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Old 06-12-2019, 02:47 PM
 
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Hi there I am from the UK and I am looking to move to the USA with my family preferably to a majority populated black(African-American) suburb. Prices is not really an issue, but I strongly believe in good schools and clean neighborhoods(not much crime). Any suggestions????
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Old 06-13-2019, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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Hi there I am from the UK and I am looking to move to the USA with my family preferably to a majority populated black(African-American) suburb. Prices is not really an issue, but I strongly believe in good schools and clean neighborhoods(not much crime). Any suggestions????
Check out the statistics on Upper Marlboro. It has an AA majority population, higher than median income and lower than average crime rate:

//www.city-data.com/city/Upper-...-Maryland.html

Other towns worth considering are Ackokeek and Bowie.
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Old 06-13-2019, 07:31 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Check out the statistics on Upper Marlboro. It has an AA majority population, higher than median income and lower than average crime rate:

//www.city-data.com/city/Upper-...-Maryland.html

Other towns worth considering are Ackokeek and Bowie.
Upper Marlboro is a nonstarter for the "good schools" piece after elementary, at least for public, same with Accokeek.
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Old 06-13-2019, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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Hi there I am from the UK and I am looking to move to the USA with my family preferably to a majority populated black(African-American) suburb. Prices is not really an issue, but I strongly believe in good schools and clean neighborhoods(not much crime). Any suggestions????
https://www.bizjournals.com/washingt...e-georges.html
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Old 06-13-2019, 08:48 PM
 
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It would depend at least partially on where you are employed. Commutes in the Baltimore-Washington Metro area can be horrible so working outward from your job is a good idea for a housing search
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Old 06-14-2019, 05:55 AM
 
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Check out this other thread on Prince Georges (PG) County . It is the most affluent majority-black county in the US, and is in Maryland on the DC border. Some specific towns you may want to look at are Bowie, College Park, Hyattsville, and Greenbelt.

The biggest challenge in PG County is public schools. But if price is not an issue for you, there are a number of private school options in the area. Many people of all backgrounds in PG county take the private school route. There are some pockets of good schools, especially elementary schools, but it is gets more difficult for middle and high schools. One of the better paths I know of is in Greenbelt where the local elementary school and high school (Eleanor Roosevelt HS) are pretty good, but the middle school remains a problem.
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Old 06-14-2019, 07:12 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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An alternative for the OP might be Silver Spring. It very diverse and "majority minority". Parts are about 1/3 Hispanic, 1/3 African-American and 1/3 white and Asian. There are some excellent schools districts feeding into the Montgomery-Blair High School which is a science magnet school.

However, as another said, the need to consider commuting is very important. Silver Spring is very convenient to Washington DC.
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Old 06-14-2019, 09:35 PM
 
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Landover or Largo might be worth checking out.
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Old 06-15-2019, 07:25 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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There are Advanced Placement courses and Internatioal Baccalaureate programs in some Prince George's hish schools. Does anyone know specifically which schools?
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Old 06-15-2019, 09:38 AM
 
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There are Advanced Placement courses and Internatioal Baccalaureate programs in some Prince George's hish schools. Does anyone know specifically which schools?
All the high schools offer AP classes. Unless it's changed, a minimum of eight must be offered (long story why). As far as IB goes, that's an integrated course of study which takes years to have certified for a school to offer by the International Baccalaureate governing body.

And just like computers, both AP and IB suffer from "garbage in, garbage out".
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