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Hockessin, Delaware is a tiny town in New Castle County, consisting of just 10 square miles and only 14,000 residents. It's the perfect spot to live if you're looking for small town life within easy driving distance of a big city (Wilmington, in this case). 

Finding Apartments for Rent in Hockessin, DE

There are plenty of apartment options in Hockessin. Its status as a community for commuters makes it a perfect place for apartment renters to establish themselves. A lot of commuters don't want to tie themselves down to the town by purchasing a home there, and this makes apartment living very desirable. Besides the typical old homes that have been converted into apartments that you see in a lot of older towns such as this one, you will also find a large per capita number of professionally run and managed apartment communities. These fit every price range, and the amenities offered by the different communities is diverse. You will always be able to find the perfect apartment for you when you decide to make Hockessin your home.

Top Neighborhoods in Hockessin, DE

Hockessin is really too small for there to be any distinct, defined neighborhoods. There are different sides of town, of course, each with their own style of housing and atmosphere. The city center brings all sides of town together for shopping and dining opportunities.

Weather in Hockessin, DE

Hockessin is in Delaware, a mid-Atlantic state, with a location not too far from the coast. It has typically cold winters with ample snow, which is normal for that part of the country. The amount of snow and cold is somewhat mitigated in Hockessin by its proximity to the ocean, however. Winters tend to last a long time, with snow falling as early as October (but more normally November), and it can keep falling into April (or sometimes, but rarely, May). Spring is cool and pleasant, with some rain and lots of sunshine, lasting from April to early June.

Summer is hot, but not too humid, thanks again to the proximity to the ocean. The summer weather can actually be pretty dry in Hockessin, which makes trips to the local fresh springs pretty popular. Summer weather usually lasts from June to late August or early September. Fall is from early September to early November, and consists of very cool, but not yet cold, weather and an impressive change of colors on the trees. It is the time of year when a lot of out of town visitors come to see what Hockessin and the surrounding areas have to offer.

Cultural Attractions in Hockessin, DE

The biggest thing Hockessin is known for is its impressive annual Fourth of July events. The town plays host to several different events to please residents of all kinds. There is a town parade and various neighborhoods get together and compete against each other in picnic-style athletic events (like the three-legged race and things of that nature). The day is capped off by a brilliant fireworks show in Swift Park. 

There are a few other, lesser known cultural attractions in Hockessin. For such a small town, it boasts an impressive seven locations that are on the National Register of Historic Places. These locations are Public School No. 29, the Wilmington and Western Railroad, the A. Armstrong Farm, the Hockessin Friends Meeting House, the Springer Farm, the Coffee Run Mission Site, and the T. Pierson Farm. All of these sites are still operational. However, the farms are not open to the public, as they are privately owned. You can still look at them from the outside, however. The churches still operate as churches, and the public school is now used as a community center and gathering place. You can actually take a ride on the railroad, which now operates as a heritage railroad and museum.

Transportation Options in Hockessin, DE

Hockessin is too small of a town to accommodate any public transportation. Most people get around town via car or bicycle. There are taxis that come to Hockessin that will take you to nearby towns, and the airport in Wilmington offers limousine pick-up service to Hockessin residents. However, since Hockessin is really a bedroom community full of commuters who mostly work in other towns, most residents own a car, and that is truly the best form of travel within the city limits.


Rent Trends

As of October 2017, the average apartment rent in Hockessin, DE is $2,925 for a studio, $4,738 for one bedroom, and $5,800 for two bedrooms. Apartment rent in Hockessin has increased by 1.0% in the past year.

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