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Old 03-28-2011, 06:45 PM
 
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Hi, I am considering moving to Baltimore from Miami, Fl for school (University of Maryland Baltimore). I have not yet visited the city and will do before making my final decision. However, I feel very apprehensive from all the horror stories I am told and have read about the city. This will be my first time moving away and safety is a huge concern for me. I am aware that like most cities, crime is inevitable, but what are the best, safest, young professional crowd, funnest places to live close by that school where most things are accesible by walking distance? Is it necessary to have a car, or is the tranposrtation system reliable and generally safe afte dark? All your inputs are greatly appreciated.
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Old 03-29-2011, 08:13 AM
 
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You will most likely find Baltimore isn't as bad as you've heard... it's tolerable to live in if you have a reason to be here. Would I chose to live here if I could be anywhere in the country... absolutely not, but its fine for the most part if you stick to the better parts of the city.

There's plenty of threads here about where to live... budget will influence this to some extent. Federal Hill, Canton, Fells Point, Mt. Vernon are all the standard recommended nearby neighborhoods that are safe enough and would be fun for a young person to live in.

Public transit is weak, I wouldn't live here without a car but plenty of people do so successfully so it must be possible.
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