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Maybe West Virginia, as that State does not have a reciprocal agreement for income taxes with Maryland, at least that was the case 15 years ago.
This post was edited by tagterp 22 months ago
Well, for 11,500 Marylanders from 2007 to 2010 the answer was Virginia evidently.
This post was edited by neal990 22 months ago
@AmyResnick One more note: MD benefits from the presence of Johns Hopkins, biotech, NIH, the REIT industry, hotel industry, etc. $$ Jun 02, 2012
@AmyResnick Martin O’Malley spoke2the Baltimore CFA society. Slick. Made many of us wonder if we lived in the same state that he governs $$ Jun 02, 2012
@AmyResnick That’s true.We live next to the US money sink, DC, and we profit from the woes of the nation along with Virginia. $$ Jun 02, 2012
@AmyResnick If my state passed a budget like that, I would b ill & annoyed. Oh wait, I live in the People’s Republic of Maryland. Never mind Jun 02, 2012
That's definitely one.
West Virginia is not.
pretty fond of the Carolinas -- either Southern North Carolina or Norther South Carolina would work for me
yeah apparently they don't think a state similar to MD but a much better version of Maryland just right on its borders exists.
Agreed. I'd move to either.
Y'all just stay up there.
In your opinion!
Well, I'm 30. If I'm going to be working and raising my children, I'm not moving to West Virginia (or South Carolina, also mentioned), which are 2 of the worst states in the US so far as education is concerned.
West Viriginia and South Carolina also are among the states with the lowest median income per household, and South Carolina has one of the highest unemployment rates in the country.
That's why my question revolved around where would you live if you had to work and to raise a family. Its' not just about taxes.
It's also why Virginia clearly makes the list and West Virginia doesn't.
This post was edited by bkmalik 22 months ago
2 out of my 3 kids went to private school and they all went out of state for college. I'm a survivior I'll earn a good living where ever I land -- taxes and the ability to pass on wealth to my children are more important to me.
Don't measure education by $$ spent that is a meaningless statistic (I'm ready for the push back) look at DC it spends through the roof per capita on its students -- only very little of it makes it into the classroom it gets eaten by corruption and ineffeciency,
Just like when our beloved University cries about state budget cuts and then raises tuition -- I could walk on campus and lower their overhead by 1/3 and no student would even feel the difference.
Look, we all want to get rid of Edsall, but take it to the sports board.
Private education is a waste of money in all honesty (unless you live in cerain areas with extremely bad public schools), so if passing on wealth to your family is important you probably didn't need to waste it there IMO. Also, I highly doubt the quality of private schooling in rural WV or SC matches the quality found in MD/DC/VA.
And I wasn't measure education on $$ spent, FWIW, but on performance statistics (taken with a grain of salt, but it's good enough to get my point across I believe).
Gross overstatement IMO.
Crofton (or anyone) can spend their money how they see fit.
I was born and raised in Moco and my parents still sent me to Catholic school. Not because I couldnt have gotten a good education on Moco public, but because it was important to them.
Where did you go, we sent my daughter to St Johns after many years in private schools and I think it worked out very well?
Interestingly enough, I also went to SJC. Had a great experience.
it kills me that people live in nice areas with inflated taxes (for the school system) and still pay to send their children to private school. you are now paying twice? no? it seems like a generational thing though, "i went to private school so my children must. "
And that's not something I'd argue with. I was just saying that if his most important issue is passing on wealth, then it's wasteful to send your kids to private school when there are quality public schools available, like in a large part of the state of Maryland.
This whole tax issue just bothers me because there always seems to be a lot of the "grass is always greener" mentality. People talk a good game about wanting to move to SC or WV or some other places with much lower tax burden, but would not really do it IMO. Why? Because overall quality of life in Maryland is very good, much better than in most states.
Most people I know stay in MD because of family and say they would be long gone if it wasn't for that...guy I work with moved back to MD two years ago from Arizona because his wife couldn't handle being away and hates life right now.
People move to PA, VA and Del for tax reasons because they can be still close to family. If NC or SC were closer they would move there too.
I think it should also be clarified to the DC-Balt corridor...people I know in West MD and the Eastern Shore generally like where they live. I believe both have had net increases in population over the last decade.
This post was edited by StewieTerp 22 months ago
I think the biggest reason people move out/away from the DC/Baltimore corridor is because of overcrowding/commuting hell. That's easily the worst thing about that area IMO.
I think it's silly for people to send their kids to private school as well, but it's their money so spend it however you like. Like someone already said, you can get the same type of education in public schools unless they are awful. It's all what you put into it.
I know my parents are strongly considering moving and probably would be in Delaware already if it wasn't for their kids living in MD.
This is pretty much spot on in my experience
Me too. We have the magnet elementary school in our backyard and the neighbors still sent their daughter to Little Langley. To each his own, but I know I can't afford to start paying college level tuition in K-12.
Wow, I did that exact same thing due to job changes, and I was pretty happy to get away from MD because I had gotten used to more open space and more all around freedom. So, I went from AZ -> MD/DC -> TX in short order. But only because I found my dream job in TX, otherwise I didn't know that much about it. I got lucky.
Tell me about living in Texas. I'm finishing grad school next year, and I'm thinking about looking down there. But I'm a northerner who has never been there, so I am unsure.
Pleased to meet you; hope you guess my name.
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