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As a college town, Newark has built-in advantages in attracting new residents, with University of Delaware

As a college town, Newark has built-in advantages in attracting new residents, with University of Delaware educational opportunities, sports, concerts and theater productions.

“The vibrancy of the college brings people of all ages,” said Mayor Jerry Clifton.

But people discover much more, he said.

“Restaurants, stores – you’re never too far from shopping,” said Clifton who was elected mayor in 2019 after serving as a city council member from 1997-2014 and 2017-2019.

He said another drawing card will be the area formerly known as College Square that’s being redeveloped as The Grove at Newark with apartments, retail shops, restaurants and green spaces with walking paths.

“It’s probably going to be the signature shopping center in the state,” said Clifton.

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