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Old 12-26-2007, 05:23 PM
 
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My husband has been offered a job in Frederick MD. Can anyone tell me about the commute from No VA. Trying to determine if WV, VA, MD or PA is our best bet for cost of living, community, schools and commute. We could afford a house from 200-300K. Any advice would be appreciated.
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Old 12-27-2007, 06:10 AM
 
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Hi,

You might want to consider looking at Frederick itself. I don't specifically know that much about Frederick, but it's always seemed to me to be a nice community - I've been there for children's festivals and I've been there with grown-ups for dinner at the nice restaurants.

I'd need to map the commute to points in Northern Virginia. I *think* you would be closest to ... Loudoun County? But, if I'm right, I think you're going to find Loudoun to be a little bit $. I think the commute to most places in Northern Virginia would be around 45 minutes to an hour, but I can't be sure since I was coming from another part of Northern Virginia (to Frederick).

Conventional wisdom would probably say that WV would have the lowest housing prices, but Pennsylvania can be inexpensive as well. I'd start checking schools on the greatschools website in some of the towns in a perimeter around Frederick and see if anything looks good.
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Old 12-27-2007, 06:23 AM
 
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Stay on the MD side of the river. The crossing you can make over the Potomac to get to Frederick is the 15, and that gets horribly congested at rush hour.

I've heard Frederick is a nice town, and the prices are reasonable. It's best to live where you work.
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