Set on the Delaware River, New Castle was once a stop for people traveling by coach between New York and Washington. But when railroads arrived in the mid-19th century, the tracks bypassed New Castle in favor of nearby Wilmington. For more than 100 years this National Historic Landmark District has remained frozen in time. Brick sidewalks, lush gardens, and timeworn historic buildings make it feel more like a European village than an American city. Staple businesses, including the drug store and post office, are within walking distance of downtown. Many New Castlers work in Wilmington, where Bank of America, ING Direct, and DuPont are located.The Houses
Federal-style brick houses predominate, although there are also fine examples of Italianate and other Victorian-era architecture. The Prices
A brick Federal in good shape will run you $385,000. Large historic homes, especially those with river views, cost close to a million.
Why Buy Now?
There are large numbers of historic properties on the market now, and the State of Delaware is offering tax credits to those who buy and restore them.
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