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Old 05-19-2014, 03:51 PM
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We're empty nesters with a son who lives in New York and we currently live in Ohio. I just got a job in Columbia, MD and am wondering about where to live. Below are some things we are looking for, any guidance would be helpful:

1) Apartments/Condos. More of an urban environment - not that interested in houses with large yards
2) Not too far from a drive standpoint to the job

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Old 05-19-2014, 07:01 PM
Location: Howard County, Maryland
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I'm also an Ohio transplant (Dayton area)! Have you visited the Columbia area yet? There are lots of nice newer townhouses/condos in the area around the Columbia Mall. Its walkable and convenient to lots of shopping, restaurants, and concerts at Merriweather. Google Columbia and read about the different villages if you haven't already done so and see if it speaks to you.
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Old 05-19-2014, 07:08 PM
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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Columbia also has some condos and townhouse complexes designed for 55+ adults if that interests you. You might read up on this one located at the Mall: Maryland Retirement Community - The Evergreens at Columbia Town Center
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Old 05-19-2014, 08:01 PM
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You could check out Maple Lawn. It's a new urbanism-type community about 8 miles south of Columbia, just off of Rt. 29. It's a mixture of townhomes, condos and some houses with very small lots. Neighborhoods | Maplelawn Md.
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Old 05-22-2014, 12:57 AM
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If you want a more urban environment there's always Baltimore City. The waterfront neighborhoods around the harbor are lovely and filled with townhouses and condos. Commuting to Columbia will be around 30 minutes if you live on the south side of the harbor with easy access to 95 and the beltway (look into Federal Hill, Otterbein and Locust Point, which are filled with young couples and empty nesters, and many make the commute to Howard County).
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Old 05-24-2014, 04:18 AM
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Baltimore City is lovely if you like CRIME & TAXES!!!
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