228 Birch Avenue, Wilmington, DE 19805 $189,500

Beds/Baths: 2/1.1
Interior Sq. Ft: 1,425
Acreage: 0.07
Age:77 years
Style:
Traditional
MLS#: DENC2003018
Mobile#: 4677
Subdivision: Elsmere Manor
Design/Type:
End of Row/Townhouse

Description

Welcome to 228 Birch Avenue in the historic town of Elsmere, Delaware. Incorporated as a town in 1909, real estate is the heart of this community. In 1886 a real estate developer named Joshua Heald bought farmland to be used for building the stylish new homes of the time—homes we still cherish today. This larger-than-most at 1,425 square feet, two-story, end-of-row townhome sits on a flat lot on a one-way, tree-lined street and features all the desirable comforts expected of a twenty-first-century modern home, including central air-conditioning (new in 2014), replacement windows with a transferrable warranty, hardwood and sensible laminate flooring, granite countertops, a glass-tile backsplash, an open pantry, and stainless-steel appliances in the kitchen. Additional highlights include lighted ceiling fans, gas cooking, a powder room on the main level, lightly colored walls throughout. A new roof was installed in 2019. Not to be overlooked, the large (16x14) sun-filled bonus room extension off the kitchen can accommodate a variety of needs, including a potential in-law suite. The adjoining powder room could be converted to a full bath and the entry from the kitchen modified to include a door. The existing rear exterior door provides a sense of privacy to the space. Returning to the subject of history, it is interesting to note that the covered entry on the right side of the house leads down to the partially finished walk-out basement. At one point in time, the basement served as a convenience store for the local community. The rear deck will be professionally rebuilt and extended with new angled steps prior to closing. With a convenient location near the Elsmere Bark Park, shopping, public transportation, and I-95, 228 Birch Avenue is an excellent choice for your new home.

Primary Bed: 17 X 14 - Upper 1
Bedroom 2: 13 X 12 - Upper 1
Living Room: 17 X 16 - Main
Dining Room: 15 X 12 - Main
Kitchen: 15 X 12 - Main
Sun/Florida Room: 16 X 14 - Main
Taxes: $1,188
Home Assoc: No
Condo Assoc: No
Garage: N
Basement: Y
Pool: No Pool
School Dist: Red Clay Consolidated

Features

Utilities
Forced Air Heating, Natural Gas, Ceiling Fan(s), Central A/C, Natural Gas, Hot Water - Natural Gas, Public Water, Public Sewer, 200+ Amp Service, Circuit Breakers, Basement Laundry, Cable TV

Garage/Parking
Off Street, On Street

Interior
Ceiling Fan(s), Chair Railings, Combination Kitchen/Dining, Family Room Off Kitchen, Full Basement, Partially Finished Basement, Basement Walkout Stairs, Hardwood Flooring, Laminated Flooring, Vinyl Flooring, Bay/Bow Windows, Casement Windows, Energy Efficient Windows, Replacement Windows, Double Hung Windows, Insulated Doors, Storm Doors, Motion Detectors

Exterior
Block Foundation, Asphalt Roof, Brick Exterior, Deck(s), Patio(s), Exterior Lighting, Flood Lights, Outbuilding(s), Sidewalks, Street Lights

Lot
Front Yard, Level Lot, Rear Yard, SideYard(s), Urban, Chain Link Fence

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Public Elementary (34 schools)

