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Old 04-09-2008, 08:23 AM
Location: Metro Washington DC
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Originally Posted by hallie2 View Post
Olney is pretty, less pretentious than potomac.
... and a much long commute to go with it.
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Old 04-17-2008, 11:51 AM
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Originally Posted by FrankLaw View Post
I live in Potomac and work in downtown DC. I live closer to I-270 than you will, and that allows me the option of driving to a Metro and taking that into town. When I used to do that, it would take me 50 minutes to an hour, door to door.

Now I drive to work. Usually, I take the I-270 to the Beltway to Cabin John Parkway/Clara Barton/Canal Road.

When I drive my son to school, I take River Road to Little Falls (actually, there's another side rioad just before Little Falls, but I forget what it's called) to Massachusetts straight into downtown.

There are points where you'll back up, and it's never a real easy commute, but it's do-able. You should expect to spend about an hour in the car each way during rush hour.

Along the River Road route, the problem points are going to be:

(1) Where River meets Little Falls (which is why I bail out just before that point)
(2) Where Massachusetts meets Western Ave (but it's not that bad)
(3) Where Massachusetts meets Nebraska
(4) Where Massachusetts meets Wisconsin (this intersection can get pretty bad)
(5) Massachusetts as you approach Dupont Circle

Best case scenario, with no traffic at all, you should be able to get to the office in 30 minutes.

Worst case, it'll take you as much as an hour and twenty.
I am in a similar situation to AMT...relocating to the D.C. Area and considering Potomac. Frank's reply was very helpful (thank you).

Frank, how difficult was your commute when you drove to the Metro? Was parking at the Metro station difficult? Which station did you drive to/park at?
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