The biggest city in the second smallest state, Wilmington offers all the benefits of an urban environment without the crowd. Ask any of 70,000 residents and they'll tell you why Wilmington is "A Place to Be Somebody." Wilmington takes the time to celebrate its varied heritage by hosting an assortment of cultural and musical festivals each year.
Wilmington residents often take advantage of its amazing location - surrounded by beautiful countryside yet not too far from many of the biggest attractions on the East Coast. Situated halfway between Washington, D.C. and New York City, Wilmington has rail service to both as well as Boston and Philadelphia. As for moving around the city itself, 40 different bus lines are happy to deliver those who wish to stretch their legs a little.
And there are plenty of reasons to explore Wilmington. With 55 parks maintained by the city and 4 larger state parks to choose from, lovers of the outdoors will never tire of the scenery. For animal lovers, the Brandywine Zoo is the place to go. These abundant areas of beauty are also great places for residential athletes to train for one of Wilmington's many half marathons and group racing events.
Ten college campuses keep Wilmington full of a youthful curiosity. The thriving arts community, breweries, wineries, and museums provide ample entertainment for city-goers. The Hagley Museum and Library's exhibits extend over 235 acres along Brandywine Creek, giving visitors both gorgeous views of nature and a peek into what America was like during the industrial revolution. Wilmington is also home to the Nemours Mansion and Gardens, one of the largest and most developed collections of gardens in North America.
Whether your lifestyle seeks cultural expression, athletic accomplishment, communing with nature, or intellectual stimulation, Wilmington is certainly "A Place to Be Somebody."