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Old 10-21-2010, 01:09 AM
 
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Hello Everyone,

My hubby will be stationed in DC, and we have one high schooler and one starting in elementary school. I am hoping to either get a job at one of the bases or one of the colleges in the area. I just want to move to a good neighborhood, with good schools, and not a terrible commute. We are looking to rent so anything preferably under $2000 a month would be good for right now until I start working again. Suggestions on areas to check out or stay away from would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance for your responses.
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Old 10-22-2010, 11:25 AM
 
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It really depends on what you want. If you live in Silver Spring, then you husband will not have a long commute and can take advantage of public transportation. Silver Spring is more urban that Columbia and Ellicott City. Columbia and Ellicott City have great schools, but you are looking at a long commute to DC and it is more suburban. What kind of place are you looking for?
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Old 10-24-2010, 06:17 AM
 
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Thank you for your response. We are looking to rent a home in an area where the kids can attend good schools. When you say longer commute to DC, how much longer? Is the only drawback the commuting distance living in these areas or are we giving up more such as neigborhoods, schools, etc? Thank You again.
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Old 10-24-2010, 06:05 PM
 
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I live in Columbia and my husband commutes to DC. He drives to greenbelt, then takes the metro to downtown DC. His commute takes 1 hour each way. If you live in Silver Spring, you would be right by the metro, although you may compromise a little on schools. Silver Spring is more urban, therefore more congested for running errands, things like that. Columbia has great schools, lots of recreation for kids...I could go on and on.
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