U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Happy Easter!
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Maryland > Washington, DC suburbs in Maryland
Washington, DC suburbs in Maryland Calvert County, Charles County, Montgomery County, and Prince George's County
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Old 08-18-2010, 08:50 PM
23 posts, read 44,878 times
Reputation: 10


I know there's a ton a threads out there about housing, so here's one more.

My wife and I will be moving to the area around Dec/Jan. I have a job lined up in Laurel, MD and she will most likely be working in Bethesda, MD.

Our budget for a home is around $350-$450k. We would like a decent size lot, not huge just something with a deck and room for a dog. A basement large enough for a media/bar, 3-4 bedrooms, and a "nicer" neighborhood with restaurants/grocery stores within 5 miles. We're willing to update, we just want something with good bones that may just need cosmetic work.

Due to these wants we mainly been looking just north of Silver Springs as the housing seems to be "affordable" with much of what we want. However, I am unfamilar with the area and I don't know if this is a decent "up and coming" area or if there are other reasons why its cheaper than some other surrounding areas.

Due to commutes to Bethesda and Laurel, I feel like Silver Springs is the best bet for the cost. Are there any neighboorhood, zip codes, or neighbooring cities I should looked at?

Is Laurel really only a commuter town with not much to do? How about Rockville, Wheaton, or Columbia?

Thank you for all your help!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Old 08-19-2010, 08:23 AM
16 posts, read 19,329 times
Reputation: 22
I would check out the 20853 zipcode to start. I think it's technically Rockville (Silver Spring is on the other side of Georgia Ave). It has a lot of houses built in the mid 60s that seem to fit all of your criteria. It's cheaper because by local standards the houses are "older" and it butts up against the area of Rockville and Bethesda served by some of the best public high schools in the country. There's nothing wrong with the other Montgomery County schools, but they aren't as prestigious. Prestigious schools= expensive homes.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-19-2010, 03:03 PM
789 posts, read 2,227,226 times
Reputation: 129
I would look in the KempMill area (off Randolph road) ,very nice homes in that price range with decent size lots. Older now that may need updating, but a very good midpoint between both jobs.

Is public school part of the equation?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.

Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply

Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Maryland > Washington, DC suburbs in Maryland
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top