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Unread 02-09-2010, 02:41 AM
 
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Default Looking near UMBC

Just as the name of the thread says, I'm looking for a good, newer neighborhood, where I don't need to worry about my car when I go to sleep, within 10-15 minutes of UMBC. I'm looking for the area to be within the range of $200 to $300 thousand.

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Unread 02-09-2010, 05:26 PM
 
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The neighborhoods that surround the college aren't bad places to be: Arbutus, Halethorpe, Catonsville. The newer developments (for example, the housing on the north side of Wilkens, and west of Maiden Choice Lane, at least 25 years old), or on Selford & Francis (near Relay, MD, about the same age), are nice houses, but can cost more than the range you gave. (I'd still check the real estate listings; you might get lucky.)

Any housing newer than that (for the most part) requires use of the beltway, which automatically makes your choices more than a 15 minute commute away. Rush hour on that section of I-695 starts around 6-7a through about 10a, then from about 2:30p through 7-8p.

The newest housing that I've seen that might be somewhat close to UMBC is Elkridge Crossing in Howard county, between Montgomery Rd. and Bonnie View Road on Washington Blvd (US 1). The parcel was developed by NVR Homes, the parent of Ryan Homes. Browsing state records reveal that many of the parcels sold between $300-$350k. It isn't that far from I-195, which has an exit to UMBC. The housing appears to be condos.

I don't see the parcels listed on the developer's web sites, so I'm assuming that all the parcels were sold to the primary homeowners.
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Unread 02-12-2010, 02:06 PM
 
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Thanks for the help
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