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Old 10-20-2013, 04:44 PM
 
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Hey everyone !

It is very likely that I will start working in Maryland more precisely Hunt Valley.
I have never been there, the only place I know is Los Angeles CA where I went to high school and I now live in France.

Can anyone suggest a place to live that has easy access to Hunt Valley and is safe/calm, also I might add that I won't be able to buy a car for a few months so I will most likely need to find another way of locomotion.

Also my girlfriend and I, both 20 years old have a feeling that Maryland is dead, I don't know if it's the name or the wikipedia page, I mean no offense, I would very appreciate if you guys could tell me the opposite. We are afraid that we won't like the place for some odd reason and that we will want to move back to France but yeah moving back and forth is not the best idea...

Thanks for reading and for your help
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Old 10-20-2013, 05:12 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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Can anyone suggest a place to live that has easy access to Hunt Valley and is safe/calm,
also I might add that I won't be able to buy a car for a few months...
Hunt Valley itself (aka Cockeysville) is a very safe suburban area. What isn't suburban though tends
toward the rural. Horses and working farms. If the job is there plan to live there.

You can travel down to the City for more adventurous outings and culture.
Also... public transit out there is poor. You will NEED to get a car.

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my girlfriend and I, both 20 years old have a feeling that Maryland is dead...
Dead in what sense?
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Old 10-20-2013, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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Can anyone suggest a place to live that has easy access to Hunt Valley and is safe/calm, also I might add that I won't be able to buy a car for a few months so I will most likely need to find another way of locomotion.
Hunt Valley is really the town of Cockeysville. It is a nice suburban area, and rather spread out. Unless your employer is directly on the bus or light rail line, I would look for an apartment as close to the office as possible. Ask your Human Resources department for suggestions on apartments. Based on the people I have seen in the office parks, there are many young people around. You might also look at Timonium if you can get a bus to your office. There are college students and a bit more entertainment there.

Maryland is not "dead" but it certainly does not have the attractions of California or France.
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Old 10-20-2013, 05:23 PM
 
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Thank you for your answers, from what I understand the offices are very close to the light rail line.

By dead I mean blair witch project kind of dead, only woods, bad weather and nothing to do. But I just went through the pictures thread and apparently there are some decent places and people ! So that's a relief

I will definetely look into Timonium, thanks for the tip !

I read on many threads that York was also a good idea even though it looks far from Cockeysville.
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Old 10-20-2013, 05:31 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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from what I understand the offices are very close to the light rail line.
In that case you may be able manage living in Baltimore proper.
But try to avoid anywhere beyond walking distance of the rail line.

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I read on many threads that York was also a good idea even though it looks far from Cockeysville.
York PA? Wrong direction... and NOT on the light rail line.
Baltimore Light Rail - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 10-20-2013, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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Thank you for your answers, from what I understand the offices are very close to the light rail line.
......I will definetely look into Timonium, thanks for the tip !

I read on many threads that York was also a good idea even though it looks far from Cockeysville.
Sorry - I meant Towson which has the college. You certainly do not want to look at York, Pennsylvania without a car.
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Old 10-20-2013, 10:01 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Also my girlfriend and I, both 20 years old have a feeling that Maryland is dead, I don't know if it's the name or the wikipedia page, I mean no offense, I would very appreciate if you guys could tell me the opposite.
Maryland is a rich and vibrant state. It is "America in miniature" and has pretty much everything you could want - except for the reputation that some other states do, because it is relatively small and not generally well understood by people outside the east coast region.
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