What relations? I don't see much animosity, except from among a few people who wish to see that, but also, when did our respective mayors ever lunch together, launch a joint effort or do anything cooperatively? We seem to share a huge traffic bubble, but other than that...?I was inspired by Metro from Beyonddc to create this thread. What do you all think about Baltimore-DC relations? What is their current state? How can they be improved? Who is responsible for the animosity and why is it there?
Baltimore Magazine did an article on this a couple months ago. Couldn't find the article online, but I have the info.Ellicott City isn't Baltimore's wealthiest suburb is it? I wouldn't even put it in the top 3.
Parkie checking in:banana: clarksville definitely has a lotta dc area commuters. not sure if it's the majority. dville is south of annapolis. noit sure of the commuter composition there. do any of these towns other than sp have a pop of at least 25k? if this were done by zip codes ellicott city 21042, some columbia zip codes could be on the list i think. shouldn't some other hoco towns be up there? what about arnold, crownsville? maybe an annapolis zip if this were being done by zips? maybe even a towson zip and perhaps ive left out others. sparks?Baltimore Magazine did an article on this a couple months ago. Couldn't find the article online, but I have the info.
Based on Median Household Income (2000)
Clarksville - 113k
Phoenix - 101k
Davidsonville - 98k
Severna Park - 87k
Baldwin - 87k
Fallston - 86k
Based on Median Home Price (2006)
Clarksville - 705k
Davidsonville - 669k
Phoenix - 600k
Freeland - 565k
Parkton - 545k
Severna Park - 517k
I created the thread because I've heard complaints from both cities about the other and I wanted to explore the basis for those complaints. Also, I think regional cooperation is lacking.i don't think the idea for having this thread was a good one. what's the point of it?
Except that's a pretty legitimate gripe. Baltimore directly prevented Washington from getting its own Baseball team for years.You apparently don't know many Nationals fans. :lol:
Why not?the idea is an ambitious one, but it would never work.
Nah not really. Baltimore wasnt really against it. Peter Angelos was. And believe me, NO ONE in Baltimore likes Peter Angelos. Baltimore/DC = rivalry. Baltimore/Angelos = animosity.Except that's a pretty legitimate gripe. Baltimore directly prevented Washington from getting its own Baseball team for years.
I keep hearing this argument, but it sounds a lot like people are confusing Angelos with Jack Kent Cooke. Which teams did Baltimore (or Angelos) prevent DC from acquiring? Remembering that up until 1988 the team was owned by a Washington attorney?Except that's a pretty legitimate gripe. Baltimore directly prevented Washington from getting its own Baseball team for years.
If that happened I would like to see integrated Metro maps.To bring more seamless continuity to the Baltimore Washington there will need to be two main rail connections, IMHO. One is the Green Line extension from Greenbelt to BWI which is already on some drawing boards. Secondly, a rail extension from Glenmont station on the Red Line to Columbia, which would meet with rail connection into Baltimore. Those two connections will a closer community and take away some of the exoticness from going 40 miles.