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Timby October 2 2012 04:27 PM

Baltimore! ... oh, shit. Now what?
 
Denizens of the Trek BBS, particularly those on the East Coast, lend me your ears!

Through a series of unfortunate events (lost my job due to "organizational restructuring," job market for digital marketing in Wisconsin sucks out loud), I have accepted a job offer in ... Baltimore.

It's a huge change for me. I've only ever lived in Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin, and I'm moving out there completely on my own (that's a whole other story).

The job is going to be great, as it's with a company that I greatly respect and admire (and I have friends in the office), and the firm has been aggressively recruiting me for a while, so I'm not concerned about that part.

What I am concerned about, however, is everything else. What's the city like?

The office is in the Canton neighborhood, so I'd like to find a place to live somewhere nearby. Is that a decent neighborhood? Is it expensive? Is there any public transit worth a shit? What is there to do in the city? What should I do for fun, what should I avoid?

Basically ... help! :lol: Your assistance is greatly appreciated.

sojourner October 2 2012 04:30 PM

Re: Baltimore! ... oh, shit. Now what?
 
Speaking as someone who only visited there once in the last 20 years, it's not a bad city overall. Try the crab cakes.

Robert Maxwell October 2 2012 04:31 PM

Re: Baltimore! ... oh, shit. Now what?
 
My girlfriend spends a good bit of time in that area, so I will ask her and get back to you.

Squiggy October 2 2012 04:33 PM

Re: Baltimore! ... oh, shit. Now what?
 
If you want someone to sell you a house in Maryland...I'm your guy.

Timby October 2 2012 04:34 PM

Re: Baltimore! ... oh, shit. Now what?
 
Quote:

sojourner wrote: (Post 7044835)
Try the crab cakes.

Did that when I was out there (briefly; I got to my hotel at 8 p.m. and was at the airport at 4 p.m. the next day) for a conference. Yum.

http://i.imgur.com/L515K.jpg

Starbreaker October 2 2012 04:35 PM

Re: Baltimore! ... oh, shit. Now what?
 
I visited there last month, and this isn't much help... but if you walk around downtown at night, you might get run over. Nobody's paying much attention.

6079SmithW October 2 2012 04:36 PM

Re: Baltimore! ... oh, shit. Now what?
 
I'm a Baltimorean. You should visit the harbor as it is the major tourist attraction and has the national aquarium. Also go see Fort McHenry and be proud you now live in the city that gave us our national anthem. I live around Overlea so I don't know too much about Canton.

Squiggy October 2 2012 04:37 PM

Re: Baltimore! ... oh, shit. Now what?
 
Lexington Market. Downtown.

Best. Crabcakes. In. Universe.

nevermore is a Baltimorian. Hit her up for some info.

{ Emilia } October 2 2012 04:43 PM

Re: Baltimore! ... oh, shit. Now what?
 
Ravens! Yay!

Time to finally root for a decent football team, Timby!

Timby October 2 2012 04:48 PM

Re: Baltimore! ... oh, shit. Now what?
 
Quote:

{ Mitt Romney } wrote: (Post 7044904)
Time to finally root for a decent football team, Timby!

http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/q...ot-frogout.gif

Alidar Jarok October 2 2012 04:51 PM

Re: Baltimore! ... oh, shit. Now what?
 
I'd recommend contacting Nevermore, since she certainly knows the area far better than me. I'd assume it's expensive as hell, but Fells Point can be pretty cool and I don't think it's far from Canton.

sidious618 October 2 2012 05:25 PM

Re: Baltimore! ... oh, shit. Now what?
 
Don't watch The Wire.

Squiggy October 2 2012 05:29 PM

Re: Baltimore! ... oh, shit. Now what?
 
I'm serious about the house thing. I'm a licensed Realtor in Maryland.

Avon October 2 2012 05:40 PM

Re: Baltimore! ... oh, shit. Now what?
 
watch The Wire

Timby October 2 2012 05:41 PM

Re: Baltimore! ... oh, shit. Now what?
 
Quote:

Screamy wrote: (Post 7045087)
I'm serious about the house thing. I'm a licensed Realtor in Maryland.

I'm moving with <$2,000 in the bank. A house is not an option right now.


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