If you’re considering moving to Carney, definitely make sure to visit before you make up your mind. You’ll want to get a feel for the city – its residents find it pretty sleepy and a little behind the times compared to Baltimore and other larger cities, but depending on your tastes that could be a bonus! It has many attractive qualities – quiet and peaceful neighborhoods and nice homes for not extravagant prices. The median home value is around $215,500. About 96 percent of folks live in single-family homes and 3.8 percent in condos – so single-family homes are definitely your most likely bet. When you’re looking for apartments, show up early and dress for the part! You’ll want to impress your landlord or broker just like you would on a job interview. Apartments aren’t easy to find here and if you want to score any extra amenities or one of those rare all utilities paid apartments, you’ll want to stand out from the crowd. Make sure to bring all the right paperwork – your credit history, bank statements, your pet’s medical records, etc. and most importantly, your checkbook! They will want you to prove you’re serious by putting down a deposit right away – so make sure you really do love the place and then put your money where your mouth is.
Carney is basically one big neighborhood suburb of Baltimore. The proximity to the city means you will have access to all of Baltimore’s offerings. Oriole’s games, shows and performances at the theater, the wonderful educational facilities at Johns Hopkins. Plus the city has a beautiful waterfront and some excellent shopping and ethnic cuisine. Most people commute into Baltimore for work and drive themselves to the office averaging about a 15 to 30 minute commute time.