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Old 07-30-2020, 11:13 PM
 
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We currently live on Kent Island and are considering a move back to the Western Shore for several reasons. The biggest one is of course, the Bridge traffic.

Our closest friends live in HoCo and Pasadena. We would love to be closer to them.

Another factor in possible relocation is school quality and race relations in our county. It's gotten very ugly recently and makes me concerned for my son. I think we would fit in Ellicott City/western Howard County ideologically, but our wallets don't! ;-)

We know we can get more for our buck in Eldersburg/Sykesville, but I would like to know if it is very conservative like it is here. I don't want to end up moving ans end up with the same issues.

The schools are definitely rated better in Sykesville than our current one. We would like to stay well under $600k.

We don't like to live in true cities like Columbia either. We are more nature/suburb people, but like diversity. I know that's asking a lot. We both work in Baltimore, but mostly have been teleworking due to COVID.

Thank you!
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Old 07-31-2020, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Mount Airy, Maryland
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I would say it's mixed with the new development bring in people from other areas. But as a resident of Carroll County I would say a conservative lean for sure.
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Old 07-31-2020, 08:24 AM
 
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No issues up here in the burbs.
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Old 07-31-2020, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Cumberland
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Carroll County is one of the reddest counties in Maryland, but I can't speak for those suburban enclaves as a whole. I can say some of my college friends live in that area and are both very conservative and happy with where they live.

I guess I should ask what vibe you are looking for? I never though Western Howard and Ellicott City had that much in common besides being in the same county. What sort of "issues" are you trying to avoid?
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Old 07-31-2020, 11:39 AM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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I'd ask google maps to show proximity of things you associate with your interests... or not.
Then you can compare f'rinstance concentrations of yoga studios vs firearms dealers. And so forth.
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Old 07-31-2020, 07:03 PM
 
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I am trying to avoid people trying to get the superintendent of schools fired for sharing a completely voluntary seminar on how to talk to kids about race. I am trying to find places tolerant of diversity, not afraid of it. I am trying to avoid an institution of Trump Day Boat Parade, which is taking place tomorrow. People threatening violence for fighting against hate, denying racism still exists, etc.
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Old 07-31-2020, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Frederick, MD
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I am trying to avoid people trying to get the superintendent of schools fired for sharing a completely voluntary seminar on how to talk to kids about race. I am trying to find places tolerant of diversity, not afraid of it. I am trying to avoid an institution of Trump Day Boat Parade, which is taking place tomorrow. People threatening violence for fighting against hate, denying racism still exists, etc.
Not that you would necessarily find those kinds of people, but if that’s your top priority a more liberal area would be a better fit.
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Old 07-31-2020, 10:11 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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I am trying to avoid people trying to get the superintendent of schools fired for sharing a completely voluntary seminar on how to talk to kids about race. I am trying to find places tolerant of diversity, not afraid of it. I am trying to avoid an institution of Trump Day Boat Parade, which is taking place tomorrow. People threatening violence for fighting against hate, denying racism still exists, etc.
Come to Montgomery County.

This is BLM Central.
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Old 08-01-2020, 07:12 AM
 
Location: On the Beach
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Sykesville/Elderburg are primarily quite red and conservative leaning.
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Old 08-01-2020, 08:11 AM
 
Location: On the Chesapeake
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Come to Montgomery County.

This is BLM Central.
Yeah. Her intolerance for others opinions will let her fit in better there.

I guess the country life of the Eastern Shore wasn't as attractive as first thought.
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