School District Grades Place Distance
Baltz (Austin D.) Elementary School Red Clay Consolidated School District Preschool–5 Wilmington 0.54 mi
Richardson Park Elementary School Red Clay Consolidated School District K–5 Wilmington 0.92 mi
Richardson Park Learning Center Red Clay Consolidated School District Preschool–5 Wilmington 0.96 mi
Pulaski (Casimir) Elementary School Christina School District Preschool–5 Wilmington 1.35 mi
Richey Elementary School Red Clay Consolidated School District K–5 Wilmington 1.41 mi
Marbrook Elementary School Red Clay Consolidated School District K–5 Wilmington 1.58 mi
Odyssey Charter School Odyssey Charter School K–11 Wilmington 1.6 mi
Academia Antonia Alonso Academia Antonia Alonso K–5 Wilmington 1.66 mi
Lewis (William C.) Dual Language Elementary School Red Clay Consolidated School District K–5 Wilmington 2.23 mi
Mote (Anna P.) Elementary School Red Clay Consolidated School District Preschool–5 Wilmington 2.24 mi
Highlands Elementary School Red Clay Consolidated School District K–5 Wilmington 2.39 mi
First State School Red Clay Consolidated School District K–12 Wilmington 2.68 mi
First State Montessori Academy First State Montessori Academy K–5 Wilmington 2.76 mi
Bancroft Elementary School Christina School District Preschool–5 Wilmington 2.8 mi
Kuumba Academy Charter School Kuumba Academy Charter School K–8 Wilmington 2.87 mi
Elbert-Palmer Elementary School Christina School District Preschool–5 Wilmington 2.93 mi
Shortlidge (Evan G.) Academy Red Clay Consolidated School District K–5 Wilmington 2.94 mi
Warner Elementary School Red Clay Consolidated School District K–5 Wilmington 2.96 mi
Stubbs (Frederick Douglass) Elementary School Christina School District K–5 Wilmington 3.03 mi
Brandywine Springs School Red Clay Consolidated School District K–8 Wilmington 3.1 mi
Edison (Thomas A.) Charter School Edison (Thomas A.) Charter School K–8 Wilmington 3.48 mi
Wilmington Manor Elementary School Colonial School District K–5 New Castle 3.68 mi
Eisenberg (Harry O.) Elementary School Colonial School District K–5 New Castle 3.76 mi
The Colwyck Center Colonial School District Preschool–5 New Castle 3.93 mi
Harlan (David W. ) Elementary School Brandywine School District K–5 Wilmington 3.98 mi
Leach (John G.) School Colonial School District Preschool–12 New Castle 3.99 mi
East Side Charter School East Side Charter School Preschool–8 Wilmington 4.05 mi
Castle Hills Elementary School Colonial School District Preschool–5 New Castle 4.08 mi
William F. Cooke Junior Elementary Red Clay Consolidated School District K–5 Hockessin 4.43 mi
The Wallace Wallin School Colonial School District Preschool–12 New Castle 4.55 mi
Lombardy Elementary School Brandywine School District K–5 Wilmington 4.65 mi
Charter School of New Castle Charter School of New Castle K–8 New Castle 4.83 mi
Heritage Elementary School Red Clay Consolidated School District K–5 Wilmington 4.84 mi
Pleasantville Elementary School Colonial School District K–5 New Castle 4.99 mi

Public Middle (13 schools)

School District Grades Place Distance
Bayard Middle School Christina School District 6–8 Wilmington 1.4 mi
Odyssey Charter School Odyssey Charter School K–11 Wilmington 1.6 mi
Gateway Lab School Gateway Lab School 3–8 Wilmington 1.86 mi
duPont (Alexis I.) Middle School Red Clay Consolidated School District 6–8 Greenville 2.28 mi
First State School Red Clay Consolidated School District K–12 Wilmington 2.68 mi
Great Oaks Charter School Great Oaks Charter School 6–10 Wilmington 2.87 mi
Stanton Middle School Red Clay Consolidated School District 6–8 Wilmington 3.29 mi
McCullough (Calvin R. ) Middle School Colonial School District 6–8 New Castle 3.31 mi
duPont (Pierre S.) Middle School Brandywine School District 6–8 Wilmington 3.89 mi
Leach (John G.) School Colonial School District Preschool–12 New Castle 3.99 mi
Read (George) Middle School Colonial School District 6–8 New Castle 4.13 mi
The Wallace Wallin School Colonial School District Preschool–12 New Castle 4.55 mi
Skyline Middle School Red Clay Consolidated School District 6–8 Wilmington 4.93 mi

Public High (16 schools)

School District Grades Place Distance
Conrad Schools of Science Red Clay Consolidated School District 6–12 Wilmington 0.97 mi
Delaware Military Academy Delaware Military Academy 9–12 Wilmington 1.17 mi
Charter School of Wilmington Charter School of Wilmington 9–12 Wilmington 1.29 mi
Calloway (Cab) School of the Arts Red Clay Consolidated School District 6–12 Wilmington 1.29 mi
Odyssey Charter School Odyssey Charter School K–11 Wilmington 1.6 mi
Delcastle Technical High School New Castle County Vocational-Technical School District 8–12 Wilmington 1.78 mi
First State School Red Clay Consolidated School District K–12 Wilmington 2.68 mi
Freire Charter School Freire Charter School Wilmington 8–12 Wilmington 2.8 mi
duPont (Alexis I.) High School Red Clay Consolidated School District 9–12 Wilmington 2.87 mi
Howard High School of Technology New Castle County Vocational-Technical School District 8–12 Wilmington 3.01 mi
Delaware Academy of Public Safety and Security Delaware Academy of Public Safety and Security 9–12 New Castle 3.49 mi
Leach (John G.) School Colonial School District Preschool–12 New Castle 3.99 mi
McKean (Thomas) High School Red Clay Consolidated School District 8–12 Wilmington 4.03 mi
Dickinson (John) High School Red Clay Consolidated School District 6–12 Wilmington 4.19 mi
The Wallace Wallin School Colonial School District Preschool–12 New Castle 4.55 mi
Penn (William) High School Colonial School District 9–12 New Castle 4.7 mi

