Overall Niche Grade
- Public SchoolsB-
- Crime & SafetyC-
- Good for FamiliesB
- Cost of LivingB-
- Health & FitnessC+
- Outdoor ActivitiesA
Wilmington is a town in Delaware with a population of 70,904. Wilmington is in New Castle County. Living in Wilmington offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Wilmington there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Wilmington and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Wilmington are above average.
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Wilmington, like most communities, consists of many different kinds of people. We have bad and good. Mean and kind. Most people are just trying to stay a float. There are a few community gardens and centers to help lift the town's spirit. I live in one of the better parts of Wilmington. There are some places here that you wouldn't enjoy walking through. Places that you clench your bag when strolling by. Places that you might think twice when parking your car. Even though this town carries a lot of history on it's shoulders, it also has a lot of violence and brutality. Years ago the streets I walk on was used as an underground railroad that helped transport slaves. Like all places in this world, there's good and there's bad but in the end it's all what you make out of it.
I've lived my whole life, 27 years, in or around the city of Wilmington and I have seen people from all walks of life, in all predicaments in its streets. I love my city, even if it isn't as big as Philly, NYC, or DC, but it has heart and soul, and it just needs more people who believe in it to let it flourish the way it had in the past. I'm giving it four stars not because I think it's not great enough, but I think it can always be improved upon and pushed into a better direction. A green city initiative would be ideal for the size, population, and transportation here.
In terms of living here myself, I've felt a good living quality. I live in suburbs near the city, meaning I am quite used to being here, seeing as I've lived here all my life. The city is quite exciting and is nice to visit with some friends for a little bit of a fun time, but not too much in certain parts of the city. Sometimes there's violence in the city, which is a given as for any city, but I think that may be something to be aware of while visiting Wilmington.