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Old 11-19-2011, 07:24 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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This comparsion is a good reason why I will be leaving the state of Maryland. This poster is 100% correct- if you enjoy NJ and NY you will enjoy what MD is becoming. This isn't the MD of yesteryear, that's for sure. If you visited the state 30 years ago and haven't since, don't plan on being thrilled with much of it today.
I recognized a long time ago the changes that were happening in Maryland and the direction that the state was moving in. Instead of leaving, I prepared myself for these changes by pursuing a strong educational foundation.

That was my way of dealing with it. As with a lot of things in life, it's wise to move with the times, or move on.

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Old 11-19-2011, 10:49 PM
 
Location: Edgemere, Maryland
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I recognized a long time ago the changes that were happening in Maryland and the direction that the state was moving in. Instead of leaving, I prepared myself for these changes by pursuing a strong educational foundation.

That was my way of dealing with it. As with a lot of things in life, it's wise to move with the times, or move on.
No thanks. I'll be moving on. It's not simply the times that have changed. No, there are places in the country that have barely changed in 30 years - for the better. Change is not always a good thing when it is the kind I am talking about. What's happened/ing to the state is sad and has nothing to do with pursuing education. I'll stop short there, though, in hopes of avoiding an inevitable, longwinded debate.
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Old 11-21-2011, 07:47 PM
 
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We're looking to leave Maryland, the taxes were high to begin with but not a month goes by that they don't raise a tax or a fee. Crime is the same (high), traffic is the same (you'll miss your family with all the time spent sitting in traffic), higher costs for homes, insurance, cars, food etc. The growth in jobs is all government related. Your typical Maryland business is struggling or moving away. Also pretty much everything you hear that the state or local government is doing sounds screwy. Constant corruption of our elected officials :-)
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Old 11-22-2011, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
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Corruption happens everywhere. Sure, some businesses are closing down but that's happening everywhere in the country. The real test for Maryland will be its ability to weather cuts to the federal government. Supercommittee failed, but 1.2 Trillion in cuts guaranteed over 10 years and President Obama has gone on the record saying he will veto any attempt to lower the cuts.
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Old 11-24-2011, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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For the most part I think it is. It's a very beautiful state, but probably not what people think of when they think of beauty in the USA.

I love how there are so many different parts to the state. If I want to live in a more developed/urbanized area I can choose Central MD or the areas in and near Baltimore. I can live on the Eastern Shore or SoMD counties for a more rural/small town taste. I can live in Western MD for the mountain life.

I gotta say that's the main reason I would wanna win the lottery: so I could live wherever the heck I wanted to. It'd be great to live in a small town on the Eastern Shore, but there probably aren't too many well-paying IT jobs. That's one big downside of Maryland, it seems all the high-paying service-sector jobs are in MoCo, PG, Howard, Balt. Co and Baltimore.
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Old 10-12-2014, 12:31 PM
 
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Central MD is overrated in the present day. If you care to deal with being around so many people, the traffic, the attitudes, and the continuing development- go for it. Then it's for you.

I'm frankly sick of it and will move when I get the opportunity, unfortunately. It used to be a much more pleasant place to live. Things are changing rapidly.

The whole state is changing, but if you're looking for peace and quality of life I would suggest the Eastern Shore or parts of Western Maryland. They'll be the last to succumb to what I see as the shortfalls of Central MD.
Central MD (especially Montgomery county) are diverse, exciting suburbs. They are much more fun than the drab 'burbs in Virginia, not including Arlington and Alexandria, which are a lot like some of the suburbs in Maryland. If you don't like it, fine. But MD is awesome, and totally underated.
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Old 10-14-2014, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Prince George's County, Maryland
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Central MD (especially Montgomery county) are diverse, exciting suburbs. They are much more fun than the drab 'burbs in Virginia, not including Arlington and Alexandria, which are a lot like some of the suburbs in Maryland. If you don't like it, fine. But MD is awesome, and totally underated.
This.
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Old 10-15-2014, 04:22 PM
 
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Maryland gets a lot of criticism for being developed too quickly and suffering from the effects of urban sprawl, but I think it actually adds to the area.
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Old 10-15-2014, 04:33 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Maryland gets a lot of criticism for being developed too quickly and suffering from the effects of urban sprawl, but I think it actually adds to the area.
You are welcome to your opinion. Get back to me when the bills to correct the problems caused by that sprawl come rolling in.

Flush Tax-already paying $60/year

Watershed Improvement Plan (WIP)-fees and continuing charges for stormwater management. The so-called "Rain Tax" is just the first round.

Enhanced Nitrogen Removal-will increase sewer bills by a factor of 2 to 3. Septic users will see a tripling of cost when replacing a failed system. In many areas those septic systems will not be able to be replaced so the homeowner will be looking at regular (monthly) pumping out of the holding tank or a house being declared condemned by the Health Department.

Yeah, sprawl "adds to the area".
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Old 10-15-2014, 07:25 PM
 
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You are welcome to your opinion. Get back to me when the bills to correct the problems caused by that sprawl come rolling in.

Flush Tax-already paying $60/year

Watershed Improvement Plan (WIP)-fees and continuing charges for stormwater management. The so-called "Rain Tax" is just the first round.

Enhanced Nitrogen Removal-will increase sewer bills by a factor of 2 to 3. Septic users will see a tripling of cost when replacing a failed system. In many areas those septic systems will not be able to be replaced so the homeowner will be looking at regular (monthly) pumping out of the holding tank or a house being declared condemned by the Health Department.

Yeah, sprawl "adds to the area".
The Rain-Tax has nothing to do with sprawl, it's just an asinine policy O'Malley came up with.
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