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Old 08-12-2020, 06:13 PM
 
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Hello, so I live in New York City but planning on moving. However due to a health condition I'm battling my doctor's told me driving is off limits for now. The place I will relocate to has to have good public transportation and affordable rent is always a good idea! I've been thinking about delaware but idk yet. All Opinions are appreciated, thank you.
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Old 08-12-2020, 10:13 PM
 
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Northern Delaware, the Wilmington area in New Castle County, is probably your best bet. They have bus and train service. I don't know what would be affordable rent for you, but you get what you pay for, depending on location and condition, as you know. The rest of Delaware (lower counties) have bus transportation, only. Mid and Southern Delaware are mostly rural.
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Old 08-13-2020, 02:29 PM
 
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Hello, so I live in New York City but planning on moving. However due to a health condition I'm battling my doctor's told me driving is off limits for now. The place I will relocate to has to have good public transportation and affordable rent is always a good idea! I've been thinking about delaware but idk yet. All Opinions are appreciated, thank you.
Northern Delaware is probably best for you. Please know that getting around within Delaware by public transportation is primarily by Bus. The train in Delaware doesn't really serve Delaware, rather it is a connector to Delaware from surrounding states.

For example Wilmington Station is the major station in Delaware. At WIL, Amtrack on the Northeast corridor running from Washington, DC. to Boston stops regularly. There is also a somewhat faster Amtrak train that stops at WIL, the Acela express. Amtrak does stop in Philadelphia, Trenton, NYC, and various other urban areas, i.e. it is a connector. Cost wise, Amtrak is not (in my opinion) as feasible for a daily commute.

There is also the South Eastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) train. It is more local like you would find in a city subway. SEPTA is primarily a Pennsylvania train, but the route that goes through Delaware has a stop at Claymont, Wilmington, limited at Churchman's Crossing, and Newark (next to University of Delaware).

The Maryland Area Regional Commuter (MARC) system is planning to extend their route that ends in Perryville, MD (20 miles from Newark, DE) to connect into Newark, DE. I'm not sure of the current progress.

https://delawarebusinesstimes.com/ne...are-marc-line/

Coming myself from Boston, MA the public transportation coverage in Delaware is not as rail centric as as you would expect in New York City and various burroughs. For the most part, it is bus in Delaware.
The trains that stop in Delaware are really connectors. Delaware does not have it's own rail system.

There are people who make it work in DE using the bus system as primary means of transport. There are others who use the connector trains to commute to work.
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Old 08-15-2020, 08:11 AM
 
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I know you posted in the DE forum, but you could consider downtown Philly probably as well as that would be very accessible to public transportation and there is a chance that even downtown Philly would be cheaper than where you are now.
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