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Old 06-06-2011, 01:05 PM
 
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Here's the problem as explained to me by a couple officer friends. As Baltimore tears down the old housing projects, which mostly have been bought out by Hopkins, the former residents of said areas are moving out to the counties.
Wow, it would have been pretty easy to discount what your officer friends were saying at the very start of all that.
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Old 06-09-2011, 12:13 PM
 
Location: South CLT
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White Marsh, Perry Hall, Rosedale (some parts), Middle River (closer to White Marsh)
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Old 09-13-2012, 12:22 PM
 
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Default Baltimore County vs. Harford County

I need help very fustrating time for me. I live in Rosedale area and my children attend Catholic schools. My son just started high school at an all boy Catholic school and he hates it. All he does is complain about everything, the uniform, the grading system, the fact that it's all boys etc etc.

I'm work hard to send them to private school. I know people who live in Fallston area that still send there kids to private schools. Is it worth if for me to move to Fallston? I work in Baltimore City. I want my son to enjoy school and his highschool experience.

Truly at a loss with what to do. I can't exactly afford a new home righ now. I know I send them to private school but buying a home at the moment is not easy. The house we live in now, I share with my parents.

Everyday it's just arguments about school. I do not wish for my son to go to school in our zone.
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Old 09-13-2012, 12:39 PM
 
Location: baltimore, md
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I've lived in Harford County for 18 years and i'm 27 now. I think it will be a great place to raise your kids. Franklin Square is off of Rossville blvd I think. It's not too far of a commute if you go for the Abingdon area. There's a lot of great things about Harford County. You won't regret it
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Old 09-21-2012, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Alaska
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I need help very fustrating time for me. I live in Rosedale area and my children attend Catholic schools. My son just started high school at an all boy Catholic school and he hates it. All he does is complain about everything, the uniform, the grading system, the fact that it's all boys etc etc.

I'm work hard to send them to private school. I know people who live in Fallston area that still send there kids to private schools. Is it worth if for me to move to Fallston? I work in Baltimore City. I want my son to enjoy school and his highschool experience.

Truly at a loss with what to do. I can't exactly afford a new home righ now. I know I send them to private school but buying a home at the moment is not easy. The house we live in now, I share with my parents.

Everyday it's just arguments about school. I do not wish for my son to go to school in our zone.
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I've lived in Harford County for 18 years and i'm 27 now. I think it will be a great place to raise your kids. Franklin Square is off of Rossville blvd I think. It's not too far of a commute if you go for the Abingdon area. There's a lot of great things about Harford County. You won't regret it
I lived in Harford County for over 7 years and would have been glad to stay, if not for a job change and promotion that brought me here (Alaska) in 2003 (hey, only 10 more years until I can retire ).

However, I was back to visit my mom for 5 weeks (my first visit since 2007) last fall and I was pleased to see that other than a little more development, HC is still the same wonderful and charming place with the same friendly and caring people that make it a great place to raise a family and have a great quality of life. Yes, the commute to Baltimore can be a bear sometimes but it's worth the price of admission. Plus, you do have options other than I-95, like Routes 40, 7, or 1, and possibly MARC and Amtrak depending on your needs.

I would strongly encourage clearwater007 and any other poster who is considering relocating to Harford County to make that move.
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Old 09-21-2012, 02:33 PM
 
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Move to Northeast Baltimore County. Parkville, Perry Hall, or Loch Raven (county) Not far from Franklin Square. Close to Franklin Square is kinda dingy. Look around Joppa Road and past it. Not below it.
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Old 11-26-2013, 06:32 PM
 
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As for Baltimore county I think you'd be happier in the northern areas or eastern closer to the harford county line. I grew up in Rosedale and my family still lives there to this day. Avoid it! It is nothing like it once was. The old lady that lived across the street from my mom was robbed at 8pm while she was sitting in her living room watching tv. My grandmother's shed has been burglarized multiple times and counting. Three of her neighbors had their cars stolen, one had their house broken into last week while they were on vacation. If you have children then you may want to be warned that Golden Ring Middle Schoolers are very involved in this "fight club" thing, one of my friends informed me of this, as an active PTA member at the school she has plenty of knowledge as to what goes on there. This fight club isn't just there, it's hitting almost every middle and high school, even out here in Harford county and Cecil county. It has become a real problem in the schools, just not enough media coverage to get the word out there to parents, IMO.
South Bel Air/Abingdon isn't too bad, just very congested anymore. It's the "trendy" place to live in Bel Air, everyone wants to move there. Schools in the Bel Air area are over crowded, although they are redistricting I don't think that it will help much. Then you have to consider the BRAC moves as well, which is bringing an influx of people to the area, thus more congestion and school crowding. While it is very convenient to shopping, entertainment, dining and the 95 you have to decided if your safety and sanity from the bad drivers and traffic is worth it. Me personally, I cannot stand traffic but others don't seem to mind it, so it's a personal choice of what can you live with.

