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Old 04-19-2009, 03:07 PM
 
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Hello!

I'm a single 27 year old female moving to Balitmore for a new job. I really don't know much about the city except the numerous negative comments on crimes and lack of diversity. I'm hoping that it is not as bad as most of the posts in the forum (staying positive!)

I'm wondering how if the cost of living in Balitmore compared to New York City (where I've lived for the past 10 years). I know Baltimore is relatively cheaper, but I also own my place in NYC so all I pay every month is around $1000 for maintence fee (I have no mortgage). Thus housing wise I'm thinking it's a tie since most apartments downtown is around $1000-$1500 for a 1 bedroom. How much will I get for $100,000/year in Balitmore?

In terms of safety, I'm considering living around downtown since I will work around Camden Yards. Any suggestions in terms of apartments?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 04-19-2009, 06:07 PM
 
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Default Fells, Federal Hill etc

I would think you could live quite well on 100k/year in Baltimore. Sounds like you want to look for housing along the waterfront-- Canton, Federal Hill etc.
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Old 04-21-2009, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Squirrel Hill
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You can definately live well on 100k a year in your late 20's, although maybe not extravagantly. The cost of living is definately less than New York, but its not cheap either. $1000 a month will be able to find you a decent apartment, but its on the lower end and you may need to spend a little more to get what you want. A "luxury" waterfront one bedroom/one bath in managed building goes for like $1500-1800 a month on the higher end of things.

Safety isn't a huge issue compared to other cities if you stick to the "nice" parts which is basically the handful of neighborhoods that ring the harbor, some of the neighborhoods around Hopkins (the college, not the hospital), and some of the suburban communities. I've lived in federal hill for almost a year, I've never been afraid for my physical safety, but on the other hand the one night I forgot my gps in the car it was promptly broken into and stolen by the next morning.
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Old 05-07-2010, 12:38 PM
 
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Hello!

I'm a single 27 year old female moving to Balitmore for a new job. I really don't know much about the city except the numerous negative comments on crimes and lack of diversity. I'm hoping that it is not as bad as most of the posts in the forum (staying positive!)

I'm wondering how if the cost of living in Balitmore compared to New York City (where I've lived for the past 10 years). I know Baltimore is relatively cheaper, but I also own my place in NYC so all I pay every month is around $1000 for maintence fee (I have no mortgage). Thus housing wise I'm thinking it's a tie since most apartments downtown is around $1000-$1500 for a 1 bedroom. How much will I get for $100,000/year in Balitmore?

In terms of safety, I'm considering living around downtown since I will work around Camden Yards. Any suggestions in terms of apartments?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

How are you?
I am from other country and move to Baltimore to live for a year.
Could you imply about cost of renting apartment in safe area, transportation,
moderate nourishment?
Igor
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Old 05-07-2010, 02:43 PM
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Location: Baltimore, MD
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You can live comfortable with 100,000 a year in Baltimore. Anytime your in Baltimore city it always has its risk. my brother lives on West Lombard st in the Marlboro classic & Redwood square apartments. Its pretty safe and he says the prices are reasonable.. BTW CONGRATS ON ONLY BIENG 27 AND MAKING 100,000 A YEAR

Last edited by QCW; 05-07-2010 at 03:46 PM.. Reason: just 1 thing i forgot
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Old 05-12-2010, 01:44 PM
 
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Where in NYC are you getting an apt for $1000-1500? A decent 1 bedroom in Queens is $2500 w/ negotiations.
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Old 05-12-2010, 03:20 PM
 
Location: BALTIMORE, MD
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Fells point & federal hill are very quiet nice safe areas!!! But for the younger professional crowd, try harbor east!! Good sushi and great shopping!!!
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Old 05-16-2010, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Sarasota, FL
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Where in NYC are you getting an apt for $1000-1500? A decent 1 bedroom in Queens is $2500 w/ negotiations.
She owns the apartment outright. The cost is maintenance.

You can't get a parking space in NYC for $1000/month.

And to anyone implying someone can live "OK" in Baltimore for $100K/year, you're wrong. You can live much better than OK. One should be able to afford $2k+/month in housing on that sort of money, and have plenty left over to eat in Baltimore's excellent restaurants.
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Old 05-17-2010, 12:36 PM
 
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I guess it helps when I read carefully
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Old 07-26-2012, 05:31 PM
 
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Default Moving to Baltimore

Hi I'm moving to Baltimore mid August ..... looking to rent a 1 bed apartment nice/safe area.

any suggestions

Thanks,
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