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The New Castle area features a mix of properties with views of the Delaware River, historical

The New Castle area features a mix of properties with views of the Delaware River, historical homes downtown and suburban neighborhoods with more spacious lots.

What draws home buyers to the area about about six miles south of Wilmington?

“I’ve been told by visitors that it is the best kept secret in Delaware,” said Timothy Scully, who’s been licensed Realtor in New Castle for 35 years and a broker for 18 years.

He touted the “walkability and living history, top notch restaurants and shops.”

The location is a draw for many because of easy access to Routes 13, 40 and 141, I-95 and I-295 and the proximity to Wilmington, Newark and Philadelphia. It’s a short drive to the beaches, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.