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Old 05-27-2008, 10:54 PM
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Hi all,

I just graduated and will be relocating to Wilmington for a job which begins in mid-June. I was hoping the friendly folks here can provide some help with my relocation.

I will be new to the DE/PA area and basically will not know anyone. Here's a list of some preferences, in order, that I am considering:

- Short commute to Wilmington; max 20-25 min (work address is on 202/Righter Parkway)
- Quiet neighborhood preferred (working 60 hrs weekly; 8-8 daily),
- Neighborhood/surrounding areas still conducive for young professionals, good social interaction (i.e. bars, etc.)
- 1 Bedroom, price range $600-800; stress on a quiet neighborhood as described above

I visited the area last week, and was really shocked by the market rents. I have already cruised through Glen Mills, Chadds Ford and the rents for 1 BR at Windsor and Springhouse ranged from $1100-$1300.

Seeing how my work starts in about two and half weeks, finding a roommate on CL may not be possible. Are there any apartment complexes around Glen Mills/Chadds Ford (1 BR) that would cater to my price range?

Any help is appreciated.

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Old 05-28-2008, 04:58 AM
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If you are single and not looking for schools, why not just live in Wilmington? There will be many more young(ish) single people in the city then in the suburbs and alot more things to do. If you don't want to live in Wilmington, you could think of Newark - a very liveable large town within commuting distance. Newark is a college town, and there would be more rental opportunities.
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Old 05-28-2008, 08:44 AM
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Second that Wilmington or by Foulk rd (theres a sports bar there) or maybe West Chester...
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Old 05-29-2008, 10:47 AM
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Isn't West Chester too far?

I'm running into the same problems as you are, Chris. I'm relocating to the area at the beginning of August and prefer to live alone. That's looking less and less likely. I'm going to be working in Ridley Park, PA. Have you considered shelling out the full rent for the first month or so and then finding a roommate in a 2-bed apt? If you find a nice place, let me know. I can use as many helpful hints as possible as I do my search.
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Old 05-30-2008, 05:10 AM
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The thing is Wilmington is not a bad place to live, especially for a single person. I don't get why people want to get a job in one place and live in another if the place where the job is located isn't bad. Or perhaps, CAVguyCZ, you already looked in Wilmington and couldn't find anything? If that's the case, I would still suggest staying in Delaware and just to live among young people, look around Newark instead of North into PA.
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