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lema

Philadelphia, PA

#555 Sep 12, 2013
notlocal wrote:
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Let me know when. I have a beautiful non development custom built home on two acres in the country surrounded by preserved land. Backs up to a pond. 5 minutes to Rt 1 - 10 to Rt. 95, but there are no street lights here, lots of wildlife and in 15 minutes I can be in center city Wilmington. I'd sell that one, but only to someone who appreciates the country.:-)
that is exactly what i want when i move to delaware in the next six months but at a reasonable price.you see i have a cna salery
TravelingTeacher

Wilmington, NC

#556 Jul 13, 2014
My husband and I live in NC and we are both teachers looking to relocate to DE. I am from PA and my husband is from MD. We can't move to either of those states bc it's too expensive to live there but we want to be closer to our families. I was hoping to get some information about living in the Milford and the surrounding areas. My in laws are retiring in Lewes and my parents are retiring in Rehoboth which will help. My husband and I both spent every summer as children in Rehoboth beach so we are very familiar with the beaches but not the surrounding areas. We would like to buy a house and raise a family and want to be surrounded by other new families and be in a good school district. We are both willing to commute for our jobs. Any suggestions of places to live? Need all the advice I can get! Thanks in advance!
Brutus Buckeye

Newark, DE

#557 Jul 31, 2014
Intrepid wrote:
Delaware sucks! I had the misfortune of moving here 9 years ago and I've spent the last 7 trying to get out! There is absolutely NOTHING to do in this crappy state. The shopping is non-existent- restaurants? What a laugh. Don't think the beach is a draw either unless you want to spend hours in traffic. Same goes for trying to get over the Bay bridge into Maryland... The people are just as big of hicks as anyone you'll find in the south except, they are dour and humourless. You can do better by moving anywhere else in my opinion. This is one boring state. If I had to move anywhere, I'd move up toward Wilmington where at least you could hit Philly..
Just moved to DE a little over a month ago and I couldn't agree more. Many of the people could fit right into the dual south. I was shocked that its not progressive here with Philly, D.C. and Baltimore be so close by. The only good thing about being here is the ability to get to a big city quick. The city is about 25 years behind most urban cities.
Brutus Buckeye

Newark, DE

#558 Jul 31, 2014
New Yorker for life wrote:
I lived in Wilmington, DE, for almost three years. Fortunately, I got the hell out. What a miserable, stagnant, boring, bland, and depressing place to live. Its motto is "the place to be somebody," but it should be changed to "we excel in mediocrity." Everyone jokes about how Wilmington has so much going for it--close to Philadelphia (yuck), close to the beach (Rehoboth is nice), and not too far from NYC or DC. However, no one can ever label something positive about the city itself. Urban revitalization has stalled, suburban planning is a joke, homelessness and crime abound, and generally, most of the residents are buffoons with a mutated Philly accent. Trolley Square is the "hip" place because of its bars and restaurants, but don't get your hopes up too high. It's not that exciting. Nearby Newark (pronounced New ARK) and Christiana fare a bit better in terms of quality of life, as do Chadds Ford and Kennet Square, which are just across the PA state line. During the time I lived there, absolutely nothing improved, with the exception of the renovated Queen Theater downtown, which attracts mid-level entertainment. The city itself has shamefully allowed two Wilmingtons to exist simultaneously: a rich, mostly white, professional class who only work downtown, and a shockingly poor, horribly uneducated, mostly black population who are stuck in cyclical unemployment. No successful initiative or solution has been proposed to unite the two communities because the rich simply don't care. The explanation was always "things just haven't been the same since the riots," which occurred over 40 YEARS AGO, in 1968, after MLK's assassination. Just another example of how apathetic the residents are--people were happy to sit back and use shell shock as an excuse to forgo progress. Sad. I'll never go back.
Your comments are right on target. Just moved here and I thought I was the only person who noticed that this place is ass backwards.

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