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Old 07-11-2013, 05:37 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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My husband and I are at odds at where to move. We live in Fl , formerly NH. Husband doesn't want to go all the way back to NE and I'm conflicted. I miss the feel of New England towns but not 170 inches of snow. Are there any towns in Maryland withthat feel/look of New England ? Snow is okay I know you guys don't get as much as they do and would love autumn color. Years back while driving up to NH we stopped in this town off the highway (95 not the state backroads)and for the life us we cant find recipets or anything with the name, it's driven us crazy for 7+ years. It was beautiful, I think it had some brick streets( could be wrong) and where we ate the road forked off with a sign in the middle with the town name. maybe even gas light looking lamps on the road. I think the historic part was right off the highway area. Shot in the dark in the name of that town lol, but who knows maybe someone knows. we have driven the back state road up ti NH and it was beautiful so any towns out that way? do not want to be near Baltimore! We live in a VERY expensive town in Fla so dont want that! . any suggestions at all please!

Info to help:
I'm a stay at home mom (3 year old) with a culinary degree, former Waldorf Pastry Chef, I also make child
Clothing, diaper bags headbands etc from home with my sister for extra income
Husband- 911 dispatcher, about to have associates degree in Business and wants to get BA (possibly in Finance but uncertain) he is thinking of going into Insurance but for now will tranfer as dispatcher.
Would like to rent first year or two ideally $1100 or less with hopes to buy later. Income give or take $56k currently.

Good schools/parks/town green (ideally a charter school), realistically safe (crime is everywhere we know), collections of nice neighborhoods, town square (or decent downtown area) Pop. 100k or less but more is okay if the town is nice. If smaller maybe closer to a bigger town. Basic things like hospital in town is ideal.

I know no place is perfect and no place has everything but I'm just looking for something that will hit most of those targets.


Also comparatively anyone know roughly the taxes on homes in Maryland vs. NE? Rough guess on higher, lower, the same?
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Old 07-11-2013, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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Years back while driving up to NH we stopped in this town off the highway (95 not the state backroads)and for the life us we cant find recipets or anything with the name, it's driven us crazy for 7+ years. It was beautiful, I think it had some brick streets( could be wrong) and where we ate the road forked off with a sign in the middle with the town name. maybe even gas light looking lamps on the road. I think the historic part was right off the highway area.
It could have been Havre de Grace, which is a lovely old town north of Baltimore, close to I-95. Charlestown, nearby, also have some historic older housing. Then, Ellicott City, Relay and Savage are south of Baltimore, and they each have some charming old sections.

Property taxes will be a little lower, but not by much. For example, in Montgomery County, we pay $5000 on a house valued at $380,000.

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Old 07-11-2013, 06:38 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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It could have been Havre de Grace, which is a lovely old town north of Baltimore, close to I-95. Charlestown, nearby, also have some historic older housing. Then, Ellicott City, Relay and Savage are south of Baltimore, and they each have some charming old sections.

Property taxes will be a little lower, but not by much. For example, in Montgomery County, we pay $5000 on a house valued at $380,000.
Thank you ! I googled quickly some of those towns and the closest one that it could possibly be is Havre De Grace.. It doesn't look exact I don't think but it was 7 years ago! I remember thr Main Street/road right off exit having a lot of trees.But that does look like a lovely town!
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Old 07-11-2013, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Hagerstown
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Easton
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Old 07-12-2013, 06:01 AM
 
Location: East Coast
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Maryland does not have many towns that feel like New England. Pennsylvania would be a much better bet for that.
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Old 07-12-2013, 08:47 PM
 
Location: Germantown, MD
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As mentioned above Havre de Grace is pretty much it for Central/Eastern MD. There are a few towns in Western MD that come close (as you'll get this far from the real thing):

- Cumberland
- Oakland
- Frostburg

They all have weather to match too.
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Old 07-13-2013, 08:28 AM
 
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I would say Frederick.
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Old 07-13-2013, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Cumberland
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As mentioned above Havre de Grace is pretty much it for Central/Eastern MD. There are a few towns in Western MD that come close (as you'll get this far from the real thing):

- Cumberland
- Oakland
- Frostburg

They all have weather to match too.
I have never been to New England, so I am not sure how my stomping ground compares.

But I would recommend the towns if securing employment there is possible. Jobs are tough to come by. For what it is worth, Oakland and Frostburg have pretty nasty winters, comparable to NE in snow fall. Cumberland is not as bad, we are in the rain shadow of the bigger mountains and in a deep valley that keeps the air a bit warmer.
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Old 07-14-2013, 05:29 AM
 
Location: Columbia, MD
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Oxford
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Old 07-14-2013, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Baltimore / Montgomery County, MD
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Frederick or Hagerstown
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