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In New Castle County, Delaware:
Wilmington, Greenville, Newark, Hockessin, Middletown, New Castle, Townsend, Odessa, Bear and Claymont.
In Chester and Delaware Counties, Pennsylvania:
Chadds Ford, Unionville, Kennett Square, Oxford, Avondale, Lincoln University, Landenberg and West Grove.
In Cecil County, Maryland:
Elkton, North East, Chesapeake City and Rising Sun
New Castle County, Delaware
New Castle County is situated at the mid-point of the New York City – Washington, D.C. I-95 and Amtrak corridor offering unparalleled access to our nation's centers of finance and government. With a population of more than half a million people, New Castle County offers a high quality living environment and reasonable costs.
As your local Realtor specializing in New Castle County property, we look forward to finding just the right real estate investment for you.
One of the fastest growing areas in Delaware, Hockessin is an unincorporated community and census-designated town in New Castle County. Pronounced "HOE-kessin", the place name may be derived from the Lenape word "hòkèsa" meaning "pieces of bark", or from a misspelling of "occasion" as pronounced by the Quakers who settled in the area originally.
As of the census of 2000, there were:
• 12,902 people, 4,464 households, and 3,731 families residing in the community.
• In 2005 the estimated median household income was $114,000, up from $100,844 in 2000).
• In 2005 the estimated median house/condo value was $402,800 (up from $250,800 in 2000.)
Very close to Hockessin is the Ashland Nature Center with more than 600 acres of forests, field and marshes, boasting nature trails and habitat exhibits.
covered Bridge near Ashland Nature Center
Recent annexations of land have stimulated Middletown which is now one of the fastest growing places in Delaware. Surrounding the town itself are many affluent housing developments that are considered to be part of Middletown. Residents say that the growth of the town rests primarily on these new developments that attract a notable number of higher-income families relocating from Philadelphia, New Jersey and New York City.
• Middletown is home to the Peach Festival, an annual summer tradition that attracts thousands of visitors each August.
• The1989 movie Dead Poets Society was filmed almost entirely on the grounds at St. Andrew's School in Middletown. The Two Cathedrals episode of The West Wing was partly filmed at the same school.
• Enjoy one of the must play golf courses in the mid-Atlantic: Frog Hollow Golf Club and visit the Back Creek Golf Club, Delaware's #1 public golf course.
• Visit the Middletown area Chamber of Commerce.
Step back in time and experience the charm and beauty of colonial New Castle. Walk the cobblestone streets and enjoy the historic sites of this riverfront community. Founded in 1651, Historic New Castle is full of intriguing living history, wonderful architecture, and natural beauty.
Unlike many historic communities, New Castle is a residential town where people live and work. Each house reflects the individuality of its past and present owners. Because New Castle has been named a National Landmark Historic Area, all renovations and restorations are carefully supervised.
This small, picturesque village allows vacations, as well as business travelers, a refreshing respite from the pressures of daily life. Whether you are enjoying the beaches, the Brandywine Valley, or other treasures of Delaware, be sure to include New Castle in your itinerary.
Further information on New Castle's Museums, Accommodations, Antique and Specialty Shops and Events may be found at the following links:
City of New Castle: http://www.newcastlecity.net/
Visitors Bureau of Historic New Castle: http://www.visitnewcastle.com/about.html
An acronym for the area in lower New Castle County, Delaware is MOT: Middletown, Odessa and Townsend.
Known in the 18th-century as Cantwell’s Bridge, Odessa played a vital role in commercial life along the Delaware River as a busy grain shipping port. The community was named after the city in Russia known as a wheat-shipping port.
Today, you can stroll along tree-lined streets and admire examples of 18th and 19th century architecture. Chief among these are the five properties that make up the Historic Houses of Odessa. Four of these homes are owned by the Winterthur Museum):
* Wilson-Warner House was built in 1769
* The Collins-Sharp House dates to 1700
* The Corbit-Sharp House built in 1772-74 is an example of mid-Georgian architecture .
* The Brick Hotel, built in 1822, offered accommodations to merchants, ship captains, and visitors.
* The Bank was built in 1853 as the First National Bank of Odessa and served the Odessa community as a bank until 2000.
Estimated population in July 2005: 322
Fort Delaware is situated on Pea Patch Island, in the middle of the Delaware River, just above the entrance to the Delaware Bay:http://www.destateparks.com/fdsp/index.asp
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Disclosure Laws >Disclaimer Clauses
Before the professional inspects the home that you are buying, you will be asked to sign an acknowledgment of the scope of the inspection. This document will probably include a disclaimer clause designed to relieve the company of responsibility if they should miss a defect. What happens if a defect is missed during an inspection?
The disclaimer clause may get the inspection company off the hook for a defect if there is no visual indication of a problem. If the inspector clearly indicated that he was not checking for that problem--many inspectors do not check for dry rot or inspect roofs--then the recourse will be limited. If negligence is involved, or if the defect should have been obvious to a professional inspector, the disclaimer is not likely to protect the inspector. If you find an undiscovered defect, discuss the matter with the inspector. Depending on the situation, the responsibility for remedying the problem may rest with you, the sellers, and/or the inspector.
What is the world's longest frontier?
At 3,987 kilometers (3,987 miles), the border between Canada and the U.S. is the longest in the world.
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