6.1 out of 10


39.6566140944267 -77.574560665059
Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Internet Access
  • Lack of Traffic
Not great for
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Medical Facilities
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Country Lovers


4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 1/5
Nov 07, 2018

"Very small town. Near farm land. Rude neighbors. Too much neighbor crime & noise pollution from neighbors."

I love living in Smithsburg however, you need to know where you can live at. And which places should be deemed unsafe for humans to live in due to noise pollution and juvenile delinquency. The town is great but I do not recommend living, buying, renting any town home in the entire town. If you move here, buy the land then erect a home on it. There is one grocery store. 1 quicky mart. 1 liquor stores, gas station, couple places to eat and a local butcher that sells meat, cheese, sandwiches etc. 1 postal service place. Everything you need quickly. You can drive 8 miles in any direction and reach civilization quickly like doctors, malls etc. Great place to live if you can buy land and build a home on it. it's a town from the 1800's. Lots of colonial stuff type of architecture. The regular homes don't look nice at all. They all look the same. It's like only 2 builders can build here and they have no taste. Everyone has these shutters that serve no purpose just nailed to the side of their home. Cookie cutter old people homes. If you move here you have to build your own home and hire builders with options available. Or find a home with more space built already. Just don't even think about buying any town homes here. There is nothing for your children to do in this town. Move to Smithsburg if you want too, just don't buy any town homes. That's the only way that you can enjoy your stay here.

Stay away from the town homes. Noisy neighbors. They use black boxes to open your garage doors and your car doors. You will need to have a nice garage door opener that can be disabled at night so it can't be opened. Children play in other persons driveways. Their kids ding dong ditch on doors. Remove / disable your door bells. Parents allow their children to use bb guns and shoot out sliding glass doors and provide them with these weapons regularly. They steal your mail packages outside your door left by UPS. Parents throw their own kids out in the parking lot to play and scream and block door ways and driveways of other people. Neighbors let their pets destroy your lower window screens & sliding glass door screens. Children litter other people's property and this is tolerated by their parents. Debris such as bicycles / toys are left on your driveway throughout the summer. Neighbors pets just move into your back yard. to upset your indoor pets are home and taunt them through the glass sliding doors. Their pets are mostly indoor and outdoor pets. Dogs bark all day. Cats move onto your back porch and will not leave. Children run away telling other children that they are going to kill them. Children scream their way into your constructed home through all those materials and through ear plugs and ear protection ear headsets. Right through a building and 50 DB ear protection. Their gremlins even throw rocks at your windows. They turn on your water outside and leave it running all day. Their children bully the non bully kids and frighten them.

Socialization with these town home people / residents is not recommended. Get hunting cameras installed to see clearly at night. Record your property well if you live here. Don't talk to any of the neighbors. Back out your car slowly as dangerous debris is left behind. Check behind your garage door before pulling out. You might run over a scooter. The schools are not good in the area for children with severe disabilities. Neighbors so mentally insane here that they even go and try to have illegal farms in the tiny backyards of a town home. Imagine living next to a confused rooster that will not stop screeching? From ducks to menacing roosters, all packed tightly in a back yard the size of a shoe box. Right outside, 10 to 40 feet from your window, that's right, farmers! Even though it's against the HOA. (Home owners association). If you live here, you will never sleep again. After 12 years, we are looking into having to move because it's too loud and dangerous and expensive to live here when people here shoot your windows out. I have never even spoken to any of my neighbors. No clue who they are and I don't want to know. Anything reported to HOA takes forever to solve. Police can't get involved in anything because when the erected the town homes, they agreed it would only be the responsibility of HOA. No police help available. I can't say it enough, do not move to any town homes here. Save your money. They aren't that cheap anyway. I could of bought a home 3 streets away with less neighbors for the same price rather than moving into to the zoo I live in now that I am currently trying to escape. More and more renters are moving in. Stay away!
  • Near farm lands.
  • Near major towns.
  • Quite in non-town home residential areas only.
  • Limited shopping choices or options. No public transportation.
  • Residential town home areas have criminals living in them & noise pollution.
  • No school help for severely disabled children.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Country Lovers

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