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Pros

-Arts and culture
-Attractive suburbs
-Historic preservation

Cons

-Long commutes
-Growth and sprawl
-Violent crime rate


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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 Westminster


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Westminster is 4.50 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Westminster jobs have Increased by 0.71 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Westminster's cost of living is 17.20% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Westminster's population is 18,614 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 10.63 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 33 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Westminster is $254,600. Home appreciation the last year has been -0.60 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Westminster public schools spend $13,375 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 16 students per teacher in Westminster.

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Westminster Housing Market


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Nothing like it used to be
I am a fourth generation resident of Westminster. Our town has grown by leaps and bounds as far as population. However, our infrastructure and support systems are poor... (read more)
Three Good things about Westminster, MD
Common Ground on the Hill-- Folk/Art two week instructional community at McDaniel College during the summer. (commongroundonthehill.org) The associated weekend music... (read more)
in response to "No Crime"
My spouse is a police officer and Westminster isn't crime free; nor is Carroll Co for that matter. Most of what goes on doesn't make it into the paper in the 'wanted'... (read more)
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