Over the years, many MoCo residents have considered HoCo to be a somewhat lesser county when it comes to quality of life. That may be changing, in this post on the Greater Greater Washington blog, Dan Reed writes that “
Howard County has out-suburb'd .” Montgomery
Dan tells the story of three of his MoCo high school friends who recently married and moved out of the county because MoCo “no longer provides the lifestyle they want.”
One couple moved to HoCo, not only to be close to work but also to be closer to Korean BBQ!
“The first couple just married in March and are already expecting a child. She works in
Baltimore; he works at . Currently, they're living with her parents in Calverton, but they're looking for a house in Fort Meade . Why? It's closer to their jobs, closer to shopping in Howard County Columbia, closer to Korean BBQ in Ellicott City.”
I heard that the Korean barbeque was good but I didn’t realize it was THAT good!
Predictably, in the comments to the post, a HoCo expat came to the defense of his newly adopted home in MoCo.
“As for comparing
Howard County to , they seem to be completely different animals. I grew up in Howard and now live in Montgomery County . Howard was and is a very boring place to live, with very little going on. And Montgomery ? When downtown is basically a mall, you know something's wrong. There are very few transit options in Columbia and it's far from the amenities of DC.” Howard County