30 The Strand, New Castle, DE 19720-4826 $735,000

Beds/Baths: 5/3
Interior Sq. Ft: 3,000
Acreage: 0.1
Age:196 years
MLS#: DENC2025256
Subdivision: Old New Castle


Don’t miss touring this lovely historic home on The Strand in Historic New Castle. This magnificent home was built in 1826 and is situated next to the famous Read House and its lovely gardens. You couldn’t ask for a better neighbor. The owners have done top-of-the-line renovations in updating this historic gem. Their relocation to the West is your opportunity to own a warm and inviting piece of the 19th century. Step inside the foyer and notice the beautiful floor cloth and stenciling on the walls. Almost all of the rooms in the house have original hardwood floors. The living room has 10-foot high ceilings, built-in bookshelves, and a natural gas fireplace. The windows contain the original glass with storm windows for efficiency. Step through the large 8-panel doors into the front parlor with its lovely wood-burning fireplace. The hearth room was the original kitchen. It is currently used as a music room. The “cozy room” can be used for additional dining or as an extension of the kitchen. It offers original cabinetry dating to 1865 and a wonderful bay window that brightens the space. The exquisite kitchen has been completely renovated and features a raised ceiling with recessed lights, built-in speakers and has a Subzero refrigerator, natural gas cooktop, beautiful granite countertops, and custom white cabinetry. The flooring is reclaimed pine to match the original floors of the home and is stenciled with a design from the 1800s. A fabulous 1900s butcher block stays with the home. There is a breakfast nook perfect for coffee and for looking through the French doors into the wonderful garden with a brick patio and hot tub. The first-floor bathroom has a heated tile floor and a shower with bench and grab-bar. Take the turned staircase to the second level featuring the main bedroom with a high ceiling, built-in bookshelves, a wood fireplace, and a full bathroom. Next door is the study/bedroom which has a gas fireplace, high ceiling, crown moldings, and built-in bookcases. On the other side of the stairs, there is a large bathroom, another bedroom, and a sunroom with a heated tile floor that overlooks the lush perennial garden and the Read House garden. It’s a lovely place to enjoy a meal. The third floor features two bedrooms, each with classic dormer windows. There is also an oversized closet off of the hallway. Other amenities include a basement with a high ceiling and a French drain, lots of shelf space, and a new washer and drier. There is central air conditioning on all levels with moist radiant heat in the wintertime. The house has been professionally painted with Benjamin Moore paint and has been meticulously maintained by its loving owners. This house on The Strand is a charming place to live in the middle of a historic neighborhood with a community feel. Walk a block to Battery Park with its wonderful path along the Delaware River and to stores and restaurants and take in the marvels of old New Castle. This fine home is reminiscent of many upper-middle-class townhomes in Philadelphia. The sellers are providing generous inclusions with this home along with a buyer one year home warranty.

Bedroom 4: 13 X 12 - Upper 2
Bedroom 5: 12 X 10 - Upper 2
Bedroom 2: 13 X 12 - Upper 1
Bedroom 3: 12 X 11 - Upper 1
Sun/Florida Room: 13 X 9 - Upper 1
Primary Bed: 17 X 15 - Upper 1
Dining Room: 17 X 12 - Main
Kitchen: 16 X 10 - Main
Living Room: 17 X 15 - Main
Breakfast Room: 12 X 8 - Main
Sitting Room: 15 X 14 - Main
Recreation Room: 13 X 12 - Main
Taxes: $6,021
Home Assoc: No
Condo Assoc: No
Garage: N
Basement: Y
Pool: No Pool
School Dist: Colonial


Hot Water Heating, Natural Gas, Central A/C, Electric, Hot Water - Natural Gas, Public Water, Public Sewer

On Street

Chair Railings, Crown Moldings, Dining Area, Double/Dual Staircase, Kitchen - Eat-In, Wood Floors, Full Basement, Hardwood Flooring, 9'+ Ceilings, Vaulted Ceilings

Stone Foundation, Asphalt Roof, Shake Roof, Shingle Roof, Brick Exterior

Garden/Lawn View, Rear Fence

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Public Elementary (12 schools)

School District Grades Place Distance
New Castle Elementary School Colonial School District K–5 New Castle 0.58 mi
Downie (Carrie) Elementary School Colonial School District K–5 New Castle 0.86 mi
Castle Hills Elementary School Colonial School District K–5 New Castle 1.54 mi
Charter School of New Castle Charter School of New Castle K–8 New Castle 1.58 mi
Leach (John G.) School Colonial School District Preschool–12 New Castle 1.89 mi
The Colwyck Center Colonial School District Preschool New Castle 1.92 mi
Wilmington Manor Elementary School Colonial School District K–5 New Castle 2.02 mi
Eisenberg (Harry O.) Elementary School Colonial School District K–5 New Castle 2.11 mi
Pleasantville Elementary School Colonial School District K–5 New Castle 3.43 mi
Richardson Park Learning Center Red Clay Consolidated School District Preschool–5 Wilmington 4.64 mi
Richardson Park Elementary School Red Clay Consolidated School District K–5 Wilmington 4.68 mi
Richey Elementary School Red Clay Consolidated School District K–5 Wilmington 4.71 mi

Public Middle (3 schools)

School District Grades Place Distance
Read (George) Middle School Colonial School District 6–9 New Castle 1.75 mi
Leach (John G.) School Colonial School District Preschool–12 New Castle 1.89 mi
McCullough (Calvin R. ) Middle School Colonial School District 6–8 New Castle 2.66 mi

Public High (5 schools)

School District Grades Place Distance
Penn (William) High School Colonial School District 9–12 New Castle 1.38 mi
The Wallace Wallin School Colonial School District 7–12 New Castle 1.54 mi
Leach (John G.) School Colonial School District Preschool–12 New Castle 1.89 mi
Delaware Military Academy Delaware Military Academy 9–12 Wilmington 4.46 mi
Conrad Schools of Science Red Clay Consolidated School District 6–12 Wilmington 4.84 mi

Private (4 schools)

School Grades Place Distance
St Peter Catholic School Roman Catholic Preschool–8 New Castle 0.35 mi
Delaware Christian Academy Baptist Preschool–8 New Castle 1.07 mi
Serviam Girls Academy Roman Catholic 5–8 New Castle 2.73 mi
Fairwinds Christian School Baptist Preschool–12 Bear 4.66 mi

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This report is a detailed community overview for New Castle (19720), Delaware.

Community Quick Facts

  • Average travel time to work for people in this community: 25
  • Average salary of people in this community: $44,729

Community Summary

  • Population Density (ppl / mile): 1,496
  • Household Size (ppl): 2.81
  • Households w/ Children: 66%

Housing Inventory

  • Owned: 14,830 (64.1%)
  • Rented: 6,721 (29.1%)
  • Vacant: 1,573 (6.8%)
  • Total: 23,124

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: 61,324
Households: 21,551
Median Age: 38.20

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.



Highest Level of Education Attained

  • Less than 9th Grade: 3.5%
  • Some High School: 8.1%
  • High School Graduate: 40.1%
  • Some College: 20.3%
  • Associate Degree: 7.4%
  • Bachelor's Degree: 12.8%
  • Graduate Degree: 7.7%

Income by dollar range

Median Income: $60,409

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: $1,033
  • One Bedroom: $886
  • Two Bedroom: $1,115
  • Three Bedroom: $1,295
  • Four Bedroom: $1,460

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30 The Strand, New Castle, DE 19720-4826

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