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Old 03-11-2012, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Saint Louis, MO
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Preferences/prejudices? Best school systems? Cheapest? Safest?
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Old 03-11-2012, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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Preferences/prejudices? Best school systems? Cheapest? Safest?
Why are you asking? Do you wish to move to the area? Or, are you just starting a discussion?

At any rate, The Eastern Shore of MD is like a different world from the Western Shore. The WS is part of the north-east urban industrial corridor, while the ES is much more rural. Delaware is rural in the south and industrial in the north.

There are very good schools in Mongomery and Howard counties near DC, but the housing costs much more. I can't speak to the Delaware schools.

Prices on the ES are cheaper if you are not talking about waterfront. OTOH, there are gorgeous multi-million dollar estates in Kent County. It is probably safer in the ES. On the whole, I would enjoy living on the ES, but not if I had to find a job there. It would be great for retirement.
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Old 03-11-2012, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Saint Louis, MO
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Why are you asking? Do you wish to move to the area? Or, are you just starting a discussion?
I'm am getting transferred to the area from the Midwest and am just looking for insight as to where best to move my wife and son. Thank you for the info. We are looking for good schools, safe for the kiddo, and relatively quiet.
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Old 03-11-2012, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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We are looking for good schools, safe for the kiddo, and relatively quiet.
Is commuting a consideration for you? If not, I could suggest the Eastern Shore. It is very quiet and more reasonable, but schools are average. If that appeals, check around for the best school system.

If you need to be in the Baltimore-Washington corridor, I'd suggest western Howard County. Schools are very good, but housing prices are very expensive. Another option is northern Calvert County-- well-rated schools, fairly quiet, but still possible to commute to Washington. Anywhere in the area, however, the real estate prices are probably higher than you are used to in the Midwest.
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Old 03-11-2012, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Saint Louis, MO
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Commuting is not a problem. Our work is all over the DE/MD area. We haven't opened an office out there yet, powers are deciding between Dover and generic "30 miles outside of Baltimore," once they decide then I may have a more specific preference. Less expensive is always a plus. Thanks again.
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Old 03-11-2012, 09:47 PM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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[quote=cardinalnation;23364859]powers are deciding between Dover and generic "30 miles outside of Baltimore," QUOTE]

FWIW, Dover probably has cheaper housing and taxes. I only drove thru Dover once, but it reminded me of the south-- a NASCAR track and lots of farms.

Thirty miles outside Baltimore would put you in some attractive areas like Havre de Grace in Cecil County.
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Old 03-14-2012, 01:36 PM
 
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Thirty miles outside Baltimore would put you in some attractive areas like Havre de Grace in Cecil County.

Thats Harford County
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