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Old 06-08-2016, 02:50 AM
 
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Is it Sparrows Point?
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Old 06-08-2016, 12:17 PM
 
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No. If anywhere it would be northern Baltimore county north of Hunt Valley. You could also classify parts of north west Baltimore county between owings mills to the PA line. There are parts of north east baltimore county along long green pike that could pass as somewhat rural. Sparrows point is in no way rural whatsoever.
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Old 06-08-2016, 07:36 PM
 
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North Point-Edgemere is rural in part; outside of Edgemere heading for Fort Howard is pretty rural.
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Old 06-08-2016, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Howard County, Maryland
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Take a drive along Old Court Road southwest of Randallstown down to Granite. Pretty scenery that mainly consists of rolling farmland, culminating in a small town near the Patapsco River. (And keep going into Howard County for a nice snowball stand when the road dead-ends at Old Frederick Road.)


Sparrows Point is where you go if you want to see what America's former industrial might used to look like. Given its location (a peninsula on the water, right next to the Beltway), it could maybe someday become a very desirable place to live, if the factories were torn down and housing put up in their place. Though, the environmental cleanup bill would be astronomical, so maybe not . . .
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Old 06-09-2016, 01:44 AM
 
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something a bit off topic; which county in MD is considered "rural"? Is it the far western and far eastern side?
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Old 06-09-2016, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Howard County, Maryland
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something a bit off topic; which county in MD is considered "rural"? Is it the far western and far eastern side?
EVERY county in Maryland has areas that are rural. (I'm not counting Baltimore City, which functions as a de-facto county of its own.) For all the hand-wringing about "suburban sprawl," there is still a surprisingly large amount of open land in this state.

But if you're looking for counties that are predominantly rural, I would say all of them except for the ones in the immediate Baltimore-Washington area (i.e. Baltimore County, Howard, Anne Arundel, Montgomery, and Prince George's).
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Old 06-09-2016, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Cumberland
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Quick question: How often to do you go to places with more grass and trees than concrete and brick? I don't want to assume you are trolling, but Sparrow's Point as "rural?" Western Howard County (the other thread) as full of Appalachian "gestures" and attitudes?

Those claims are really off the mark. I don't mind trying to help you understand a bit more about the rest of the state, but statements like that make me wonder if I am talking to someone who is a really confused, or someone who is playing around.
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Old 06-09-2016, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Baltimore
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Hereford Zone.
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Old 06-09-2016, 06:23 PM
 
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North of Cockeysville/ Brooklandville/ White Marsh.

Also, the necks on the Chesapeake Bay (Back River Neck, Sparrows Point, Places by the Bird River and Seneca Creek).

By "Sparrow's Point" I don't mean the steel mill, but the town past it on the way to North Point and Fort Forward. It's rural to my urban standards, with the farmland and all. I'm pretty sure it's outside of the URDL (urban rural demarcation line).

https://www.google.com/maps/place/89...538a27c7ac63bd
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Old 06-13-2016, 06:25 PM
 
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Quick question: How often to do you go to places with more grass and trees than concrete and brick? I don't want to assume you are trolling, but Sparrow's Point as "rural?" Western Howard County (the other thread) as full of Appalachian "gestures" and attitudes?

Those claims are really off the mark. I don't mind trying to help you understand a bit more about the rest of the state, but statements like that make me wonder if I am talking to someone who is a really confused, or someone who is playing around.
I lived in the Sparrows Point zip code for 30 years . I've had deer at the edge of the woods literally a stones throw from my front door, a fox trotting across my front yard daily, a bald eagle in a tall tree in my back yard, a coyote drinking from my bird bath, two farms within two miles. People come down here must think they're in the country because they dump their sh*t on the trail where I used to walk. So, yeah, its kinda rural.
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