Maryland June 24, 2017
10 Things Longtime Marylanders Wish They Could Tell Newcomers
There are some things you only learn after moving to Maryland. Check out this list of things you can expect when living in the Old Line State. There’s no place like it, that’s for sure.
1. Taxes may be higher than you're used to.
It's an adjustment, especially if you're used to living in a state without sales tax like Delaware.
2. Need booze? In most counties, you'll have to go to an actual liquor store.
Sadly, in most Maryland grocery stores you'll only find... groceries.
3. Prepare to eat Old Bay on everything.
Seafood, eggs, corn, fries, and more. You'd better acquire a taste for this real fast.
4. Get used to fast drivers...
What speed limit?
5. And traffic.
Always leave early, just in case.
6. Picking crabs is an art. Learn it. Love it.
Master this skill and you'll blend right in at a crab feast.
7. There are plenty of adventures to be had.
Waterfalls, swimming holes, award winning restaurants, beaches, etc. If you're bored in Maryland, you're not doing it right.
8. If you'll be driving around a lot, EZ Pass is the way to go.
For frequent drivers around Maryland toll roads, it pays for itself.
9. The sports rivalries are strong.
During football season, prepare for competitive smack talk.
10. There are vast differences between Maryland's different regions.
Both geographical and culture differences vary between regions. We recommend exploring the entire state to truly appreciate it all.
What are more things newcomers should know about moving to Maryland? What were some things that surprised YOU when moving here? Feel free to share below.