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Old 08-21-2010, 09:35 AM
 
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My wife may be getting a job in Woodlawn, and my prospects include Rockville. Would there be a reasonable place to live in between these 2 cities? I'm very concerned that the commutes would be horrible from what I've read.

Schools will be important, as we have a 3- and 5-yr-old.

Many thanks.
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Old 08-21-2010, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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Living in a place like Damascus would possibly be good. Easy to both 270 and 70 from there.
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Old 08-24-2010, 01:54 PM
 
Location: DMV
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i would say laurel or burtonsville area would be the most equitable commute for you both. and it's a pretty decent area to live.
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Old 08-26-2010, 07:40 AM
 
Location: Silver Spring,Maryland
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I currently work in Woodlawn (smile). We live in the Silver Spring area near Colesville. I have a reverse commute and if you get a job in Rockville you could take Randolph Road to work and avoid the beltway. If I were you I would look into homes along the north of Randolph Road (zip 20904/20906) There are good schools in the northern sector or even towards Layhill Rd.

What is your price range? I would say the closest you should live to Rockville is near Georgia so that your wife's drive is not too long. She can take 29 to 70 and get to work in 40 minutes or so.
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Old 08-26-2010, 08:07 AM
 
Location: HoCo, MD
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I'd also add in Columbia/Ellicott City - depending on where, the schools can be excellent - comparable to Potomac/Bethesda schools but your $$ goes a bit further in terms of real estate. The commute to Woodlawn would be a non issue and the commute to Rockville can be 'ok' if you're headed more towards the Town Center or Shady Grove area.

On the flip side, if you live near Rockville - the commute to Woodlawn would be fine since it'll be against traffic (PM commute would be worse of the two). However, having grown up in MC (Potomac/Bethesda), its gotten a bit too crowded for my taste - just my .02.
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Old 08-11-2014, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Plymouth Meeting, PA
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For all of you who responded to the initial messgae, what is public transportation like
I too am looking into moving to the Woodlawn area of Maryland work - Centers For Medicare and Medicaid).

I really don't want to live in Baltimore.

Thank you,
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Old 08-11-2014, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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For all of you who responded to the initial messgae, what is public transportation like
I too am looking into moving to the Woodlawn area of Maryland work - Centers For Medicare and Medicaid).

I really don't want to live in Baltimore.
It is served by 3 bus lines, but most trips go into the city of Baltimore, and one goes down Rolling Road towards Catonsville. If you want to live further out, like Howard County, your options are limited and you will need a car. CMMS does encourage car pools, and maybe you can find one when you arrive.

Bus maps start here: http://bit.ly/1kX7VMv

I have had to use the buses when I worked in Woodlawn, and the service is only fair. Sometimes the buses are 20 minutes apart, and the transfers are not co-ordinated well.
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