Relocate to Baltimore County Maryland

Moving to Baltimore County Maryland?  I’ll bet you’ve got questions!  Call or schedule a Zoom and we’ll get you off to a great start!

Relocating to Baltimore County, Maryland? Find the best places to live with these tools for home buyers

Not sure where to start your move? It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for neighborhoods in Towson or Owings Mills, Perry Hall or Hereford, successful home buying usually hinges on a few standard but important questions, so let’s start there!

All home buyers should consider:

Baltimore County housing demographics - compare it with the town you're moving from

It’s helpful to compare Baltimore County, MD with the area you’re relocating from.  You can use this tool to see median home sale price, home age, and the percentage of renters to homeowners in any Baltimore County zip code.  Even better, you can enter your current zip to compare homes and communities. 

Baltimore County Schools - Info for relocating home buyers

The Baltimore County Public Schools ‘locator tool’ is the place to start.  It identifies the school for any Baltimore County home’s address, and is a great way for relocating home buyers to check schools for any area.  

While there are several websites with school ‘ratings,’ they are vote driven, so use caution, and use Maryland’s State school test scores instead, especially as a  relocation home buyer who is unfamiliar with the area.

Each schools’ demographics, budget, student to teacher ratio and more can be found here.   Look for the black box on the upper left side of the site to choose any specific school you may be considering. 

I often suggest you let the school know you are relocating to Maryland, and schedule a meeting with administrators as you consider any specific neighborhood.

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How to find the best cities and zip codes to search homes for sale when you're relocating.

Online real estate search sites often require home buyers to search by zip code. Just use this Baltimore County MD zip code map, and zoom to the area where you plan to relocate

Home buyers relocating from out of the area often just need to get an overview of the size and layout of a county, including major highways and roads. Use this Baltimore County Roads and Boundaries Map to find out what areas are close to work, and discover nearby areas to add to your home search. It’s even printable

Baltimore County crime information

When choosing the best place to live, one of the first things home buyers tell me is that they want to move to a safe area. 

It’s so easy to research and is so important for peace of mind, not to mention home values; take a minute to have a look at the Baltimore County Crime Data Dashboard.

I also suggest any home buyer check the Maryland Sex Offender Registry, and you can do that here.

Employment opportunities for home buyers relocating to Baltimore County Maryland

Baltimore County is home to several major employers, which is especially important for relocating family members who may be looking for employment.  

U.S. Social Security Administration is by far the largest government employer in Baltimore County, located in Woodlawn.  

Healthcare is a large employment sector in the area, and includes Greater Baltimore Medical System, Franklin Square, University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center, and Sheppard Pratt.

Lockheed Martin and Textron Systems in the aerospace, defense & IT sectors are large employers, and the financial sector includes T. Rowe Price Group.  

Stanley Black & Decker, McCormick & Company, and BD Diagnostics have large footprints in the area as well. 

In addition, Baltimore County is an easy commute for anyone working in Baltimore City, Howard, Harford and Anne Arundel County.

What style, size and type of homes will you find?

If you’re new to Baltimore County, you’ll want to see price ranges and home styles in each area.  Real estate in our area offers everything from farms to waterfront, historic homes, busy city life and new construction.  

You can get a great real estate overview by using my website map search. Just zoom and drag to see homes for sale in any area. The neighborhood names are included on the map, too, so you’ll know exactly where you are.

Questions about moving to Maryland?

Have a question about relocating to the Baltimore County area?

I can suggest neighborhoods that might suit your needs, point you to good info on schools, discuss local financing options, and more.  Just ask!