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Old 07-04-2013, 01:17 PM
 
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Happy 4th everyone - family is relocating from NYC to Chestertown in about a month. Barring some kinda miracle where the job fairy drops something in my lap within Chestertown and I can keep my "no driving" streak alive, I'm presuming I'm looking at a significant drive.

Right now, given my profession and industry (marketing, healthcare) it would be easiest if I could get to Baltimore, but my impression is that it's basically an impossible situation of upwards of 2 hours each way by car.

This would seem to leave Annapolis in Maryland and Wilmington, Dover, and Newark in Delaware. Google maps tells me it's about an hour to each of those destinations from Chestertown.

Is google maps basically accurate in this regard, or are there local conditions it's ignoring? I've been told that the summer traffic is fairly bad on the eastern shore, but how much does that affect the 9-5, M-F work commuters?

Thank you.
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Old 07-04-2013, 01:43 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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family is relocating from NYC to Chestertown...
profession and industry... it would be easiest if I could get to Baltimore
my impression is that it's basically an impossible situation of upwards of 2 hours each way by car.
Did someone just up and give you a house in Chestertown?
Most people move to locations that are near or at least work with their job location.
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Old 07-04-2013, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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Right now, given my profession and industry (marketing, healthcare) it would be easiest if I could get to Baltimore, but my impression is that it's basically an impossible situation of upwards of 2 hours each way by car......
Is google maps basically accurate in this regard, or are there local conditions it's ignoring? I've been told that the summer traffic is fairly bad on the eastern shore, but how much does that affect the 9-5, M-F work commuters?
There was once a ferry from Rock Hall, Maryland to Baltimore's Inner Harbor. You could hope for a miracle that would revive ferry service, otherwise there are no secret ways of getting from Chestertown to Baltimore. Here's an article from 2005 about the proposed service: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...122102036.html

If you were returning home from Baltimore on summer Friday afternoon, there would be a long back-up at the Bay Bridge.

Good luck with the job hunt.

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Old 07-04-2013, 05:16 PM
 
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Did someone just up and give you a house in Chestertown?
Most people move to locations that are near or at least work with their job location.
Granted, but the job we're moving for is my partner's, not mine. I'm far more flexible so i get to play catchup. Rents are so cheap, however, that they might as well be gifts. That will be a nice change from nyc.

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There was once a ferry from Rock Hall, Maryland to Baltimore's Inner Harbor. You could hope for a miracle that would revive ferry service, otherwise there are no secret ways of getting from Chestertown to Baltimore. Here's an article from 2005 about the proposed service: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...122102036.html

If you were returning home from Baltimore on summer Friday afternoon, there would be a long back-up at the Bay Bridge.

Good luck with the job hunt.
Thanks. So the best case scenario is an hour and a half each way per Google Maps?

I think i'm going to have to concentrate on Delaware and Annapolis first. Three hours (or more) a day of driving is a bit much.

It is a shame ferry services are so difficult to keep afloat (har har).
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