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Old 04-29-2011, 11:22 AM
 
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At a price range of $225k, I think that would put you in a pretty sketchy part of DC.

Hampden is pretty safe, cool and affordable, but in North Baltimore, so not convenient to parts south. If you look hard you can find some places in Fed Hill, Locust Point, Canton or Fells, but they will be either very small, or in need of a lot of work.
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Old 04-29-2011, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Portland, Maine
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At a price range of $225k, I think that would put you in a pretty sketchy part of DC.

Hampden is pretty safe, cool and affordable, but in North Baltimore, so not convenient to parts south. If you look hard you can find some places in Fed Hill, Locust Point, Canton or Fells, but they will be either very small, or in need of a lot of work.

I would think 225 would get you a decent place in Patterson Park.

Welcome to Patterson Park, Baltimore's Best Neighborhood!
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Old 04-29-2011, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Squirrel Hill
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225k buys a pretty decent place in Fed Hill, Riverside, or Locust Point these days.

Make sure you account for property taxes in your housing budget. They are substantial.
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Old 04-29-2011, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Bolton Hill
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Make sure you account for property taxes in your housing budget. They are substantial.
damn right
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Old 04-30-2011, 08:32 AM
 
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Pick DC unless absolutely forced to choose Baltimore.
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Old 04-30-2011, 09:10 AM
 
Location: North Baltimore ----> Seattle
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Pick DC unless absolutely forced to choose Baltimore.
Why?
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Old 04-30-2011, 09:30 AM
 
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DC is simply a better place to live in terms of crime, amenities, aura, school system/raising a family. Not to say DC is amazing in terms of crime and the school system, but there are more good areas than Baltimore. Baltimore is smaller, and so therefore you have a greater chance to run into trouble.
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Old 04-30-2011, 09:39 AM
 
Location: North Baltimore ----> Seattle
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DC is simply a better place to live in terms of crime, amenities, aura, school system/raising a family.
If you can afford it.
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Old 04-30-2011, 10:09 AM
 
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That's true, it is more expensive. It's also more fast paced. So it depends if that's the lifestyle you want to associate with or not. But on the plus/minus chart, DC wins over Baltimore.
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Old 04-30-2011, 10:39 AM
 
Location: North Baltimore ----> Seattle
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But on the plus/minus chart, DC wins over Baltimore.
It all depends what you're looking for.
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