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Old 03-05-2012, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Middleburg, PA
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My wife and I are planning on moving, so she can pursue her teaching career as their have been a lot of cuts here recently. We currently live out in the coutry outside of the small town of Middleburg, PA. She is a math teacher and I am in the IT field. We are in our late 20's. We enjoy living in the country and being in the outdoors. We both really enjoy hunting and fishing. We also enjoy going to metal concerts, so it would be nice to be within a hour or 2 away from a major city for such events. We are looking for a friendly neighborhood.

Could someone please offer us some suggestions to what areas we may be interested in that would fit us?

Thanks
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Old 03-05-2012, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Hagerstown
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Do you prefer the hills/mountains or the flat land with rivers, creeks and bays? Sounds like the Eastern Shore or maybe Harford, Carroll, Frederick, or Washington Counties might be worth a look.

I'd have my wife apply to those counties and see where she gets a job before planning a move. Yu could commute to Baltimore/Washington area from those places. Believe it or not, I think she will have the harder time finding a job.
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Old 03-05-2012, 07:02 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Most of the MD school systems are still in retrenchment mode, this is now going on 3 years. That's not to say she won't be able to find a job because there's still attrition but it may be more difficult. The larger systems like Montgomery, Prince George's and Baltimore Counties and Baltimore City will always have openings, especially in Math, Science, Foreign Language and Special Ed.

Be aware that the school systems in MD are organized in a vastly different way than PA. Here they're a county wide system instead of locality as in PA.

While salaries here are higher so is the cost of living, especially housing.
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