History is Alive in Wilmington, Delaware

New homes in Wilmington close to historic attractions

In a recent article featured in The Washington Post, Audrey Hoffer heaps praise on the historic delights of New Castle, Delaware – a city that cherishes its colonial roots and spirit. The historic district of New Castle is brimming with buildings dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries, and despite its diminutive size, houses more than 500 historic structures, including the legendary Read House and Gardens – a classic example of Georgian and Federal architecture. Situated just six miles south of Wilmington, this region is alive with history, from the quaint cobblestone streets and Revolutionary-era buildings, to its steepled churches. 

New Castle Historic District declared a national landmark

Settled by the Dutch in 1651, New Castle looks and feels much the same as it did some 300 years ago, according to Hoffer. The entire district only spans five city blocks, but is full of historic manors and homes that conjure up images of life in a bygone era. Hoffer muses, “Strolling the town streets — Second, Third, Fourth, Harmony, Delaware, Market, The Strand — among the finely preserved homes, I feel as if I’m on the set of the ‘John Adams’ HBO miniseries.” The author also visited the Dutch House, “an adorable diminutive house with its long, sloping roof and its salmon-pink shutters and door is the oldest structure in town, probably built between 1690 and 1710. It was home to middle-class artisans such as blacksmiths and carpenters and today is furnished with Dutch colonial artifacts.”

Hoffer says that she traveled to New Castle looking for a glimpse of pure Americana and found it within the town’s historic district. Some of the more notable attractions include:

  • Immanuel Episcopal Church on the Green (1703)
  • New Castle Academy, On the Green. (1789)
  • Amstel House, 2 E. Fourth St. (~1738), home of New Castle Historical Society
  • The Arsenal, On the Green. (1809)
  • Old New Castle Court House
  • Thomas McKean House, 22 The Strand
  • Archibald Alexander House, 26–28 The Green, (~1800)
  • Van Leuvenigh House, S.E. corner Delaware St. & The Strand. (~1730)
  • Kensey Johns House, 1 Third St., (1789)
  • Town Hall & Market Place, Corner 2nd St. & Delaware St. (1826)
  • William Penn Guest House (ca. 1680)

Wilmington condos capture the essence of modern-day living

With its attractive location in New Castle County, Darley Green is the ideal blend of modern-day living meets old-world charm. Need another reason to consider new homes in Wilmington? According to a recent article on Trulia, it’s actually 44 percent cheaper to buy a home than rent, even with rising home prices. With our selection of move-in ready condos and luxury townhomes, you can have your pick of modern floor plans, which feature up to 2,500 square feet of finished living space along with high-end appliances and top-of-the-line features. Best of all: residents can enjoy maintenance-free living at Darley Green, as all the yard work and snow shoveling is done for you. Standard features in our Wilmington condosinclude:

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Gourmet kitchens with optional island
  • Energy efficient gas heating
  • Classic exterior styling
  • 2nd floor laundry
  • Large walk-in closets
  • Spacious garages accommodating up to 2 cars
  • High efficiency air conditioning

Stop by and see for yourself why everyone is talking about Darley Green. Model homes are available for viewing any day between 11AM and 6PM. To learn more about our new spring arrivals, please call Community Sales Manager Amy Maluski at 302.655.2600.