Wilmington, with a population of 70,851, is the largest city in Delaware and is located between Washington and New York. It is a corporate hub in the region and is known for being “The Corporate Capital of the World,” being home to over half of the Fortune 500 companies.
A variety of different lifestyles can be found in Wilmington. Having attracted people of different ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds, Wilmington offers exclusive downtown residencies for families, renovated Victorian era buildings and high-rise condos in a good neighborhood. The hills over the city, minutes from the city’s business center offer a quiet lifestyle in luxury mansions. Finding a place to live in Wilmington is an easy task as there is plenty of real estate and the prices, both to buy and rent, are still affordable, not unlike the real estate in Knoxville, Tennessee. High quality education is available and the shopping mall is offers tax-free goods.
Things to Do
Wilmington has a rich history, and offers plenty of activities and places to visit.There are 552 acres of public parks among them the Brandywine Zoo, running trails, areas for recreational activities both for adults and children and picnic areas, that offer an ideal scenery for those that like being in the open air. The Playhouse and the Grand Opera House offer plays, concerts, musicals, opera and all kinds of performances by local and world renowned artists. Internationally acclaimed historical buildings such as the Nemours Mansion and Gardens, Winterthur, Hagley Museum and Longwood Gardens definetelly worth a visit.
Joan of Arcadia has shown aerial shots of Wilmington, DE depicted as the imaginary city of Arcadia. Although Wilmington is the setting of the famous film Fight Club, outside shots were filmed in L.A. Mickey Rourke, in the film The Wrestler, had his final game in Wilmington. One of the crimes in the book, Cat and Mouse, happens in Wilmington. It has been used as the setting for episodes of TV series such as Criminal Minds and Bones among others.