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Pros

-Arts and culture
-Attractive suburbs
-Historic preservation

Cons

-Long commutes
-Growth and sprawl
-Violent crime rate


What Bert Has To Say About Baltimore-Columbia-Towson Metro Area


Baltimore is a diverse and complete East Coast city—though not always thought of that way by some who consider it the less attractive sister of Washington, D.C. It surrounds a major inland port on the upper portion of the Chesapeake Bay, with prosperous shipping, transportation, and manufacturing industries among others. Many areas of the city, particularly downtown, have experienced a vast renewal with a strong emphasis on historic preservation. The restored waterfront adjacent to the rather ordinary downtown is now a commercial and leisure destination with excellent museums, a first class aquarium and plenty to do.


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Quick Facts About Columbia


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Columbia is 3.50 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Columbia jobs have Increased by 1.36 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Columbia's cost of living is 26.30% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Columbia's population is 102,116 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 34.57 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 24 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Columbia is $332,200. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -4.11%.
    SCHOOLS
    Columbia public schools spend $17,082 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 13.8 students per teacher in Columbia.

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  4/27/2013
Great Place to Live

Columbia, Maryland is one of the most affluent suburbs in the country located in wealthy Howard County about midway between Washington, DC and Baltimore, Maryland.... (Read More)

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  12/31/2012
Good and Bad

I spent the first 18 years of my life in Columbia, MD but have now moved away. Columbia is a very metropolitan suburb 10 minutes outside of Baltimore. As far as suburbs... (Read More)

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  9/17/2012
Columbia Not All It's Cracked Up to Be... Take It

Columbia Maryland isnt a bad place to live. It has its fair share of negatives though. But I'll start with the positives first. Columbia offers alot as a child. When I... (Read More)

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