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Old 03-25-2010, 11:15 AM
 
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Could anyone give me any information about the Shadyside area ? Are there any places to avoid?
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Old 03-25-2010, 05:17 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Shadyside in Anne Arundel County?

Rural but some gentrifying. Old beach/waterman's cottages mixed with new high dollar houses.

Old time families that have roads named after them, new, high income transplants trying the rural pioneer thing.

Still are people there who work the water and the land. Lawyers, doctors and high GS workers have moved in.

Some drug issues, similar to anywhere.
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Old 03-26-2010, 04:27 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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My mother lives in Shadyside. It's an okay place. There's never much going on there. Flooding can be a major issue. Mosquitos are larger than life. You have to drive to Edgewater to do any real shopping like a grocery store. The drive to Edgewater can be murder, especially on the weekends. Traffic is okay until you hit the Muddy Creek Rd/Central Ave intersection. It just turns to crap from there on out.
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Old 03-26-2010, 10:49 AM
 
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Thank you You both have been very helpful.
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Old 03-26-2010, 12:20 PM
 
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My mother lives in Shadyside. It's an okay place. There's never much going on there. Flooding can be a major issue. Mosquitos are larger than life. You have to drive to Edgewater to do any real shopping like a grocery store. The drive to Edgewater can be murder, especially on the weekends. Traffic is okay until you hit the Muddy Creek Rd/Central Ave intersection. It just turns to crap from there on out.
How is the Edgewater area to live?
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Old 03-27-2010, 04:44 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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How is the Edgewater area to live?
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It depends on how much money you have. The biggest subdivision is Woodland Beach. It's a sub in transition but the old timers are fighting to keep it a nicer place. There are a lot of low income types moving in there, housing is getting cheaper, the elementary school is just okay. Shopping is decent with a K-Sears, 3 major grocery stores and a bunch of restaurants, gas stations, banks and drug stores. Typical urban sprawl type stuff.

There are 2 very upscale subdivisions there. South River Colony and South River Landing. If you have $750,000+ to spend on a house you can look there. There is tons of waterfront, just none of it is accessable to the public at large. They have the Londontowne Public House and Gardens for a "museum" of sorts. Don't just drive up. You will need a reservation.

Annapolis is close by but again, traffic can be an issue. The main road leading to Annapolis is MD 2. It has a posted speed limit of 50 MPH but for some bizarre reason people often only seem to be able to get their cars up to 40 and 45 MPH.

Mayo is close to Edgewater. It is much quieter. Houses are about the same price. The Mayo Elementary School is excellent. Shopping is almost non existant, with only a couple of small conveinence stores, so you have to drive to Edgewater to get anything. Again, you run into that Muddy Creek Road, Central Ave intersection. The backup at morning rush hour is the stuff of legends. It can reach back into Mayo for 2 miles. If there is an accident then all bets are off. You could be waiting for hours to get out. There is only one 2 lane road serving the Mayo penninsula. It is the same thing at evening rush hour with traffic backing up past the high school on Central Ave.
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Old 03-27-2010, 07:37 AM
 
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It depends on how much money you have. The biggest subdivision is Woodland Beach. It's a sub in transition but the old timers are fighting to keep it a nicer place. There are a lot of low income types moving in there, housing is getting cheaper, the elementary school is just okay. Shopping is decent with a K-Sears, 3 major grocery stores and a bunch of restaurants, gas stations, banks and drug stores. Typical urban sprawl type stuff.

There are 2 very upscale subdivisions there. South River Colony and South River Landing. If you have $750,000+ to spend on a house you can look there. There is tons of waterfront, just none of it is accessable to the public at large. They have the Londontowne Public House and Gardens for a "museum" of sorts. Don't just drive up. You will need a reservation.

Annapolis is close by but again, traffic can be an issue. The main road leading to Annapolis is MD 2. It has a posted speed limit of 50 MPH but for some bizarre reason people often only seem to be able to get their cars up to 40 and 45 MPH.

Mayo is close to Edgewater. It is much quieter. Houses are about the same price. The Mayo Elementary School is excellent. Shopping is almost non existant, with only a couple of small conveinence stores, so you have to drive to Edgewater to get anything. Again, you run into that Muddy Creek Road, Central Ave intersection. The backup at morning rush hour is the stuff of legends. It can reach back into Mayo for 2 miles. If there is an accident then all bets are off. You could be waiting for hours to get out. There is only one 2 lane road serving the Mayo penninsula. It is the same thing at evening rush hour with traffic backing up past the high school on Central Ave.

Thanks . You have been very helpful.
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