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Old 05-15-2013, 01:27 PM
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HELLO EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!! I will be moving to owings mills in next few weeks, does anybody have an idea of how the place is e.g safety and crime rate and as we know crime has no address but compared to other plc is it minmal or worst and is it a quiet plc to raise a family for now. I'm considering buy house in another part of MD just not yet wanted to test out waters first considering i'm moving from (NY)a big city to MD. don't mind travelling next town over for shopping,but overall pls let me know if any one has or lived in surrounding areas of owings mills. Thanks in advance
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Old 05-15-2013, 04:03 PM
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Location: The Triad (NC)
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you'll be fine.
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Old 05-17-2013, 09:05 AM
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Ok i guess ur saying the area is okay then or the crime is minamal.
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Old 05-17-2013, 09:42 AM
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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I'd say the crime is "average" for Baltimore County, based on looking at Spot-crime. There is much retail in the area so you will see shop-liftings. Plus, wherever people congregate (like Malls and Metro stops) there will be fights resulting in assaults. If you pick an apartment in a quiet location (perhaps up on a hill), you should be OK.
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Old 05-18-2013, 03:20 PM
Location: Columbia, MD
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I don't think Owings Mills is the desirable area it once was in the 90's. The public schools are not so great, and there are some shady areas particularly around certain apartment and townhome developments. Lots of people will tell you that the area is fine with little to no crime, and that may certainly be the case but I have a feeling most people with kids or even being single, might look elsewhere to other vibrant communities such as Towson and Ellicott City.

It seems as if once in a blue moon another thread always comes up about Owings Mills as it relates to safety and crime. When threads like these come up, it usually is a red flag.
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Old 06-02-2013, 06:29 PM
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Oh okay well will see how goes.
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Old 06-03-2013, 03:40 PM
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I live about 10 miles west of Owings Mills. Like any place, there are good areas and bad areas. Owings Mills is big enough and close enough to Baltimore to have some of both. I know several people that lived there and I never heard any major complaints from them about the area. Like santafe400 said, it isn't quite what it used to be (Owings Mills Mall lost some anchor stores) but it is making a slow comeback. My brother-in-law often takes the Metro from Owings Mills into downtown Baltimore. Many of the areas surrounding Owings Mills are very scenic drives.
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