American Spirit Lavishes Praise on Wilmington Attractions

Wilmington is the “heartbeat” of the First State

Homeowners exploring Wilmington homes for salearen’t the only ones discovering the many historical and recreational advantages of buying a home in the area. American Spirit Magazine recently did a glowing feature on what they call the “heartbeat” of Delaware: Wilmington, DE. According to the magazine, “Wilmington’s ample supply of history, public gardens and corporate clout belies its modest proportions.” So what is it about Wilmington and the surrounding areas that make it such an attractive, if somewhat unsung, destination on the I-95 corridor?

New homes in Delaware: minutes from living history

American Spirit highlights some of the major historical attractions to be found in and around Wilmington. Controlled first by the Swedes and later the Dutch in the 17th century, the log cabins built by settlers at Fort Christina are some of the oldest in the country, while Old Swedes Church, built in 1698, is one of the oldest standing Protestant churches in America. More early churches and residences can be found in the Quaker Hill Historic District and in Brandywine Village.

In addition to preserved historical landmarks, American Spirit highlights the “array of recreational options … for exploring local history, enjoying nature and appreciating world-class art.”

Wilmington’s many museums include:

  • Delaware Museum of Natural History
  • Delaware Art Museum
  • Delaware Historical Society
  • Delaware Children’s Museum
  • New Sweden Centre

The article makes special notice of other area attractions, such as:

  • The DuPont Estates:Many of the Brandywine Valley’s most luxurious estates are owned by the DuPont family, which has turned a number of them into public museums and gardens, featuring some of the country’s most notable botanical and horticultural displays.
  • Hagley Museum and Library:The central DuPont estate features the Georgian-style family mansion, which is open to the public and holds on display a wide variety of art and antiques. Visitors can also roam around the restored French gardens, or observe steam engine and gunpowder displays.
  • Winterthur Museum, Garden, Library:Features one of the country’s premiere collections of American decorative arts. Strolling around the lush and sprawling gardens, you might never know that the property was initially a successful dairy farm.
  • Mount Cuba Center:Green thumb central. A 650-acre non-profit institution devoted to horticultural research and the preservation of native flora, Mount Cuba offers gardening classes and tours.
  • Longwood Gardens:Located in nearby Kennett Square, PA, this arboretum and “horticultural sanctuary” features fountains, a conservatory, and the famous tulip field and lily pond.

New homes in Delaware: surrounded by history

Wilmington homes for sale in the master-planned community of Darley Green offer many advantages: affordable luxury, convenient location, a perfect combination of privacy and neighborhood togetherness, and multiple recreational and historical attractions only minutes from your doorstep. For homeowners looking to relocate from nearby New Jersey and Pennsylvania, there is an additional incentive: no sales tax in Delaware, and significantly lower property taxes.

If you would like to learn more about new homes for sale in Delaware, then consider Darley Green, in the Claymont Renaissance District. Contact Amy Maluski, Community Sales Manager, at 302.655.2600. Model homes are available for viewing every day from 11AM-6PM.