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View Poll Results: You're moving to the intersection of MD, DE, and PA. Which state would you choose?
Maryland 7 41.18%
Delaware 5 29.41%
Pennsylvania 5 29.41%
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post #1 of 40 (permalink) Old 09-30-2008, 01:11 PM Thread Starter
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Live in: Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania - pick one.

Some opportunities have come up for a job transfer to the Northeast corner of the state of Maryland. This is a stone's throw from where the borders of MD, DE, and PA all intersect, so strictly in terms of commuting, any of these states are practical.

Of these three states, which is the best one in which to live if you're a middle-class professional, married (no kids...yet), MS3 owner? How are taxes, housing, crime, health care? (How ridiculous are the taxes if I work in MD but live PA? In DE?) My wife wants to go back to school, so which has the best state college system? Which state has the most relaxed liquor laws?* Which state has the least white trash?* Which state makes owning a car like an MS3 least painful:* availability of high-octane gas, good roads & snow removal, least hassle from law enforcement, etc? Where are the best MazdaSpeed dealers?

* I'm coming from Utah, aka the white-trash Iran. I'm sick of uneducated religious assholes with no understanding of alcohol and no respect for other people's property. And I'm done with 91 octane gas (nothing higher), craptastic "roads" that are only cleared by Springtime weather, and Nazi cops.


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Re: Live in: Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania - pick one.

Delaware. Least ridiculous auto modding laws--PA, no tint; MD...well I can't remember but there's a bunch of dumb shit on the books there


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Re: Live in: Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania - pick one.

[quote author=Alec Trevelyan link=topic=124940.msg2654948#msg2654948 date=1222794795]
Delaware. Least ridiculous auto modding laws--PA, no tint; MD...well I can't remember but there's a bunch of dumb shit on the books there
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No tint at all in PA? Seriously? That is 'tarded.

Can anyony else chime in on MD?

BTW, the closest Mazdaspeed dealer is in DE ... I guess that's a sign


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Maybe 75%, but a. that's stock, and b. that's not tint :P


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Re: Live in: Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania - pick one.

legal limit in PA is 70% tint, which is basically nothing, however you cant not supposed to get pulled over just for tint, there has to be another reason then they will tack on the tint law.....

ive had some ridiculous dark tint on some cars (2.5% on one, and 5% on another) and never had issues with those cars

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Re: Live in: Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania - pick one.

Of the states I like Maryland the best. Downside is higher income taxes and higher sales tax (well compared to DE, I believe PA and MD now have the same sales tax).

You don't want MD for the state school system, its very good...BUT there are no state schools in that neck of the state, you would be stuck driving probably an hour one way to the nearest decent one from the corner of the state (Towson). Delaware has an okay state school system, nothing to rave about, but not bad. PA has an excellent state school system, but the branch campuses are a pale shadow of Unniversity park (PSU main campus). Though, the branch campus are still good quality schools and a lot of them offer 4 year degrees through the campus (previously most were 2 years there 2 years at unniversity park).

Maryland probably has the best school system, though if you live say in Bucks county PA they are supposed to have an excellent school system (Maryland's best school systems are in central MD). Maryland probably has the most relaxed Liquor laws, PA's are excessively tight, I don't know much about DE's liquor laws. Not sure if there are excise taxes on vehicles in DE, but as far as I know the excise tax in both PA and MD are the same as sales tax, 6%. Oh and buying in DE and titling in MD won't work, you'll still pay MD the 6%.

Crime isn't really an issue in that area of either state, health care is okay, but if you are talking good hospitals, the closest really good one is probably Hershey medical center a good hour plus away, there are decent local hospitals however. MD has the best roads out of the three states.
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Re: Live in: Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania - pick one.

If you live in a bigger town, the cops won't bust your balls about tint. In a small town, you could have issues. I'm getting my car tinted today with 30%, and I'm waiting to get grief from the Barney Fife's in my town....

But seriously, I'd probably go Delaware. PA is a big brother state, and MD has some high taxes if I remember correctly....
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no sales tax on clothes in PA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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All three of those are WAY WAY too far north for me! The furthest north I think I would ever live would be maybe Asheville, North Carolina..
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[quote author=j_street56 link=topic=124940.msg2655120#msg2655120 date=1222798370]
All three of those are WAY WAY too far north for me! The furthest north I think I would ever live would be maybe Asheville, North Carolina..
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