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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 1:38 am
by phrogpilot73
I would recommend Odenton. You can ride to work, for restaurants and bars there is Waugh Chapel Village, Arundel Mills, Piney Orchard Plaza, and it's a a short drive to Patapsco Valley State Park that has some good hiking/biking trails. Short drive to Baltimore, the Metro into DC, and Annapolis. Any closer to Ft Meade, and you're not going to want to live there.

PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 2:50 pm
by OmegaMan
Columbia meets priorities one and three, bit of a drive for a bike ride though. If you want to purchase a home, beware, Columbia is on Howard County and property taxes are high. But in my opinion, Columbia has the best eats in the area.

Annapolis is a further drive than Columbia, but hits the same priority wickets. A friend stayed in the base housing at the Academy, and I was impressed with the rennovation. That was 5 years ago, wear and tear could have changed conditions since then. Also, Annapolis as a whole seems cramped for parking.

If you want to meet all three priorities, I recommend looking at Arundel Mills. There are some nice new places over by the 295. There is a mall close by, which has it's positive and negative considerations. You also have a close enough drive to Columbia.