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Top 5 Reasons to Live in Brookside, DE

  • Brookside maybe a small city with a population of only 14,000, in one of the smallest states in the nation, but it has a strong heritage. As part of New Castle County it has been the preserve of Dutch, Swedish and English settlers. The historic Quaker Hill in the nearby city of Wilmington is on the national register of historic places. Those that work in nearby Philadelphia and are looking for something a little smaller and cheaper will find Brookside is the perfect option.

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  • Close to two contrasting, but vibrant major cities. Brookside is a short drive from both Wilmington and Philadelphia. In fact, some consider Brookside to be part of the Philadelphia metropolitan area, so the eight nearby Amtrak stations make sense. They also help keep the commuting time less than the national average. As well as good employment opportunities, Wilmington is just an impressive city. The Wilmington Riverfront has excellent nightlife and restaurants, including the Ironhill Brewery and River Rock Kitchen.
  • An impressive history. Some of the architecture dates back to the 17th century. The Amstell House Museum, for example, was built in the 1730s. The small town Odessa has a historic district that includes the Collins-Johnson house which was built in 1700.
  • White Clay Creek State Park. For those that enjoy the outdoor life, this is a great place to come for the day or the weekend. Only a few miles away, it has 37 miles of trails including the Possum Hill Trail and the Pomeroy Rail Trail that leads you over the old railway.
  • A variety of properties to choose from. Brookside has all types of accommodation including high-rises and family homes. In fact, 32% of the population pays rent or chooses to rent to own. The average rent is only $950 per month, but you can find a one bedroom for as low as $599 per month in busy areas such as Marrows Road. This is also where you can find the city's best restaurants, like the Great Wall and Pat's Pizzeria.
  • High standard of living at reasonable prices. Being outside two cities affords Brookside residents with a good standard of living. At the same, it is a lot cheaper to buy a house here. The median house sales are $162,000. That is lower than the national average and the median house price in Delaware. Even houses near the riverfront on Chaucer Drive go for as low as $175,000.