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Old 02-06-2011, 12:54 PM
 
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I'm not looking forward to the move, but it get's us closer to back home - which is Syracuse, NY from Green Bay, WI. I'm an avid duck hunter so I guess I've got that to look forward to. Unless all the public land is a zoo and landowners want an atrocious fee to hunt their property like here in WI...then I'm SOL.

The wife would most likely be working out of DC. I would be working at the Nuclear Plant in Lusby.

Are there CCNP employees here? Please PM me if so, I'd like to pick your brain(s) a little.

Having lived in NY, most of my AR's are mostly ban compliant. And I've read about the 20 round mags and 8 day waiting period (does this apply to all gun purchases?), and one firearm purchase a month (again, does this only apply to handguns or all firearms? What about face to face transfers? Do they have to go through a FFL?).

I had my NY CCW permit while living in NY and I am also up to date on my Utah Non-Res and PA Non-Res permits. Are either of these two accepted in MD for ccw? How hard is it to get a ccw permit? When we first moved out here to WI I greatly missed carrying everyday/everywhere. But I'm semi-used to it now, so it's not really a deal breaker for me. Here in WI it's only a misdemeanor if caught with a concealed firearm...I've "heard" of people that carry regardless.

What is the living like between Lusby (I think that where the NP is located) and DC? What are commute times like? She would more than likely be going to a train station and riding into DC if that's possible rather than making the full commute in her car.

Right now, both of our commutes are about an hour. 90 mile round trip for me, and 120 for the wife. It's not ideal, but we like living in the country versus living in a suburb or in a housing tract. I grew up on a farm and she lived in a smaller village. We wouldn't be opposed to a small town for the time being.

Any other suggestions, ideas, comments, concerns, critiques? Where should we be looking to live that is semi-equidistant in commute times to DC and Lusby area?
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Old 02-06-2011, 02:42 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Somewhere in the Huntingtown, Dunkirk, Chesapeake Beach, North Beach quadrangle in Calvert County. Your wife could ride the commuter bus to DC and pick up a train/bus there. You would have a 30 mile or so drive to Calvert Cliffs.

Waiting period for handguns, almost impossible to get a CCW. Face to face transfers of long guns are allowed. NICS required for long guns but no waiting period if buying from an FFL.

Rifles not allowed for deer except in far western MD and a couple counties on the Eastern Shore.

Duck hunting is problematic without a boat and access to a blind site, which riparian owners get first crack at drawing. Non-riparian owners then get to draw but many owners pull the sites to keep people from hunting.

I do a lot of field hunting for geese, both public and private land.
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Old 02-07-2011, 07:25 AM
 
Location: Newark, Delaware
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MD is definitely not Handgun friendly. I lived in Utah and possess a CCW from there and it's no good in MD. Your PA permit I'm not sure... Open carry is NOT allowed in MD. But, drive right over the border to Delaware where open carry is allowed and your Utah CCW permit is good...
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Old 02-07-2011, 01:02 PM
 
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Thanks Guys!

I pretty much knew the handgun laws sucked, but as I said, this is just a means towards our ultimate goal which is getting back closer to home and eventually home.


What we're really interested in living and commuting in/from the "southern" MD area. The Wife would be commuting to DC and I would be commuting to Lusby, MD. Where are some good areas that are a little more "rural" and within decent commutes for both of us?
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Old 02-07-2011, 02:39 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Thanks Guys!

I pretty much knew the handgun laws sucked, but as I said, this is just a means towards our ultimate goal which is getting back closer to home and eventually home.


What we're really interested in living and commuting in/from the "southern" MD area. The Wife would be commuting to DC and I would be commuting to Lusby, MD. Where are some good areas that are a little more "rural" and within decent commutes for both of us?

Define rural. Calvert County is generally considered a rural County. You could also look in eastern Charles County. My original suggestions split the difference for your distance to work (you were a bit closer). If you're looking for a farm you'll be looking at $2M and up.


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Old 02-07-2011, 04:40 PM
 
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We're not looking to buy a farm. But we don't want to live in a densely populated area either.

The quadrangle that was suggested looks about perfect for being equidistant for commutes.

What are some good reality/realitor websites/companies for those areas?
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Old 02-07-2011, 05:11 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Old 02-07-2011, 05:37 PM
 
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I highly suggest you post your question on the following forum
Life in Southern Maryland - Southern Maryland Community Forums They answer inquiries similar to yours, every day. In fact, I'm surprised that "North Beach Person" didn't mention this to you - since he is a regular poster on that site also.

Information on commuter busses is here Commuter Bus (http://mta.maryland.gov/services/commuterbus - broken link) and specifically, scroll down to the bus route there, labeled "Saint Leonard" which is the town name (near Lusby).

Be aware that traffic in the DC metro area overall, is rated the second-worst in the nation, according to annual Amer.Auto.Assoc. rankings for the past several years. It can also make a huge different how far "uptown" in DC your wife works. Just a difference of a mile or two within DC can make a huge difference in commute times, as you can see on the timetable. There are also many Vanpools from Calvert County to DC.

Housing prices in northern Calvert (Dunkirk area) average TWICE those in southern Calvert (Lusby area) partly because they're a closer commute to jobs in DC, and partly because the Dunkirk area has many very large "estate" homes.
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Old 02-07-2011, 06:29 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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I'm not so regular on SoMDonline. At least compared to here. I rarely direct people from here to there with the "looking for a place to live" questions because of the dozen or so asshats on it that do nothing but tell ......stories....... about the areas.

Slowlane is correct, housing prices are higher in northern Calvert. Having said that I directed you there because of the traffic issue. As stated, traffic here can be a major headache, if not elsewhere on your anatomy.

One thing in your favor is that housing prices in this area have taken a major dive.

You didn't mention schools. Calvert is one of the better systems in MD.
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Old 02-08-2011, 08:03 AM
 
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While I do not live in the area you are speaking of, most of the areas on that side of the Patuxent River are rural. I agree with HUnington, Chesapeake Beach and North Beach areas. You could even go as far as to check out the Deale area.
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