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Old 03-01-2014, 06:40 PM
 
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My husband and I are likely moving to easton for work. Mid 30s, no kids. Will want to rent at first. Are there any neighborhoods to avoid? Are there many younger childless couples? I hear a lot about it being for retirees.
In addition, what yearly household income would you think allows for a decent lifestyle in easton? Hard to know if a salary offer is good without knowing the cost of living in area.

Any other advice always welcome!
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Old 03-02-2014, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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In addition, what yearly household income would you think allows for a decent lifestyle in easton? Hard to know if a salary offer is good without knowing the cost of living in area.
I would use one of the cost-of-living comparison tools to compare it to your current location. However, be aware that the price of real estate may be skewed by million-dollar water-front estates. Easton is cheaper than Washington DC, but I don't know where you are coming from.

I would look for a newer housing neighborhood (except for the 55+ communities) if you want to be around families.
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Old 03-02-2014, 10:42 AM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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If you're an "away from close neighbors" sort there are those houses on the Eastern Shore, also.

Be aware that the Eastern Shore is RURAL, so if you're a trendy coffee shoppe, fusion cuisine, boutiquey person you may be in for a culture shock.

With the exception of those who commute to the Western Shore for work and near Ocean City in the summer, life over on that side of the Chesapeake revolves around farming and its related jobs, working the water, blue collar trades and hunting and fishing.
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Old 03-31-2014, 12:14 PM
 
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I mostly know young families with kids, so we live outside downtown Easton in small, family-friendly neighborhoods. But downtown could be fun for childless couple to walk to restaurants, bars, shows at the Avalon Theatre, etc. I don't think there are many neighborhoods to avoid.. there are a couple of sketchy streets but that's it.
We are a family of 4 with 2 young kids living in Trappe (10 minutes from Easton) on 2 acres and have done ok on as little as $65,000 a year (one income). With 2 incomes you could be taking your boat out to the bars in St. Michaels, hopping over to Ocean City for the weekend, and generally living it up.
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