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Old 04-01-2011, 05:42 PM
 
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Yikes, I am moving to baltimore for work. It is a great job opportunity but I am not thrilled about moving there. Are there any recommendations on the safer towns in the baltimore area. I have heard ellicott city is safe. No. Not sure about this at all.
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Old 04-01-2011, 06:10 PM
 
Location: Portland, Maine
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Yikes, I am moving to baltimore for work. It is a great job opportunity but I am not thrilled about moving there. Are there any recommendations on the safer towns in the baltimore area. I have heard ellicott city is safe. No. Not sure about this at all.
Well, if you are in doubt of having a thrill, let me assure you that Baltimore won't disappoint.

There have been plenty of people moving to Baltimore and some, believe it or not, actually don't mind. I'm one of them. I came from Boston with doubts but have found it to be quite enjoyable.

It's a big metro. And you should probably clarify what your wants/needs are for any meaningful advice.
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Old 04-11-2011, 09:08 AM
 
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Yikes, I am moving to baltimore for work. It is a great job opportunity but I am not thrilled about moving there. Are there any recommendations on the safer towns in the baltimore area. I have heard ellicott city is safe. No. Not sure about this at all.
Be afraid. Be very afraid. Even in Baltimore's better neighborhoods stuff like this goes on.
Man stabbed after bumping into someone
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Old 04-12-2011, 05:21 AM
 
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Be afraid. Be very afraid. Even in Baltimore's better neighborhoods stuff like this goes on.
Man stabbed after bumping into someone
And stuff like this...
Police investigate overnight killings of 2 men in Brooklyn, East Baltimore - baltimoresun.com
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Old 04-16-2011, 07:03 AM
 
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Jonjj,

I am from Minneapolis so I am used to and looking forward to city life. I just have such a negative impression of the east coast. Glad to hear you liked it. I am hearing good things about it, such as it is a lot of fun, expensive as hell. I am looking forward to all the historical stuff. Just wondering about safe areas to live.

thanks!
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Old 04-16-2011, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Portland, Maine
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Jonjj,

I am from Minneapolis so I am used to and looking forward to city life. I just have such a negative impression of the east coast. Glad to hear you liked it. I am hearing good things about it, such as it is a lot of fun, expensive as hell. I am looking forward to all the historical stuff. Just wondering about safe areas to live.

thanks!

I've been to Minneapolis a few times. It's a nice city. The east coast and Baltimore are a lot more congested. The city has plenty of safer areas to reside. There are a variety of alternatives. The "sticky" at the top has neighborhood information. Minneapolis is less expensive. Like Minneapolis, there are certain areas you want to avoid and unfortunately, Baltimore has a few more of them. But, there are also decent city neighborhoods that are enjoyable. I guess it depends on price range, space for car, the location of the job site to be more helpful.
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Old 04-16-2011, 06:58 PM
 
Location: North Baltimore ----> Seattle
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A friend of mine moved from Mpls to Bmore for a little while. She, a single female, took to it instantly. She lived in Pigtown and biked everywhere. She sought out activities and made the most of her time here.

Minneapolis was always number 1 for her, but Baltimore became number 2.
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