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Old 03-13-2009, 05:37 PM
 
Location: btw Bmore and DC but in the Bmore Metro Stat Area
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I wonder which is cheaper. Probably not significant difference.
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Old 03-14-2009, 07:09 AM
 
Location: btw Bmore and DC but in the Bmore Metro Stat Area
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baltimore closer to dc
philadelphia closer to nyc but farther from nyc than balt is to dc
schools i'm going to guess philadelphia
diversity both areas about the same
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Old 03-14-2009, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Newark NJ
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i would think that baltimore's suburbs are cheaper but i would rather live in the philly area, just a better city in my opinion
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Old 03-14-2009, 10:25 AM
 
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I would think Philly, since Baltimore is so close to DC and gets the "DC prices", which are higher than Philly.
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Old 03-14-2009, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Villanova Pa.
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Looks like the Baltimore suburbs are more expensive but much much smaller 1/4 of the population of the Philadlephia suburban counties.

Suburban Counties of the 2 areas and their median household income. Both areas are well above average.

US household median income average- $50,740

Baltimore Suburban Counties- population (1,239,000)

Howard-$100,744 (273,000)
Anne Arundel - $80,158 population(512,000)
Carroll- $79,803 (169,000)
Queen Ann-$75,902(46,000)
Harford-$72,092 (239,000)


Philadephia Suburban Counties- population(4,579,000)

Chester(PA) $83,000 (486,000)
Montgomery(PA) $74,000 (776,000)
Burlington (NJ) $73,083 (447,000)
Bucks(PA) $70,688 (622,000)
Gloucester(NJ) $70,119 (286,000)
Mercer(NJ) $69,139 (365,000)
Delaware(PA) $60,699 (555,000)
New Castle(DE) $59,671 (528,000)
Camden(NJ) $58,541 (514,000)
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Old 03-14-2009, 11:33 AM
 
Location: btw Bmore and DC but in the Bmore Metro Stat Area
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Looks like the Baltimore suburbs are more expensive but much much smaller 1/4 of the population of the Philadlephia suburban counties.

Suburban Counties of the 2 areas and their median household income. Both areas are well above average.

US household median income average- $50,740

Baltimore Suburban Counties- population (1,239,000)

Howard-$100,744 (273,000)
Anne Arundel - $80,158 population(512,000)
Carroll- $79,803 (169,000)
Queen Ann-$75,902(46,000)
Harford-$72,092 (239,000)


Philadephia Suburban Counties- population(4,579,000)

Chester(PA) $83,000 (486,000)
Montgomery(PA) $74,000 (776,000)
Burlington (NJ) $73,083 (447,000)
Bucks(PA) $70,688 (622,000)
Gloucester(NJ) $70,119 (286,000)
Mercer(NJ) $69,139 (365,000)
Delaware(PA) $60,699 (555,000)
New Castle(DE) $59,671 (528,000)
Camden(NJ) $58,541 (514,000)



lol you forgot to include Baltimore Co under Baltimore Suburban Counties /

maybe you thought baltimore co and baltimore city are the same like in philly
data per 2007 factfinder

Baltimore County QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau
population: 789K
median HH income: $60,828
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Old 03-14-2009, 11:37 AM
 
Location: btw Bmore and DC but in the Bmore Metro Stat Area
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I would think Philly, since Baltimore is so close to DC and gets the "DC prices", which are higher than Philly.
well it depends on the county
say timonium in baltimore co vs ellicott city in howard co
ec probably gets more of the dc prices

I mean compare ellicott city to rockville or something I think there's still a bit of a price diff.
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Old 03-14-2009, 01:05 PM
 
Location: btw Bmore and DC but in the Bmore Metro Stat Area
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oh it seems judging from the last election at least, that philadelphia's burbs are bluer not a single one voted mccain
I think even bmore co went red in the '04 election. oops actually no it didn't

President Map - Election Results 2008 - The New York Times

bmore more laid back?
which native accent is better?

could say bmore is a lot like philly's, but more southern

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Old 03-17-2009, 04:41 PM
 
Location: btw Bmore and DC but in the Bmore Metro Stat Area
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ah if only the topic were balt vs philly vs houston vs richmond vs atl burbs
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Old 03-18-2009, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Villanova Pa.
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I would think the suburbs are very similar, the cost of living a bit higher in Baltimore perhaps due to its proximity to Washington DC. Both cities, Philaldephia and Baltimore were hit pretty hard by industrial collapse and middle class "white flight". The upside is that the deindustrialization of the cities themselves created some pretty spectactular suburbs in places surounding Baltimore and Philadlephia.

I think its fair to say Philadephias past history was more impressive than Baltimores which resulted in better collection of "old money" suburbs(Main Line especially + Chestnut Hill in NW Philly). Baltimore may have a better collection of modern day suburbs although Philadlephia has no shortage of of cookie cutter mcmansions and lifestyle centers . Heres a few photos of the Philadlephia suburbs.

Bowmans Tower near New Hope + Washington Crossing, Bucks County Pa.






Swarthmore Pa, Delaware County Pa..

Swarthmore is home to one of the top 3 liberal arts colleges in the usa. This is a photo of one of the cleaner heavy rail stations you will see.Swarthmore is one of the stops on Septas R-3 that goes from Center City to Media Pa.Swarthmore is 7 miles from Center City.



Rose Valley

Rose Valley is a very affluent historic community bewteen Swarthmore and Media. Media is the county seat of Delaware County which is a county of 555,000 just to the west of Philadlephia.





Media Pa.

This is a light rail trolley that goes from Media to Philadelphia.





West Chester Pa, Chester County



Chester Springs, Chester County Pa.

The northwest boundary of the Philadelphia metro. Its in Chester County which grew at 13% from 2000-2005(fastest growing county in the state)




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