Yes, I’m aware of this. I’ve followed the election results and seen this alarming trend. The rest of the state of Virginia is quite different from Northern Virginia. Even Northern Virginia is very different from what it use to be. I hate going to Northern Virginia. The people are rude and don’t have the class that they have in the rest of the state. As a Californian who travels there frequently that’s my opinion and it’s the truth.
MD is like that as well. Rat areas are Baltimore City, Prince George’s and Montgomery County. Baltimore County has three bad areas, Catonsville, Randallstown and Pikesville on the west side. Anne Arundel has overflow from PG County and Annapolis is taking a turn for the worse.
Got a funny story about Randallstown, I was eating lunch with the Director of Science at our engineering firm and they had a car pool from Randallstown back in the ‘60s when these guys were young and bought their first homes. All were then leaders with multiple promotions. All retired now.
One of the guys was Christian, the other three were Jewish. He asked the Director if he remembered when they were coming to work way back when and he asked if they were all going to sell their houses to black people and move out and leave him behind. They all had done so and the ‘hood was sinking, two other guys I knew bolted for the same reason.
Fast forward to last time I saw him and he finally pulled up stakes and got out. A black neighbor came to him and said he couldn’t keep the local kids from breaking into his house and multiple garages (he restored old cars) and it was probably a good idea to leave. My buddy was glad to move, his wife liked their home otherwise he would have left long before that.
Bad news was he moved to Manchester, above Hampstead and both are sanctuary areas for hispanics now since the local law enforcement has declined to pursue charges. Drivers licenses for hispanics can be obtained from a special line at the DMV for spanish speaking and what I don’t understand is they are registering their cars in PA. I’ll figure it out eventually or someone will fill me in.
Towson’s not much better, government workers and same problems most areas have with the city being vacated.