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Old 05-26-2017, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Stuck on the East Coast, hoping to head West
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As opposed to 60's motel type with entrance doors from the outside?
I actually like those ...I'm thinking Dunes, Sea Hawk, Shangri la. I find them quieter. But I agree there are nicer beach towns. I much prefer Caribbean and Florida.

 
Old 05-28-2017, 08:37 AM
 
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These trailer co-ops (of which there are only 4) you speak of are quite nice and getting nicer every day. None are beach front.

Example: https://www.google.com/maps/@38.4360...7i13312!8i6656

And I lived in a 'real' neighborhood:

https://www.google.com/maps/@38.4465...7i13312!8i6656


Moved across town to another 'real' neighborhood:

https://www.google.com/maps/@38.3565...7i13312!8i6656


I walk from both to surf after work.

Trying to compare land use between Myrtle and OC is asinine. The geographies are completely different, why would the land uses be the same? Besides, the land use in Myrtle is atrocious from a planning perspective, so much wasted space, leapfrog development, superhighways, massive malls, etc. You should be grouping similar geographies if your complain is land use (Myrtle SC and Daytona FL; OC and Seaside Heights NJ; Huntington Beach CA and Ocean Beach CA)
The neighborhoods you cite are what the totality of OC should consist of. And that's my point...somewhere along the way OC dropped the ball and allowed trailer park co-ops to takeover prime property. Not exactly good use of the relatively little land they have.
 
Old 05-28-2017, 10:20 AM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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The neighborhoods you cite are what the totality of OC should consist of. And that's my point...somewhere along the way OC dropped the ball and allowed trailer park co-ops to takeover prime property. Not exactly good use of the relatively little land they have.
Don't know the why do you?

The very last thing Ocean City wants is neighborhoods of full time residents who own their own houses.

As a note, where those mobile home communities are located is far from "prime". And, once again, you're not very aware of development requirements.
 
Old 05-28-2017, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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As opposed to 60's motel type with entrance doors from the outside?
Those and houses, cottages.
 
Old 05-29-2017, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Upper Marlboro
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The neighborhoods you cite are what the totality of OC should consist of. And that's my point...somewhere along the way OC dropped the ball and allowed trailer park co-ops to takeover prime property. Not exactly good use of the relatively little land they have.
I can't tell if you are willfully ignorant or just blatantly mislead by something/someone.

Take a look at these maps https://oceancitymd.gov/oc/departmen...t/zoning-maps/ You'll see that these 'trailer co-ops' you speak of make up less than 10% of the island. You point is somewhat valid, although inconsequential because your criticism is based on such a small part of town.
 
Old 06-02-2017, 09:48 AM
 
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Discuss
When I was in high school we used to go up to the dunes and have camp fires and sleep on the beach.

When I got out of the service in '69 Bobby Baker's Carousel was built, so I would say that started it.
 
Old 06-02-2017, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Mount Airy, Maryland
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I am not a native Marylander......trips to Ocean City are not ingrained in my childhood or beyond. Recently, I began thinking about looking into purchasing a beach rental property and Ocean City was on my list of places to look. Boy, what a ****ehole. One would think that Maryland's premier (and really, only) beach would be a lot nicer. 1960's hotels....massive trailer parks (co-ops)....hardly any newer neighborhoods or neighborhoods that provide a good option for beach access. Plenty of beaches are MUCH better than Ocean City. I was kind of bummed at how crappy OC really is.
This is 100% understandable. If you didn't grow up going to the beaches you would not have the memories of just what all that tacky crap meant as an 11 year old. To me it's about that, to an outside the coastal highway is endless ugly strip malls and cheap motels, then high rises and more strip malls.
 
Old 06-02-2017, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Mount Airy, Maryland
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When I was in high school we used to go up to the dunes and have camp fires and sleep on the beach.

When I got out of the service in '69 Bobby Baker's Carousel was built, so I would say that started it.
That was what I was about to say, the Carousel really started it all. When I was in high school around '76 or so we had a condo briefly on 85th street and it was kind of the end of the high rises back then, anything north was still relatively unbuilt.
 
Old 06-03-2017, 10:27 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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That was what I was about to say, the Carousel really started it all. When I was in high school around '76 or so we had a condo briefly on 85th street and it was kind of the end of the high rises back then, anything north was still relatively unbuilt.
Which carousel?

https://wanderwisdom.com/travel-dest...-With-Pictures
 
Old 06-04-2017, 06:53 AM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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I think he meant the Carousal Hotel.
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