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Old 02-15-2012, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Wow, this looks great. My wife's family is in VA and she has somewhat convinced me to leave New York (and my family) behind for the cheap taxes and open space down 'south'. I've read that VA is really slow. The downtowns there look like 4 lane highway main streets where the local restaurants are Taco Bell. But Gaithersburg and Maryland look really good based on the details posted here!
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Old 02-16-2012, 03:15 PM
 
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Wow, this looks great. My wife's family is in VA and she has somewhat convinced me to leave New York (and my family) behind for the cheap taxes and open space down 'south'. I've read that VA is really slow. The downtowns there look like 4 lane highway main streets where the local restaurants are Taco Bell. But Gaithersburg and Maryland look really good based on the details posted here!
Not to burst your bubble - but MD taxes are really, really high. Not as high as NY, but they are in the top 5 nationally.
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Old 02-16-2012, 03:22 PM
 
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Also the version of Gaithersburg posted in this thread is quite a few years away from being a reality.
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Old 02-16-2012, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Not to burst your bubble - but MD taxes are really, really high. Not as high as NY, but they are in the top 5 nationally.
Are they 15k to 20k? I am of course referring to property tax.
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Old 02-16-2012, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Also the version of Gaithersburg posted in this thread is quite a few years away from being a reality.
Yeah looks like I jumped the gun lol.
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Old 02-17-2012, 09:17 AM
 
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Are they 15k to 20k? I am of course referring to property tax.
That's a poor way to phrase that question. Depending on the value of your house, they very well could be.

I lived in Buffalo for years and NY property taxes are way higher than MD property taxes. That said, don't think that Maryland is some low-tax haven. It might be less than you're paying now but if you want to move south and reduce your tax burden, go to VA or NC.
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Old 04-04-2012, 10:58 PM
 
Location: Macao
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I would say no. Gaithersburg and much of Montgomery county suffer from the same thing which holds them back from really becoming a true metropolitan area. The availability of workforce housing. You can't have a true metropolis without being able to house the types of workers you need to make sure the city runs efficiently. White collar types plan and administrate, blue collar types do. You need a balance of both in order to really grow and prosper as an independent city. From what you posted, it appears as if Gaithersburg is only concerned with attracting individuals who earn over $80k per year.
That seems to be much of America's problem the last 10-15 years or so. Everything is McMansion and high-end condos and everything else.

That being said, it seems that what they're trying for Gaithersburg is a little bit more inclusive...ever so slightly, than the other though.
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