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Old 07-12-2013, 05:46 AM
 
Location: Mount Airy, Maryland
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Yeah Columbia was going to be my suggestion as well. Nice area, halfway between the 2 and if there are buses to Hopkins, there you go.
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Old 07-12-2013, 07:17 AM
 
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Yeah not sure why Mr. Irrational is so nasty here but this is not the first time. He also stated that it's impossible to find an apartment for 1,300 and that's nonsense. What he was saying is to decide to live in either Baltimore or College Park so one of you will be able to bike to work. What that means is the other will be making a 35 minute commute each way as that's how far apart they are.

The problem you have, as you have found out, is there is really no great public transportation between the 2. So yeah his suggestion of one or the other is not a bad one. While College Park is relatively safe it's not what I'd call real nice. I'd steer away from New Carolton or any other area over in that direction I can't really help you on the safe neighborhoods in Balt but I believe the Hopkins area is not the greatest but I could be wrong.

Good luck
Thanks DaveinMtAiry for the suggestion. You are right about Baltimore and College Park, both places may not be considered nice places to live. However, College park is indeed better than Baltimore as far as I have heard.

I can understand the point you made and also made by MrRational that It makes sense to live at some interesting place and travel a bit for work. But as of now I do not have a driving license and it make take few months to get one. So I need to rely on public transport for few months. I was thinking to get a house for few months in New Carrollton. However, the apartments I have looked there (e.g. Sutton walk), can only be rented for minimum 6 months with extra rent of $200/month .

Is New Carrollton a better place compared to College Park and other near by areas?

if so it makes sense to live there.
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Old 07-12-2013, 07:52 AM
 
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If they are serious about living in between both jobs, I'd check Columbia. There are buses to the Johns Hopkins area, and it's possible to get by bus from Columbia, and transfer somewhere by bus to College Park. Check out MTA Maryland for bus and train routes. However, if would be much fast to go by car from Columbia to College Park.
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Yeah Columbia was going to be my suggestion as well. Nice area, halfway between the 2 and if there are buses to Hopkins, there you go.
I will check the Columbia, did know about this place. Thanks,
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Old 07-12-2013, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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Is New Carrollton a better place compared to College Park and other near by areas?
No. I'd recommend College Park any day. (Check the crime rates near any apartment.)
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Old 07-12-2013, 10:31 AM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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But as of now I do not have a driving license and it make take few months to get one.
Wherever you may live you will find not having a car to be problematic.
The household will need at least one.

It doesn't need to take more than a few days to get a license.
Maryland online test tutorial: LINK

If you live near JHU... then only your UMCP going friend needs a car regularly.

Neighborhoods within walking distance of JHU:
Hampden, Baltimore - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Remington, Baltimore - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Charles Village, Baltimore - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 07-13-2013, 10:28 PM
 
Location: Millersville, Md and King George, Va
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Can you get an International drivers license between now and Sept? Then you can change it easier when you get here. I would not want to depend on public transportation to get me anywhere around here. I'd also look at closer to College Park. Hopkins is in the middle of some rough areas. ( I'm being kind ) Columbia is a little nicer than Laurel, but it costs more and is further away.
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Old 07-14-2013, 10:12 AM
 
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Can you get an International drivers license between now and Sept? Then you can change it easier when you get here. I would not want to depend on public transportation to get me anywhere around here. I'd also look at closer to College Park. Hopkins is in the middle of some rough areas. ( I'm being kind ) Columbia is a little nicer than Laurel, but it costs more and is further away.
I will definitely get a licence but just need some place temporally for 2-3 months. how about Odenton, is that place ok to live?
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Old 07-14-2013, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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I will definitely get a licence but just need some place temporally for 2-3 months. how about Odenton, is that place ok to live?
Absolutely, Odenton is thriving. But expect higher rents, as the military is transferring in many people in their base re-alignment (BRAC) plans.

For only 2-3 months I would check Craigslist for a room-mate situation. There are short-stay hotels but they are very expensive.
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Old 07-14-2013, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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I am from London and going to join John Hopkins University, Baltimore from this September onwards.
Are you going to be at the Medical campus or the undergraduate campus in the Homewood area?
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Old 07-15-2013, 10:42 AM
 
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Are you going to be at the Medical campus or the undergraduate campus in the Homewood area?
near Homewood area
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