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Old 06-05-2012, 09:07 AM
 
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Our budget is around $2000/mo for renting a house, and yes public or charter schools for our boys. They will be in kinder, 1st and 2nd grade.
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Old 06-05-2012, 09:08 AM
 
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Would you be able to look for housing options in Fort Myer in Virginia? It's right across the river from DC and a short commute to Bolling.
No, Fort Meyer has no housing available for soldiers. Only officers can get housing there.
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Old 06-05-2012, 10:06 AM
 
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No, Fort Meyer has no housing available for soldiers. Only officers can get housing there.
I think you meant to say "enlisted soldiers." (Army officers are soldiers too.)
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Old 06-05-2012, 01:03 PM
 
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As of yesterday, the waiting list was 12 to 18 months to move on Belvoir.
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Old 06-05-2012, 02:15 PM
 
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I don't know about the waiting list, but the commute from the South Post of Belvoir to Bolling is not that bad. In the morning, the GW Parkway and the new Wilson bridge make it okay. Over in DC, 295 slows down during rush, but it's doable, compared to other commutes around here. Coming home to South Post is easy as you would take the GW Parkway, not Telegraph, which gets very slow.

Living off post near Bolling is not an option. Nobody goes outside the wire except to commute, for good reason. Andrews used to have some unique kind of off-post housing, but the schools were a problem there. It sounds like you husband is going to be in for a long commute. The closest county in Maryland, PG County has some rough areas. You might want to ask this question on a Maryland board. The closest areas in Virginia are safer, but more expensive. Either way, he is going to have to travel a long away to get to an area that meets your needs.
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Old 06-06-2012, 09:35 AM
 
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Don't move to Bolling. You're right, the schools in that area are horrible and there is no guarantee you'll get a decent charter (lottery has already passed). Now, I have heard that they will bus some kids from Bolling up to the public schools in the Capitol Hill area, but again, I wouldn't live on Bolling if I could help it. In all honesty, I think you need to suck up the fact you're going to have to live off-post. If I were you, I'd start looking down in Charles County, MD. I know a lot of enlisted folks who own and rent nice homes in the Waldorf area. The commute is reasonable (at least you don't have to cross the Wilson bridge everyday) and the schools are decent. As another poster recommended, you should get some more info from the MD board. Either way, good luck. It's tough moving to this area and finding a comfortable, safe place for your kids to live and go to school usually trump commute for those of us on a budget.
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