Wilmington, Delaware

Life in Wilmington, Deleware, explained by people who’ve lived in Wilmington:

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Wilmington Favorites

What’s your favorite thing about living in Wilmington?

  • It’s affordable and close to everything. Lots of beautiful parks. (Kevin, 4 years)
  • Convenient to PA. (Brandy, 11 years)
  • Neighborhoods. (Joan, 72 years)

Wilmington Least Favorites

What’s your least favorite thing about living in Wilmington?

  • Crime. (Kevin, 4 years)
  • Too much bureaucracy to address crime. (Brandy, 11 years)
  • Poor education. (Joan, 72 years)

Wilmington Things To Do

What are fun things to do in Wilmington?

  • City parks. Brandywine zoo. Festivals. (Kevin, 4 years)
  • Italian, Greek, Polish festivals, bars, cigar lounges, variety of restaurants. (Brandy, 11 years)
  • Arts Festival- walk Brandywine. (Joan, 72 years)

Wilmington’s Reputation

What’s Wilmington known for?

  • Crime and the Italian festival. (Kevin, 4 years)
  • Drugs and crime unfortunately. (Brandy, 11 years)
  • Formerly corporate centers. (Joan, 72 years)

Wilmington Crime

What’s the crime like in Wilmington? (hot spot areas, etc.)

  • Pockets of violent crime. Petty crime city wide. (Kevin, 4 years)
  • Depends on where you live, but not nearly as bad as outsiders believe. (Brandy, 11 years)
  • Annoying. (Joan, 72 years)

Wilmington Advice

Any advice for people moving to Wilmington?

  • Lock your car doors. (Kevin, 4 years)
  • Research the area, make friends with the nosy neighbor, learn who is your city rep and be involved. (Brandy, 11 years)
  • Put children in private/charter schools– join a church, any church. (Joan, 72 years)

Wilmington Stories

Share an experience you’ve had in Wilmington (fun, crazy, dangerous, etc.).

  • Caught an elderly man with a walker stealing my neighbor’s packages. (Kevin, 4 years)
  • Too many to recall, but the best ones were hanging out with friends and being able to walk home giggling. (Brandy, 11 years)
  • Shopping on Market Street; going to movies, library- taking kids to lunch and museums. (Joan, 72 years)

Wilmington’s Future

How do you think Wilmington will change over the next 10 years?

  • Hard to say. City council is inept and not addressing problems. Progress will be in spite of our elected officials. (Kevin, 4 years)
  • Hopefully for the better. I moved away two years ago and have seen some positive changes in my old area. (Brandy, 11 years)
  • Hopefully, the Riverfront will continue to bring people to the city. (Joan, 72 years)

Wilmington Facts

Any other interesting facts about Wilmington?

  • Lots of great festivals. (Kevin, 4 years)
  • A super small city with so many ethnic identities. You can cover Greek, Italian and Quaker areas with a 5 minute walk. (Brandy, 11 years)
  • Lots of history to explore! (Joan, 72 years)