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Old 02-27-2013, 06:47 AM
 
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Greetings one and all. It's nice to see an e-community like this one where people can inquire about a few much needed... ok desperately needed info, about particular locations/neighborhoods/areas to avoid stuff prior to relocation.

Quick background, my family and I would be moving to a Holly stations townhomes in about a month or two. My wife's new work at La Plata sort of required that we stayed relatively near. I wish I could say that we did a fair amount of research and background check on the area before our fateful decision to select a temporary abode but due to , and reasons, we did(could) not.

Can anyone please provide any info and/or advice regarding the area in and around Holly station townhomes? I believe we would be residing near Hatteras Circle. Also are there any "good" schools near that area? I know the word "good" can mean a lot of things but I know you folks know what I mean. Many many thanks to those that can share. Have a great day.
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Old 02-27-2013, 10:12 AM
 
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Charles County schools are better than PG. However, Waldorf is full of a lot of the same problems that plague PG county. Waldorf is expanding but yet it's still in decline. Used to be a sleepy little town and now it's full of thugs too. It's basically PG county now. Watch your kids closely and monitor who they are making friends with.
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Old 02-27-2013, 10:28 AM
 
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I suppose it depends on where you are coming from that can help frame a response.

In a lot of the areas in and around Holly station, are considered not the best areas. There is some crime and drug related problems there and near acton lane - however, the good news is; not much random violence or not a ton of random crime. A majority of the issues in the "problem" areas are drug related or domestic related, and more people keep to themselves than not.

Have you visited the area yet? Or was this a over the internet kind of thing?

There are some nice areas right in La plata or close to La plata in southern Waldorf, or white plains that could be nice too.

Did you sign a year lease?
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Old 02-27-2013, 10:29 AM
 
Location: White Plains, Maryland
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I don't know what that areas schools are zoned for either, doesn't really matter what good schools or bad schools are "near there", it all depends where you are zoned - unless of course you are going the private route.
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Old 02-27-2013, 12:51 PM
 
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I suppose it depends on where you are coming from that can help frame a response.

In a lot of the areas in and around Holly station, are considered not the best areas. There is some crime and drug related problems there and near acton lane - however, the good news is; not much random violence or not a ton of random crime. A majority of the issues in the "problem" areas are drug related or domestic related, and more people keep to themselves than not.

Have you visited the area yet? Or was this a over the internet kind of thing?

There are some nice areas right in La plata or close to La plata in southern Waldorf, or white plains that could be nice too.

Did you sign a year lease?
I'm thinking of renting at Westchester at the Pavillion in a few months. You know anything about the complex or area?
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Old 02-27-2013, 03:34 PM
 
Location: White Plains, Maryland
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I'm thinking of renting at Westchester at the Pavillion in a few months. You know anything about the complex or area?

Beautiful new complex! Great amenities - and more than likely pretty decent neighbors. Some sketchy area's in the area - but nothing crazy, that's normal for the whole county.

Good site though - let me know if you have any specific questions or areas you want information on.


Good luck!
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Old 02-27-2013, 05:07 PM
 
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I suppose it depends on where you are coming from that can help frame a response.
Noted. Well, we're basically immigrants (legal ) and would be arriving either from Washington or Baltimore area.

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In a lot of the areas in and around Holly station, are considered not the best areas. There is some crime and drug related problems there and near Acton lane - however, the good news is; not much random violence or not a ton of random crime. A majority of the issues in the "problem" areas are drug related or domestic related, and more people keep to themselves than not.
. At least a bit of "good news" in this one.

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Have you visited the area yet? Or was this a over the internet kind of thing?
My wife only managed to do very brief run around of the area with her employer. Yep, most of the "real" scouting that we did was over the Net. (Blast you Internet! )

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There are some nice areas right in La plata or close to La plata in southern Waldorf, or white plains that could be nice too.
Unfortunately we would have to wait for our lease to end. At least we can pass on this info to others with similar situations like us. Hopefully we can weather whatever until we can make the next move.

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Did you sign a year lease?
Y e s...
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Old 02-27-2013, 05:33 PM
 
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Charles County schools are better than PG. However, Waldorf is full of a lot of the same problems that plague PG county. Waldorf is expanding but yet it's still in decline. Used to be a sleepy little town and now it's full of thugs too. It's basically PG county now. Watch your kids closely and monitor who they are making friends with.
Understood. Thanks.
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Old 02-28-2013, 08:43 AM
 
Location: White Plains, Maryland
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Yeah you guys will be fine - it's not terrible, there are just definitely some better areas.

And hopefully you wont get stuck next to a drug neighbor, or some community college kids. But you got Sams club Lowes, and plenty of restaurants right down the street.

Become friends and chat with the local law enforcement that patrols through the areas and they may keep an extra eye out for you, or just be more aware of you and your "good" families existence. haha

Good luck! and as always, let me know if you have any specifc questions, I'm all too familiar with the area so I'm happy to help. :-)
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Old 03-01-2013, 02:08 PM
 
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Is there a reason you don't want to live in LaPlata? Is your own job somewhere toward DC or the north, so that you want to be convenient to it?
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