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Old 02-20-2007, 10:10 AM
Location: Colorado
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We are moving to the area. I need info on safe family areas to live in Baltimore. My husband will be working along the 95 close to columbia so we could live in alot of areas. I need good schools, safe neighborhoods. I usually shy away from Big cities, due to schools and crime, is baltimore different are there good diverse areas?
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Old 02-20-2007, 08:00 PM
Location: Northern VA (for now)
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baltimore is argubably the most violent big city in the country. it has a higher murder rate than NYC and DC. my suggestion would be in howard county where columbia is. howard county has md's best schools and low crime.
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Old 02-23-2007, 10:19 AM
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If you're husband is fortunate enough to work close to Columbia then, by all means, live in Columbia. It's a nice planned community and I've only heard good things about the schools.

Living close to your work is a very big plus in this area, given all the traffic. There are lots of people in this area who wish there job was in Columbia!
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Old 02-24-2007, 05:24 PM
Location: Pigtown!! Washington Village Does NOT Exist.
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I don't know what the policy is about links in posts, but Howard County Police has an interactive crime map -- use it. There are parts of Columbia that have far worse crime and drug problems than parts of Baltimore. The neighborhood I live in (in Baltimore City) has less violent crime than more upscale areas, yet it seems to have a terrible reputation, at least on this message board....for whatever reason. Neighborhoods change. Don't make decisions using outdated information.

Baltimore City Police also has an interactive crime map - just do a Google search for them, they're easy to find.
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