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125 Apartments for rent in New Castle, DE

"Oh the hills of dear New Castle, and the smiling vales between. When the corn is all in tassel, / and the meadowlands are green. Where the cattle crop the clover, and its breath i... Read Guide >
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William Penn Village
595 Tulip Ln
New Castle, DE
Updated January 15 at 10:14pm
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1 Bedroom
$930
2 Bedrooms
$1,040
Open kitchens, individual climate control, and spacious closets characterize these one and two bedroom units. Residents get access to such community amenities as a sparkling pool and BBQ area. Close to shopping malls of the area.
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Sophia's Place East
2801 Stonebridge Blvd
New Castle, DE
Updated January 15 at 07:07pm
1 Bedroom
$1,045
2 Bedrooms
$1,090
3 Bedrooms
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Near Dover Downs and Delaware Park and Beaches. Apartments feature eat-in kitchens, private balconies and wall-to-wall carpeting. Pets welcome. Onsite fitness center, pool, tennis courts and play areas. Available furnished.
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Castlebrook Apartments
550 S Dupont Hwy
New Castle, DE
Updated January 15 at 06:34pm
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1 Bedroom
$816
2 Bedrooms
$915
Cozy apartments with ceiling fans and spacious floor plans. Enjoy use of the on-site pool, fitness center, and tennis courts. Minutes from Wilmington Airport. Run errands at nearby Governors Square Shopping Center.
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Sophia's Place West
30 Highland Blvd
New Castle, DE
Updated January 15 at 06:07pm
1 Bedroom
$1,035
2 Bedrooms
$1,075
Comfortable apartments feature new kitchens and plush carpeting. Lots of community amenities, including a swimming pool, fitness center and tennis courts. Close to Highway 13 and Wilmington Airport. Shop at Christiana Mall during free time.
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Korman Residential at the Villas
21 Villas Dr
New Castle, DE
Updated January 15 at 10:31am
1 Bedroom
$989
2 Bedrooms
$1,069
Close to Highway 273 and the Christina River. Modern apartment homes with kitchen appliances, air conditioning and a patio/balcony. Recently renovated. Community offers a pool, a gym and on-site laundry.
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406 DELAWARE STREET
406 Delaware Street
New Castle, DE
Updated January 15 at 08:51pm
1 Bedroom
$1,600
110 W 7TH STREET
110 West 7th Street
New Castle, DE
Updated January 15 at 08:51pm
1 Bedroom
$990
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Liberty Pointe
207 Mederia Cir
Newark, DE
Updated January 15 at 08:13pm
1 Bedroom
$934
2 Bedrooms
$1,014
Newly updated apartments energy-efficient windows and custom bedrooms. Online portal for resident payment convenience. Community includes a playground and gym. Close to the University of Delaware and Christiana Mall.
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Emblem at Christiana
1150 Helen Dr
Newark, DE
Updated January 15 at 09:29pm
1 Bedroom
$1,405
2 Bedrooms
$1,795
3 Bedrooms
$1,990
Located near the Christiana Mall and I-95. This newly built community offers chic finishes, walk-in closets, and in-unit washers and dryers. On-site luxury pool, dog park, green space and a game room.
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Mayfair
1300 N Harrison St
Wilmington, DE
Updated December 20 at 03:56pm
1 Bedroom
$1,095
2 Bedrooms
$1,350
3 Bedrooms
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Prime location in the heart of Trolley Square close to downtown Wilmington and Interstate 95. Beautiful building with bright hardwood floors, new windows and lots of natural light.
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Brandywine Woods
270 Brandywine Dr
Bear, DE
Updated September 6 at 05:31pm
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,420
Pet-friendly apartment in Bear just off Route 40. Easy access to public transportation, shopping, dining and entertainment venues. Features gourmet kitchen, vaulted ceiling and private patio. Amenities include fitness center, swimming pool and tennis court.
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2401 Lamotte St
2401 Lamotte Street
Wilmington, DE
Updated January 15 at 10:26am
3 Bedrooms
$1,100
105 Christina Landing Drive Unit 305
105 Christina Landing Drive
Wilmington, DE
Updated January 15 at 10:26am
2 Bedrooms
$1,850
832 Vandever Ave
832 Vandever Avenue
Wilmington, DE
Updated January 15 at 10:26am
3 Bedrooms
$1,100
424 S Van Buren St
424 South Van Buren Street
Wilmington, DE
Updated January 15 at 10:26am
3 Bedrooms
$1,000
219 W 6th St
219 West 6th Street
Wilmington, DE
Updated January 15 at 10:25am
1 Bedroom
$850
2 Strauss Way
2 Strauss Way
New Castle County, DE
Updated January 15 at 10:25am
4 Bedrooms
$1,300
1301 N Harrison Street
1301 North Harrison Street
Wilmington, DE
Updated January 15 at 10:25am
1 Bedroom
$1,200
430 W 29th St
430 West 29th Street
Wilmington, DE
Updated January 15 at 10:25am
4 Bedrooms
$1,075
207 Stroud st
207 Stroud St
Wilmington, DE
Updated January 15 at 09:47am
3 Bedrooms
$925
1303 West 13th
1303 West 13th Street
Wilmington, DE
Updated January 15 at 09:47am
1 Bedroom
$2,000
3705 Eastview Ln
3705 Eastview Lane
Edgemoor, DE
Updated January 15 at 09:47am
1 Bedroom
$1,500
201 Marsh Lane
201 Marsh Lane
New Castle County, DE
Updated January 15 at 09:47am
1 Bedroom
$700
1315 Oak Street
1315 Oak Street
Wilmington, DE
Updated January 15 at 08:40am
3 Bedrooms
$900
City GuideNew Castle
"Oh the hills of dear New Castle, and the smiling vales between. When the corn is all in tassel, / and the meadowlands are green. Where the cattle crop the clover, and its breath is in the air. / While the sun is shining over our beloved Delaware." -George B. Hynson, Delaware State Song

