5 Best Places to Live in Wilmington, Delaware

Delaware's largest city of Wilmington rests in the northern reaches of the nation's First State and is also less than an hour away from the city of Philadelphia.

As greater Wilmington is where the largest number of Delaware residents are concentrated, there are obviously a number of great communities and subdivisions to choose from when searching for your own slice of Delaware real estate.

Delaware homes for sale are aplenty in the greater Wilmington area, as well as in surrounding towns such as Newark, Delaware, and historic New Castle.

The popular Delaware beaches are also just about an hour-and-a-half south of downtown Wilmington, giving city residents more options for enjoying the mid-Atlantic's warm weather season.

There are dozens of great communities in Wilmington and we encourage you to check them out on your own by first speaking with a real estate agent with the Oldfather Group.

But for today's purposes, we're going to highlight five of our favorite residential communities in the city of Wilmington, Delaware.

Let's take a look...

Columbia Place

Columbia Place is a relatively new active adult community located in the city of Wilmington, Delaware.

This neighborhood of single-family homes, townhomes and condominiums is located in the Talleyville area of the city and is close to all sorts of dining, shopping and entertainment options in Wilmington, as well as in surrounding areas.

Amenities at Columbia Place include a community clubhouse, a fitness center, outdoor living areas and a wide selection of sidewalks and walking paths to enjoy outdoor activities during the warm weather season.

Click here to learn more about Wilmington's Columbia Place active adult community.

Governors House

For a more affordable option in the city of Wilmington, Governors House is a community of condominiums located near much of what Delaware's largest city has to offer.

Condos at Governors House can generally fit any budget and are perfect for college students and young families.

Governors House is conveniently located near U.S. 13 and Interstate 495, allowing residents easy access to all points north and south.

Learn more about Governors House in Wilmington, Delaware, by clicking here.

Little Italy

Every great American city has to have a Little Italy, right? Well, Delaware's largest city of Wilmington is no exception.

Little Italy is a neighborhood on the west side of Wilmington that includes businesses, restaurants, entertainment options and much more.

There's also a thriving residential real estate section of Little Italy with a number of residential living options for any taste and family size.

The area is popular with young professionals and Italian-Americans, but anyone can find a home and a comfortable life in Little Italy.

Learn more about the Little Italy area of Wilmington here.

Trolley Square

An older neighborhood located in northwest Wilmington, Trolley Square is one of the more popular communities in Delaware's largest city.

Trolley Square is very popular with walkers and bicyclists and has kind of an old town type of feel, which is a big reason why it's one of the more desirable addresses in Wilmington.

Neighborhood parks, children's playgrounds and dog walking areas also adorn this area of Wilmington, which makes it a popular place for new residents to buy Delaware real estate and lay down roots.

Learn more about Trolley Square, and what homes are available in this area of Wilmington, by clicking here.


Westhampton is a neighborhood of single-family homes in the city of Wilmington, Delaware, offering a wide selection of models and prices to choose from.

Many homes in Westhampton are moderately priced, with some inching more into the "upscale" classification.

The Westhampton community is located just off Route 41 and borders both Highland West Park and Thomas McKean High School.

In other words, there's a whole lot of fun and excitement within just a short drive of Westhampton in Wilmington, Delaware.

Learn more about Wilmington's Westhampton community by clicking here.

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