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Old 10-04-2007, 06:30 PM
 
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Default Point of Rocks, MD

We visited the Point of Rocks area in the summer. Is this a good area to commute to/from DC? Do the trains run on time? Are there a lot of things to do there? How is shopping? What's the lowdown on this place? If we bought a house there, would we be stuck forever?
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Old 10-05-2007, 06:49 AM
 
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We visited the Point of Rocks area in the summer. Is this a good area to commute to/from DC? Do the trains run on time? Are there a lot of things to do there? How is shopping? What's the lowdown on this place? If we bought a house there, would we be stuck forever?
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It is very quaint and has a rural feel.
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Old 10-05-2007, 07:31 AM
 
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I'm going to assert that that would be a pretty bad commute. Possibly on the order of 1.5 hrs one way. You may also wish to look into the MARC commuter train and see where the nearest station is.
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Old 10-05-2007, 08:09 AM
 
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Mrs Moth and I went there to take a look. We had hoped it was something along the lines of Bedford Falls or at least Mayberry. Well, it is neither. Its a rural outpost with the menacing specter of McMansions looming nearby. That's not to say its bad or anything, just absent things like restaurants and brewpubs.

If you want isolation, it might fit the bill. There is nice scenery along the Potomac. Depends on what you are looking for.

The commute by car would be horrid, but as another said, the MARC train is right there. You could also live over on the Virginia side and drive over to take the MARC.
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Old 10-06-2007, 08:47 AM
 
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I live in Knoxville-about 2 miles from Brunswick (lived there 10 years) and know a little about Point of Rocks. You would use the train/marc station in Brunswick. I belive this whole area will be more in demand as Frederick expands. The ride from Frederick to Point of Rocks is sweet on route 340-about the only highway out of Frederick that isn't bumper to bumper (for now, don't tell!!). The kids would go to Brunswick schools-my kids loved it and I have no complaints. The train runs pretty much on time is highly used. Good luck in your search. Jen
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Old 10-06-2007, 08:48 AM
 
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And I forgot, the virginia side-Loudon County is $$$$$$.
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Old 10-06-2007, 10:42 AM
 
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My dog club meets there...No Stores No Gas Stations No Shopping No Nothing!!
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Old 10-06-2007, 05:58 PM
 
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Default Point of Rocks, Md

Thanks to all of you for your helpful insight
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Old 10-07-2007, 02:59 PM
 
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The train station in the town is beautiful, however, that's pretty much it. There are a few old houses around the station. Rural isolated little village surrounded by Loundon and Frederick is what I describe Point of Rocks.

Strong advice: Rt. 15 from Frederick to Point of Rocks/VA state border requires you to turn on your headlights. This law is mandatory and is posted along Rt. 15. Don't ask me why.
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Old 10-08-2007, 12:27 PM
 
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Quite foggy & has several blind spots.
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