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Old 08-03-2012, 05:43 PM
 
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I'll make this short and sweet I am interviewing for a job that covers the Philly/D.C area. It's a regional type position with commuting options. I was told that the previous occupant of the job lived in Virginia and commuted into D.C., where an office was located. My question is, between D.C. and Philly, where are some good places, within commuting distance of either location, that are suitable to live, quiet, good schools, but not overcrowded or too expensive to live? Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.
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Old 08-03-2012, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Shaw.
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How far is commuting distance for you?
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Old 08-03-2012, 08:29 PM
 
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Reasonable I would say an hour and a half by car is pushing it, if there are faster options such as light rail or Amtrak, that would be doable as well.
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Old 08-04-2012, 09:25 AM
 
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I'd recommend Rockville, Maryland.....particularly the "Old Rockville" area. It has easy access to both MARC and METRO trains to/from DC (and Amtrak connections to Philadelphia at DC's Union Station) and is north of the Beltway congestion traffic-wise. The area is very safe, has excellent public schools, lots of local amenities and is relatively inexpensive compared to other comparable areas in the Northeast Corridor.

http://mta.maryland.gov/sites/defaul...System-Map.pdf
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http://www.rockvillemd.gov/towncenter/index.html
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Old 08-04-2012, 02:44 PM
 
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Perhaps Towson and Catonsville in MD or Newark DE.
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Old 08-06-2012, 12:41 PM
 
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Reasonable I would say an hour and a half by car is pushing it, if there are faster options such as light rail or Amtrak, that would be doable as well.
Oh, you're commuting to either D.C. or Philly? I think a lot of people have been trying to find places within a long commute from both.

For Philly suburbs, I would stick to PA, rather than picking a place in Delaware. The schools tend to be better on that side of the border. However, some of the suburbs in Northern Delaware, near the border, are very nice. Newark is nice, although the HS is not that great of a place. The best school in the state is a charter school and most of the best of the rest are private or magnet schools.
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Old 08-06-2012, 12:50 PM
 
Location: WASHINGTON, D.C.
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Aberdeen, MD
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