The personal injury attorneys in Windward, DE, at My Delaware Lawyers have sponsored the following article detailing some of the neighborhood’s history.
The neighborhood of Windward is located in the southern section of Hockessin in New Castle County, Delaware. The community lies along Red Clay Creek and is just west of Hoopes Reservoir. The neighboring communities include Wooddale, Spring Valley, Anglesey, Woodland Park, and Greenville Place. Some of the main roads that travel through the area include Barley Mill Road, Spring Valley Road, Little Brook Drive, Windward Road, and Little Wood Lane.
The Lenape Native Americans inhabited the greater region before the Europeans settled around 1688. The natives had camps set up along the creek and hunted inland. The community helped to make up Mills Creek Hundred, as it was originally known as.
The Red Clay Creek flows for 12.7 miles and is a tributary of White Clay Creek. Several factories and mills were built along the creek for the production of the following:
The community’s average home price is $444,996. Most of the homes are larger single-family homes with a mix of apartment complexes. The area is primarily owner-occupied, with the homes being built between 1970 and 1999.
South of the neighborhood along West Rolling Mill Road is one of the few covered bridges in the state, along with the Ashland Covered Bridge and the Smith Bridge. It was built around 1850, and in 2011 it became a geocaching location. The lattice truss bridge is about 72 feet long and was planned off a design by Ithiel Town. The National Register of Historic Places added it in 1973. It was rebuilt in 2007 following Tropical Storm Henri that destroyed it in 2003.
The residents are served by the 172-bed Regal Heights Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center to the southwest of the neighborhood. The center offers many clinical programs such as the following:
- Post-Hospital Recovery Care
- Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapies
- 24-hour Skilled Nursing Care
- Stroke Management
- Specialized Wound Care
- Restorative Care
- Pain Management
- Hospice Care
The population of the greater area of Hockessin was 12,902 in 2000. The breakdown of the races within the community included the following:
- 88.8% white
- 2.7% African American
- 2.0% Hispanic or Latino
- 0.2% Native American
- 7.2% Asian
- <0.1% Pacific Islander
- 0.5% other races
- 0.8% two or more races
The residents primarily speak English, as many as 89.5% while 7.8% five years old and above speak Polish at home. Some of the most commonly found ancestries within the neighborhood include:
- 14.9% Irish
- 12.4% German
- 11.0% Italian
- 10.5% English
- 6.7% Polish
The annual income median for the households within the area was $100,844 in 2000. Men averaged an annual income of $76,617 versus $46,988 for women. A few of the top occupations held by the employed townspeople included:
- 57.8% executive, management, and professional occupations
- 14.9% clerical, assistant, and tech support roles
- 14.8% sales and service positions
- 12.5% manufacturing and laborer occupations
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