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12 Popular Wilmington Neighborhoods: Where to Live in Wilmington in 2024

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Wilmington, DE, has a rich history, vibrant cultural scene, and beautiful riverfront. The city draws residents with its diverse neighborhoods, historic landmarks, and thriving arts and entertainment, making it a great East Coast city to call home. For example, the median home sale price is $225,950, while the average rent in Wilmington is $1,600.

At Redfin, we’ve collected 12 popular Wilmington neighborhoods to check out while on your home search. Whether it’s the charming Little Italy, the bustling Downtown, or the quaint Riverfront, there are homes for sale and apartments for rent in Wilmington to suit every lifestyle.

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1. Brandywine Village

Brandywine Village is located north of Downtown Wilmington along the Brandywine Creek. This neighborhood is home to the Brandywine Zoo, Brandywine Park, and historic architecture. Brandywine Village features a mix of historic row houses and modern apartments.

Median Sale Price: $232,500

Average Rent for 1-Bedroom Apartment: $1,000 | Average Rent for 2-Bedroom Apartment: $950

Homes for Sale in Brandywine Village | Apartments for Rent in Brandywine Village

2. Browntown

Browntown is in south Wilmington and is primarily a residential neighborhood. The area is home to Brown Park, a popular green space. It’s also near attractions like the Wilmington Flea Market and The Delaware Contemporary Art Museum. Browntown has a lot of historic homes and apartments.

Median Sale Price: $211,000

Average Rent for 2-Bedroom Apartment: $1,250

Homes for Sale in Browntown | Apartments for Rent in Browntown

3. Downtown

Downtown is the heart of Wilmington and home to plenty of famous attractions. For example, the neighborhood is home to the Delaware History Museum, the Grand Opera House, the Queen, and the historic Rodney Square. Downtown Wilmington has plenty of historic rowhouses, modern apartments, and single-family homes.

Median Sale Price: $117,900

Average Rent for 1-Bedroom Apartment: $1,650 | Average Rent for 2-Bedroom Apartment: $2,209

Homes for Sale in Downtown | Apartments for Rent in Downtown

4. East Side

East Side is located just east of Downtown Wilmington. There are plenty of attractions in this vibrant neighborhood, like the Old Swedes Historic Site, dating back to 1698, Kirkwood Park, and Christina Park. East Side has a variety of single-family homes in varying architectural styles.

Median Sale Price: $102,500

Homes for Sale in East Side | Apartments for Rent in East Side

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5. Hedgeville

Hedgeville is a quaint residential neighborhood with lots of historic architecture. You can find parks like Kosciuszko Park in the area. The Hedgeville neighborhood has lots of historic brick row houses for sale.

Median Sale Price: $111,750

Homes for Sale in Hedgeville | Apartments for Rent in Hedgeville

6. Highlands

Highlands is a picturesque neighborhood known for its proximity to nature and beautiful residential streets. You can find iconic landmarks like Rockford Park, which is home to the Rockford Tower, the Delaware Art Museum, and the Marian Coffin Gardens at Gibraltar. Highlands features a mix of historic row houses, stately properties, and modern apartments.

Median Sale Price: $570,500

Homes for Sale in Highlands | Apartments for Rent in Highlands

7. Hilltop

Hilltop is a vibrant neighborhood located northeast of Downtown Wilmington. The area has plenty of local restaurants, shops, and parks like Cool Springs Park, Tilton Park, and William Judy Johnson Memorial Park. Hilltop’s housing options are primarily historic brick row houses and duplexes.

Median Sale Price: $124,000

Homes for Sale in Hilltop | Apartments for Rent in Hilltop

8. Little Italy

Little Italy is just outside of the Hilltop area and is a historic neighborhood. You can find landmarks like the St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church and the Father Tucker Memorial Park in this area. There are also plenty of local Italian restaurants and markets. The homes in Little Italy are primarily historic row houses and modern apartments.

Median Sale Price: $219,000

Average Rent for 1-Bedroom Apartment: $1,090 | Average Rent for 2-Bedroom Apartment: $1,400

Homes for Sale in Little Italy | Apartments for Rent in Little Italy

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9. Northwest

Northwest is a residential neighborhood known for its proximity to green spaces. The area has several parks, such as Haynes Park and Matson Run Park. Northwest is near attractions like Rockwood Park & Museum, a 19th-century Gothic property, and Bringhurst Woods Park, a scenic wooded area. The home styles in the neighborhood typically include traditional brick homes and row houses.

Median Sale Price: $262,000

Homes for Sale in Northwest | Apartments for Rent in Northwest

10. Riverfront

Riverfront is a scenic neighborhood along the banks of the Christina River. The area has many attractions, like the Hare Pavillion, the Delaware Theatre Company, the Riverwalk, the Riverfront Market, and the Delaware Children’s Museum. You can also find several riverfront restaurants to enjoy a meal at. You can find historic row houses and modern apartments in the Riverfront neighborhood.

Median Sale Price: $565,000

Average Rent for 1-Bedroom Apartment: $1,835 | Average Rent for 2-Bedroom Apartment: $2,765

Homes for Sale in Riverfront | Apartments for Rent in Riverfront

11. Southbridge

Southbridge is a quaint historic district south of the Christina River and Downtown Wilmington. The area is home to a few parks like Elbert Playground and Hicks Park. The housing options in Southbridge include row houses, bungalow-style homes, and apartments.

Median Sale Price: $125,000

Homes for Sale in Southbridge | Apartments for Rent in Southbridge

12. West Center City

West Center City is located just outside of the downtown neighborhood. This vibrant neighborhood has several community green spaces like Helen Chambers Playground and Adams Street Courts. The West Center City area has a lot of traditional row homes.

Median Sale Price: $272,500

Homes for Sale in West Center City | Apartments for Rent in West Center City

Methodology: All neighborhoods must be listed as a “neighborhood” on Redfin.com. Median home sale price data from the Redfin Data Center during February 2024. Average rental data from Rent.com during February 2024.

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