I live out in Havre de Grace. Small town, well actually a city, water oriented area, plenty of new development, schools aren't over crowded yet, plenty of dining, entertainment etc. Even out here, where it used to be nice, it has been taken over by drugs and crime.
Here's the problem as explained to me by a couple officer friends. As Baltimore tears down the old housing projects, which mostly have been bought out by Hopkins, the former residents of said areas are moving out to the counties. The route 40 corridor has always had cheap rents and housing prices, section 8 housing is abundant and plenty of available housing projects. This is certainly appealing to those with low income. Most of the housing projects gave out information to their residents and helped them secure housing, a lot of them came out the 40 corridor. Harford county has seen a growing rate of gang violence, drugs, violent crimes, burglaries, thefts etc because of this. Sure Harford county has had it's problems before and cannot entirely blame the low income residents that have moved into the areas as the sole source of the problem but it has, however, significantly increased the problems. They hold a 4th of July carnival in Havre de Grace every year and a few years back they almost did away with the annual event because of gang violence. This was directly stated!! and every resident of Havre de Grace knows this full and well! This has never been a problem before.
Out in Cecil county, a friend of mine lives in Elkton and has lived there for 12 years, tells me that several nights a week she hears gun shots going off in the low income housing a block from her house. She has never before heard this sort of thing in her area. There have been shootings there, drugs are rampant in the area, thefts and so on have become common place. Elkton has never had such problems until recent. I am not saying that any of the areas mentioned have been with out problems because they have, just not such large scale and not consistently. The people who have lived in these areas for a long time can tell you this is just as recent as the past few years. They never had to worry about locking up their homes at night, they felt comfortable with leaving their cars running while running into the store (never a good idea anyway), letting their kids out to play without worry and getting a decent education in the schools. This is not true any more. Most of us transplants moved out here years ago to get away from the crime and problems that were taking over Baltimore city and county but it seems as though they just followed us. Yes there are safe places to live and raise your family, just not out the 40 or 95 corridor.

My personal suggestions:

Abingdon, besides what i stated before, it's too close to Edgewood.

Aberdeen, YUK! I go there to shop and that's it. Sit on W. Bel Air Ave any time of day for about an hour and you will get to see first hand the junkie parade that wanders, sometimes aimlessly, up and down the street.

Edgewood, not even if the house was FREE!!!!

Joppatown, not as bad as Edgewood but still has it's problems.

Havre de Grace, still nice but slowly getting worse. The residents here don't roll over and shut up easily. The police are pretty on the ball too which helps a lot.

Bel Air, over crowded and over priced but plenty to do and close to everything.

Darlington & Dublin so nice, so quite, close enough yet far enough. If I were gonna buy a house, this would be my first choice.

Jarrettsville, beautiful area, nice homes, quiet and rural. My second choice if I were to buy a home.

Street, Pylesville & Rocks area, surrounds the Rocks State Park and does have some beautiful homes. House prices vary greatly also, a little something for everyone. Still close to everything too. This would be my third choice area.

Forest Hill, a lot of new development going on, revitalization in progress. A bit pricey in most areas, trendy and getting crowded but still breathing room.

Fallston, pricey in most areas, somewhat congested as this is another trendy area, close to Bel Air.

Jacksonville, pricey but nice, real nice.

Monkton, White Hall and Parkton, not many rentals but plenty to buy. Prices vary but most are up there. Nice areas and close to Beaver Dam, plenty to do.

Baldwin, Hydes and Glen Arm, very nice and quiet. Homes here range greatly in prices from 100k to 1 million or better.

Gunpowder, very nice and close yet far but i would stay on the white marsh side for the schools.

Middle River, Essex and Dundalk, some areas are okay while others i wouldn't send my worst enemy to live in. I've heard mixed things about the schools in these areas as well.

Parkville, Carney, Perry Hall, some areas of Parkville, like closer to Hamilton and the city are not the best and have become rampant with drugs, junkies and hookers walking Harford Road all day and night, other parts of Parkville have remained quiet and peaceful. The schools I haven't heard any major complaints from anyone.

Towson, Loch Raven and Lutherville, TRENDY!!!!!! Most areas are pricey, congested, always has been. The closer you get to Govans the worse it gets.
Would you know anything about catonsville in Baltimore county
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Old 11-27-2013, 07:11 AM
 
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I've lived both in Baltimore and Harford Counties.
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Old 03-07-2014, 11:27 PM
 
Location: Havre de Grace, MD
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it's a mixed bag in catonsville also, varying home prices, crowded schools and roads, crime just like anywhere else
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Old 03-26-2014, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Delta, PA
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Certain parts of baltimore county make harford county look like a welfare case!!! Try the towson/hunt valley area!!! Its a lot more upscale than abingdon!! Honestly i would avoid harford county overall!!! If youw ant to live in the city, try clippers mill area!!
I couldn't disagree more! Harford county is a much better place for children then Baltimore county. Just look out for school zoning. There's a fine line in Abingdon that separates Edgewood schools from Bel Air schools! The commute is not bad at all!

Good Luck
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