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Old 08-19-2014, 05:55 PM
 
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Hey,
So I just accepted an job and will be moving to Maryland soon. The place where I will be working in Rockville. I am looking for an safe but affordable ($1300 a month max) area at least close-by to Rockville (30-ish minutes max). I'm hoping for some advice/suggestions because I'm a bit nervous! Also if you know of any apartment complexes that are good feel free to include those too.

Thanks!
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Old 08-19-2014, 06:42 PM
 
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Safe and affordable...not two words that are put together when looking for a place to live. A vehicle, maybe? Okay, Montgomery County is a pretty swanky area so you get what you pay for. While you wait for other's to chime in check out Apartment Ratings. Rockville will be $1500 for a low end one bedroom. My cousin moved there for a job and was at your price point....had to get a roommate situation since she didn't want to pay anything more than $1200.

Rockville Apartments for Rent - Rockville Apartments Reviews and Ratings
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Old 08-19-2014, 06:56 PM
 
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I'm open to living outside of Rockville. I was looking in Gaithersburg, Frederick or maybe somewhere in VA?
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Old 08-19-2014, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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I'm open to living outside of Rockville. I was looking in Gaithersburg, Frederick or maybe somewhere in VA?
Gaithersburg and Frederick would give you more affordable options. Perhaps look at Olney, Burtonsville, Fulton and Ashton also. I wouldn't bother looking in Virginia as nearby locations will be even more expensive than Rockville.
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Old 08-19-2014, 07:52 PM
 
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You could find an affordable rental in Hagerstown, but that involves a longer drive.
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Old 08-19-2014, 10:04 PM
 
Location: Arnold, MD
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I vote Frederick. Its very affordable with many luxury apartments, and the commute to Rockville is fairly easy. It is a very safe, family oriented area. If you're single, it has a Historic Downtown where you can meet other singles.
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Old 08-20-2014, 07:09 AM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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I vote Frederick. Its very affordable with many luxury apartments, and the commute to Rockville is fairly easy. It is a very safe, family oriented area. If you're single, it has a Historic Downtown where you can meet other singles.
You are first person I have ever seen say that. I guess driving 25 miles an hour is easy.
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Old 08-20-2014, 12:16 PM
 
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You are first person I have ever seen say that. I guess driving 25 miles an hour is easy.
It isn't that slow. And there are a few other options (MARC, MTA Express Bus)

Its a matter of tradeoffs. You can live very close and pay more or commute. Many of us made the decision to commute because we like the quality of life in Frederick County. But to each his/her own
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Old 08-20-2014, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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I was exagerrating about the speed. I just haven't seen anyone who is happy commuting down 270. You are right about having other options though.
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Old 08-20-2014, 07:55 PM
 
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I vote Frederick. Its very affordable with many luxury apartments, and the commute to Rockville is fairly easy. It is a very safe, family oriented area. If you're single, it has a Historic Downtown where you can meet other singles.
I wouldn't call Frederick very affordable. When compared to places inside of the beltway, definitely, but not compared to some suburbs.
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