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Old 11-15-2011, 02:56 PM
 
Location: West Paris
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I've read that many people are leaving MD !!! there are jobs and opportunities....ok but the cost of living is high....

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Old 11-15-2011, 04:10 PM
 
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Not saying that they're without their gripes, but people just like to complain. Maryland has it disadvantages that goes along with its advantages. Even for its central location, being near DC and being incredibly diverse in many aspects for a small state, I think Maryland is underrated. Many people say they are leaving, but based off Census information, Maryland's population continues to grow, so the state has to be doing well for itself when there are a number of states that are having trouble retaining or attracting their populations.
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Old 11-15-2011, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Macao
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I feel like Maryland is underrated. It's almost never talked about, and when it is, it's usually about the cost of living of the DC area. It seems to be reasonable priced everywhere else in Maryland though.

At least in the cities west of Maryland, towns/cities like Cumberland, Hagerstown and Frederick look like they have a little density...i.e., built before our extremely car-centric current era. I don't think those types of cities get valued as much in our current society, but they probably will again in the future, as gas prices will continue to climb.
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Old 11-16-2011, 07:13 AM
 
Location: Edgemere, Maryland
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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.
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Old 11-16-2011, 12:25 PM
 
Location: West Paris
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Positive things !!!
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Old 11-16-2011, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Central Maryland
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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.
Yes.
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Old 11-18-2011, 11:23 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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I've lived in Maryland (DC area) almost all my life and I think it's a great state to live in. The COL is high, but you often get what you pay for.

IMO, the only states that are better than Maryland are New York and New Jersey (New York City area only for both states). Northern Virginia will also become much better once the silver line of the metro is completed.

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Old 11-18-2011, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in the lower eastern shore.....
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It's a underrated state for sure.
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Old 11-18-2011, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Edgemere, Maryland
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IMO, the only states that are better than Maryland are New York and New Jersey (New York City area only for both states).
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.
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Old 11-19-2011, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
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It's true there are a lot of people moving out. Even more are moving in though. It's a transient state. When I moved out I figured there were at least two or three government employees moving in to replace me.
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