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Old 08-22-2010, 01:35 PM
 
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Since crime seems to be hyper local in Fort Washington, does anyone have an opinion on the Bock Road area south of Oxon Hill? It looks completely low density residential (to the point where there aren't even strip malls with retail options), so I'm wondering if that would be considered a safer area? The prospect of owning a nice house with some land that have reasonable costs is very attractive one, and I would seriously consider moving to the area if crime rates were reasonable. looking at the images on google's street view, I can't imagine roving gangs on the street corner or hijacking at stop lights. Can anyone chime in?
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Old 08-22-2010, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Ft. Washington/Oxon Hill border, MD (Prince George's County)
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Happy to readdress in the MD forum per the mods suggestion...
Though to answer your question...I considered a home off of Bock Road when I was looking (it had a swimming pool and the most fabulous landscaped yard but needed so much updating to the 70s interior) and I do not live far from there now. Seems very quiet residential. Lots of older retired folks that bought many years ago over there. No no drivebys, roving gangs, yadda yadda. That said, generally you are better off being on the other side of Rt 210 (the Potomac river side) but there are nice communities over there. You'd be very close to Tucker Road Community Center and parks which I used quite a bit this summer until it got so hot. Tennis courts, soccer, trails, lake, playground for kids, football fields, basketball courts, ice skating rink, etc.
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Old 08-22-2010, 03:52 PM
 
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Note: The above posts were moved from another discussion on the Northern Virginia forum so that they would be more relevant.
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Old 08-22-2010, 10:32 PM
 
Location: 5 years in Southern Maryland, USA
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Seems very quiet residential. Lots of older retired folks that bought many years ago over there. No no drivebys, roving gangs, yadda yadda. That said, generally you are better off being on the other side of Rt 210 (the Potomac river side) but there are nice communities over there. You'd be very close to Tucker Road Community Center and parks which I used quite a bit this summer until it got so hot. Tennis courts, soccer, trails, lake, playground for kids, football fields, basketball courts, ice skating rink, etc.

I have been familiar with that area for several decades, and I totally agree with the above comments. The trail is actually 5-1/2 miles long, by the way. Oxon Hill also has a large excellent public library.

I've always been puzzled by the high-rise apartment building (is it still called Private Hill??) built in the 1970s which is set far back off the road in "Apple Grove". Seems rather strange to build a high-rise building so far from any store or highway.
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Old 08-23-2010, 08:53 PM
 
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Bock Rd area is nice, pretty quiet, and well-established. Schools could possibly be a problem, as is with most of PG County, but I don't know that for sure.
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