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Old 08-12-2006, 10:39 PM
 
Location: too close to the arctic circle
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i recently visited baltimore and fell in love with the city and the people i met there. i'm looking for an affordable place to live that would be within reasonable commuting distance of both baltimore and dc since i don't know for sure where i would be working. i was told that catonsville is affordable, fairly safe and a relatively easy commute to either baltimore or dc. i am an apartment dweller, so i will not be looking to buy a house (yet). i prefer an apartment complex over a room in someone's large home. i'm looking to do this by october or november.

any help would be GREATLY appreciated!!!
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Old 08-15-2006, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Anne Arundel County MD
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It is far easier to commute to B-More from Catonsville than it is to DC. Your trek into DC will exceed 1 hour easily. Old Catonsville is very nice, mostly Victorian homes, but not many apartment complexes. Try Columbia, MD for a young professional atmosphere with easy access to major highways, public transit, good shopping, etc.

Good luck!
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Old 08-16-2006, 09:48 PM
 
Location: too close to the arctic circle
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It is far easier to commute to B-More from Catonsville than it is to DC. Your trek into DC will exceed 1 hour easily. Old Catonsville is very nice, mostly Victorian homes, but not many apartment complexes. Try Columbia, MD for a young professional atmosphere with easy access to major highways, public transit, good shopping, etc.

Good luck!
i've heard good things about columbia and checked out apartments online. have you seen how much they want for one bedroom apartments there???
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Old 08-17-2006, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Anne Arundel County MD
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Places south of Baltimore are considered to be in the DC metro area, so you can't get a 1BR anywhere decent for under $900, generally you'll be looking more like $1100. You'll either need to go north of Baltimore (try the Rosedale/Nottingham areas right near White Marsh mall) or use a service like Craigslist to find a roommate to share costs.

Maryland is very expensive!!!
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Old 12-04-2006, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, MD
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"have you seen how much they want for one bedroom apartments there??? "


HAHAHAHA try being just out of highschool and getting an apartment in Columbia that was an absolute nightmare.

$1065/mo for a 1 bed 1 bath 840sq ft apartment....
i stayed for a year, just moved out actually &bought a house in the city for $105,000.
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Old 12-04-2006, 01:36 PM
 
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Anchors....I'm almost afraid to ask this, but in what neighborhood did you manage to find a house in the city for $105k?
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Old 06-22-2007, 08:33 AM
 
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Default I live and work in catonsville

My wife and I have lived, worked and raised our family of four children in Catonsville. The schools are good. The neighborhood is safe. There are some nice things about living in a "small town" so close to the city. There are good restaurants, nice state and federal parks, and easy accessability to Ellicott City and Columbia. Catonsville is a historic site that is over 150 years old. Ellicott city is over 250 years old. There are some nice historic buildings to see and visit.

Al and Christine Giovetti
Certified Public Accountants
1615 Frederick Road
Catonsville, MD 21228-5022
voice 4107470396
fax 4107476357
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Old 06-23-2007, 02:46 PM
 
Location: La Crescenta, CA
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I grew up in Catonsville. Pretty nice: good schools, very "leafy" (in most parts). Depending on where you live (east side or west side) and the time of day, commute to downtown Baltimore is 15-45 minutes. But the Route 40 area sucks -- traffic is always bad, and you'll wind up living behind a car dealership or box store. The old areas off of Frederick Road and Edmonson Avenue are nice.
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Old 06-24-2007, 07:40 AM
 
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Catonsville to DC - yikes!
If you are looking to work in DC, try to find a place further south. What you pay extra in rent, you'll make up for in time/gas/frustration.
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Old 07-12-2007, 01:13 PM
 
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Catonsville to DC - yikes!
If you are looking to work in DC, try to find a place further south. What you pay extra in rent, you'll make up for in time/gas/frustration.
Wrong: For about ~ $125.00 a month you get a train ticket on the MARC to DC, use of 2 train lines 2 stations. Trip takes 1hr to 1hr 10 min. And you can read, eat and sleep.
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