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Old 10-18-2020, 10:32 PM
 
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Hey folks,


I'm looking for some guidance-considering a relocation to Baltimore County from Allentown, PA-looking to be closer to my wife's family. I am a 35 year old high school teacher, and my wife works HR for a non profit. We have a 2.5 year old son- and we are def looking for a safe community with good schools first and foremost-( this is the most important!) good commutability into the city, and preferably a little bit of green space around ( parks/ waterfront/ hiking trails, etc. Looking to buy a home for less than 300k ( townhome or stand-alone)



So far it seems like some of the northern suburbs of Baltimore are nice- and check many of these boxes, such as Cockeysville, Notthinham, and even to the south suburbs like Glen Burnie and Catonsville- any other towns you would recommend?



Thank you in advance-
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Old 10-19-2020, 09:04 AM
 
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Timonium, Lutherville.

You want to be north! Forget about south, and west.

You might squeak by on your budget, but you may need more $'s.

Lot's of Townhomes in Cockeysville.......I am sort of meh on much of Cockeysville. I have lived here for decades. The Town home area is okay, but it's not the best part of the area. Potspring, Springlake...you want to be in north east in Cockeysville. Cranbrook Road, unless you are near the end of it by the High School is a pass.

I would look in Timonium, but drive through it around Eastridge, Aylesbury....

These areas are probably going to out of you price range.

The closer to York Road you are the uglier it gets by the area standards. It's an overbuilt commercial zone. Some exceptions. Some places in Timonium you pull fifty feet off of York and it seems like you are in a very nice enclave.

I see there are a few Townhouses in my development near Cranbrook Road, I would pass on those.

There's a nice end of group in Hunt Valley (Cockeysville) by the Town Center for 305K.
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Old 10-19-2020, 11:25 AM
 
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IF you would like to consider Catonsville it is very family oriented. There are trails for walking and hiking and close to Patapsco State Park. Your budget will be tight but possible. The only advice I can give you about Catonsville is to look at the western edge (close to Ellicott City). In all surrounding areas of the city aim for the outer edges away from city lines. You can message if you have questions.
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Old 10-19-2020, 01:10 PM
 
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IF you would like to consider Catonsville it is very family oriented. There are trails for walking and hiking and close to Patapsco State Park. Your budget will be tight but possible. The only advice I can give you about Catonsville is to look at the western edge (close to Ellicott City). In all surrounding areas of the city aim for the outer edges away from city lines. You can message if you have questions.
West Catonsville would be good, but I wouldn't want to send my kid to school in the area.....

Again, northern Baltimore County....It's the most desirable part of the metro.
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Old 10-19-2020, 10:34 PM
 
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Another choice area....

https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1...36400718_zpid/

One thing, the housing market here is hot! So I wonder how long that price for that Townhouse in Hunt Valley will last. (I have zero association with the property)

There isn't much around here for 300K.

You aren't getting anything in Mays Chapel for that price. A Condo maybe

They just built houses practically next to a car dealership, and two on a busy corner and they sold in the 500-700K range. I thought those were insane prices. Greenside Drive. (Foreigners, and New Yorker's....)
Another eh area, middle school right there, and Elementary school at the other end, and a lot of Apartments in between with some nice houses.

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Old 10-19-2020, 10:52 PM
 
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I saw they were working one of these crappy Townhomes I live in, and I'll be damned, the idiot that has owned a few of them is selling right across the street from us. This clown hasn't had anybody living in three of the properties he owns in the development for a decade plus. Total nut! I guess he died.
They just put a new roof on it, and a new AC Unit. I bet it needs to be gutted!

(He lives(d) off of Old Court Road....$$$$$$$$)

The ghetto of Cockeysville.......

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Old 10-20-2020, 07:41 AM
 
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I messaged some info if interested. Good luck with your search.
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Old 10-20-2020, 10:27 AM
 
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Stay away from bus and light rail routes.
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