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Old 04-12-2013, 10:45 AM
 
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I've been hearing this stated a lot in this Forum that MONTGOMERY COUNTY isn't the real Maryland.......That is a Ignorant statement for the simple fact every County in Maryland has its own Personality.........Some Rural, Some Conservative, and Some Liberal..........Don't just Isolate MONTGOMERY COUNTY



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Old 04-12-2013, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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Montgomery County that is close to DC is not representative of Maryland.
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Old 04-12-2013, 12:18 PM
 
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Montgomery County has without a doubt seen its peak and is now on the downhill slide. Except for the few pockets of rich neighborhoods, the county is becoming more and more infested with the lowest common denominator from other states and countries. They've heard about Montgomery County, have specifically sought it out to live when they came to the US, but did not leave behind their dastardly cultures. Zero loyalty to the United States. English is an afterthought. (Ask me how many times i've seen the "Trinidad Is My Land" bumper sticker). And for that reason (mark my words) Montgomery County will continue to slide into the abyss of an overpopulated cultural cesspool of wannabe's and takers. White Flight has taken root in MontCo and it wont' stop until the County is PG's bastardized cousin. Bet on it.
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Old 04-12-2013, 12:20 PM
 
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OP just stop.
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Old 04-12-2013, 01:09 PM
 
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Montgomery County has without a doubt seen its peak and is now on the downhill slide. Except for the few pockets of rich neighborhoods, the county is becoming more and more infested with the lowest common denominator from other states and countries. They've heard about Montgomery County, have specifically sought it out to live when they came to the US, but did not leave behind their dastardly cultures. Zero loyalty to the United States. English is an afterthought. (Ask me how many times i've seen the "Trinidad Is My Land" bumper sticker). And for that reason (mark my words) Montgomery County will continue to slide into the abyss of an overpopulated cultural cesspool of wannabe's and takers. White Flight has taken root in MontCo and it wont' stop until the County is PG's bastardized cousin. Bet on it.
So because its less white its going downhill? Riiiight... I don't think so. The emergence of a dense urban Red-line corridor from Bethesda to White Flint to Rockville will strengthen MoCo even further.

Silver Spring is getting better, Wheaton is getting better.

Sorry but you are way off.
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Old 04-12-2013, 01:25 PM
 
Location: MD suburbs of DC
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Montgomery County isn't a perfect representative of Maryland, but it's better than, say, Worcester or Garrett Counties. Montgomery County and pockets of neighboring counties are strongly influenced by DC, which has its own little unique subculture. However, it is true that most of the population of Maryland is liberal. Get over it.

Also, I've said it before and I'll say it again, AeroGuyDC - if anything, Montgomery County around I-270 is getting better.
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Old 04-12-2013, 02:04 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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I've been living in Montgomery County for more than a decade and I think it's a fine place to live. It's the most populated county in Maryland - soon to be 1 million people - and has the richest suburbs in the state. It's also one of the top 10 most affluent counties in the U.S., has low unemployment (< 5%) and had a lower crime rate in 2012 than Fairfax County, Virginia. Montgomery County has fairly good metro access to Washington, D.C. (althought it could be better). It's going to be interesting to see what happens with the purple line.

Also, a lot of diversity - between Silver Spring, Wheaton and Rockville, I've dined in Thai, Indian, Chinese, Vietnamese, Burmese, Korean, Japanese, Afghani, Salvadoran, Peruvian, Argentinian, Mexican, Ethiopian, Indonesian, Italian, French, Russian, Kosher, Greek, Lebanese, Brazilian non-chain restaurants that I can think of.

Really, just an overall great county. Don't see what's not to like.

EDIT: I just checked and learned that the population of Montgomery County exceeded 1 million as of the 2012 census. I guess that's cause for some kind of celebration. :-)

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Old 04-13-2013, 06:32 AM
 
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When 1/6 of your population lives in the county, it certainly qualifies as the "real" state. Between PG, Montgomery County and Baltimore City, you have just under 1/2 of Maryland's residents. If anything, you could say that the rest of the state isn't the "real" Maryland at this point.
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Old 04-13-2013, 07:20 AM
 
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When 1/6 of your population lives in the county, it certainly qualifies as the "real" state. Between PG, Montgomery County and Baltimore City, you have just under 1/2 of Maryland's residents. If anything, you could say that the rest of the state isn't the "real" Maryland at this point.
Exactly.......I couldn't of said it better myself..........when MONTGOMERY COUNTY exceeded 1million ..and you claim were not Maryland and we're the prime REPRESENTATIVE for MARYLAND/WASHINGTON D.C.
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Old 04-13-2013, 09:07 AM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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For being No. 1 you guys from Montgomery County are awfully defensive.
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