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Old 07-28-2013, 09:34 AM
 
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Hello-
I will be interviewing in Baltimore and have been looking at housing and middle schools in Maryland. What do you guys think about the Parkton area? Would that be a difficult commute to the city? We would be moving with 2 large dogs and would like to be a more rural area..and need a good middle school-anyone have any suggestions?

Thank you!
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Old 07-28-2013, 09:56 AM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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I will be interviewing in Baltimore and...

We would be moving with 2 large dogs and would like to be a more rural area..
and need a good middle school-anyone have any suggestions?

What do you guys think about the Parkton area?
Would that be a difficult commute to the city?
That, and almost anywhere else in the 83 corridor, should work out very nicely.
The key is in how long it takes to get out of your driveway and onto I-83.

That can vary some up there in the Hereford Zone
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Because of its higher elevation and microclimate, the weather of The Hereford Zone is slightly
different from that of the rest of the county. It is not unusual in the winter for schools in the
surrounding areas to be 2 hours late, while the Hereford Zone is closed due to inclement weather. Source
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Old 07-28-2013, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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I will be interviewing in Baltimore and have been looking at housing and middle schools in Maryland. What do you guys think about the Parkton area? Would that be a difficult commute to the city? We would be moving with 2 large dogs and would like to be a more rural area..and need a good middle school-anyone have any suggestions?
It is a fine choice as long as you accept that driving to downtown Baltimore is at least 27 miles. Parkton is in the I-83 corridor, so the commute is feasible, but congested. Parkton schools seem to be top rated, according to the Realtor.com lisitings. Phoenix might be a closer-in alternative, and you can still find properties with more than one acre and a rural feel.
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Old 07-28-2013, 08:18 PM
 
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Thank you everyone for the information...I will take a look at that corridor. Since I am from Minnesota a little snow doesn't scare me
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Old 07-29-2013, 06:08 AM
 
Location: Mount Airy, Maryland
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Wait until they close schools for 2" of snow. They you'll know you aren't in Minnesota anymore Dorothy.
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Old 07-30-2013, 01:26 PM
 
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Close for 2 inches?....it needs to be 2 feet for us to close here in Minneapolis!
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Ellicott City MD
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Close for 2 inches?....it needs to be 2 feet for us to close here in Minneapolis!
I lived in St. Paul for almost 10 years. Minnesota is equipped for snow; the salt trucks are out the minute it starts and the plows roll early. This area is not equipped for snow; when it only snows a substantive amount once or twice a year it isn't worth the investment in all that equipment. In addition, the snow here is often not really snow: there is ice embedded in it (or under it) because the temperature is so close to freezing. It isn't the same kind of driving challenge.

And even in Minnesota, every year in the first snow it appeared that people had forgotten how to drive in it. Imagine that phenomenon every time it snows.
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Old 07-31-2013, 04:02 AM
 
Location: Mount Airy, Maryland
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It's all in what you are used to, obviously. You will crack up when the snow gets full coverage on TV, as if it never snows here. By the same token a friend's family visited from Wisconsin in July wearing jeans and constantly complained about the heat as they preferred to stay inside instead of seeing the area.. Well no kidding, you come at the hottest time of the year and wear the wrong clothes what would you expect?
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Old 08-07-2013, 01:30 PM
 
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Oh both of your posts made me laugh...thank you!
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Old 08-07-2013, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Mount Airy, Maryland
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Your welcome. On a serious note let us know if we can help you further.
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