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Old 04-16-2009, 04:44 PM
 
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Is it safe for a single female in her mid 20s to live there?

I will be working in baltimore so this is the best place for me to live to minimize my commute. I do not want to live in baltimore.
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Old 04-16-2009, 06:15 PM
 
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Neither location is like Westwood but are generally safe, if you avoid low rent apts. But I don't think MD graduates stick around College Park after graduation. Many end up living in Baltimore, which is a fun city of singles in their mid-20s.
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Old 04-16-2009, 06:50 PM
 
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If you are working in Baltimore why not live closer to there? Try looking in Anne Arundel County. Many more great places to live.
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Old 04-18-2009, 04:31 PM
 
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College Park is okay but Greenbelt has its pockets of bad (springhill lake and berwyn heights). I lived in Greenbelt for 3 yrs and college park for 4 yrs (I graduated from Univ. of Md) there are a lot of people that live in College Park. I am not going to lie, it is a college town
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Old 08-03-2009, 06:21 AM
 
Location: Barcelona, Spain
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Default Your experience

Hi!

I know you posted a year ago, but I am in the same boat as you right now and I wanted to see where you ended up living and how the commute was. I have a new job in Baltimore, but I dread the thought of living there. I prefer to live closer to DC where my friends and the nightlife is. I am not sure how bad the commute is though, for ex. from Silver Spring to Baltimore Inner Harbor and if it's worth it to live so far from work.

Do you mind sharing your experience?

Thanks a lot,
Anna

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Is it safe for a single female in her mid 20s to live there?

I will be working in baltimore so this is the best place for me to live to minimize my commute. I do not want to live in baltimore.
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Old 11-04-2010, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Macao
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College Park is okay but Greenbelt has its pockets of bad (springhill lake and berwyn heights). I lived in Greenbelt for 3 yrs and college park for 4 yrs (I graduated from Univ. of Md) there are a lot of people that live in College Park. I am not going to lie, it is a college town
THis surprises me to hear that Berwyn Heights is a pocket of bad. (Not that I'd know, but I thought it was mostly just filled with residential sfh's?)
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Old 11-04-2010, 01:36 PM
 
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Why not move in the Baltimore suburbs? Much cheaper and closer to your work.

College Park is a DC suburb. And, while not terrible, it isn't that great either. Prince George's County is generally the least desirable DC-area county, with the highest crime, worst retail, sub-par schools, etc.

College Park is above-average for the county, but below-average for the metro.
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Old 11-05-2010, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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THis surprises me to hear that Berwyn Heights is a pocket of bad. (Not that I'd know, but I thought it was mostly just filled with residential sfh's?)
Berwyn Heights is mostly SFH and it is not bad at all.
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Old 11-09-2010, 08:34 AM
 
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a natural midpoint for dc and baltimore is columbia. it's not too far from either location and is generally a desirable area with a good school system.
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