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Why Not Consider Buying A Mobile Home In Wilmington, DE?

Wilmington is the largest city in Delaware, and the county seat of New Castle County. Although it’s not Delaware’s state capital, it is nevertheless the center for much that goes on in the state. In particular, it has the state’s central business district.

However, it offers so much more that makes it so attractive as a place to live – a lovely downtown area full of colonial architecture, cultural and historic sites of interest, as well as a number of galleries, museums and theaters. It also has in excess of 500 acres of parks, with wonderful forests in close proximity as well as its own comprehensive network of hiking and cycling trails.

History

Wilmington, built on the site of Fort Christina and the settlement Kristinehamn, was named as being the first Swedish settlement built in North America. As a result of these Swedish influences, the city also included several other Swedish settlements. Wilmington was initially settled by the Lenape Indians led by Chief Mattahorn. This was immediately prior to Henry Hudson sailing up the Delaware River in 1609. Settlers and traders from the Swedish South Company arrived in 1638, and they bought Maax-waas Unk (Wilmington) from Chief Mattahorn, building Fort Christina at the mouth of the river. This then became the New Sweden colony headquarters. Colonel Johan Printz ruled the colony as governor under Swedish law from 1643 to 1653. Swedish rule in North America then ended in 1664 when the British arrived. It was after several wars between the English and Dutch that the British then ruled. In 1739, King George II granted a charter changing the city’s name to Willington, after British Prime Minister Spencer Compton, Earl of Wilmington, from Sussex in England. The British remained ruling Wilmington until 1778. In 1800, Eleuthère Irénée du Pont emigrated to the United States from France. In 1802, DuPont began making gunpowder in a mill just outside Wilmington, becoming a key supplier to the U.S. military. The city grew quickly during the Civil War, and by 1868 was manufacturing more iron ships than the rest of the USA combined. It was considered the top city in the USA for gunpowder and second for carriages and leather. The city's first park system was also established in the 19th century. The two World Wars relied heavily on various Wilmington industries that operated 24/7 to meet the demand. In the 1980s, national financial institutions arrived in Wilmington following the 1981 Financial Center Development Act, seeing many national and international banks, including Bank of America, Barclays Capital One and Chase operating out of the city.

Things to do in Wilmington

Downtown Wilmington has gained a reputation for itself as a journey's end for pioneering chefs and the food lovers they serve. The Wilmington dining scene is nothing short of quite fantastic. While there are plenty of fast-food choices, you’ll also find American Chinese, Italian, Jamaican, and Thai fine dining restaurants.

Downtown is also very popular with those who like to enjoy an urban stroll, visit the cultural attractions and listen to concerts and spontaneous music.
The Trolley Square area offers get-togethers, socializing opportunities, bar hopping, beer gardens, festivals, networking events and at weekends, plenty of live local music. The City also has 55 parks and various recreational facilities under its control across it. Wilmington offers superb multiple locations for weekend picnics, especially along the rivers that run through the city.

