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Old 06-03-2009, 01:19 PM
 
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Hi All -
We are possibly relocating from NJ to MD due to the Ft Monmouth closure. I was just curious if those of you who live in MD like your state? I am so sick of people complaining non-stop about NJ (don't get me wrong, I don't like many of the things that go on here - but I try to stay positive). I was wondering if other states are the same way? We are looking at Cecil or Harford counties and I'm hoping to end up in a place where people want to be there and are generally happy..lol. Is this possible in MD?
Thanks,
Janet
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Old 06-03-2009, 01:58 PM
 
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I think people tend like Maryland. However just like people complaining about NJ, you'll find the same here. Just like NJ, the Cost of Living and traffic is our main complaints. Outside of that I think generally speaking people like it here. It's close to the mountains, the beach. We don't have very harsh weather. Plus it's relatively close to most major east coast cities.
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Old 06-03-2009, 02:31 PM
 
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I think people tend like Maryland. However just like people complaining about NJ, you'll find the same here. Just like NJ, the Cost of Living and traffic is our main complaints. Outside of that I think generally speaking people like it here. It's close to the mountains, the beach. We don't have very harsh weather. Plus it's relatively close to most major east coast cities.
I agree. I've lived in MD all my life....from Baltimore City, to Baltimore Co., to the Eastern Shore for a short while, back to the City, and now 15 yrs in Havre de Grace in Harford Co.

MD has so much waterfront - rivers, lakes, the Chesapeake Bay and the ocean! Add to that the mountains in Western MD.

We're close to DC, Philly and NY.
I think MD has it all.
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Old 06-03-2009, 03:46 PM
 
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We love it here! We live in north east and love the town feel, the people, the growth! MD is close to so many places and the water is great, we are very happy here!!
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Old 06-03-2009, 07:06 PM
 
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I don't like it here compared to VA but I relocated here with high hopes and it is closer to my job and other reasons that work out better for me but I don't like it. I'm kind of stuck for a while longer tho
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Old 06-03-2009, 11:46 PM
 
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I've lived here for years, and I don't like it. In fact, I'm getting tired of the Mid-Atlantic area.
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Old 06-04-2009, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Warner Robins, GA
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I really liked where I lived at in MD... Geographically it is a really nice state with lots of diversity... However, the state government, and some of the people that live there is a completely different story... I also think MD is prohibitively expensive... I just moved less than a month ago from FL, because MD was just too expensive and was working against me in my quest to live comfortably... I lived in MD my whole life and will definitely miss it... Perhaps I will move back when I am older and more established...
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Old 06-04-2009, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I love Maryland, but then again I have lived there for most of my life and I am still young. I am currently in Atlanta for grad school and like it very much here too but would eventually like to make it back to MD sometime.
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Old 06-04-2009, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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I don't think you're going to see an improvement in terms of people complaining about their state. MD has a lot of problems. It's following in NJ's footsteps a lot of the time it seems like. I'm making the transition from PA to MD because I have to, not because I want to. MD has too high of taxes, too much crime, and too much of a nanny-state government. MD does have a ton of jobs and health care resources though.
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Old 06-04-2009, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Germantown, MD
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Hi All -
We are possibly relocating from NJ to MD due to the Ft Monmouth closure. I was just curious if those of you who live in MD like your state? I am so sick of people complaining non-stop about NJ (don't get me wrong, I don't like many of the things that go on here - but I try to stay positive). I was wondering if other states are the same way? We are looking at Cecil or Harford counties and I'm hoping to end up in a place where people want to be there and are generally happy..lol. Is this possible in MD?
Thanks,
Janet
I was wondering if people complain about other states as much as they do about Maryland. I love this state, but I constantly hear people complaining. High taxes, "socialism," illegal immigrants, and crime in Prince George's County and Baltimore are usually the main topics of complaint. MD is especially criticized when compared to Virginia which is way more conservative. Go to washingtonpost.com and read the comments about any article relating to MD, and you'll see what I mean. It's good to know Maryland isn't the only state with the non-stop complaining.

Well, if you like New Jersey you're sure to love MD. People from NJ seem to be moving to MD in droves. Cecil and Harford County should insulate you from what I said above. Marylanders who live in less urbanized counties, such as those two, seem to be "happier." I think Cecil County is actually considered part of the Delaware Valley (Philadephia Metro Area). Western Harford County is part of Greater Baltimore, and I've heard that it's nice.



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I don't like it here compared to VA but I relocated here with high hopes and it is closer to my job and other reasons that work out better for me but I don't like it. I'm kind of stuck for a while longer tho
See what I mean...
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