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Old 02-06-2009, 03:11 PM
 
Location: The better side of the Mason-Dixon Line
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This is actually just out of curiosity. Potomac and Bethesda are DC's most exclusive suburbs and you have Long Island in New York and Orange County in California. Where to the richest Baltimoreans live?

I know Ellicott City is very rich and Severna Park seems that way too. What's generally accepted as the best address in the Baltimore region?
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Old 02-06-2009, 03:15 PM
 
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I don't think you can say there is only one but I would say one of them is the Hunt Valley/Phoenix area.
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Old 02-06-2009, 03:17 PM
 
Location: The better side of the Mason-Dixon Line
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I don't think you can say there is only one but I would say one of them is the Hunt Valley/Phoenix area.
I didn't know there was a Phoenix in Maryland! Like in DC there are several nice suburbs but Potomac, Bethesda, and McLean are accepted as the ABSOLUTE top. I've heard something about Gibson Island too. NOt that I would live in a rich snobby area but since i'm kind of new to the area I'm just curious. I've heard the worst place in the region is either Sandtown/Winchester or Greenmount West.

Its also interesting how the area around Essex and Dundalk aren't the richest around Baltimore given their location near Back River and the Chesapeake Bay. ONe would assume as the suburbs developed the areas with shoreline would be the most exclusive like it is almost everywhere else. Yet a lot of the high end stuff is all the way in Ellicott City or south in Anne Arundel.
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Old 02-06-2009, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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I would say that the Ruxton, Brooklandville, Green Spring Valley, and what I'll call way out Park Heights Avenue area (for lack of a better name) are some of the ritziest suburbs in the region.
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Old 02-06-2009, 07:45 PM
 
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I'll second the Green Spring Valley.
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Old 02-06-2009, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Catonsville, MD
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I definitely agree with Greenspring Valley in Baltimore County. In the city, Roland Park and Guilford are pretty ritzy. The houses tend to be older and stately. Mature trees abound. Private country clubs reign.
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Old 02-06-2009, 09:21 PM
 
Location: Cumberland
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The shore around Baltimore is heavily industrialized and has been for some time. In fact, I think the zoning, at least in the city, reserves the shore line for industrial use. Dundalk is an old community. It was its own city before Balitmore butted up against it.

To answer your question, I am not sure their is a single most exclusive suburb of Baltimore. I would guess that eastern Howard county and Northern Baltimore county are probably where the richest commuters live.
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Old 02-06-2009, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Sherwood
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Great. I can just see prices skyrocketing as a result of this post. Thanks a lot
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Old 02-07-2009, 10:51 AM
 
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Great. I can just see prices skyrocketing as a result of this post. Thanks a lot


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Old 02-07-2009, 12:35 PM
 
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Clarksville in Howard County is one of the richest areas in the entire country. I'm not really sure where the others are though. And I think, i might be wrong, but Chevy Chase has the highest income in the DC region.
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