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Old 02-08-2018, 09:12 AM
 
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When I think of an exurban area, Carroll county (specifically Sykesville to Finksburg area) is what first comes to mind. In a way I think Carroll county can be considered exurban to both Baltimore and D.C, semi-rural, but not very far from developed areas.
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Old 02-08-2018, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Howard County, Maryland
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Yes and no; its really a mixed bag in that area of Carroll Co. Sykesville specifically meets the definition you've given but there are some very rural pockets within that area that is totally separate from the housing developments that have popped up since the 90s. I personally wouldn't want to commute to D.C. from that area but love the quiet, semi-rural feel of it.
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Old 02-08-2018, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Cumberland
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When I think of an exurban area, Carroll county (specifically Sykesville to Finksburg area) is what first comes to mind. In a way I think Carroll county can be considered exurban to both Baltimore and D.C, semi-rural, but not very far from developed areas.
Yes, that is what I think of when someone says "exurban" too. But much of Carroll County (think Taneytown, Union Bridge, and Silver Run areas) is typical "farm rural" in development and attitude although some commuters live there too.
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Old 02-09-2018, 02:03 PM
 
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Carroll county is extremely Republican, too.
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Old 02-09-2018, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
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Carroll county is extremely Republican, too.
It's consistently the most conservative county in the state percentage wise, more so than any counties on the Eastern Shore or Western Maryland. It's a mixture of rural people and people or decedents of people who left Baltimore City.
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Old 02-13-2018, 06:37 AM
 
Location: Terramaria
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Eldersburg in the southeast corner is the most developed and is sort of hybrid suburban/exurban with a little multifamily housing and a small "quasi-downtown" with several shopping centers and an office park. The stretch between Reiserstown and Westminster is classic exurban with a mix of low density development and farmland, with 140 providing access to I-795, with the end of the Baltimore Metro in Owings Mills about a 25 minute drive from Westminster. The northeast quarter, including Manchester and Hampstead also fits this to a degree, but isn't quite a development and feels like adjacent southern PA., with some people commuting to Hanover or York up there. Mt. Airy in the southwest also has some exurban development due to being close to I-70. The nortwestern part of the county is the most rural, with a few small "farm towns" like Union Bridge and New Windsor. It's still the most exurban with about half the country being that sort of development.
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