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Old 01-05-2008, 09:45 PM
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Can anyone tell me what the commute would be from Ashton Sandy Spring to the Pentagon?

We are looking for an area that is no more than 45 min. to 1 hr. even during heavy traffic (occasionally a little more is o.k.)

We know absolutely nothing of this area or how to get around in it!

Also, is it possible to rent a decent 3 bedroom house for $1500 to $2000?

Is this at least an o.k. place to live? Any areas to avoid or areas recommended (that would fall in the above price range).

We have a 16 yr. old and a 9 month old. How are the schools? I'm not looking for the best, just decent.

We're looking for a moderately small area but without having more than an hour commute. We love smaller areas as long as there is access to plenty of shopping and colleges.
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Old 01-06-2008, 09:52 AM
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That's a great area but there is no way that you will make it to the pentagon during rush hour w/i an hour. My daughter attended Sandy Spring Friends School so I can't comment on the public schools although I would expect them to be fine in that part of Montgomery County.

2,000 for a 3 bedroom may also be a challenge. I would suggest that you find a location that you can get to the metro and then do the remaining commute by rail. If you are in mont county, you will have to take the red line and then change lines to get to the pentagon.

Have you looked at cities in VA? Do you specifically want to be in MoCo? I love Ashton/Sandy Spring but a commute to the pentagon will kill you.
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Old 01-06-2008, 07:35 PM
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Ashton is nice and upscale but it is a 45 min. / 1 hour drive to Pentagon from that area easy with NO traffic. You could maybe find an apartment rental--or maybe a townhouse--in that range in Montgomery County, but Ashton isn't exactly a apartment/townhouse kind of area.
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Old 01-06-2008, 10:57 PM
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Default Please! info on Ashton Sandy Spring

I grew up in Ashton, a wonderful place but the commute to the Pentagon would be very long. Painfully long. A home inside the beltway, perhaps downtown Silver Spring, would be much easier on you.

Good luck!
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