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Old 02-12-2008, 09:31 AM
 
Location: south florida
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My husband and I are going to be moving to the college park area due to his work (I am a stay at home mom). We have a young daughter, so safety/education is very important to us. I have no idea what areas to look, as I know nothing about Maryland (other than the show The Wire...) We would preferably like a single family home, a nice neighborhood, but I understand it is very expensive living up there - (we can spend up to the mid $300s) and my husband doesn't want to travel TOO far (I also understand traffic is REALLY bad)... Any info would help me greatly!
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Old 02-12-2008, 09:40 AM
 
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Maybe try Burtonsville or the Ellicott City areas. There are lots of U-Md grad students, faculty, and staff that live in those areas, I think. The commute to College Park is do-able from there. The traffic here can be insane, but if you avoid the Beltway and I-95, it should be manageable.

Mind you, I have no idea what the schools are like there. I would suggest staying west of the campus, though. Look in Montgomery County. It's generally considered safer and generally has better schools than Prince George's County, which is where the university is located (right on the border).
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Old 02-12-2008, 09:48 AM
 
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Thanks! I've read (good things) about Montgomery County and have heard to kind of avoid Prince George's County to live in. Thanks again!
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Old 02-12-2008, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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Parts of Montgomery, especially the parts closer to UMd., are no better than PG county. For the price you say you want there are homes right in College Park for thaqt amount. That doesn't mean College Park is right for you though.
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Old 02-12-2008, 05:03 PM
 
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Old 02-13-2008, 11:23 AM
 
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Take a look at University Park in Prince George's County.
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Old 02-19-2008, 07:34 AM
 
Location: south florida
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Thanks everyone for your advice!
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