Trolley Square provides young professionals the ammentities of
a city with the feel of a small town. The neighborhood provides dining,
shopping and entertainment on every block.
north of the main intersections is Rockford Park where dog
owners and those looking for some outdoor activity gather on warm days. At the
top of the hill is Rockford Tower, a Wilmington landmark
that is over 100 years old and stands atop a hill that provides some of the
most beautiful views of the surrounding area.
adjacent to the Trolley Square area is the Brandywine Park which
runs along both sides of the Brandywine River. The park is
perfect for picnics, jogging, biking and other activities in and around the
gardens, monuments and other facilities including tennis courts and a
Square's rich history dates back to 1864 when the city’s horse-drawn trolleys,
electric trolleys and buses could be found in a large bard located on Delaware
Avenue at the corners of Du Pont and Clayton streets. After the buses were
moved under the interstate, the barns remained vacant until 1978 when
they were demolished. In their place, the Trolley Square Shopping Center
was built which is conveniently located within walking distance of downtown
Wilmington and provides such useful shops as a convenience store, dry cleaning
services, a shipping depot and more.
transportation also recognizes Trolley Square with several major routes passing
through the neighborhood. Whether you are spending an afternoon shopping,
visiting the galleries, enjoying the weather in the park or meeting your
friends out for a drink at one of the many unique bars or cafe's in the
neighborhood, Trolley Square has something for everyone.