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-Arts and culture
-Attractive suburbs
-Historic preservation


-Long commutes
-Growth and sprawl
-Violent crime rate

What Bert Has To Say About Baltimore-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.


Quick Facts About Columbia

    The unemployment rate in Columbia is 3.90 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Columbia jobs have Increased by 0.71 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Columbia's cost of living is 30.80% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Columbia's population is 100,735 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 6.56 percent.
    Average Commute time is 30 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Columbia is $327,000. Home appreciation the last year has been -0.60 percent.
    Columbia public schools spend $16,925 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 14.1 students per teacher in Columbia.

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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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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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I've neevr actually lived right in Columbia but I've lived in the general alrea for close to 17 years. I enjoy it very much and am very happy here and doubt I'd ever... (read more)
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