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Old 11-04-2013, 04:49 PM   #1
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Question Relocating to MD - Need suggestions

Hey guys,

We will be relocating to the Baltimore area for a new job and we dont know the area at all. Any help/suggestions would be awesome. Heres a list of stuff so far:

1. Area/Suburb to look at for leasing a house? - We were thinking south Baltimore between BWI Airport and DC (Columbia, Ellicott City?)
---Family friendly area - parks/walking trails/etc..
---Dog friendly - Dobe

2. Hospital - Wife is a pediatric nurse so she will be looking for a new job.

3. Montessori school for the kido.

I know the company might have some answers to these but wanted to see what you folks thought.

Thanks for all the help.
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Old 11-04-2013, 06:29 PM   #2
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Do you HAVE to move to MD? It kind of sucks here.
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Old 11-04-2013, 06:40 PM   #3
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Do you HAVE to move to MD? It kind of sucks here.
Ha! Yeah its a done deal.

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What kind of winterizing would y'all suggest, if any? We have an '04 wrx and '10 forester.
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Old 11-04-2013, 06:51 PM   #4
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What company are you going to be working for? And there are a lot of nice areas in both places. Howard county is pretty good on schools, I grew up around there and just moved from Ellicott city not to long ago, there is a couple good meets around town and IAG is not to far.
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Old 11-04-2013, 07:26 PM   #5
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Maryland is a great place, so long as you can endure the seasonal extremes (100+ summers, -10 winters). There are plenty of great Subaru shops in the area, an amazing motorsport facility within driving distance (1.5 hours Summit Point, WVA), your wife will have no problem finding a well paying job in the city or county of Baltimore. If you want 'burbs, Columbia and Ellicott City are it. A little further north and west, you have quiet country life (bit cheaper too). Baltimore is a tough town, I lived in the city for 3 years. Great place, good food, plenty to do, but still a "third world" city in terms of quality of life.Drugs, crime, etc.

You'll also be close to DC, plenty of family oriented things to do there, sights to see.

Good luck!!
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Old 11-04-2013, 08:00 PM   #6
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Stay out of Montgomery County. It sucks here. I was always a fan of Hunt Valley, but I don't know if the area offers everything you are looking for.
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Old 11-04-2013, 08:59 PM   #7
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Seeing as how you're coming from TX, do you have guns? If so, they're going to need to be registered due to MD's retarded gun laws (don't get me started on 2A infringement/libs). Hopefully you're moving to Howard County, namely Columbia, otherwise everything else is pretty much going to suck. On top of that, I hope wherever you're moving to has a good, function garage for your vehicles (at least your WRX) because theft is a fairly large problem in this state. And best of all, you're going to have TONS of fun with the nation's second worst drivers on the road!

With that said,

Welcome to Maryland.
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Old 11-04-2013, 11:41 PM   #8
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Seeing as how you're coming from TX, do you have guns? If so, they're going to need to be registered due to MD's retarded gun laws (don't get me started on 2A infringement/libs). Hopefully you're moving to Howard County, namely Columbia, otherwise everything else is pretty much going to suck. On top of that, I hope wherever you're moving to has a good, function garage for your vehicles (at least your WRX) because theft is a fairly large problem in this state. And best of all, you're going to have TONS of fun with the nation's second worst drivers on the road!

With that said,

Welcome to Maryland.
What drivers are worse than MD ?
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Old 11-05-2013, 07:09 AM   #9
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Old 11-05-2013, 07:18 AM   #10
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What drivers are worse than MD ?
DC. Worst in the country.
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Old 11-05-2013, 10:10 AM   #11
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DC. Worst in the country.
This, according to AAA.
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Old 11-05-2013, 10:14 AM   #12
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Towson is very nice. Very green. Never lived there but I had a girlfriend who did. Her parents were well off so may be a little pricey.
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Old 11-05-2013, 10:29 AM   #13
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Maryland is a great place, so long as you can endure the seasonal extremes (100+ summers, -10 winters). There are plenty of great Subaru shops in the area, an amazing motorsport facility within driving distance (1.5 hours Summit Point, WVA), your wife will have no problem finding a well paying job in the city or county of Baltimore. If you want 'burbs, Columbia and Ellicott City are it. A little further north and west, you have quiet country life (bit cheaper too). Baltimore is a tough town, I lived in the city for 3 years. Great place, good food, plenty to do, but still a "third world" city in terms of quality of life.Drugs, crime, etc.

You'll also be close to DC, plenty of family oriented things to do there, sights to see.

Good luck!!
Coming from Texas our weather is extreme but not to -10. The TX summers are brutal usually at least 30+ days of triple digits.

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Seeing as how you're coming from TX, do you have guns? If so, they're going to need to be registered due to MD's retarded gun laws (don't get me started on 2A infringement/libs). Hopefully you're moving to Howard County, namely Columbia, otherwise everything else is pretty much going to suck. On top of that, I hope wherever you're moving to has a good, function garage for your vehicles (at least your WRX) because theft is a fairly large problem in this state. And best of all, you're going to have TONS of fun with the nation's second worst drivers on the road!

With that said,

Welcome to Maryland.

Yes a couple handguns and it sucks cause my TX CHL is invalid in MD.

