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View Poll Results: Which is a better city for a single young professional?
Baltimore, MD 12 70.59%
West Palm Beach, FL 5 29.41%
Voters: 17. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-12-2013, 06:47 AM
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Originally Posted by TyBrGr View Post
I would choose neither. Go to DC instead of Baltimore. DC has lower crime rates, better nightlife, bigger jobs market, better public transportation, more diversity, and tons of free museums.
you, my friend, are onto something! I've actually set my sights back on DC.

The biggest reason is a few days after I posted this, I had a horrible family situation back in Pittsburgh, and being so far away made it 100000x worse. I'd feel horrible moving even further away than where I am right now. I've done the PGH-DC drive in a day.. and a flight from BWI is ~45 minutes if -God forbid- anything like it happens again.

I'd be lying if I said crime didn't play a part either. The 2012 murder count where I live now was less than 10 (feel free to correct me, but last I remember it mentioned, Albany's was around 4). Pittsburgh= 96. Baltimore= 219?! Now having lived in DC before (with 88 in 2012), I'm aware that crime has a harder time of finding you if you're not involved in certain activities. However, I've witnessed people in the wrong place at the wrong time: it's pretty easy.

As far as Florida, right now doesn't seem like a greatest time to be a young man of color there..... at all. lol hopefully by the time I retire, things will cool down.

The only thing is rent in DC is just absurd (I have one too many roommate horror stories), So I'm looking in PG/MO counties for something/anything semi-affordable close to the red or green lines.
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Old 08-12-2013, 07:31 AM
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The only thing Bawlmer has going for it is its proximity to DC. It's a pretty lousy town in and of itself. Good for going to an O's game or Fells Point. Inner Harbor is ok during the day (the DAY).

PG County is not a very desirable area. Drive through and see for yourself. MO is much better.

Honestly, you should suck it up and look in NW DC. Get a roommate or something. Or look in NoVA (Alexandria or Arlington) near the metro. Both are still expensive, but there's lots to do there for young yuppie 20-somethings and you very likely will not get shot.
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Old 08-12-2013, 04:21 PM
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One of my cousins that lives in Baltimore (who grew up in PG county) told me that when I said I liked Baltimore, i liked the "county" and not the "city" ... I've only driven through the city, but I've spent time in Towson and a few other places there.

I know the further from the southeast border you go in PG, the nicer it gets. Hyattsvile is as far as I would go there. I like the mall in Arlington, but I have no desire to live in NoVa... Everyone I've ever met from that area isn't the biggest fan of it.

I lived in Columbia Heights when I was in NW... not far from Adams Morgan and U street.

for those who don't know = HEAVEN when you're 21

If I found something in that area, I'd jump on it in a heartbeat.
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