The city of Wilmington, Delaware is situated in the Philadelphia metropolitan area.
Wilmington is a good city to buy a house in for those who prefer a calm atmosphere. There are over 150 parks nearby for residents to explore, such as Brandywine Creek State Park and Burrows Run Preserve, which makes it easy to reach them. This part of the Philadelphia metropolitan area is quiet overall, as the streets are quite peaceful - however noise can be bothersome near Delaware Turnpike, Interstate 495 or one of the railway lines.
In Wilmington, around half of the dwellings are townhouses, and the rest of the properties are mainly large apartment buildings, small apartment buildings, and single detached homes. Most of the houses available in the housing market in this city were constructed pre-1960, when a large proportion of the housing growth happened. This part of the Philadelphia metropolitan area also has a good choice of housing size options; it is quite easy to find properties ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. The proportions of home owners and renters are about even.
Both primary and secondary schools are easy to access on foot from most properties for sale in Wilmington. Along with public schools, there are also private schools at both the elementary and high school level. Regarding food, a supermarket is typically reachable within a rather short walk from most houses for sale in Wilmington. Residents benefit from over 350 restaurants and cafes as well.
Wilmington will attract physically active people as it is quite convenient for walking; many daily errands can be run on foot. Commuting by car is very convenient in Wilmington. It is easy to park, and many houses for sale are a reasonably short car ride from the nearest highway, such as Interstate 495. However, traveling by public transit is difficult in this part of the Philadelphia metropolitan area. Nevertheless, commuters are served by the Wilmington Station with access to the Wilmington/Newark Line. Residents benefit from about 30 bus lines, and most properties are near a bus stop.