Wilmington, the largest city in Delaware, presents a mix of city life and countryside tranquility in one picturesque locale. Located just 30 minutes from center city Philadelphia, downtown Wilmington is known for museums, art galleries and cultural attractions. The Brandywine Valley, just minutes from downtown, is home to gardens, breweries and locally-owned inns. The Vintage Atlantic Wine Region, spanning from the Brandywine Valley in Southeastern Pennsylvania to eastern Maryland, across Delaware and the coast of New Jersey, has over 50 wineries with both U.S. and international accolades driving visitors every year. And with no sales tax across the state of Delaware, residents can enjoy Christiana Mall, shops in Centreville and Delaware City, the boutiques in Greenville, vintage shops in Newark - at a lower cost than cities with transaction tariffs.
Living in an urban setting like Wilmington, with its natural landscapes and local history, costs an average $222,801 asking price as of 2015. The average list price is an increase of 2.36 percent from the year prior. Inventory decreased slightly year-over-year in Wilmington by 2.22 percent, reaching a total of 1,152 homes on the market in 2015.