July 26, 2010 11:54 pm at 11:54 pm #592034shmerilMember
I’m looking into moving to Baltimore if anyone could give me some pros cons etc how much rent is how good the schools are etc whatever could help would be greatly appreciated thanks.July 27, 2010 3:21 am at 3:21 am #690990
Move to Lakewood, like everyone else.July 27, 2010 3:39 am at 3:39 am #690991Lakewood MomMember
nice place. nice simple people.July 27, 2010 3:47 am at 3:47 am #690992Josh31Participant
If you have sons, Baltimore has a strong “Yiddish” softball league for them.July 27, 2010 4:31 am at 4:31 am #690993QueenParticipant
People are real in Baltimore. They live within their means, not showy- and very little living up to the Jones.
People are friendly and talk to you regardless of not knowing you. You wont be looked up and down. Most Baltimorians don’t dress Boro-Park fancy during the week. People are more laid back and friendly, across the board.
It’s a wonderful city to live in. Despite it often referred to as OOT- that is only bec. it is not NY. Regarding the city itself nothing is lacking.July 27, 2010 4:42 am at 4:42 am #690994wanderingchanaParticipant
I have friends who are moving to Bmore and I wish I were going with them! Strong community, choice of schools, low housing costs.July 27, 2010 10:07 am at 10:07 am #690995mamashtakahMember
Baltimore is nice, Israel is much better.July 27, 2010 2:07 pm at 2:07 pm #690997tzippiMember
I don’t know where you’re coming from. Baltimore is out of town but a lot bigger than it used to be.July 27, 2010 2:14 pm at 2:14 pm #690998mr. wheelchairMember
Move to SILVER SPRING!!!July 27, 2010 2:45 pm at 2:45 pm #690999
Queen is 100% on target! and Health, not EVERYONE lives in Lakewood. Baltimore is an extremely special community, people are very nice and REAL and Everyone gets along. Bli Ayin Hara, There is NO machlokes between different types of Yiddin. RENT is VERY cheap compared to the NY area, you can rent a 3 br for around $1100 and a house for abt $1300-$1500…And it has practically everything like almost 30 shuls many excellent Yeshivos, and around 10 or more kosher restaurants and the NICEST Kosher supermarket anywhere. A great JCC with separate swimming and a kosher pizza shop in it.Plus Maryland is pretty much beautiful. You can get free info from the JCC here: https://secure.ujcfederations.org/ft2/form.html?__id=19985July 27, 2010 4:01 pm at 4:01 pm #691000
justsmile613 -Did you or do you live there? And for how long? I know plenty of people who moved from Ballimore to Lakewood. (Not than I’m promoting Lakewood.)
“Everyone gets along” – A little bit of an exaggeration, wouldn’t you say?
“There is NO machlokes between different types of Yiddin” -Yea, because there is only one type -Litvaks and Yekkes. And how much do you think rent in Lakewood is? And what’s so great about Seven-mile Market over -let’s say the COOP? The COOP is cheaper.July 27, 2010 5:39 pm at 5:39 pm #691001shmerilMember
thanks a lot everyone at this time i’m not talking about lakewood but thanks anywayJuly 27, 2010 7:16 pm at 7:16 pm #691002artchillParticipant
If you have children to send to school and want a nice out-of-town community with great commuting to D.C. and Baltimore move to SILVER SPRING. Think about your children, v’hamayvin yavin. It’s a much safer and better bet!July 27, 2010 8:59 pm at 8:59 pm #691003mamashtakahMember
Isn’t Silver Spring more expensive than Baltimore, as far as living expenses go?July 27, 2010 9:39 pm at 9:39 pm #691004
Yes Health I lived there for about 7 years, and i know plenty of people who moved from lakewood to baltimore…and NO it is not an exaggeration!! You have to live there to see it, and there arent only “litvaks and yekkes” as you put it, there are also ALOT of Iranian Sefardim, Modern Orth, YU type, some Chassidim etc…Are you kidding the COOP???July 27, 2010 10:20 pm at 10:20 pm #691005Yanky55Participant
I have friends who live in Baltimore and absolutely LOVE it. They moved from the NY area….July 27, 2010 11:09 pm at 11:09 pm #691006
Justsmile613 -7 years is not a lot of time. Why don’t you compare prices? The COOP is much cheaper, even though Seven-mile is much nicer. I personally like Balto. more than Lakewood, but for reasons beyond the scope of a public blog.July 28, 2010 10:17 pm at 10:17 pm #691008
Actually 7 years is plenty of time to get to know a place. Im not knocking Lakewood Ch”v , it is a wonderful Makom Torah Just praising B’MOREJuly 28, 2010 10:30 pm at 10:30 pm #691009WolfishMusingsParticipant
7 years is not a lot of time
You don’t think living somewhere for seven years is long enough to form a reasonable opinion about the place??
Or am I misunderstanding you?
The WolfJuly 28, 2010 11:40 pm at 11:40 pm #691010ProudMom2Participant
OK, 7 yrs is totally off topic. Back to the moving to Baltimore situation, I live in Baltimore and I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!!!!!!!! (Health, justsmile613, and everyone else- Lakewood is a great place to live too. Don’t put down Baltimore just because it’s not good for you.) Baltimore is a great city for many reasons. First, we are out of town compared to NY, but we are very in-town. We are laidback, chilled…. but we are still in style! We have two girl’s BY schools and three yeshiva boys schools, along with a few modern orthodox and many in between the ranges of schools. There is an achdus here that you cannot get anywhere else. Baltimore is small enough that you are an important member of the kehillah, yet big enough that you don’t know everyone in 7 Mile on Thursday night. Check out this great local website, baltimorejewishlife.com, for up to date happenings in Baltimore.July 29, 2010 5:22 am at 5:22 am #691011
Wolf – I never said 7 years isn’t long enough to formulate an opinion. As a matter of fact people here I’m sure, gave opinions who never stepped foot in the place. Everyone is entitled to his/her opinion, but someone’s opinion of a place who spent a long time there is probably more valuable than someone who only spent 7 years there.
Proud mom2 -I never said Lakewood is a great place to live. I just made a suggestion about Lakewood. I don’t think either are great places and definitely not NY. EY ain’t bad, but it won’t be great till moshiach comes.
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