Is Baltimore That Bad?
October 5, 2010 9:38 AM Subscribe
What is it like to live in Baltimore as a mid-20s professional couple?
posted by LudgerLassen to Travel & Transportation around Baltimore, MD (38 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Currently, my SO and myself live in Seattle and we love it here. We love the little coffeeshops, the walk-ability, and the urban-lifestyle. The *only* (admittedly major) problem with Seattle is that it is nearly impossible to for me to find work here (I am currently a grad student).
Jobwise, Baltimore is the perfect city for both our careers. The city is home to a major institutions where I could easily find work and commuting distance to a company that would love to hire my SO.
However, after hours and hours of research online, the general consensus seems to be that living in Baltimore is horrible and dangerous. For every positive comment about Baltimore, there are two dozen negative ones. Furthermore, any positive comments comes with a "but...". I get the impression that anyone that lives in Baltimore just wants to move as soon as possible. Is Baltimore really that depressing?
Here is my question: What is it really like to live in Baltimore as a mid-20s professional couple?