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Old 09-03-2012, 02:14 AM
 
Location: Fort Washington, MD
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Waldorf sucks...the mall is not safe, people get stabbed in daylight.
People get stabbed in the daylight down in those parts? And here I was being silly to worry about just the evenings!

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People do not shop in Waldorf, they commute to Annapolis Mall or Tyson's Corners...I haven't been to either...I shop online.
If this claim is true, then why the hell do people live there? I mean, Oxon Hill/Fort Washington has the same reputation but it's closer to DC. From what I understand, the house prices are comparable. So... what's up?
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Old 09-03-2012, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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Jobs in Southern MD, schools.
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Old 09-03-2012, 11:40 AM
 
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"If this claim is true, then why the hell do people live there?"

Well - the enormous St. Charles housing development was begun 40 years ago (back when there was almost no shopping or amenities) and St. Charles has been steadily growing, and is still adding on more sections such as "Fairway". Frankly, many people in the 1970s - 80s - 90s moved to the Waldorf area, as "white flight" to escape P.G. County's changing school racial demographics. (Nowadays that's less of a factor). Many others moved there because it was in commuting distance to Joint Base Andrews, or the Census Bureau, or the Indian Head naval base.

Some of St. Charles's communities are built around scenic lakes and walking paths, with cul de sac streets feeding into the lake path like spokes of a wheel. In the large Hampshire community in fact, every one of the teenagers can very conveniently walk to Westlake high school using paths around the lake.

Waldorf in recent years has added a large baseball stadium, a year-round ice skating rink, and 3 or 4 additional name-brand Hotels, as well as additional shopping centers (Waldorf Marketplace) and an outstanding acclaimed new high school (North Point) offering unique vocational courses.

The 2-level St. Charles (Simon) Shopping Mall was extensive renovated in 2010, adding a childrens play area and other improvements. The movie complex outside the Mall was just remodeled this year, with giant plush reclining seats, cup holders, and ample wide spaces between rows so viewers can get up without disturbing their neighbors. Still another "lifestyle design" shopping center (with outdoor paths and benches) is planned in the future, near Festival Way/ Hamilton Road. Furthermore, ground is being broken soon for still another high school (near the baseball stadium).

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Old 09-06-2012, 08:10 PM
 
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"If this claim is true, then why the hell do people live there?"

Well - the enormous St. Charles housing development was begun 40 years ago (back when there was almost no shopping or amenities) and St. Charles has been steadily growing, and is still adding on more sections such as "Fairway". Frankly, many people in the 1970s - 80s - 90s moved to the Waldorf area, as "white flight" to escape P.G. County's changing school racial demographics. (Nowadays that's less of a factor). Many others moved there because it was in commuting distance to Joint Base Andrews, or the Census Bureau, or the Indian Head naval base.

Some of St. Charles's communities are built around scenic lakes and walking paths, with cul de sac streets feeding into the lake path like spokes of a wheel. In the large Hampshire community in fact, every one of the teenagers can very conveniently walk to Westlake high school using paths around the lake.

Waldorf in recent years has added a large baseball stadium, a year-round ice skating rink, and 3 or 4 additional name-brand Hotels, as well as additional shopping centers (Waldorf Marketplace) and an outstanding acclaimed new high school (North Point) offering unique vocational courses.

The 2-level St. Charles (Simon) Shopping Mall was extensive renovated in 2010, adding a childrens play area and other improvements. The movie complex outside the Mall was just remodeled this year, with giant plush reclining seats, cup holders, and ample wide spaces between rows so viewers can get up without disturbing their neighbors. Still another "lifestyle design" shopping center (with outdoor paths and benches) is planned in the future, near Festival Way/ Hamilton Road. Furthermore, ground is being broken soon for still another high school (near the baseball stadium).

Are they building a modern gladiator arena for those with a tendency toward violence?
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