I live in Baltimore County in a neighborhood that is about 25 years old. Great community if you like having a small piece of land, wider roads, active community, safe (which is always relative), and "cheap" (again, relative).
Great thing about Maryland is that you get all 4 seasons and a range of mountains, water, beach, etc.
Im from Northern Baltimore County, I guess im biased, but the Hereford Zone is an excellent area, there are great neighborhoods, its not crowded and still a very quiet area and the High School is one of Newsweeks Top Schools every year. I have grown up there my entire life and the community is very supporting and every Friday night you can find them at the high school supporting the football team, its always a packed house.
less than an hour from towson, hunt valley, york PA, westminster, bel air.
The new town houses in Fulton, Laurel is very nice. (called mapple lawn)
New shopping center, 24 hour harries titter, nice restaurants.
Haha, that's funny. I have my own landscaping business and cut lawns at Maple Lawn for one of the home builders. I'v been mowing lawns over there for them since there was just a couple of houses built over there. It's come a long way in the last few years and seems to be developing into a nice area to live
My dad actually supervised a lot of the construction over there a few years ago.
I live in St. Mary's County. If you like the water it's heaven. There is a Naval base nearby and provides much of the work - high tech as this is home to the Naval Air Systems Command. If you have an engineering degree they are hiring!
Browsing potential neighborhoods in Maryland, know of any good ones?
That's kind of a loaded question....
It really depends on how close to the O.C. / DC you want to be and price.
I also live in Frederick and love it here. It's about and hour from Baltimore and DC and has about everything thing you'll need or want for not being in a larger city. Also, its cheaper to live then anywhere closer to the Cities mentioned above.
OC is a hike from a lot of big business.
DC is where all the big business is... so everything within ~40 miles of DC is going to cost you %40 more cost of living.
I have been looking for a new home for over 8 years in MD (at least the northern part) from DC up.... so if you have a specific area of reference let me know and I would be glad to point you in the right direction.