Wilmington, Delaware - a livable and affordable small city located midway between Washington D.C. and New York (approximately one and a half hours from each) - is a unique place to practice law. Because Delaware is the state of incorporation for over half of America’s Fortune 500 companies, Ashby & Geddes attorneys enjoy a sophisticated legal practice with national and even international reaches. At the same time, Wilmington offers a host of varying living options, a strong public and private school system, and bountiful recreation and cultural opportunities. For these reasons and others, Wilmington may be the best kept secret on the East Coast.
Whether you are looking for a place to raise a family or you are more interested in nightlife or social opportunities, Wilmington offers several attractive options. The Trolley Square and Riverfront sections of the city offer apartment, condominium and townhouse living within walking distance of our offices. Other nearby areas, like North Wilmington, Newark, Greenville and Centerville, present more suburban settings within an easy drive to downtown. Because Wilmington is a small city, it is also possible to find rural living situations without sacrificing a tolerable commute. In general, real estate prices in and around Wilmington tend to be more reasonable than other East Coast locales.
Wilmington also offers a host of recreational and cultural opportunities. The nearby Brandywine Valley has become a popular tourist destination due to local museums and attractions, including Longwood Gardens, Winterthur Museum and the Brandywine River Museum. Downtown Wilmington boasts the DuPont Theater, the Delaware Theater Company and the Grand Opera House, among other cultural venues. There are also several expansive parks in the Wilmington area offering running and mountain biking trails, boat launches, fishing and other outdoor recreational facilities. The area is also home to a number of high-quality golf courses, country clubs and sports and fitness facilities, as well as a variety of fine dining opportunities. Delaware also offers several well known beach and waterfront communities, including the Chesapeake Bay and towns of Lewes and Rehoboth Beach, all of which are within a two-hour drive and afford great weekend getaway opportunities.