Private (25 schools)

School Grades Place Distance
High Road School Of Delaware Nonsectarian 4–12 Wilmington 0.71 mi
Harvest Christian Academy - Wilmington Christian (no specific denomination) Preschool–6 Wilmington 1.27 mi
Nativity Preparatory School Of Wilmington Roman Catholic 5–8 Wilmington 1.46 mi
Padua Academy Roman Catholic 9–12 Wilmington 2.05 mi
Tower Hill School Nonsectarian Preschool–12 Wilmington 2.16 mi
Ursuline Academy (Pk-12) Roman Catholic Preschool–12 Wilmington 2.33 mi
St Peter Cathedral School Roman Catholic Preschool–8 Wilmington 2.36 mi
St Ann School Roman Catholic Preschool–8 Wilmington 2.49 mi
St Michaels School & Nursery Inc Nonsectarian Preschool–K Wilmington 2.67 mi
Sharon Temple Adventist School Seventh-Day Adventist 1–8 Wilmington 3.08 mi
Salesianum School Roman Catholic 9–12 Wilmington 3.13 mi
St John The Beloved School Roman Catholic K–8 Wilmington 3.27 mi
Wilmington Friends School Friends Preschool–12 Wilmington 3.28 mi
Serviam Girls Academy Roman Catholic 5–8 New Castle 3.44 mi
Urban Promise School Christian (no specific denomination) Preschool–6 Wilmington 3.62 mi
Developing Minds Preschool And Learning Center Nonsectarian Preschool–K Wilmington 3.65 mi
Wilmington Junior Academy Seventh-Day Adventist Preschool–8 Wilmington 3.88 mi
Maranatha Christian Academy Brethren Preschool–1 Wilmington 4.25 mi
Program For Rigor And Innovation In Education Nonsectarian 6–8 Wilmington 4.57 mi
St Mary Magdalen School Roman Catholic Preschool–8 Wilmington 4.71 mi
Montessori Learning Centre Nonsectarian Preschool–K Wilmington 4.73 mi
Wilmington Christian School Inc. Christian (no specific denomination) Preschool–12 Hockessin 4.74 mi
St Mark's High School Roman Catholic 9–12 Wilmington 4.94 mi
Concord Preschool And Childcare Presbyterian Preschool–K Wilmington 4.96 mi
Delaware Christian Academy Baptist Preschool–8 New Castle 4.98 mi

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This report is a detailed community overview for Wilmington (19805), Delaware.

Community Quick Facts

  • Average travel time to work for people in this community: 21
  • Average salary of people in this community: $40,472

Community Summary

  • Population Density (ppl / mile): 7,460
  • Household Size (ppl): 2.59
  • Households w/ Children: 66%

Housing Inventory

  • Owned: 8,218 (46.6%)
  • Rented: 6,869 (39.0%)
  • Vacant: 2,544 (14.4%)
  • Total: 17,631

Population Demographics

The population of the community broken down by age group. The numbers at the top of each bar indicate the number of people in the age bracket below.

Total: 39,697
Households: 15,087
Median Age: 34.60

Climate and Weather

The Temperature chart displays average high and low values for January and July, and is designed to provide an indication of both seasonal and daily temperature variability. The Weather Risk Index indicates the calculated risk of each type of weather event occurring in the future. This risk is based on historical localized storm events and weather patterns. The national average for each type of weather event equals a score of 100, so a score of 200 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Temperature

Education

Highest Level of Education Attained

  • Less than 9th Grade: 6.6%
  • Some High School: 10.5%
  • High School Graduate: 38.9%
  • Some College: 17.3%
  • Associate Degree: 6.0%
  • Bachelor's Degree: 12.8%
  • Graduate Degree: 7.9%

Income by dollar range

Median Income: $42,418

Fair Market Rents

The Fair Market Rents show average gross rent estimates based on figures provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

  • Studio: $676
  • One Bedroom: $793
  • Two Bedroom: $997
  • Three Bedroom: $1,187
  • Four Bedroom: $1,350

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228 Birch Avenue, Wilmington, DE 19805

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