Like with everything else, whether you will enjoy the political environment of Maryland is highly dependant on your own political views. Maryland overall is very liberal. Generally is batched with DC and Ma.. That said, the southern counties of St Mary's, Charles, and Calvert are somewhat more conservative. Due to the population distribution of the state which determines local representation in the state government, three localities controls what passes and what doesn't. Those are Baltimore, Montgomery, and Prince George. I view the state as a Tax and Spend state which also enjoys passing legislation to control behaviours. This can be seen on the alcohol and cigarette taxes, no smoking laws, no using cell phone while driving laws, etc.