The car accident lawyers in Woodcrest, DE, at My Delaware Lawyers would like to share some history of the neighborhood.
The neighborhood of Woodcrest sits within the largest city in the state of Delaware. It is situated in the northwestern region of New Castle County. Some of the neighboring communities are Newport, Minquadale, Ashley, Elsmere, and Riverfront. Newport Gap Pike and Boxwood Road are the main roadways within the community, along with Centerville Road and Becker Avenue.
The earlier settlers, the Lenape Native Americans, were led by Sachem Mattahorn at the time that Henry Hudson sailed up the Len-api Hanna in 1609. At that time, it was called Maax-waas Unk or Bear Place, in reference to the Maax-waas Hanna, or Bear River, that flowed by the Christina River. The Bear River was named after the Bear People, the tribe now known as the People of Conestoga or the Susquehannocks.
The Banning Regional Park, located on Middleboro Road, includes two wetlands surrounding Lewis Pond and Folly Pond. It is a popular park for fishing, in addition to offering the following amenities:
- walking trails
- picnic areas
- baseball and softball fields
- soccer fields
The community has many school options for the children to attend. Most are within the Red Clay Consolidated School District. Some of these include:
- Richey Elementary School – located on East Highland Avenue
- Stanton Middle School – located on Limestone Road
- Dickinson (John) High School – located on Milltown Road
Additionally, the community is home to the science magnet school, Conrad Schools of Science, on Jackson Avenue. The school opened in 1936 and has an attendance of 1,500 students each year. Applicants are picked on a lottery system and based on their interests. Some of the clubs the students can attend include:
- Creative Arts Club
- HOSA Future Health Professionals
- Marching Band
- Math League
- Odyssey of the Mind
- Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society
- Spanish Culture Club
Resident children can also attend the private institute of Delaware Military Academy, located on Middleboro Road. This academy has been rated nine stars out of ten by GreatSchools Rating.
The community has lower-middle-income households primarily, making it a below-average income neighborhood. Approximately 36.9% of working residents spend up to 30 minutes commuting to and from work each day. Some of the professions represented by the working residents include:
- 35.3% sales and service jobs
- 22.8% manufacturing and laborer occupations
- 21.4% executive, management, and professional occupations
- 17.6% clerical, assistant, and tech support roles
As many as 18.8% of the residents in the neighborhood were born in countries other than the United States. Of the residents, 71.1% of households speak English as their first language, while 28.1% speak Spanish. Many of the ethnicities or ancestries represented by the community are as follows:
- 23.8% Mexican
- 8.0% Irish
- 6.9% Puerto Rican
- 6.7% Italian
- 5.5% English
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