Anybody know a decent realtor that can help with locating a house for rent?
Ive tried searching on Trulia and other sites but its really hard finding properties that allow a doberman let alone any large breed dogs.
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Old 11-05-2013, 11:10 AM   #14
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Catonsville, Ellicott City, and Arbutus are all great choices. Colombia is a lil nicer but filled with stuck ups. I've lived in arbutus 10 + years and love it. Its far enough away from the city and has a hometown feel. Check it out . Life is heaven in 21227.
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Old 11-05-2013, 11:13 AM   #15
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Yes a couple handguns and it sucks cause my TX CHL is invalid in MD.
You will not be able to bring any banned "assault long guns" or "assault weapons" if they were not in your possession prior to 10/1/2013. There is a list of 40 some banned by name firearms and then a copy-cat criteria as well.
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Old 11-05-2013, 11:43 AM   #16
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Maryland is not bad place to live the weather is a little wacky sometimes.
As for areas to live I live in Annapolis which is in Anne arundel county and have no complaints. In Anne arundel county I would look at Annapolis, Arnold , severna park , edgerwater , Annapolis neck areas. Howard county around Columbia. Both county's have good schools and plenty of private schools.
As for work for your wife there are so many hospital in this area. Two big children's hospital, you have John Hopkins in Baltimore and Children's National Hospital in D.C. Anne Arundel Medical Center and Howard County general hospital both have pediatric centers. Good luck with the move how some of the info helps
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Old 11-05-2013, 12:20 PM   #17
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Maryland is a great place, so long as you can endure the seasonal extremes (100+ summers, -10 winters).
I don't think he's got anything to worry about in that regards. -10 winters is hardly common.

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•The lowest recorded temperature was -7°F in 1984.
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•The highest recorded temperature was 118°F in 1936.
•The lowest recorded temperature was -7°F in 1930.
The Baltimore area is certainly cooler on average in the winter time than the Dallas area (assuming Allen's weather is similar to Dallas based on proximity), but it's not like MD is the frozen tundra.

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Hopefully you're moving to Howard County, namely Columbia, otherwise everything else is pretty much going to suck. On top of that, I hope wherever you're moving to has a good, function garage for your vehicles (at least your WRX) because theft is a fairly large problem in this state. And best of all, you're going to have TONS of fun with the nation's second worst drivers on the road!
Perhaps you should specify where you live so he can avoid that area. My 5 years living in MD (all of that in Anne Arundel County) didn't suck at all, and I have a number of friends still living in MD who are also doing just fine. To make a blanket statement like "theft is a fairly large problem in this state" is just silly. Crime rates aren't even a problem across an entire city - there are always good and bad parts of town - let alone across the entire state. According to the FBI crime statistics, looks like MD is firmly mid-pack for property crime (and quite a bit better than TX), and from 2011 to 2012 property crime rates went down.
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Old 11-05-2013, 01:15 PM   #18
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Hopefully you're moving to Howard County, namely Columbia, otherwise everything else is pretty much going to suck. On top of that, I hope wherever you're moving to has a good, function garage for your vehicles (at least your WRX) because theft is a fairly large problem in this state.

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Don't move to Columbia or you will deal with people like this. Lol
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Old 11-05-2013, 02:10 PM   #19
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Don't move to Columbia or you will deal with people like this. Lol
Lol says the person telling him NOT to move to one of the better, if not amongst the best, areas in MD. Sound logic you got there.

Back on topic, unfortunately you'll have to register your handguns and hopefully they won't be confiscated.

Best of luck and if you need help with anything shoot me a PM.
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Old 11-05-2013, 02:29 PM   #20
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Lol says the person telling him NOT to move to one of the better, if not amongst the best, areas in MD. Sound logic you got there.

Back on topic, unfortunately you'll have to register your handguns and hopefully they won't be confiscated.

Best of luck and if you need help with anything shoot me a PM.
Best area for people that think they are better than everyone else kinda like pikesville.
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Ha! Yeah its a done deal. Also was thinking: What kind of winterizing would y'all suggest, if any? We have an '04 wrx and '10 forester.
Winters are around 40 degrees. We barely get snow. No winterizing needs.

Bowie is decent. Lots of Mercedes, BMW, some bentlys a few lambos around these parts. People around here are pretty good, well in my street they are.
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Old 11-05-2013, 03:05 PM   #22
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What drivers are worse than MD ?
Virginia.
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Old 11-05-2013, 03:22 PM   #23
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Winters are around 40 degrees. We barely get snow. No winterizing needs.
Dafuq? It's been in the thirties in the morning for a few days now. It regularly dips into the 20s here during a cold winter. When it does snow, they drop salt to last until the next snowfall weeks later!
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Old 11-05-2013, 03:39 PM   #24
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Winters are around 40 degrees. We barely get snow. No winterizing needs.

Bowie is decent. Lots of Mercedes, BMW, some bentlys a few lambos around these parts. People around here are pretty good, well in my street they are.
Thanks for the info about winterizing that was a concern.

Bowie might be a little far but we will take a look.

Thanks.
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[quote="OrbitalEllipses;40898454"] Dafuq? It's been in the thirties in the morning for a few days now. It regularly dips into the 20s here during a cold winter. When it does snow, they drop salt to last until the next snowfall weeks later![/QUOTE
Dafuq? Where do you live? It gets into the low to mid forties here at most the past few days. We don't get 20s around here. Last time it was in the 20s was like 3 or 4 years ago.
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