce is greatly appreciated.
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Old 06-09-2010, 09:20 AM
 
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Consider the Greenwood, DE area. I've been impressed with the town, area and real estate opportunities.
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Old 06-09-2010, 10:09 AM
 
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I live in Magnolia In Kent County.

There are many nice small towns in Central De (kent co.)

Rural setting and close to the beach without living with a ton of traffic.

there are many 55+ communities to choose from too in Kent Co.....fee simple and land lease! FYI!

Good luck.
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Old 06-09-2010, 05:08 PM
 
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Thanks for both of your inputs. Elizamary, I've been thinking about about Magnolia too. My hubby would rather have more property and I think a 55+ community wouldn't be exactly right for us. I have a question about the weather.....i.e. tornados.....do you get much of that in your area? That is a major concern.

Thanks.....
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Old 06-10-2010, 06:47 AM
 
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Hi boerlady.


Plenty of land here in Magnolia also in neighboring towns/subdivisions whatever you want to call them.
Milford, camden, Wyoming, harrington, fredericka and so on......
Nice rural little towns and No........No tornados.

I"m sure one has passed through at one time or another but to my knowledge it is definately not a regular occurence.

We have lived here 3 years and found the weather to be on the mild side except for this past winter. Big shocker but it was all over the world too.
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Old 06-10-2010, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Kent County, DE
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Thanks for both of your inputs. Elizamary, I've been thinking about about Magnolia too. My hubby would rather have more property and I think a 55+ community wouldn't be exactly right for us. I have a question about the weather.....i.e. tornados.....do you get much of that in your area? That is a major concern.

Thanks.....
I would not worry too much regarding tornadoes in our area. Even hurricanes usually die out or go to sea before hitting here. We do have some hefty winds, nor'easters and little twisters from time to time but they usually only cause minor damage if any when they pass through. As far as crime goes, most problems occur in Dover but after dark. We also live in Magnolia in a family neighborhood and feel very safe here. Our lots are 1/3 acre but there are many subdivisions in the area with 1/2+ lots. I would think you'd be able to find something with the acreage you desire in Kent County.
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Old 06-10-2010, 10:19 PM
 
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I live in the rural area of west of clayton and it's pretty nice here. Quiet and simple. If you go just a Marydel, Wyoming, magnolia, are nice too. lots of rural living here. and prepare to see lots of amish buggies and amish farms here. we have a pretty good sized local amish population. but they make great pies and they sell wonderful fruits and veggies. And as everyone said no tornadoes and relatively mild weather. Just avoid living anywhere near leipsic or close to dover downs. You'll get invaded by race fans twice a year. It gets crazy in Dover when they come!
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Old 06-12-2010, 10:00 AM
 
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Hi Boelady: My husband and I are in a similar position as you and your husband. We presently live in NJ, and are considering making a move to Delaware. My husband, like yours, wants a little bit of property around him and we feel the 55+ communities won't give us what we want. Although, I feel that if we are living in a new environment, it might be better to live in a community like the 55+ones so that we can meet people and join in activities. It's something we discuss a lot. Anyway...we're also looking at Kent county. We already took one trip there about a month ago and are looking forward to another trip soon. It looks like an area that we would feel comfortable in. It's also not too far from our kids and grandkids here in NJ.
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Old 06-12-2010, 05:17 PM
 
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I agree Camden/Wyoming is a good and friendly area.Far enough away from all the traffic and vacationers,but close enough to alot.And a short drive to the beach.
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