It’s not a secret that the eastern coast has beautiful cities. The Delaware Valley is one of the largest metropolitan areas in the U.S. This area is home to parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland. Included is Philadelphia, which is the 6th largest city in the Nation. If you’re looking to make a change and find a new home, let’s go over what cities we recommend.
Milford is highly recommended if you’re looking for a quiet, friendly place to settle down. This area is quite eclectic and is home to many young families. This area is a small town with only about 1,700 residents. With it being so small, some rural towns around here can be considered Milford. This area is rural and has small shops, restaurants, and boutiques in its downtown.
A small amount of tourist traffic pushes through during the year. This is due to its location near the New York and New Jersey borders. If you visit, the Hotel Fauchere was founded in the mid-1800s and is a beautiful resort for a relaxing getaway.
Dover has a bit more hustle and bustle with 37,000 residents calling it their home. The above-average schools and affordable housing draws new families here each year. It doesn’t hurt that the beach is only a quick drive away. The average drive time to get to the sandy shores of Rehoboth Beach is about 45 minutes. Dover is known as a “small city” capital. Delaware itself is only around 1,900 sq miles.
There are a few attractions downtown, such as museums and galleries. They also have a few historic places that we recommend. Silver Lake Park is one of our favorite sites to enjoy during the summer season. Plenty of cookouts and fishing happen on the lake every year.
Going even more urban, Philadelphia is the central figure of the Delaware Valley. With a population of almost 2 million, many know Philly as the “birthplace of America”. Philadelphia started as a planned city and is still one of the most beloved cities in the U.S. The best part of living in such a dense city is of course the options!
If you’re looking at Philadelphia houses for sale, you’ve probably at least visited Philly before. If not, there are some essential sites that we recommend for pure education such as the Liberty Bell and Benjamin Franklin’s Grave. However, our favorite recommendations are for food. From fine dining to ramen, Philly is home to some of the greatest culinary delights. Check out Goldie for lunch, we recommend the falafel. Be sure to grab a Philly Cheesesteak for the full experience of the city.
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Cherry Hill offers a bit of an upscale scene. This area is a dense suburb of Philadelphia with a lot of residents owning their own homes. Their prices sit around 250k-300k for a 3 bedroom home. Most residents love living here. The schools are top-notch, crime is low, and the community is diverse. There are a lot of businesses that offer various employment opportunities.
Many families call Cherry Hill home so you can be sure there is plenty to do with the family. There are several museums and water parks. Yes, you read that correctly. There is more than one water park, just in case you need options when it comes to your water enjoyability.
Another favorite located in Delaware, Wilmington is a beautiful beach town and the largest city in the state. It is located at the confluence of the Christina and the Brandywine Rivers. Wilmington was also the first Swedish settlement in North America. And as with many historic cities, there is much to do in terms of educational activities. However, we would also recommend checking out the BRandywine Zoo. It’s a small zoo perfect for a stroll. You can see red pandas, otters, owls, and eagles.
This area experiences all four seasons so a trip during the autumn will not disappoint. There are several national parks with amazing landscapes. There is also something called the Enchanted Woods at the Winterthur Museum. It is a beautiful adventure that’s a cross between an art installation and a curated garden. You must check it out when you are visiting.
Any of these cities would be enjoyable for a visit. All are great places to call home. There are a variety of different cities out there in the Delaware Valley. Hopefully, this will provide you with a starting point in your real estate endeavors.