New Castle, Delaware, is a suburb of Wilmington, located about six miles south of the city, along the western banks of the Delaware River. Also about 30 miles south of Philadelphia, the community is home to many commuters who seek a more tranquil atmosphere after working in these cities. Homes for rent in New Castle deliver this tranquility, which is established by many historic neighborhoods.
A main road in the town, Delaware Street is lined with shady trees, brick sidewalks, bed and breakfasts, old shops, a tavern, and townhouses that date back prior to the 1700s. The combination of its old-fashioned charm and proximity to modern urban centers have made New Castle one of the most popular areas in Philadelphia. Rentals in New Castle provide convenience, comfort, beautiful scenery and an intimate community that comes together for annual events.
The northern Delaware town was first settled by the Dutch West India Company in 1651 before becoming an English colony in the 1700s. Many landmarks from the Dutch and English settlements still stand near houses for rent. The New Castle Historic District, a four-block-by-five-block area in the center of town, contains about 500 historic buildings that were built between 1700 and 1940. These structures include Amstel House, the Read House and Gardens, Immanuel Episcopal Church on the Green, New Castle Academy, The Arsenal, and Old Dutch House, which is an example of typical early homes in New Castle. Many attractions can be entered and toured, and their collective presence makes downtown ideal for a leisurely stroll.
Those with rentals in New Castle today have several options for entertainment and recreation. The community is home to several parks, including Battery Park, which is set on the Delaware River and host to the town's annual summer concert series.
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