i just meant to say that we are in the middle of relocating to the baltimore area also. my husband has been there since february and the rest of us will go as soon as school lets out for the year.
i don't know if you have children in school or not but if you do i found this site helpful: www.greatschool.net
for checking out different school districts.
if you are looking for apartments i found this site helpful: www.rent.com
there was also a site i found that related crime rates and types of crimes for different areas but i can't remember what is is. i might have searched -- wait i think i found it: www.baltimorepolice
.org . on the left in the blue box i think you will find "bpd districts" and also, "resources" in the same box.
i thought there was a baltimore county site also but i'm not seeing it right now.
hope these help