New Castle, Delaware is a small community of just over 5,000 people, but it has played a pivotal role throughout history. Established in 1651, New Castle started out as "Fort Casimir," a trading hub for the Dutch West India Company. However, the city's proximity to the Chesapeake Bay and the Delaware River made it a valuable commodity, and it repeatedly changed hands, and names, from Dutch to Swedish to British control until 1674. And that was just the first two decades! New Castle functioned as the center of colonial government until that honor was stolen by Philadelphia. The courthouse spire also serves as the center of the Mason-Dixon Line's Twelve-Mile Circle. As part of the Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington Metro Area, New Castle provides access to urban amenities without sacrificing the intimacy and familiarity of a small town.

Renting in New Castle

Like many cities in Delaware, New Castle is an urban area packed into just 3.2 square miles. This means places for rent may be harder to come by, especially in sought-after locales such as Historic New Castle. Since much of New Castle's available land is spoken for, rentals usually come in the form of older buildings rather than new construction. An apartment complex will rarely offer free utilities, but those that do may even throw in free basic cable. Renters may have more luck finding all bills paid apartments with private owners. Landlords aren't exactly hurting for renters, so it'll be easier to find a place if you have solid references and credit, as well as a stable income. If you can, spend a few weeks researching the different areas of the city and get a feel for each one. You may find that you prefer the single-family home rentals in the more moderately-priced Shawtown over a duplex in the downtown district.

Neighborhoods in New Castle

As one of the first cities established in Delaware, New Castle is home to some of the most history-rich neighborhoods in the First State. These communities only encompass a few blocks each, but they all have a distinct feel and plenty to offer. Some of the neighborhoods in New Castle include the following:

Van Dyke Village: The homes in this neighborhood date back to the 1930's. It's bordered by Wilmington Road to the east and backs to Van Dyke Park. Rogers Park and the Broad Dyke Canal are both a short walk away.

Boothhurst: A slice of modern suburbia, this neighborhood just west of Route 9 consists mainly of well-maintained, single-family homes. This area is a newer part of town, with most of the houses going up during the late 1990's.

Historic New Castle: Historic New Castle encompasses most of downtown. With original 18th-century colonials and 19th-century Victorians, you half-expect to spot one of the founding fathers making his way across 3rd Street. This neighborhood contains most of New Castle's entertainment, restaurants, shops and historical landmarks, as well as the premier apartments in New Castle.

Buttonwood: The neighborhood offers more single-family homes than apartments, but there's a good mix of early 20th-century and contemporary architecture.

Shawtown: This neighborhood of row houses lies west of downtown and is where you're likely to find duplexes for rent. It was established in the mid-1800's for the workers of the local steel mill, and it still manages to retain the industrial charm of a bygone era. Ioannoni's Bullroasters on East Basin Road is responsible for a big part of that, with some of the most highly praised cheesesteaks, pork and roast beef sandwiches in the area.

Living in New Castle

Apart from being a history buff's dream, the city is 45 minutes away from Philadelphia, one of the most modern cities in the country. Wilmington, Delaware's largest city, is a mere 15 minutes up the road. Getting out of town is easy because New Castle is surrounded by major roadways, with 295 to the north, 40 to the west and Interstate 95 a bit further on. And, New Castle airport is right next door. Although shopping and entertainment are a bit limited in New Castle, Christiana Mall is in nearby Newark. The New Castle Avenue bus route rolls through the busiest part of town, but residents generally rely on cars and their own two feet to get around.

In town, residents can visit the New Castle farmers' market on Dupont Highway. In addition to meats, cheeses, produce and a variety of Pennsylvania Dutch products, visitors can catch some good deals in the flea market. For a colonial experience, Jessop's Tavern on Delaware Street offers costumed servers, a myriad of different beers, "ye olde" menu selections and homemade ice cream. New Castle's streets are too narrow for racing, but aspiring Ricky Bobbys can still shake and bake at the Mid-Atlantic Grand Prix indoor go-kart track on North Dupont Highway. If you're looking for more relaxed activities, Battery Park on the shores of the Delaware River provides walking trails, beautiful scenery and an antique show in the summer.