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Old 08-03-2009, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Trying to get out of PA!
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My husband and I have been trying to find a fun, exciting place to move our family for a while now. We both grew up in boring ol' PA in an area with nothing at all to do and we want something more exciting for our kids. We were close to moving to Florida, but eventually scrapped that idea for several reasons. My entire life I have wanted to live in a beach town (NOT Jersey), and Ocean City has always been my favorite. Both my husband and I love Maryland in general, it's a beautiful state. We just returned from a weekend trip in Ocean City, and our children, though young, did not want to return home and were quite upset when we got back to our quiet boring town. They love the hustle and bustle just like I do, but not to the extent of moving to a major city.

My question is, it's a great place to vacation, but what is it like to actually LIVE there year-round? How are the schools? What is it like to live there in the off-season- is everything shut down? What about the cost of houses?

We are visiting again in December for the Winterfest of Lights, and I can't wait to get back there.

Any information and advice would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 08-03-2009, 01:44 PM
 
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OC reverts to small town status during offseason, but, by having weekend festivals, it's trying to become a year round resort.
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Old 08-04-2009, 04:33 AM
 
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OC is pretty dead in the winter. Most things close down. And the wind is pretty rough. Keep that in mind if you dont like a lot of wind. It can get brutal.

West OC isnt too bad during the winter months though. Places are open (except the touristy places).

The commute around OC, in and around RT 50 and RT 90 is horrendous if you live there during the summer. Expect to be totally frustrated and waiting for tourist season to end ASAP.

The schools are really nice and the teachers are great. In my opinon from what I have heard from friends as I dont have children.

We lived closer to OC and then moved here to Willards a few years ago so we could get away from the tourist traffic. We are about 20 minutes via car to OC and 20 minutes to Salisbury but away from the hectic seasonal crap.
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