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Old 10-26-2015, 11:34 AM
 
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Hi Everyone!

My husband and I are looking for an upscale area to relocate to in the Mid Atlantic region. We would love an area that is along the water and scenic. We need to be within 2 hours of Philly as we will be traveling there often for business. We have flexibility with the area and also finances not an issue. Just prefer not to pay high NJ taxes.



Here's what our wish list is:
mid atlantic region
Prefer water front town/city
would love active "main street" downtown type scenario
beautiful/picturesque
safe/clean/low crime
sophisticated charming town/small city atmosphere (e.g good restaurants, high end shopping, etc).
access to larger cities within driving distance
great sense of community,

BTW we have looked at Easton, MD, Rehoboth, Greenville/Willmington DE, Rumson/Fair Haven.

Many thanks in advance for any help!!
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Old 10-26-2015, 12:39 PM
 
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annapolis would be my top choice, one of the most beautiful towns in america. chestertown maryland is beautiful too. I would really try that drive to philly though. tolls all over delaware from wilmington to maryland and the delaware turnpike, tons of traffic on I 95 and the trains are double the 2 hour drive. I dont particularly like the drive from maryland northwards but those coastal towns are gorgeous
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Old 10-26-2015, 02:38 PM
 
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Annapolis comes to mind first and foremost for me. You also may want to consider Cape May, NJ.
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Old 10-28-2015, 12:10 PM
 
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Hi Everyone!

My husband and I are looking for an upscale area to relocate to in the Mid Atlantic region. We would love an area that is along the water and scenic. We need to be within 2 hours of Philly as we will be traveling there often for business. We have flexibility with the area and also finances not an issue. Just prefer not to pay high NJ taxes.



Here's what our wish list is:
mid atlantic region
Prefer water front town/city
would love active "main street" downtown type scenario
beautiful/picturesque
safe/clean/low crime
sophisticated charming town/small city atmosphere (e.g good restaurants, high end shopping, etc).
access to larger cities within driving distance
great sense of community,


BTW we have looked at Easton, MD, Rehoboth, Greenville/Willmington DE, Rumson/Fair Haven.

Many thanks in advance for any help!!
I would highly recommend St Michael's MD. It's a beautiful small town with a great downtown area with high-end shopping/restaurants, and unlike Annapolis quite safe and considerably quieter.

St. Michaels - St Michaels Maryland
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Old 10-28-2015, 12:36 PM
 
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chestertown,_MD is a good choice. It has a court house, a hospital, a historic college, and a colonial-era seaport district. But no department store that I'm aware of.

If you want a bigger city with more activities, shopping, and entertainments, try http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annapolis,_MD which also has a very charming, walkable downtown area, but is further from Philadelphia.

Easton, MD and St. Michael's, MD are also very highly rated, with Easton being the county seat and having more amenities.

I'm sure you've heard that Delaware has lower taxes, and in fact no sales tax. This is partly due to their revenue from Gambling, most of which is spent by out-of-staters.
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