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Old 02-14-2008, 11:22 AM
 
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I'm moving my wife and unborn child from Metro Detroit to Take a Job in D.C.. I'm going to make $50K staring out and my wife won't be able to work for approx 1 year. She's a teacher. I'm looking to move to Maryland side and commute to D.C.. Where's the best place to move and commute and where's a good place for my wife to find a job. Please help!!!!! I've never even been to Maryland.
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Old 02-14-2008, 11:32 AM
 
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I'm moving my wife and unborn child from Metro Detroit to Take a Job in D.C.. I'm going to make $50K staring out and my wife won't be able to work for approx 1 year. She's a teacher. I'm looking to move to Maryland side and commute to D.C.. Where's the best place to move and commute and where's a good place for my wife to find a job. Please help!!!!! I've never even been to Maryland.
I'm jealous! I want to go I never been, but I can only go by what I heard-- it pays well and Maryland, to be so small, is wealthy.
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Old 02-14-2008, 12:26 PM
 
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Default From Detroit as well

I am moving to maryland from detroit as well. I will be moving feb 15th and will be living in Dunkirk MD with friends until i get to know the area. If your interested in meeting up let me know. I am 27 and enjoy playing all sports. Good luck on your housing search.
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Old 02-14-2008, 12:31 PM
 
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The only thing that I'm nervous about is the cost of living, they say the crime is bad in PG county but I'm from Deeeeetroit, how bad could it be.
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Old 02-14-2008, 12:41 PM
 
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What a weird coincidence! My family and I are moving from Detroit to Maryland by the end of March!

We're young and have a small child as well! We're leaving Detroit in droves! LOL
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Old 02-14-2008, 02:10 PM
 
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The only thing that I'm nervous about is the cost of living, they say the crime is bad in PG county but I'm from Deeeeetroit, how bad could it be.
Not as bad as Detroit, that's for sure.

You're going to think people complaining about PG County crime are all wussies.
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Old 02-15-2008, 05:08 AM
 
Location: Between Frederick and Westminster
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If you're coming from Detroit, you will love Maryland!
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Old 02-15-2008, 05:56 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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I can't advise you on where your wife could find a job. I've seen plenty of help wanted signs around. Concerning commuting, one thing you need to figure out is how you want to commute. Do you want to drive into D.C.? Personally, I wouldn't advise that considering how bad traffic can get. You could try to find a community close to a Metro (D.C. subway system) station. That way you could take the Metro into D.C. which is an easier option. If you want to live further out from D.C., you might look for a town served by the Maryland Transportation Authority railroad. They run commuter trains Monday to Friday. The trains will take you to Union Station, from there you could take the Metro to where ever you have to go. The Metro and the train save you considerable hassle driving and parking wise. I don't know what it would cost you money wise to regularly commute on either one.

One thing you will find about moving to Maryland is it is more expensive, especially the cost of a home. I believe it's because it's so close to D.C.

Good luck on your move.
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Old 02-15-2008, 06:58 AM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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Certain parts of Prince Georges are beginning to remind me of Detroit. (I moved from Detroit to DC area 10 years ago). Stay to North or east Prince Georges, outside the Beltway, if that's where you plan to live.

Traffic in DC area is a lot worse then Detroit so living somewhere where it will be an easier commute should be your priority.
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Old 02-15-2008, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Silver Spring,Maryland
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Well we moved from Ohio to MD. Try Silver Spring. Greenbelt has nice places too. Hit up craigslist and there are nice parts to Takoma Park but some areas are not nice--it depends on what you like. 50K does NOT go far here. We make 2x that and we are still broke. Wifey needs a job : )
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