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Retirement Living in Greater Wilmington & Brandywine Valley - Delaware

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Area Description

Wilmington is a corporate haven and more than 70 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 on 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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Things to Do, Recreation & Fitness

   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 and county 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 and the Ladybug Festival in July, 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 Delaware Blue Coats are a farm team for the Philadelphia 76er's. A 2,500-seat Fieldhouse is under construction on the Riverfront and will be the new home of the Blue Coats. An 18-hole Mini Golf Course, a portable Ice Skating Rink and Constitution Yards Beer Garden are new additions on the Wilmington Riverfront. The list goes on and on!

Cultural Activities

Wilmington is a relatively small city with a population under 75,000 but it has big city amenities including a resident opera company, ballet and symphony and a choice of theaters 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.

Public transportation

Zip, Lyft and Uber cars are also available.

Medical Facilities

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


Monthly Temperatures / Rain / Snow

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain  Snow
 Jan  25.0  32.2  39.4  3.3 "  5.0 "
 Feb  27.0  34.8  42.6  2.8 "  5.1 "
 Mar  34.4  43.1  51.9  3.9 "  1.4 "
 Apr  43.1  53.0  62.8  3.4 "  0.1 "
 May  53.3  63.1  72.9  4.2 "  0.0 "
 Jun  62.6  72.1  81.7  3.5 "  0.0 "
 Jul  68.0  77.3  86.5  4.2 "  0.0 "
 Aug  66.6  75.5  84.5  3.4 "  0.0 "
 Sep  59.1  68.1  77.2  4.1 "  0.0 "
 Oct  47.0  56.3  65.7  3.0 "  0.0 "
 Nov  38.3  46.5  54.7  3.2 "  0.3 "
 Dec  29.7  37.0  44.3  3.3 "  1.8 "

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 & Brandywine Valley, DE

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

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Senior Housing Options

All types of housing options are available in the Greater Wilmington Area in a variety of price ranges designed to suit every budget. Property tax rates are extremely reasonable making the Wilmington Area a prime choice for retirees.

Senior Assistance in Greater Wilmington & Brandywine Valley, DE

Greater Wilmington & Brandywine Valley, Delaware offers the following assistance for seniors:

Job or Volunteer Opportunities

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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