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Old 09-11-2007, 08:59 AM
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We will be moving to N. MD or S. PA once our house sells here in Florida (could be years LOL). My husband has got a job in Hunt Valley, MD and starts beginning of October. We have two elementary school children (one in gifted) and want to find somewhere to live that is in a good school district, quiet and off the beaten path but still close enough to civilization and obviously close to 83 for my husband's commute. Our house budget is only $300,000. Are we dreaming or is our dream attainable up there?
Forgot to mention, we are lucky enough to live where the kids can bike to school, (just over a mile), and would like to keep it that way.

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Old 09-11-2007, 10:46 AM
Location: South Central PA
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83 is horrid when it comes to traffic so I'd say the closer to work the better.
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Old 09-11-2007, 03:37 PM
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Your housing budget would definitely get you a nice home in southern york county, right off of route 83. Check Stewartstown, Glen Rock, Shrewsbury area or Southern or Southeastern School district. Husband would have about a 45 minute commute straight down 83. Taxes are lower in PA (actually you pay the same amount as in MD, but get more space and services for your money)

There are quite a few mega shopping stores, and just 15 minutes north is routee 30 which has all of the malls and restaurants found in a majorly populated area. There is a rail trail in Glen Rock that goes about 20 miles north to central York, very well used and kept in great shape. There are also other trails close by in the central pa and northern maryland area.

School systems are terrific, your child's GT IEP would be met and you'd find you have room to breathe, plant the flowers, use a local library and get great medical care as well.
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