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Wilmington

Get cozy in charming Wilmington.

  • Charming
  • Cozy
  • Family-Friendly
  • Affordable
  • Parks
  • Location

If you're looking for that cozy, small-town feel interspersed with the excitement of a big city, then Wilmington is the place for you. Located in the northern-most portion of Delaware near the Pennsylvania border, Wilmington has plenty to offer no matter what your age or interests. The specific neighborhood of the city that's best for you can vary based on your budget, but some of the more popular neighborhoods include Trolley Square (which is known for its beautiful architecture) and Bradywine Park (which is dotted with lovely parks and nature trails).

If you're the artsy type, you'll love visiting the Delaware Art Museum, located on Kentemere Parkway. Here, you can enjoy viewing work from local and globally known artists ranging anywhere from the mid 1800s to present day. Be sure to visit plenty throughout the year, though, as they're always featuring new exhibits and galleries.

The Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts is another must-see attraction. Located on South Madison Street, this small yet jam-packed museum offers not only free admission but cutting-edge and interactive exhibits as well. Here, you'll enjoy plenty of work from local artists and get to further immerse yourself in the city's culture as a result.

Rent Trends

As of September 2018, the average apartment rent in Wilmington, DE is $941 for a studio, $1,053 for one bedroom, $1,199 for two bedrooms, and $1,423 for three bedrooms. Apartment rent in Wilmington has increased by 1.4% in the past year.

Beds Avg Sq Ft Avg Rent
Studio 477 $941
1 BR 695 $1,053
2 BR 976 $1,199
3 BR 1,374 $1,423

Ratings

57 Walk Score® Somewhat Walkable
45 Transit Score® Some Transit
66 Bike Score® Bikeable

Living in Wilmington

  • Restaurants

    Looking for a new favorite place to grab a bite to eat? Wilmington has a little bit of everything; whether you're craving good old-fashioned American cuisine or something a little more ethnic, you're sure to find a great local place. Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, for example, is a great place to visit for delicious gourmet burgers and other traditional American dishes. Here, you'll also enjoy a family-friendly environment with free Wi-Fi provided. For a more romantic setting, consider requesting an outdoor seat during the warmer months of the year.

    In the mood for Mexican cuisine? You can't go wrong with La Tolteca Mexican Restaurant. Here, you'll enjoy delicious staples such as tacos fajitas, burritos, and even margaritas! Locals rave about the restaurant's salsa verde, which you can order on just about anything. Visit La Tolteca on a Thursday and you'll even get to enjoy the music and entertainment of a live Mariachi band.

  • Transportation

    When moving to a new city, transportation is understandably a concern for many people. Those with their own personal vehicles will enjoy the fact that Wilmington is relatively easy to get around. While its downtown area can get to be quite busy at times - especially during evenings and weekends - there is plenty of street parking and parking garages available for a nominal fee. Furthermore, according to the Delaware Transit Corporation, Wilmington boasts a wide array of public transportation options as well.

    Specifically, you can enjoy easy train travel across the region at the AMTRAK station, located on South French Street. Looking to travel somewhere a little more local? There are plenty of taxi companies in the area that offer quick pick-up and drop-off services for reasonable rates across town. Throughout the city, you can also get around easily via Greyhound bus. Convenient routes run all across town and even into neighboring cities and attractions for your convenience.

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Homes for Rent in Wilmington, DE

Maybe you’re tired of apartment living, maybe you want more space, or maybe you’ve just always dreamed of living in a house. Whatever it is, you’re looking for houses for rent in Wilmington to find your next home. A rental house is the perfect place to make your own, with plenty of space for your family to grow. With hundreds of thousands of active listings all across the country, Apartments.com can help you find the perfect DE house for rent near you. Click on any rental house listing to find out more about the neighborhood, house features, nearby transit, parking, and more. Take a look at photos, too, and start envisioning how you’ll make your new Wilmington rental house into a home. Let Apartments.com be your foundation while you search for your new rental home in Wilmington, DE.

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