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Old 10-15-2012, 01:50 PM
 
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Hi,

Anyone got any advice to a fairly new resident. What would the commute from Oakton/Vienna (close to Nutley street) to New Carrolton (Federal Building) be like? Not sure about the exact hours but morning/evening with some flexibility.

Would appreciate any info.

Thanks

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Old 10-15-2012, 04:27 PM
 
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Well, first of all, I would just try to live in Maryland near your work.

Barring that, I would be prepared for a looong ride on the Orange Line.
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Old 10-15-2012, 04:32 PM
 
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The entire orange line of the Metro. Which takes I believe close to 45 minutes (i dont remember)
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Old 10-15-2012, 04:34 PM
 
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I would not live in Prince George over Fairfax. If I was to return to NoVA I would probably settle again in Sterling or in eastern Loudoun. Herndon, Chantilly and Centreville in Fairfax are nice too but more expensive. Prince George is the worst county around DC Area and New Carrollton is not the exception even though it is much better than a lil bit north
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Old 10-15-2012, 04:48 PM
 
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Obviously living closer would be nice in the long run and might be an option when our lease is up. Is metro the best way? I read on the wmata site that it will take 57 minutes on the Orange line. Google Maps says driving would take around 45 but my assumption is that the traffic would be horrible.
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Old 10-15-2012, 04:59 PM
 
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Believe me... In the rush hour times, it will be a lot more than 45 minutes by car, in fact it will be much more than the 57 minutes in the metro. If you live in Vienna or close the best you can do and what I would do even if I live in any other area in western Fairfax or northern Prince William is to park in the Vienna Fairfax metro and get all the way to New Carrolton by Metro. It ends precisely in New Carrollton.
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Old 10-15-2012, 05:04 PM
 
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Believe me... In the rush hour times, it will be a lot more than 45 minutes by car, in fact it will be much more than the 57 minutes in the metro. If you live in Vienna or close the best you can do and what I would do even if I live in any other area in western Fairfax or northern Prince William is to park in the Vienna Fairfax metro and get all the way to New Carrolton by Metro. It ends precisely in New Carrollton.
You wouldnt have to live in PG to make this a better commute. If you live in MoCo in Maryland (for instance around the very nice area of Bethesda) you could avoid the issues with the beltway that occur at the 270 spur by shooting up Connecticut avenue to 495 and be in New Carrolton in about 25 minutes (worst of the commute will be for a small portion just before 95 north).

I dont understand why some people just hate on Maryland. I hate plenty of it too, but damn MoCo is just as affluent and nationally respected as Fairfax (not to mention prices for rent and purchase are about 25% cheaper there than comparable locations in Fairfax/Arlington).
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Old 10-15-2012, 05:12 PM
 
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You wouldnt have to live in PG to make this a better commute. If you live in MoCo in Maryland (for instance around the very nice area of Bethesda) you could avoid the issues with the beltway that occur at the 270 spur by shooting up Connecticut avenue to 495 and be in New Carrolton in about 25 minutes (worst of the commute will be for a small portion just before 95 north).

I dont understand why some people just hate on Maryland. I hate plenty of it too, but damn MoCo is just as affluent and nationally respected as Fairfax (not to mention prices for rent and purchase are about 25% cheaper there than comparable locations in Fairfax/Arlington).
Yeah, I don't dislike Maryland nearly enough to add 30+ minutes to my commute. That would take an irrational level of hatred.
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Old 10-15-2012, 05:40 PM
 
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You wouldnt have to live in PG to make this a better commute. If you live in MoCo in Maryland (for instance around the very nice area of Bethesda) you could avoid the issues with the beltway that occur at the 270 spur by shooting up Connecticut avenue to 495 and be in New Carrolton in about 25 minutes (worst of the commute will be for a small portion just before 95 north).

I dont understand why some people just hate on Maryland. I hate plenty of it too, but damn MoCo is just as affluent and nationally respected as Fairfax (not to mention prices for rent and purchase are about 25% cheaper there than comparable locations in Fairfax/Arlington).
I don't hate Maryland, in fact I find it a very beautiful state having being from the west part in the Appalachians all the way to Ocean City. It is simply that PG is a big ghetto county and everybody in DC Area knows it. It is even nicknamed Murderland. The onlh good thing I can say about PG County is being the homeland of Kevin Durant. Nothing else.
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Old 10-15-2012, 05:43 PM
 
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Actually my favorite region in Maryland is Cumberland, pretty unique. Last february I took I 68 all the way to Mongantown WV. Very very beautiful.
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