Moving to Wilmington
Patriotic Girl

New Castle, PA

#1 Feb 2, 2013
Can people tell me about the hospital there,the economy and the general information of a town,please? Please,only serious answers..Thanks.
wilmingtonguy201 2

Fenton, MI

#2 Feb 3, 2013
well the hospital is basically an overgrown urgent care. any real emergency they will helicopter the patient out. the economy is the pits. people here are stuck on the dhl pull out from 2008. they seem to dwell on the past and hate to move on. the town itself is ok, the schools are the pits. there is a general sense of "give me" here. tons of unemployment, and always looking for a free handout. but if you are good with that, then come on down.

Hamilton, OH

#3 Feb 3, 2013
I hate hearing so much negativity about our little town. I have lived here pretty much my whole life besides my college years. It is not a bad town. The economy is tough but it is in Ohio in general. There are many projected additions to employment in the area this year- 2013 has a positive outlook.The hospital does have the reputation of a being a band-aid station but there is an excellent network of specialists in the Dayton-Cinncinnati corridor and therefore the hospital is doing right by its patients. The mother- baby care unit at CMH is excellent, I had my daughter there and plan to use it for any other children we have. You will find unbelievable deals on real estate in this community, of course as a result of the hardships. But this is mostly a good community. It's a small town, and some people who have little to compare it to may judge it more harshly than it deserves. : )
Patriotic Girl

Pittsburgh, PA

#4 Feb 3, 2013
Thanks for answering me..I appreciate it.We are retired so we are not too worried about jobs.Our youngest son is in college-premed and will be applying at med schools after another year(he is a Junior,now)..He is applying at Wright State,Ohio University and the University of Cincinnati..But he is applying in other states,also..So,it is not a definite move,as yet..We are interested in that area because we grew up in Dayton and can remember your area,but that was many years ago..We are interested in the lakes around there.Thanks again.

Delaware, OH

#5 Feb 4, 2013
well the town is ok but the cops don't give a crap about anyone but there selfs..the hosptials suck they just put a bandage on you and tell you to go home.. almost every one is hooked on drugs..there are no jobs and a lot of welfare..soo feel free to move n if you want ppl to rob you all the time and you want to be being real :)


#6 Feb 4, 2013
Try Greenfield it's much nicer and so are the people.
lot less thieves and druggis than wilmington
wilmingtonguy201 2

New York, NY

#7 Feb 5, 2013
Pyronica..I am not from wilmington. Luckily with my military career I was able to live in many different communites in this country. Now in my civilian career I have also live in 4 different communities. This one by far is the most depressing, helpless area I have ever lived in. The people need to realize DHL/Airborne Express is gone forever and wont be back. They need to get up, clean up, get dressed and move on with their lives. There are jobs all over this city, they are not the high paying jobs DHL paid, but there are jobs. Anyone with any self respect would go get one of these jobs. Your reference as the mother-baby care as being excellent?, what is your comparison? Many and anyone with a vehicle commute to cincinatti or dayton area to have their children because of the lack of care at this hospital. The job projections are just that, and have been that for 2+ years, projections. Nothing has come thru, nor will it. Do you want to know why? 1. This "republican" run city, believes in tax, tax, tax, or should I say, levy, levy, levy. No real business person would come to a city just to give more profits away. 2. Uneducated population. 3. Notorious drug and crime problem. 4. Lack of professionals in the area. I could go on and on. I am not being negative, I am speaking the truth.
Ms. Patriotic Girl. Do yourself a favor, do more research. Avoid this area until they decide to clean it up and make real improvements. There are so many more communities where you can retire and not worry about anything.
Patriotic Girl

Wexford, PA

#8 Feb 5, 2013
I am a realist and sometimes people think that I am being negative--I understand what you are saying..I found that people,years ago,were backward in Wilmington..Very country,hunters,etc.But we enjoyed the people when we would travel around and the lakes..My husband was traveling through Wilmington when the brothers went nuts with the police and I can't remember their names..But he was in the middle of it coming back from a job..I remember when the air force base was there.Thanks for all the info you're all giving me.

Taylor, MI

#9 Feb 6, 2013
I have lived in many different places and Wilmington was one of the worse. Drugs are terrible. There is always houses being broken into. So if u r retired, I wouldn't advise u to move to wilm. All of ur stuff will get stolen and then pawned for drugs. A lot of Teens, not all, think they are thugs and cause trouble. Seems like everyone is on welfare and nobody wants to work. Yes Dhl is gone but its time that ppl get their act together and get a job out of wilm if needed. There r some
Great people in wilm, but its few and far between. And expect people to start rumors about u for no reason. But main concern is the drugs being all over the place, its terrible. And second concern are burgleries. If u do move there, I wish u luck! Wilmington college is a good college to go to if ur sons interested n that. Oh and the hospital, its terrible. U go in and they diagnose u and 80% of the time it will b the wrong diagnoses.

Carroll, OH

#10 Feb 14, 2013
Moved here 15 years ago from a neighboring county. The town is far from perfect - but still a good place to live. We have adequate shopping for every day items and three metro areas for the "big shopping". We have our fair share of uneducated and druggies. We also have plenty of busy churches, book clubs, etc.
The hospital is not huge. But it's big enough to have twice saved my husband's life. We are small enough to easily get around and get personal attention. From my home to work (door to door) is less than 10 min. I can get to the grocery is a similar amount of time. We have a good public taxi service, too. Our library is good for a small town and is part of a large lending group so you can request almost anything you'd like. Wilmington fights the same problems that many small towns face. If you're looking for city services and entertainment - then that's where you should look to live. Check out demographics on "city " Compare education levels, obesity rates, crime rates,poverty and unemployment etc. You'll learn allot. Good luck in your search.
Patriotic Girl

Pittsburgh, PA

#11 Feb 15, 2013
I have looked on the city .I have found that sometimes it's not always the real info.We looked up the town where we live now and it was way off base!! We would have never moved here if we knew this..Thanks for being honest and for your info.

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