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Old 07-12-2014, 05:39 PM
 
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Hello,

My fiance and I are looking to move to Maryland as we live in Dover, Delaware now. We both have lived here all our lives, and we just want some where new. We are looking for a town that is quiet and a nice family raising area. We are also interracial so we need to be a bit mindful or where we go. I am a Assistant Teacher and he works with those who are developmentally disabled, so if there is an area where those things are needed please let me know! I don't want to move near water, because of an irrational fear I have! Let me know where you think is best!!
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Old 07-12-2014, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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Since the person who works with the developmentally disabled has a more specialized job, why not do some searches on jobs for him first?

A change from Delaware could be the more hilly western parts of the state. Mt Airy, Frederick and Carroll Counties are nice.
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Old 07-14-2014, 06:28 PM
 
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Well the Eastern Shore certainly isn't far.

You might be comfortable in Somerset County.
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Old 07-15-2014, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Howard County, Maryland
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Columbia is known as a place that is welcoming to interracial couples, and there are plenty of areas that are not on any water.

If you don't like water, I would advise you to drive between Dover and Columbia by way of Elkton, NOT via the Bay Bridge. You'll still cross a few rivers, but nothing like the Bay.
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Old 07-17-2014, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Arnold, MD
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If you have a fear of water, then I don't suggest buying in Anne Arundel County, Calvert County, or St. Mary's County or in the Baltimore area. Those are the counties and areas I know of that are on the bay and have a lot of large rivers. Most parts of Maryland have water, but some have a very minimal amount. Those areas would be Montgomery County and Howard County. Both of those areas are expensive, but MoCo has some less expensive areas mixed in it like Silver Spring and Rockville. I know some people from both of those towns that say that is family friendly. You could also try Fredrick (as someone else mentioned).
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Old 07-17-2014, 10:01 PM
 
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There are plenty of non-waterfront properties in Anne Arundel County or other places you mentioned so I would not exclude them. Also you could look into Carroll County around Westminster or various areas around Baltimore County such as Catonsville, Towson, etc. Honestly just find a place that is relatively close to where you would be working as traffic is no joke especially in areas closer to DC.
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Old 07-19-2014, 07:15 PM
 
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Hello,

My fiance and I are looking to move to Maryland as we live in Dover, Delaware now. We both have lived here all our lives, and we just want some where new. We are looking for a town that is quiet and a nice family raising area. We are also interracial so we need to be a bit mindful or where we go. I am a Assistant Teacher and he works with those who are developmentally disabled, so if there is an area where those things are needed please let me know! I don't want to move near water, because of an irrational fear I have! Let me know where you think is best!!
What are your races? The specific combination/permutation matters. Also, are you homosexual?
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Old 07-22-2014, 09:40 PM
 
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What are your races? The specific combination/permutation matters. Also, are you homosexual?
Where the heck in MD do you live that the race combination matters???? Wherever it is certainly isn't representative of the vast majority of Maryland (an extremely progressive state). If I had to live in a small town it'd be Ellicott City or Rockville.
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Old 07-25-2014, 09:04 AM
 
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I would also suggest Columbia. It's a very nice area to raise a family. But it also depends on where your jobs are going to be because that is a huge deciding factor for commuting.
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