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Location

Wilmington is located in New Castle County, Delaware and the United States’ 543rd largest city, having a population of around 69,000. The city’s flag is the blue and yellow Swedish national flag with the seal of the city placed in the center of it. Wilmington is a mere 30 minutes from Philadelphia. Wilmington lies where the Brandywine and Christina Rivers meet, near where they flow into the Delaware River. According to United States Census Bureau data, the city covers 17 square miles (6 square miles, 36%, is water). Wilmington Neighborhoods Winterset Farms Mobile Home Community This rather charming mobile home park is located on Ebright Road, some 7 miles north-north-east of Wilmington where it straddles the Delaware/Pennsylvania border. It is quite historic, as it was originally the final stop on the Underground Railroad in 1834, where the original house is now an office for the mobile home park. There are brand new and existing homes, or you can “bring your own”. The park is near major access routes and 20 miles from Downtown Philadelphia, as well as close to the cultural centers, historical landmarks and tax-free shopping in Wilmington. It sits on both sides of the world-famous Mason Dixon Line, Delaware on one side and Pennsylvania on the other. It’s near Brandywine Town Center and Concord High School and is the perfect community for young couples starting out, existing families and seniors. Murray Manor Located on Old Capitol Trail about 7 miles to the west of Downtown Wilmington, this charming mobile home park caters to all your needs, especially if you are a family with young children. Brandywine Creek, Delaware Art Museum and Rodney Square, with all their attractions, are nearby, offering a great diversity of activities for all. For shoppers, there’s the Christiana Mall and a branch of Macy’s, as well as a Home Depot and Target. There is a children’s playground on site and pets are welcome. Waterford Estates Park Located in Bear, nine miles south west of Wilmington, and 10 miles from the coast, this park is an all-age, pet-welcoming park. It is one that features a host of amenities for residents, such as a baseball field, basketball courts, playgrounds, roller hockey, tennis courts and a walking/running path. It is near to some great shopping and restaurants, as well as Sunset Lake Reserve and Glasgow Regional Park. Royal Palms Community This Wilmington mobile home park is a very welcoming community located to the south west of the city along Carolina Beach Road. It boasts a peaceful coastal lifestyle where you can feel the superb sea breezes. Wilmington’s downtown river district and its amenities, the city’s historic neighborhoods and Cape Fear River are within easy reach, as are the Carolina, Kure and Wrightsville Beaches. Residents have some great on-site facilities to enjoy, such as a children’s playground, picnic area and swimming pool. There are numerous attractions and facilities nearby in Wilmington, such as family-explore fun parks, golf, and great shopping.

Wilmington demographics

The average household income in Wilmington is $69,470, and residents have a median age of 35.6 years, 34.3 years for males, and 37.4 years for females.

Wilmington has relatively hot and humid summers, with winters being cool to cold. Rain is spread quite consistently throughout the year. The daily average July temperature is 76.8 °F (with summer thunderstorms), while for January, it’s 32.4 °F.

Arts in Wilmington

Mural in Spanish Harlem in New York City

With nine historic districts to choose from in the city, you’ll find the Delaware Art Museum and Delaware Museum of Natural History, not to forget the many galleries, gardens and museums to visit. There are also many ethnic festivals, such as the Greek Festival, the Polish festival, Haneef's African Festival, India Fest and Hispanic Week as part of the National Hispanic Month, usually held from September 15 – October 15 each year.
The Riverfront Blues Festival is held along Wilmington’s waterfront, running along the Delaware River. Rodney Square, located in downtown Wilmington, holds the week-long Clifford Brown Jazz Festival, which is the East Coast's largest, free, multi-day, outdoor music festival. There is also the Peoples' Festival, which is an annual tribute to Jamaican reggae giant Bob Marley, whose son was born in the city.
There are many galleries and museums, not forgetting the historic buildings tracing the heritage of the city and its environs. Also worth noting is Wilmington's annual Memorial Day parade, the oldest of its kind in the country. The annual tree-lighting ceremony for Christmas is held at Rockwood Museum and Park.

Nature lovers will find Brandywine Park, the largest urban park in Delaware, has the city’s zoo, as well as a sports stadium, formal gardens, picnic spots, sculptures and wooded trails.

Mural in Spanish Harlem in New York City

Schools in Wilmington

There are 223 preschools, 113 elementary schools, 54 middle schools, 34 high schools, 43 public district schools, 14 Public Charter schools and 243 private schools in Wilmington. The top-scoring elementary schools, measured against national educational criteria scoring out of 10 are, Linden Hill Elementary School (9) with 591 students, Brandywine Springs School (8) with 997 students and Odyssey Charter School (8) with 1,803 students. The top-scoring middle schools are Calloway (Cab) School of the Arts (9) with 932 students, Conrad Schools of Science (9) with 1,158 students, Brandywine Springs School and Odyssey Charter School. Calloway (Cab) School of the Arts, Conrad Schools of Science and Odyssey Charter School are the top three high schools.

Why Wilmington?

Living in Wilmington also provides opportunities for those interested in affordable real estate, and regardless of which Wilmington neighborhood is chosen, there's always something to do right around the corner.

Its art and culture scene, education and places of historic interest are enviable. All adding up to a great reason for buying a mobile home in Wilmington.

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