We currently live in Cherry Hill, NJ and have decided the time has come to get the heck out. The taxes (and rising prices of everything else) are really putting the squeeze on us and something has to give, and since giving up groceries and fuel for the car is out of the question, it's going to have be property taxes.
We are considering the Wilmington area because the lower property taxes and we'd like to remain close to the Phila. area, since that's where we work and where our family is.
This is what we like:
Older architecture (1920s - 1930s)
We like old-fashioned, historic-type towns/areas
We like "Main Streets"
3 - 4 bedroom house around $250-$300
Safe and relatively quiet area
Doesn't have to be in the city, but we like to be close to the action
We're in our 40s and no kids (school districts not an issue)
We're educated, liberal, professional, freethinking/somewhat non-conventional types (if that helps)
What we don't like:
1960s - 1970s architecture
Housing developments/cookie cutter suburbs
Areas teeming with kids and young families
Crime ridden areas
If you can suggest any neighborhoods/towns/areas that you think would be a good match for us, we'd really appreciate it. We are going to start taking drives down to the Wilmington area to check it out.