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morellidog, Home Buyer in Baltimore, MD

Where is the best place for a retired couple who were professionals to live in Baltimore?

Asked by morellidog, Baltimore, MD Tue Jul 2, 2013

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Hello Morellidog:

I come from Florida (lot of retire people) and for my experience I believe, I understand what you are looking for ... Walking distance is the main issue? Harbor East is a good option, Little, Italy, Canton, Federal Hill. I also love Harborview Apartments. In my opinion waterview is the key, it will also have a high resale value.

Call me to have an appointment and help you with the best options in town.

Best wishes,

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Aug 11, 2014
Roland Park is a wonderful area. It is in the city, but has a small community feel and the added security of being an upper scale residential community.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Feb 13, 2014
The Canton waterfront is a fabulous place to live, especially if you are retired. It has a very nice resort atmosphere. Amenities are many restaurants and pubs, gyms, shopping, boating marinas, and an acitve waterfront community. I live here and feel like I am on vacation all the time - love it!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jul 12, 2013
Hello Morellidog,

I am so glad you asked that question!

I have a beautiful listing in 55+ community that would be perfect for you!

It has all the bells and whistles and conveniences that anyone would want.

It is only a few years old!

Please give me a call so that you can see it.

Brenita Young
Remax 2000
301 537-4866
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jul 3, 2013
Hi Morellidog,

it is almost rhetorical because there are a lot of great places in the city and surrounding suburbs to chose from Federal Hill offers shopping and the ability to be downtown at the harbor in a very short time. Fells Point has lots of entertainment. I helped a couple relocate to catonsville because it fit their current needs.

good luck
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jul 3, 2013
I have lived in the city for 15 years, and I would ask you this question: what do you value most in your retirement? If green, less crowded neighborhoods attract you, where you can walk a short distance to restaurants, businesses, art museums, musical and theatrical performances... then the Charles Village area would be attractive. If being near the water, and being in the middle of nightlife is attractive, although a bit less green, more urban and crowded, than the areas around the Inner Harbor have what you are looking for. Baltimore offers many different alternatives for your retirement. I would be happy to show them to you.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jul 2, 2013
You have many choices in a variety of price categories ranging from condos and townhomes near the harbor or some of the historic neighborhoods to amenity rich communities in the close-in suburbs. You need to make a list of your priorities in terms of price, size, urban & busy with lots of diversions and entertainment or a more quiet yet still convenient to everything. Then in terms of dwelling style the range of choices is just as broad from single level condos, some with garages and tons of amenities or a townhome or cluster home with a little more privacy. Price ranges for more popular locations start in the mid $200's and go up. At $600K you've pretty much at the top except for some very exclusive properties. Baltimore is becoming increasingly popular with retirees and the health services and recreational opportunities are among the best anywhere.

If you are not familiar with Baltimore you need to do some homework. Start my making a list of what's important. I can send you some neighborhood guides and answer any questions you might have. Also I can tell you how to access the entire multiple list site and search thousands of listings.

Many people find it is helpful to rent for a while particularly if they are not familiar with the area. You can usually find rentals even in the areas popular with retirees. Give me a call.

Bob McGee
Advance Realty Inc.
Direct: 410-560-4574
Email: bobmcgee2000@gmail.com
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jul 2, 2013
I would say it depends on the amount of work/general maintanence you want to do around the house. No maintence maybe Harbor East or Tides Wharf.

If your looking more towards a neighborhood feel with local taverns and shopping maybe Canton, Brewers Hill or Federal Hill.

Or if you want to go high end private single home with some gardening maybe Roland Park or Homeland.

give me a call

Phil Tirabassi
443 690 0552
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jul 2, 2013
I recently sold a home to a retired couple in Baltimore city in the Harbor East area. They were not oppossed however to living in Canton, Federal Hill areas....they absolutely loved the downtown. It depends on exactly what you are looking for and the price range.
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