167 E Second Street, New Castle, DE 19720 $649,000

Beds/Baths: 4/4.0
Interior Sq. Ft: 4,049
Acreage: 0.06
Age:118 years
MLS#: DENC2011942
Mobile#: 5694
Subdivision: Old New Castle


This Historic Gem of an Old New Castle home is situated on an elevated site with sweeping, spectacular park and river views! 167 E Second Street is a detached, spacious residence, offering four bedrooms and four full baths, with magnificent views of the Delaware River and river traffic from all three levels! The main floor hosts a living room, a dining room, a full bath and a fabulous gourmet kitchen. Completely remodeled in 2019, the kitchen offers a Wolf 4 burner gas range with a griddle, double wall ovens, stainless steel appliances, ample and beautiful cabinetry ( soft close doors on all ) and a custom-made island with a copper countertop. Truly a chef's delight! The kitchen/dining area has a gas fireplace and a wall of large casement windows overlooking the Delaware River ( viewed over manicured city parkland ) and a huge, beautifully hand-crafted Pennsylvania Bluestone patio. Another room adjacent to the kitchen, used recently as a pantry, can revert to a laundry room easily, with appliance and water hook-ups in place. The second level is home to a riverside private bedroom suite with a full bath, an enormous bedroom/sitting area with a fireplace, and windows wrapping walls to provide breathtaking sunrises. This suite is truly a retreat, from sunrise to sunset. Two additional bedrooms, closet space and another full bath complete this level. The fourth bedroom with a private full bath is on the third level and also enjoys the spectacular river views from the rear of the home. It opens onto a newly installed 15' by 20' composite sundeck that boasts a nearly 180-degree river and landscape view. The home has a full basement with a Bilco walk-out, a laundry center, lots of areas for workshops, and a nicely finished room that can be accessed from the kitchen and used as an office or exercise room! Wood floors throughout, recessed lighting and ceiling fans throughout. Gas heat and central air-conditioning, enjoying a new high-efficiency HVAC installation in 2020! New rubber roof was installed in 2021. Lots of window replacements make this home very energy efficient. You'll have no concerns about flood insurance with this home. It sits outside the 100 and 500 year floodplains! All this, and so much more, is situated in one of the East Coast's most charming riverfront towns. Historic sites with world class museums, casual and fine dining options, antique shops and art galleries are all within a short stroll of 167 East Second Street. Year-round events welcome residents and visitors. A new pier hosts tall ship tours. Battery Park hosts summertime concerts, with blues, jazz, ethnic and opera performances, among others. Charm and history do abound in Historic Old New Castle! This home is convenient to I-95, an Amtrak station, an international airport and the Delaware Memorial Bridge. Don't delay scheduling your private tour. Come capture this treasure of a home and enjoy the lifestyle this special riverfront community offers!

Living Room: 13 X 15 - Main
Dining Room: 13 X 13 - Main
Kitchen: 17 X 22 - Main
Bedroom 1: 17 X 22 - Upper 1
Bedroom 2: 13 X 15 - Upper 1
Bedroom 3: 10 X 12 - Upper 1
Bedroom 4: 13 X 15 - Upper 2
Taxes: $3,444
Home Assoc: No
Condo Assoc: No
Garage: N
Basement: Y
Pool: No Pool
School Dist: Colonial


Water Oriented: Yes; Water Front: No; Water Access: No; Water Body Type: River;

Forced Air Heating, Natural Gas, Central A/C, Natural Gas, Hot Water - Natural Gas, Public Water, Public Sewer, Circuit Breakers, Basement Laundry

On Street

Full Basement, Gas/Propane Fireplace

Block Foundation, Brick Exterior, Patio(s), Sidewalks, Street Lights

Corner Lot, Level Lot

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Public Elementary (13 schools)

School District Grades Place Distance
New Castle Elementary School Colonial School District K–5 New Castle 0.59 mi
Downie (Carrie) Elementary School Colonial School District K–5 New Castle 0.89 mi
Charter School of New Castle Charter School of New Castle K–8 New Castle 1.37 mi
Castle Hills Elementary School Colonial School District K–5 New Castle 1.39 mi
Leach (John G.) School Colonial School District Preschool–12 New Castle 1.7 mi
The Colwyck Center Colonial School District Preschool New Castle 1.73 mi
Eisenberg (Harry O.) Elementary School Colonial School District K–5 New Castle 1.93 mi
Wilmington Manor Elementary School Colonial School District K–5 New Castle 1.94 mi
Pleasantville Elementary School Colonial School District K–5 New Castle 3.5 mi
Richardson Park Learning Center Red Clay Consolidated School District Preschool–5 Wilmington 4.51 mi
Richardson Park Elementary School Red Clay Consolidated School District K–5 Wilmington 4.54 mi
Richey Elementary School Red Clay Consolidated School District K–5 Wilmington 4.62 mi
Elbert-Palmer Elementary School Christina School District K–5 Wilmington 4.83 mi

Public Middle (3 schools)

School District Grades Place Distance
Leach (John G.) School Colonial School District Preschool–12 New Castle 1.7 mi
Read (George) Middle School Colonial School District 6–9 New Castle 1.71 mi
McCullough (Calvin R. ) Middle School Colonial School District 6–8 New Castle 2.47 mi

Public High (5 schools)

School District Grades Place Distance
Penn (William) High School Colonial School District 9–12 New Castle 1.4 mi
The Wallace Wallin School Colonial School District 7–12 New Castle 1.55 mi
Leach (John G.) School Colonial School District Preschool–12 New Castle 1.7 mi
Delaware Military Academy Delaware Military Academy 9–12 Wilmington 4.32 mi
Conrad Schools of Science Red Clay Consolidated School District 6–12 Wilmington 4.72 mi

Private (4 schools)

School Grades Place Distance
St Peter Catholic School Roman Catholic Preschool–8 New Castle 0.27 mi
Delaware Christian Academy Baptist Preschool–8 New Castle 1.12 mi
Serviam Girls Academy Roman Catholic 5–8 New Castle 2.54 mi
Fairwinds Christian School Baptist Preschool–12 Bear 4.8 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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167 E Second Street, New Castle, DE 19720

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