Skip to comments.MARYLAND again? (Hanover/S. Baltimore)
Posted on 11/12/2013 2:28:59 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck
Well, Redneck is looking at a job in Maryland again, after the one in Tennessee didn't work out. This time, Hanover. South Baltimore. Anne Arundel County. Big trouble, I hear. But can it be survived? Has anyone dwelt there and lived to tell the tale?
Salamander do you have a Maryland ping list?
My daughter lives in Hanover and I’ve visited her several times. It’s OK, but when one is that close to Balmur and DC, one must be on one’s toes.
Except I lived in Silver Spring. And it was back in 1967.
But apart from those pesky details; I loved it. Great place!
Come and join us! We need more good conservatives here.
I’m not enough of a conservative for some folks, but hey where I am liberal I am bible, theistic, liberal. Maybe Maryland needs some more gospel.
We could always use more gospel.
I was beginning to write some heavy gospel music in Tennessee, but that is kind of like making more ice in Alaska. Doesn’t that make better sense in, say, Florida?
Well I bet Utah is a happier haven for you.
On the other hand, maybe God sends lights to where it’s dark?
If you go there...good luck!
Just a wild possibility right now. I might be able to still get a job in Tennessee, but it’s not exactly a high tech heaven here. Whatever the vices of the DC area, lack of affluence does not seem to be among them.
Run away! Run away!
I’m sure they probably don’t appreciate hitech rednecks in Merryland.
Well they do... in Hagerstown, at least. That’s where I dwelt for a few months.
But, living in Hagerstown is not practical for a Baltimore region job.
Anne Arundel County is nominally Republican. The Democrats have gerrymandered the crap out of our county. I actually vote in a district with the poorest parts of Prince Georges county down by DC. My section of A.A. has nothing to do with DC.
Pasadena, Md is actually filled with hi-tech rednecks. Lots of rich rednecks living on the bay, hunters, and fisherman. Like me.
What are the taxes like there?
It is affluent for the most part...your tax dollars at work. I finally decided many things are more important than a lot of $$$$.
If you have to go to the DC area for a tech job, I would suggest Virginia. Although the state is becoming more purplish lately, it is 10 times better than Md. I know I lived there for a number of years and I could not get out of Md. fast enough.
The Hanover area has a lot of high tech work for the government. Not a bad area to live in. In contrast to other Maryland counties near the DC Metro area (e.g., Montgomery & Prince Georges counties), Anne Arundel County is pretty conservative. Within AA county you there are lots of nice upscale areas with excellent schools.
The city of Annapolis, which is inside of Anne Arundel county, just elected a Republican mayor.
Hagerstown is probably more like living in PA and some other places that are away from the big cities.
My nephew loved living in Baltimore, but he’s a lib.
Pasadena to Hanover, 13.6 miles. Not too bad. And near the water. Could visit the beach often from there.
Hagerstown was pretty redneck in a good way. Big ole truck stop. There was also a Baptist church there that was the most racially harmonious I had ever seen.
Not TOO far to York, PA that you might find more palatable? Maybe an hour’s drive. Also good bit of tolerable MD en route. Wouldn’t a hi-tech job involve a good bit of telecommuting?
I was forced out of Michigan, my home of 48 years by the Governess who destroyed the economy. I found a job in my field in the PRM.(People’s Republic of Maryland) I work in Baltimore down near th eharbor, but chose to live in Harford County, which is pretty red. From what I’ve seen, south of Baltimore is highly disgustingly liberal. Caroll County is really good and conservative. Stay out ot Montgomery and Prince Georges.
People here can’t drive, but they do drive fast. Politically, plan on never having anyone represent your views.
Hanover is pretty nice actually.
The big thing there now though is Maryland Live Casino at Arundel Mills. Lots of investment pouring in, not sure what it may do to the crime situation.
My sense of the place is that there are many military and DOD contractors living in the area and it has always seemed stable to me.
I haven’t noticed an uptick in crime since the casino opened in Perryville.
LOL! Me too. Lanham-Seabrook. We left in 1970 for the Left Coast.
I don’t reckon Paul was keen on getting hauled off to Rome either but from what I have seen of you and gauged of your character I know you will go where your told and praise God for it!
Lived inside the beltway (VA) most of my life but finally escaped. If you live well west or east of the I 95 Balto/DC corridor there are many lovely spots. Mountains or Chesapeake Bay are an easy drive. If you can flex your hours to avoid traffic (or don’t mind commuting) there are great areas. Take your time to find a place to live away from the main drag and you’ll be fine.
I have no idea who does.
A lot of that going around these days
I’m still paying the property taxes that applied during the housing boom 8 years ago.
The place has devalued by 2/3rds but the taxes remain the same.
Wow that’s terrible. Is there no appeals process where you can go in and litigate your case using real estate comps, etc?
I have lived in Maryland most of my life and I hate it. I have lived in my current home in Bethesda, Montgomery Cty, for 23 years. I dream every day of getting out of here. The people are all very liberal, it’s expensive, crowded and the weather sucks.
If I was you, I’d look in Virginia. It’s bad, but not as bad. My son is a computer programmer and has a great job there. He can also own and carry guns.
Maryland is unsaveable.
Aren’t they supposed to be adjusted annually?
I’ve lived here in Maryland for almost 50 years. If I had a job in Hanover, I would most likely live in either Anne Arundel or Howard County.
Taxes are high, but you should be able to sell any real estate you buy in 5 years or so for more than you paid for it.
Hah. We left in 1968 for TEXAS.
Been here ever since.
You chose wisely.
Still, I found my wife here - so I can't complain (much) for being rooted in this Stalinist wannabee State.
Anne Arundel County isn’t bad, but it’s still part of Maryland. You’d better check out our new gun laws to see what you can and cannot bring into the state and what you have to do.
Me, in a couple of years I’m leaving, probably moving to Texas.
Post 39 is quite correct about the resale value of the property. The husband and I lived within an hour of what is now the site of a new casino there before we retired to MD’s beautiful Eastern Shore. The rate of development in the Hanover area is astounding because of that stinking casino but also because of the government work at Ft. Meade, but you can find some decent housing and nice people in Harford and Anne Arundel Counties, as #39 says.
You might also want to check out the Catonsville area of Baltimore County.
Had to clear out the in-floating debris everyday and the marine railroad terminus butted up against a huge factory building.
Pretty humid in the summers.
High State Income tax when combined with the County piggyback rate.
AA Co. has some nice places, but likely pricy. Best to avoid a big commute.
LOL! Back when life was good! I grew up in southern Md. and loved living there. Beltway traffic drove me crazy so I moved.
You know how that goes.
I live in Severna Park, Anne Arundel Co. A nice little Conservative enclave on the Severn River, 5 miles as the crow flies from Annapolis...excellent National Blue Ribbon public schools (all of them) because the parents care. Nice alternative to to the $10-30K/yr private schools. I’ve grown up here since 1976...we need more Conservatives. Love the Chesapeake...
You would think so, wouldn’t you?
We “lucked out” last year and they went down from $1600 to $1500.
[Now we can afford that vacay in the Caribbean]
You’d throw up if I told you what our electric bill is.
If you have kids who will attend public school... you’ll want your kids to attend school in Howard or Montgomery County, and then you’ll want to look at the school demographics and number of AP classes offered in the high schools.
Job wise, this area has been pretty bullet proof.
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