I'm moving to Maryland My mother is getting a divorce and the love of her life happens to live in Baltimore. My stepfather and her have been married for 6 years and this is a huge shift for me (I'm 14 and just started as a freshman- my Dad lives in Idaho so that's not a problem) I just can't believe that within a year I'll no longer live in same neighborhood, have the same friends, and be 3,000 miles away from my grandparents. I realize that my mother will be much happier in the long run, but I can't help but feel that I would like to go on with my life as it has since elementary school. I know this is a lot to dump on everyone but I really need some encouragement- I'm starting to break down under the stress and pressure of trying to keep my mother's spirits' up. So, can anyone tell me anything good about Baltimore? I've done little bit of searching and am not liking what I see: a per-person income $7,000 lower than where I currently live and one of the highest murder rates in the country. So, if anyone has any advice or can shed any positive light on my new home I'd really appreciate it.