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Old 12-23-2007, 09:05 AM
 
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Gaithersburg to DC is congested. My husband do a lot of driving and when he have to drive to Gaithersburg he leaves extra early to avoid rush hour traffic.
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Old 12-23-2007, 10:40 PM
 
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You should also check out the Crofton area, it is about a 20 minute drive from the New Carrollton Metro stop....you can be in downtown DC in about an hour during rush hour times. Crofton ranked 72 in the top 100 places to live in the U.S. We have a small dog and one 4 year old. Our house backs to a golf course and is on a 3 mile loop. We are getting ready to sell in Jan 08, house will go for about $500k. The schools speak for themselves if you do a little research, the area is close to everything.
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Old 12-24-2007, 07:14 PM
 
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I work in that exact area (and am wondering if you're DH will be working for my employer...) :-) I live in Severna Park MD and take the MARC train from either BWI or Odenton - taking the express trains I make it in in 65 minutes desk to door. 30 minutes is tough - you practically have to live in walking distance or in the city w/ a 5-10 minute walk from metro. (Even my friends who live in close-in Arlington, Ballston, etc. take at least 30 minutes unless it's crack-of-dawn rush hour.) There are a lot of new condos going up around 4th/5th/G/H NW - MassCourt and a couple that aren't even open yet - not sure if that is an option for you. University Park in College Park was known for great elementary schools last I checked (many UMD professors live there b/c of the schools and proximity to UMD) - you can take the Green line directly to Gallery Place which is 1metro stop east of Judiciary Sq. If he is working at DOJ/Attorney's office, DOL, GAO, etc. it's very walkable. A bit further out are lots of decent suburbs but they all have a different feel - need to know more about what you like to be more helpful. Welcome to DC. :-)
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Old 12-26-2007, 11:44 PM
 
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Silver Spring is a wonderful and still affordable area. It's safe and the schools are good. Best of all, it's a short commute to downtown though slightly annoying because of the location of SS on the Red Line. Bethesda is shorter distance to on Metro but about the same by car. I drive to work but I leave after rush hour and it usually takes less than 30 minutes. Metro about the same.
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Old 12-26-2007, 11:48 PM
 
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To paraphrase the REM tune: don't go to Rockville. It's a horror.
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