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Old 05-18-2011, 03:28 PM
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Hello Everyone..

Please Share your experiences of Living conditions in Eldersburg MD which is in broder line of Caroll and Howard County.

We Plan to Buy New Home from Ryan Constructions at Piney Ridge Parkway and want some feedbback Please....

More on Schools and community around...

Any kind of comments are truely apprecicated.

Thanks and Regards - Ramki.
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Old 08-28-2016, 09:06 PM
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I don't live in Eldersburg, but have spent some time there because I was looking into the inexpensive housing compared to where I live in Crofton, MD. I am originally from Long Island, NY and I find this area to be fairly rural. For example, I found it really strange that the parking lot at the Gold's Gym wasn't paved. It was a big gravel field. Also, I am used to a lot of convenient shopping, such as Target and a nearby mall. I found that many people drive 25-30 minutes to Columbia, MD to do most of their shopping (Target, Costco, etc.) It does seem that they are getting more stores in Eldersburg like Panera Bread, Ulta, two grocery stores, and a few other new places though.

One thing that I didn't like, and I understand that everyone is different, is that the population of this area is not very diverse. It is mostly caucasian. I am caucasian, but I grew up in a diverse neighborhood in NY, and I want my children to have a similar experience. Despite the lack of diversity, I found the people here to be amazingly friendly! I think that is what I enjoyed most about Eldersburg, MD. When I visited a trampoline place with my children, many of the patrons I did not know came up to me and started conversations. I am not used to this, and found it very kind and charming.

The other thing in Eldersburg which I wasn't a huge fan of, is that there is a minimum security prison for male offenders in the next town of Sykesville, MD. It houses only male offenders, and a friend of mine from the area told me that sometimes when prisoners are released, that they don't have money and they hang around for a bit before moving on. As the mom of two young children, this worried me a bit.

Overall though, crime is low, schools are good, and housing is affordable. If you enjoy a fairly rural community, this might be a good fit for you. Good luck making your decision.
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Old 08-29-2016, 12:27 PM
Location: The Triad (NC)
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Originally Posted by NYC_JP View Post
Please Share your experiences of Living conditions in Eldersburg
You need to give up more information about you/your family
and what you need/want or expect from the area.

And maybe what got you there (vs 100 other crossroads in the area).

On the face it's a down market middle class suburb.
If you don't work there or have family nearby... it's hard to justify moving in.
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Old 09-21-2016, 12:41 AM
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
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My rule of thumb is to usually avoid any jurisdiction that ends with "burg". Hope that helps.
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Old 09-21-2016, 03:54 AM
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When was Springfield converted to a minimum security prison? Back in the day it was a state mental hospital.
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Old 09-25-2016, 05:19 AM
Location: Columbia, MD
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It's a small prison, and not really a factor for even residents in nearby Sykesville (just voted coolest town in america btw). Eldersburg is a pretty decent suburban area, with easy access to Howard County/Baltimore County and the pretty countryside just west in Carroll and Frederick counties.
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Old 09-25-2016, 06:15 AM
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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Hasn't anyone noticed the the original question is over 5 years old? Eldersburg is a decent suburb for someone who works on the west side of Baltimore or the County. However, I'd consider Ryan Homes to be the bottom end of the housing market.
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