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Help us Relocate to Wilmington Area

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Help us Relocate to Wilmington Area

Hi there,

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.


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1. Re: Help us Relocate to Wilmington Area

The City of Wilmington's Trolley Square area meets most of your demands, except price. You can also try the City of Newark, but it's home to the University of Delaware. I don't know if you consider college students as kids. One last area is Olde New Castle. It's a lot older than the 20-30's, but it's very historic. If you decide on an incorporated area, don't forget you'll be paying local municipal taxes too. (along with school, county and sewer fees.) The City of Wilmington has a 1.75% wage tax, too.

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2. Re: Help us Relocate to Wilmington Area

This is basically a travel forum . Try posting your question on talkdelaware you would most likely get a lot more answers for local folks.

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