Middletown is a small but very rapidly growing town of almost 19,000 near, as you might guess, the middle of northern Delaware. The population doubled from 2000 to 2010, many of them affluent families moving from nearby cities. We have been driving through this town twice a year for over 10 years, since it is astride a pleasant route (301) that goes from Wilmington to Annapolis. During this time the town has exploded, with most of the changes being very positive. For example 10 years ago the downtown seemed old and in places run down, but today all of the buildings are occupied and freshly painted. It has the bones to you tell this was once a prosperous town. There is tremendous growth just outside of town with new roads, shopping plazas, and housing developments coming in all over the place.