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Old 06-19-2011, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Portland, Maine
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Good points. I'm assuming you have been to Camden, Detroit and Dubai. I've lived in the city for the last 6 years and I would not reccommend it to anyone with any other options. Beware of people using terms like "up and coming" "down to earth" "nieghborhood in transition" and the like. Those are code for really crappy places. Also, beware of real estste agents who use this board to generate leads. The have a vested interest in you buying in Baltimore and really don't care about much else. Don't be lured by low housing prices-there is a reason Baltimore is cheap. As a cop I'm sure you will be able to see through the bs. Good luck.
As a former resident of Detroit, I san sanely say that Baltimore has nothing similar to the degree of issues Detroit has. Been to Camden numerous times. Good location-tough town. And get this, I have been to Dubai in the UAE. I'd rather be in Baltimore although Dubai's skyline is phenominal. Terms like "up and coming", "down to earth", and "transitional neighborhoods" are used throughout the country when describing neighborhoods and areas. They are not unique to Baltimore. Finally, Baltimore is cheap???? Hmmm. I guess compared to DC.

I sure wish people traveled more and could relate first-hand experience rather than subjective generalizations.
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Old 06-19-2011, 12:36 PM
 
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As a former resident of Detroit, I san sanely say that Baltimore has nothing similar to the degree of issues Detroit has. Been to Camden numerous times. Good location-tough town. And get this, I have been to Dubai in the UAE. I'd rather be in Baltimore although Dubai's skyline is phenominal. Terms like "up and coming", "down to earth", and "transitional neighborhoods" are used throughout the country when describing neighborhoods and areas. They are not unique to Baltimore. Finally, Baltimore is cheap???? Hmmm. I guess compared to DC.

I sure wish people traveled more and could relate first-hand experience rather than subjective generalizations.
Looking back at your posts, it seems as though there is not a place mentioned you haven't been to. Amazing. As I said, the original poster has seen enough bs as a cop to be able recognize it.
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Old 06-19-2011, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Portland, Maine
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Looking back at your posts, it seems as though there is not a place mentioned you haven't been to. Amazing. As I said, the original poster has seen enough bs as a cop to be able recognize it.

I'm so glad you take such an interest in me. Perhaps a bit of travel in your life rather than sitting by the computer would open your eyes a bit more? Just a suggestion.
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Old 06-19-2011, 12:41 PM
 
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I think your 3,565 posts to my 287 tells which one of us spends most of his time at the computer. That being said, you actually post some useful information on occasion. Stay with it.
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Old 06-19-2011, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Portland, Maine
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I think your 3,565 posts to my 287 tells which one of us spends most of his time at the computer. That being said, you actually post some useful information on occasion. Stay with it.

hehehe--under that name!
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Old 06-19-2011, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Thanks again to everyone that replied. I really appreciate the input and advice. Baltimore, like any other large city seems to have big city problems, but I still have a feeling it has a lot to offer. Living in both NYC and Houston I can say for sure that they have the pros and cons just like Baltimore.

Being an East Coast person at heart is what is important to me. I for one cannot wait to get out of Texas for example, but my friends who grew up here won't leave if their lives depended on it. It all comes down to the type of person you are. I can also look at surrounding counties that are hiring, but I feel that in Baltimore I can truly be a part of something.

Can anyone give some feedback on Howard or Montgomery counties? My fiance and I are looking for the suburban life just outside the city. We don't need a mansion, but we are looking for a quiet place with a decent size yard.
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Old 06-19-2011, 05:28 PM
 
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Are you Kindme?, why don't you tell us all what neighborhood in Baltimore you live, why it's so awful, and why you chose to live there..... If you actually do live here.
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Old 06-19-2011, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Portland, Maine
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Are you Kindme?, why don't you tell us all what neighborhood in Baltimore you live, why it's so awful, and why you chose to live there..... If you actually do live here.
hmm. You're new to the site. He lives in Upper Fells Point, gets the kid on weekends or something like that, and hates the move he made. He grew up in AA county and worships it.
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Old 06-20-2011, 03:41 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Houston is a vast, rich, clean city with 99% of it's population hard working - Baltimore is not any of that. The 5th Ward looks nothing like East Baltimore, which is complete with classic slums. And you want to be a Baltimore cop? I would rather police the bad parts of Afganistan. One more thing, taxes take 45% of your paycheck. There are nice areas, all to the north and northeast of the city. I lived in Ruxton when I attended Hopkins; I still own a house there which I rent out.

Howard or Montgomery counties are a different world than that of Baltimore, more like living in Kingwood or Champions.
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Old 06-20-2011, 07:31 AM
 
Location: Baltimore
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Houston is a vast, rich, clean city with 99% of it's population hard working - Baltimore is not any of that. The 5th Ward looks nothing like East Baltimore, which is complete with classic slums. And you want to be a Baltimore cop? I would rather police the bad parts of Afganistan. One more thing, taxes take 45% of your paycheck. There are nice areas, all to the north and northeast of the city. I lived in Ruxton when I attended Hopkins; I still own a house there which I rent out.

Howard or Montgomery counties are a different world than that of Baltimore, more like living in Kingwood or Champions.
Really, 45%? I thought JHU would teach students to at least use facts when talking about a topic.
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