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Old 03-31-2008, 04:23 PM
 
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I have been reading all the posts and have a couple of questions about the DC area. I am from the Hampton Roads Area in Virginia and am taking a job in Bethesda. I know that it is considerably more expensive to live in Virginia than in Maryland (working with a budget of only $300k). I thought about renting but no one will accept my Rottweiler. I have narrowed my search to the Upper Marlboro area, my question is how bad will the commute be from Upper Marlboro to Bethesda. I also wanted to know if anyone has also done the commute from Upper Marlboro to Fort Belvoir. Are there any other areas I should consider since I will eventually end up at Fort Belvoir?

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Old 03-31-2008, 05:34 PM
 
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You will like living in Upper Marlboro. My husband use to work in Fort belvoir and had no problem driving to work. Driving it took him about 45 minutes.
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Old 03-31-2008, 07:44 PM
 
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Upper Marlboro to Bethesda is not going to be a fun commute.
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Old 03-31-2008, 08:27 PM
 
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My husband used to live in Morningside (Andrews AFB) and would commute up to White Flint area. . . that is still a solid distance from Bethesda and it was not pretty. You are talking Beltway driving (everyone and their mother on the road) and a long distance in between points; maybe College Park/beltsville area would be better if you want to stay in PG county and be considerably closer to Bethesda when you walk out the door in the morning.
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Old 04-01-2008, 04:25 PM
 
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How long would you say the commute would be from Upper Marlboro to Bethesda?
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Old 04-02-2008, 09:27 AM
 
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Have you tried the Montgomery Gazette's website and Long and Foster's website for more rental listings? I see so many houses for rent in Rockville, I have to believe someone will allow your dog.
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Old 04-02-2008, 06:28 PM
 
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How long would you say the commute would be from Upper Marlboro to Bethesda?
I know that on a good day with no traffic, it is about a half hour from District Heights to Bethesda. Upper Marlboro is much further away. Toss in the traffic and I would guess it is a lot longer than a half hour.
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Old 04-02-2008, 07:40 PM
 
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Thank you Franklaw for the information, I will check the websites that you suggested.
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Old 07-29-2009, 07:57 AM
 
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Live closer to work, that is all I can say. That commute is going to take a toll after a while.
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