Maryland: BRAC: Where Will You Move?

Real Estate Agent with Century 21, The Real Estate Centre, 410-665-0200 Office 634480

Maryland: BRAC: Where Will You Move?

Thousands of people are relocating to the region around Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland because of the Military's Base Realignment and Closure initiative (BRAC).

However, the relocating decision may be more difficult than one would think.

Within a reasonable driving distance one has three states from which to choose, Maryland, Delaware, and Pennsylvania.  Every one of them is vying for a piece of the action.

Within Maryland itself, there are three counties, Harford, Cecil, and Baltimore, plus Baltimore City which are within a reasonable commuting distance.

The easy access to Interstate 95, Route 40, and the Commuter Rail Line increases the viability of many of these areas.

To further complicate, or simplify depending upon your point of view, there are choices of almost every imaginable style of home and neighborhood.

There are homes with lots of acreage, townhomes and condominiums, suburban communities, busy metropolis communities, and even waterfront homes.

The taxes in each state vary, including the income, property, and sales taxes.

Another concern is education from the private or public schools to the community and advanced level colleges.

There are incentives available from some states such as Maryland's Mortgage Program.

Some people have strategically located to try to take advantage of the positives of more than one state.  For instance, they may want the rural living which is available in Cecil County, Maryland, but the proximity to sales tax free shopping in Delaware.

To help you to make this important decision, feel free to call upon the services of Ron Trzcinski at 410-935-5844 or at


Comments (7)

Jacob Jamison
Zenith Realty - Joppa, MD
Exclusive Buyer Representation


Good post.  Certainly Buyers should be aware of the many choices available to them.

Jul 12, 2010 08:27 AM
Joseph Coolie
Zenith Realty - Parkville, MD


Thank you for posting.  It truly is a very diversified area.

Jul 13, 2010 08:57 AM
Jacob Jamison
Zenith Realty - Joppa, MD
Exclusive Buyer Representation


Would anyone really want to move to Pennsylvania?  Wont the Amish and their buggies get in the way?

Jul 16, 2010 05:52 AM
Floyd Franklin
Zenith Realty - Reisterstown, MD


The key is that they actually do move.  For those who are in New Jersey, they should realize that they are only a 2 hour drive away from their old homes.

Jul 17, 2010 07:19 AM
Alexandra "Sandy" Pzkowski
Zenith Realty - Baltimore, MD


They could aways stay in New Jersey and commute by rail or even car if they wanted.

Jul 17, 2010 07:36 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Actually Southern Lancaster and York Co.'s are very easy commutes to APG !!! The Amish are up at 4:00 and not on the roads during morning rush. The commute is rather hassle free !

Oct 05, 2010 10:29 AM
Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
Century 21, The Real Estate Centre, 410-665-0200 Office - Nottingham, MD


I agree.  I previously commuted from Baltimore to Exton, traveling through parts of Lancaster County and found it to have little congestion.

Oct 06, 2010 05:13 AM