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What areas in Maryland are good to live in and raise kids and not too far of a commute from work in Baltimore


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desimm09 July 19, 2009


I plan to relocate to Maryland next year 2010 with my family. I am getting a transfer from my job which is located in Baltimore, close to Camden Yards. I am not too familiar with the
area, and need some advice as to what areas are nice to live in and good schools. I am look for a closer commute to work.

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healthy11 July 19, 2009


Hi. I'm not from MD, but I wanted to point you to the "Find a School" feature on the green menu bar near the top of this page...You can enter a location and grade level, and see a list of all schools in a given community. Public ones are rated from 1 (low) to 10 (high) but it's important to note that a "10" rating in GA may not be the same as a "10" in MD, because state standards are different. http://community.greatschools.net/advice/184/Helpful-websites-when-seeking-info-about-HOW-SCHOOLS-COMPARE-STATE-TO-STATE-
Truthfully, I think you'll find that MD schools are more advanced than GA schools. It seems that many families who move from the south up north are shocked to learn that. I have heard that Montgomery County Schools in general are very good, but I can't tell you about the commute. Hopefully, someone from the Baltimore area will see your posting and respond.

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lovey063 April 8, 2010


I would start your search in Howard County, Md for schools. Columbia, Ellicott City and if you can afford the housing price tag... Clarksville, MD. These cities are a bit south and west of Baltimore. We currently live in Bowie, MD - Prince George's County - and are very disappointed with the school system, so are relocating to Howard. Stay away from P.G. County! We also have a mild learning disabled son that may need services and Howard County looks good for him also. Good luck with your plans!

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Lanaparker August 10, 2010


If you will be working in Baltimore then Howard County is your best bet. I lived in Maryland for 7 years before transferring to Atlanta and lived in both Montgomery and Howard counties. I think Howard was way better. We lived in Columbia and Clarksville schools are definitely the best. Besides, Montgomery Co. will be a hike for you to commute to Baltimore. As the last poster said, definitely stay away from P.G. county!!

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kingsly1511 September 17, 2010


We have lived in MD for almost 5 years. I think Howard County is one of the best places to live, where the city Columbia is the ultimate. Definitely the schools are the best and it is also a wonderful place to raise your kids. And, commute to Baltimore (the downtown) will anyway take you for a ride no matter how close and far you live. All the best with your move



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