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Old 06-08-2012, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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I've been reading a history of Dundalk and the steel business. The architect of the plans for Dundalk also planned Roland Park. Edward Palmer, Jr meant it to be a working man's Roland Park.

I've looked at some of the detached and row houses available in the $165K price range. There's some neat Tudor architecture, and the houses have a lots of character.

When I worked in Baltimore, Dundalk was kind of a joke. But, I see now that it could be a nice area for a budget minded, family-oriented buyer. There are some great pictures in this older thread: Is Dundalk a hidden gem?

I know the schools aren't the greatest. However, would you recommend Dundalk to someone who wants to move here?

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Old 06-08-2012, 11:50 AM
 
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Recommendation for Dundalk would depend on if that person has school aged children. It definitely wouldn't be on my top list of places to live in Bmore.

I just don't see the comparision between Roland Park and Dundalk.
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Old 06-09-2012, 09:26 PM
 
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I have family that still lives in 'old Dundalk' I grew up there through Elementary School before my family moved 'Way out in the country' (Carroll County :-)) in the mid 60s. I go back occasionally and am amazed how small everything is (especially the streets, It's amazing cars could fit down those streets in the 60s) I think the jokes about Dundalk were made by those who didn't know the area. It was always a very stable family oriented area. I won't try and compare it to any other area but it was always a solid working class area. Some houses have been owned by the same families for over 60 years. If I was looking for something on that side of Baltimore I would be looking to move back there.
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Old 06-17-2012, 06:59 AM
 
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Dundalk is not particularily desirable in my book and hasn't been since the early 80's when I lived there. I think the Section 8 program has pretty much been detrimental to the community. There is a "revitalization" campaign focused on the shopping center and a couple of other redevelopment projects in the air but the shopping center is beyond resusitation and the other projects all seem to favor a particular developer. Sorry, but it ain't no "hidden gem".
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Old 06-22-2012, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Voorhees, NJ
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Um. No.

Go to White Marsh, Rosedale, or Towson.
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Old 06-22-2012, 08:55 AM
 
Location: NYC
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Um. No.

Go to White Marsh, Rosedale, or Towson.
I don't think the first two places on that list are very desirable.

Dundalk does a small seciton of Roland Park-quality housing, at least.
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