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Retirement Living in Greater Wilmington - Delaware


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Area Description

Wilmington is a corporate haven and more than 50 percent of Fortune 500 Companies are incorporated in Delaware. Many people live and work in the City of Wilmington and there has been an enormous amount of residential development in Wilmington's Riverfront and along Market Street in Downtown Wilmington. Suburban towns surround the city so there are many choices and great amenities including museums, mansions and gardens and shopping, dining and entertainment are tax-free.

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   Delaware is the country's third friendliest states for biking. Route 100 and Route 52 are part of the National Scenic Byways, so beauty abounds. The Greater Wilmington Area has wonderful state parks as well as many pocket parks. There are private golf clubs and many excellent public golf facilities and tennis courts. Outdoor concerts, including the Annual DuPont Clifford Brown Jazz Festival in Downtown Wilmington in June, are popular throughout the season and there are more than 100 festivals scheduled every year. The Blue Rocks Baseball Team plays at Frawley Stadium and they are a franchise for the World Champion Kansas City Royals. The 87er's are a farm team for the Philadelphia 76er's and the 87er's play at the U of D Stadium in Newark, DE. Wilmington just opened an 18-hole Mini Golf Course in the Riverfront and Ice Skating is offered on a portable rink from the end of November through February. Constitution Yards Beer Garden is another new addition in the Wilmington Riverfront. The list goes on and on!

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Wilmington is a relatively small city with a population under 75,000 but it has big city amenities with resident opera, ballet and symphony and a choice of theatres and live performance venues. The University of Delaware is located in nearby Newark, DE and the Osher Center for Life Long Learning--run by the University of Delaware,is located in Wilmington. The area is steeped in museums, mansions and gardens. Everything if readily accessible and affordable--and there is no sales tax in Delaware.

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Zip cars and Uber are also available.

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A wide variety of medical facilities are available ranging from good hospitals, independent physicians and dentists and both home care and assisted living facilities.

Climate

Monthly Temperatures / Rainfall

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain
 Jan  25.0  32.2  39.4  3.3 "
 Feb  27.0  34.8  42.6  2.8 "
 Mar  34.4  43.1  51.9  3.9 "
 Apr  43.1  53.0  62.8  3.4 "
 May  53.3  63.1  72.9  4.2 "
 Jun  62.6  72.1  81.7  3.5 "
 Jul  68.0  77.3  86.5  4.2 "
 Aug  66.6  75.5  84.5  3.4 "
 Sep  59.1  68.1  77.2  4.1 "
 Oct  47.0  56.3  65.7  3.0 "
 Nov  38.3  46.5  54.7  3.2 "
 Dec  29.7  37.0  44.3  3.3 "


The climate in Greater Wilmington is generally mild, but the area does enjoy changing seasons. Snowfall is most likely to occur from January to March. Spring is beautiful when all the trees, shrubs and flowers awaken and this natural beauty continues through the summer. Fall is spectacular with the changing colors of the leaves and the clear, high blue skies.

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Cost of Living for Greater Wilmington, DE

Greater Wilmington, Delaware cost of living for Housing, Healthcare, Transportation, Taxes, Utilities, etc.:

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Senior Assistance in Greater Wilmington, DE

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Volunteer opportunities abound with charitable and non-profit organizations, arts organization and facilities, sporting events, ethnic festival, hospitals and recreational facilities

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