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Greater Wilmington-Brandywine Valley

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Nestled into the lush and breathtaking beauty of the Brandywine Valley, the Greater Wilmington area is conveniently located between New York City and Washington, DC, just an hour south of Philadelphia and an hour north of Baltimore. The city of Wilmington is Delaware’s largest, encompassing 17 square miles along the Delaware River. Its liberal tax structure, the state’s flexible and business-friendly corporation laws, and the Delaware Court of Chancery have drawn numerous corporate headquarters to the area, earning it the nickname, “Corporate Capital.” Rich in colonial history, culture, and the arts, the Brandywine Valley is well known as the home of acclaimed American painter Andrew Wyeth. Cultural attractions range from museums to public gardens to the Christina Riverfront.

Tour stunning historic mansions nestled onto lush estates. Sample the robust flavors of local wineries and eateries. Explore quaint Downtown scenes. Head out on a one-of-a-kind outdoor adventure. Discover the Brandywine Valley.

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Why Do Residents Choose the Greater Wilmington-Brandywine Valley?

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So Many Things to Do

From shopping at the Shipyard Shops in Downtown Wilmington to enjoying live jazz concerts, the Brandywine Valley has something for everyone. Take a stroll along the landscaped and lighted Christina Riverfront. Taste the flavors of another culture at a food festival. Explore the priceless antiques of a Dupont Mansion in Chateau Country. Try out a local brewery or winery. Spend the day out on the fairway, practicing your swing. The list goes on!

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Rich Historic Sites & Museums

The Brandywine Valley is known for its beautiful historic mansions and its unique museums. You don’t have to be a history buff to appreciate the extravagant architecture and design of Nemours Mansion (modeled after Versailles) or the Hagley Museum along the Brandywine River. At Winterthur Museum, you can also explore a stunning 60-acre naturalistic garden, shopping, dining, and even special exhibits.

Other top picks for the area include Brandywine River Museum, Delaware Art Museum, and Read House and Gardens.

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Breathtaking Outdoor Recreation

If you’re looking for a way to enjoy the great outdoors, you’ll find more than enough options in the Brandywine Valley. The stunning Longwood Gardens, actually located in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, feature everything from fountains and flora to special performances.

Looking for something a bit more adventurous? The Brandywine Valley has plenty of that, too. Lums Pond State Park is a favorite for hiking, fishing, and exploring, and even features a high ropes adventure course. Throughout the Brandywine Valley, you can find miles of hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails, scenic fishing and boating spots, breathtaking gardens, sports facilities, road biking routes, and much more.

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Outstanding Active Adult Communities

Greater Wilmington is easily accessible by car, train, and plane. Interstate 95 runs through the Valley, and other major roads include I-495, I-295, and the New Jersey Turnpike/Delaware Memorial Bridge.

For rail travelers, the north and south bound Amtrak trains stop in Wilmington, and SEPTA’s R-2 commuter trains run to and from Wilmington and Newark to Philly with more than 70 trains daily.

And for those looking for a quick flight in or out, the Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is just 20 minutes by I-95 to Downtown Wilmington. The New Castle County Airport (ILG) offers private and charter flights just 10 minutes away.

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The Greater Wilmington-Brandywine Valley at a Glance

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Philadelphia: 45 min
Baltimore: 1 hr 20 min
Rehoboth Beach: 1 hr 30 min
Major Roads: I-95, I-495, I-295, NJ Turnpike/Delaware Memorial Bridge

Quick Facts

Population: 71,106
Zip Codes: 19801, 19880, 19890...
County: New Castle
Median Home Price: $161,200

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