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Old 09-05-2015, 03:40 PM
 
Location: West coast
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My husband and I are in our early thirties and have a 1 year old child. We are relocating to the area for his job in hunt valley. I have scoured the Internet for apartments and honestly I'm not very impressed with what we can get for our money. The cost of living adjustment I have looked in several different neighborhoods. However I can't seem to find everything on our wish list close to his job. Honestly I'm not finding much. So. The wish list... safe neighborhood, things to do (movies and shops), washer/dryer in the unit, gym, and a pool. I know. That's asking a lot... But I am 3,000 miles away and am struggling to find an apartment within a 30 minute commute to hunt valley that has these things. Any ideas?
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Old 09-05-2015, 04:31 PM
 
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What is your budget? There are plenty of apartments in the Towson, Lutherville/Timonium, and Cockeysville/Hunt Valley areas.
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Old 09-07-2015, 08:59 AM
 
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Sparks is nice and super close to Hunt Valley. How about Loveton Farms? The community has apartments, condos, townhouses, etc. You might also try renting from an owner instead of a development.

Cockeysville is mixed. Towson might be a good bet too but there's a lot of college students around.
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Old 09-07-2015, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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Honestly I'm not finding much. So. The wish list... safe neighborhood, things to do (movies and shops), washer/dryer in the unit, gym, and a pool. I know. That's asking a lot... But I am 3,000 miles away and am struggling to find an apartment within a 30 minute commute to hunt valley that has these things. Any ideas?
I think that you are less likely to find both a gym and a pool in an apartment complex in Maryland, than in California. Drop those requirement, and you should find more places. Then plan on joining a health club if you need the gym.

Hunt Valley is a great area to live in. It has one of the few Wegman's -- great grocery store. There is interesting shopping and movies nearby.

I agree with the previous posters that Loveton Farms might be good. Have you tried the Twin Ridge Apartments? They are off I-83 inside the beltway, and seem to have your wish list. Also look for rentable condos in the Quarry Lake area.

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Old 09-15-2015, 02:26 PM
 
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We are trying to stay between 1500-2000. Honestly I'm not comfortable on the 2k side. I'm actually surprised at the cost of living in the area. It's a huge adjustment coming from Arizona. I feel as if we are just going to get the most out of our money. I keep hoping to find a diamond in the ruff community. Has anyone heard of or found that perfect place to call home?
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Old 09-15-2015, 04:33 PM
 
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Here are 2 ideas from Baltimore craigslist. Both have a pool, gym in building, washer & dryer in unit, and are located in areas that you won't get shot if you poke your head out the door. And both are located in Baltimore City, which should please the Baltimore boosters on this forum who considers anyone who moves to the suburbs a traitor. The first one is right on I-83 so the morning commute to Hunt valley should be under 30 minutes.

https://baltimore.craigslist.org/apa/5223433305.html

https://baltimore.craigslist.org/apa/5207458449.html
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Old 09-16-2015, 06:59 AM
 
Location: Columbia, MD
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We are trying to stay between 1500-2000. Honestly I'm not comfortable on the 2k side. I'm actually surprised at the cost of living in the area. It's a huge adjustment coming from Arizona. I feel as if we are just going to get the most out of our money. I keep hoping to find a diamond in the ruff community. Has anyone heard of or found that perfect place to call home?
Getting everything on your punchlist for that price is going to be tough. There's no working around the fact the cost of living is much higher in Maryland. On the upside, be glad you aren't looking around DC in Maryland in that price range.

I would check in the Mays Chapel area of Timonium. There are lots of condos and you'll be a stone's throw from Hunt Valley. Most don't have pools, but there are 2 different pools you can join within walking distance. These look like they were leased, but you shouldn't have issues finding units available in these communities at these prices:

https://www.coldwellbankerhomes.com/...d/pid_7437554/
https://www.coldwellbankerhomes.com/...d/pid_7462204/

If the pool is important, there's a few new developments in Towson right near 695 which have great locations near Dulaney Valley Rd, 695, Towson. However, I know there's a good amount of Towson students living there, so noise could be a problem during the school year. Check out Towson Promenade, The Quarters at Towson Town Center and 20 Lambourne.
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Old 09-16-2015, 07:05 AM
 
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The above Towson suggestions are good. Here is another complex in Towson that should have everything you want.

Colony at Kenilworth Apartments: Towson, MD, 21204 | Floorplans Availability & Rent
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Old 09-21-2015, 05:11 AM
 
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The above Towson suggestions are good. Here is another complex in Towson that should have everything you want.

Colony at Kenilworth Apartments: Towson, MD, 21204 | Floorplans Availability & Rent
The cost of living in the Baltimore region is definitely on the pricey side. I would recommend looking in the timonium area but it will be tough to find a place to have all of those amenities. You might be better off finding a complex with a pool and just go with a third party gym membership instead. $1,500 will get you a very basic 2-bedroom apartment in the timonium/towson area. Around $2000 will be the more realistic budget as you will probably want the best maintained property you can afford.
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