Thursday, March 13, 2008

Retire To Wilmington, Delaware

Wilmington is the largest city in the state of Delaware and is located at the confluence of the Christina River and Brandywine Creek, near where the Christina flows into the Delaware River. It is the county seat of New Castle County and one of the major cities in the Delaware Valley metropolitan area. The region is a choice place to live. We're the home of nationally known attractions and museums, such as Winterthur Museum & Country Estate; Longwood Gardens; Nemours Mansion & Gardens; Hagley Museum; the Delaware Art Museum; and the Brandywine River Museum. You can enjoy a weekend getaway in your own backyard!

Population: According to 2006 Census Bureau estimates, the population of the city is 72,876.

Transportation: Wilmington is served by the Wilmington Rail Station, with frequent service between Boston, Massachusetts, and Washington, DC. The closest major airport is Philadelphia International Airport. A few miles south of Wilmington is New Castle County Airport which will have commerical services via Skybus Airlines beginning March 7,2008 to Columbus, OH and Greensboro, NC.

Health Care: Christiana Care Health System
13 Reads Way, Ste. 203, New Castle, 19720 (Click for Map)
Phone: 302-733-1000

Weather: Current weather forecast for Wilmington, DE

Housing Costs: Estimated median house/condo value in 2005: $141,600 (it was $89,100 in 2000) Median gross rent in 2005: $736

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