With a total area of a little over 3 sq. miles, New Castle is a city within the area of New Castle county. It is about 6 miles south of Wilmington and the river, Delaware passes by. There are a number of schools in the School District of Colonial along with a few private schools in the area. There are quite a few historical sites in the vicinity. Some of the famous among them are Amstel House, Old court House of New Castle, Stronum and quite a few. This helps the growth of historical tourism in the area. It is also a famous location for shooting films. Some famous people of the town are John Walter Bratton, Thomas Holcomb, Vinnie Moore and others.
Tourism helps the growth of other related businesses in the town.