Rising Home Prices Force Public Servants To Relocate

Priced out of an affluent county, workers like firefighters, teachers must commute long distances.
October 14, 2003, 11am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"A look at Montgomery's steadily rising housing prices explains why the affluent county is turning thousands in its work force into refugees who flee at the end of the day to Prince George's, Frederick and Washington counties, where they're not priced out...In some ways, the county is a victim of its success. House hunters have long appreciated its quality schools and proximity to Washington. Those amenities - plus job growth and a scarcity of land on which to build - have pushed already expensive housing costs out of reach for many in the past few years."

Thanks to C. P. Zilliacus

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Published on Monday, October 13, 2003 in The Baltimore Sun

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