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Old 01-01-2017, 03:02 PM
 
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We are looking to move to Mount Airy or Eldersburg, Maryland? We would like to move somewhere with a small town, (somewhat) rural feel. We have a 9 year old daughter and are in need of good schools. We are hoping for an area where people are friendly and down to earth. How are these areas for a good family quality of life? Thanks!
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Old 01-01-2017, 03:03 PM
 
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We are looking to move to Mount Airy or Eldersburg, Maryland? We would like to move somewhere with a small town, (somewhat) rural feel. We have a 9 year old daughter and are in need of good schools. We are hoping for an area where people are friendly and down to earth. How are these areas for a good family quality of life? Thanks!
You might wish to post this in the Maryland Forum.
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Old 01-01-2017, 06:44 PM
 
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Mt Airy is closer to I70, which I consider a plus when going anywhere. Other than that I find the areas about the same- good libraries, grocery stores, and a WalMart. Eldersburg does have more shopping though.

Remember, Mt Airy is made up of 4 counties , each having its own school system and each with very different tax rates.
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Old 01-02-2017, 07:58 AM
 
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The big question is where is ( or are) the household jobs located. That can make a big difference in where the best location is.
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Old 01-02-2017, 03:28 PM
 
Location: The Triad
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We are looking to move to Mount Airy or Eldersburg, Maryland?
Why? And why these in particular?

As MVD added... what other locations are happening in your lives?
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Old 01-04-2017, 09:37 AM
 
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We would be driving to Hanover for work. These areas didn't seem to far from there. We are looking for a somewhat more rural area and friendly small town feel, but are also looking for good schools. We are pretty open though. New Market was another idea we had. We haven't visited there yet, so we aren't sure if that would be to far out for work and conveniences.
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Old 01-04-2017, 03:33 PM
 
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From Mt Airy to Rt 30 which leads into Hanover there are 2 main routes that I know of. One is major commuter traffic and the other is one lane each direction. I think either way you are looking at a 45 minute commute in rush hour depending on where in Mt Airy you live. New Market would probably add another 15 minutes.

If it were me I would look closer to Hanover.
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Old 01-05-2017, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Mount Airy, Maryland
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Never heard of the place.
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Old 01-05-2017, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Mount Airy, Maryland
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OK OK I think either would be an excellent choice, both areas are discussed her often. Obviously I know more about Mt. Airy and yes proximity to Int 70 is a HUGE plus, not just for work but for ever single trip you will take. The ride to Hanover I would think would not be too bad, the traffic to Baltimore would back up after you make the turn to head to Hanover.

Mt Airy has 4 counties, Carroll, Frederick, Montgomery and Howard very close by. We live just over the Carroll County line, same county as Eldersberg, and taxes are much lover than right over the river.
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Old 01-19-2017, 07:49 PM
 
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Sorry but I am going to hijack this thread for a minute.


I know that Mt. Airy is starting its own police force -- does that mean residents have to pay a town municipal tax?


Also, when looking at schools and taxes, is it preferable to live on the Frederick side or Carroll side of Mt. Airy?
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