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Old 01-23-2007, 08:46 PM
 
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Default Looking for a place near Washington DC

Hi,
I have been reading so many threads in this forum and you all guys offer great great advise. Hence, i am so inspired to write in here.

I moved to US in November 2006 and since then have been in Charlottesville, VA. However, now my project is over and I have an option to move near to Washington DC. I really have no idea about the area. Somone recommended a place called Rockville.

I would be moving there very soon and what I am looking at is a place within 25-30 miles from DC. My biggest criteria would be a safe place to live. I am Single, hence want a place thats quite happening and friendly people. Also looking for a beautiful place to live.

I would love to hear your recommendations so that I can drive this weekend and have a look at a few places out of these.

Thank you in advance !
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Old 01-23-2007, 08:48 PM
 
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To add to my write-up earlier. I am open for both VA and MD areas. Hence, all good advises are welcome.

Regards
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Old 01-23-2007, 10:01 PM
 
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Rockville is a perfectly nice city around 15 miles outside of DC. It's your typical American suburb in most respects; safe with good schools and largely populated by families. If you're looking for a "happening" place loaded with singles, you'll have to venture closer in towards DC, notably to Arlington on the Virginia side of the Potomac, right across from DC, a nexus for single twenty-somethings where there is more of an urban character and more nightlife than you'd find in Rockville or most other suburbs outside of the Beltway. Rockville has a Metro station which can zip you into DC in 25 minutes. Since you're not too far away, I definitely recommend taking a weekend trip up to the DC area and venturing around exploring Arlington, Alexandria, Rockville and the surrounding areas and just checking out the vibe of the different communities and seeing what sort of environment you think you'd feel most comfortable in.
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Old 01-28-2007, 01:16 AM
 
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You can't go wrong with Rockville, SilverSpring, Arlington, OldTown Alexandria area, or if your not scared of the big bad city areas around Adams Morgan, Dupont Circle....Happening nightlife bars and restaurants with tons of single young folks and married....
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Old 01-28-2007, 03:56 PM
 
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Default Looking for a place near Washington DC

The areas you have been recommended are all good ones to live. Since you're single most of the places I would know to recommend for you might be a bit too hefty for most people in your situation. It reallys comes down to what you're looking for in 1) the place itsels, 2) the type of neighborhood, 3) the time/distance to where you will work.

I was a fan for a longer drive and lesser housing cost when I first moved into the outskirts of the DC area. Unfortunately even those areas now (fun as they are) still cost an arm and a leg by being near DC. It seems more reasonable to pay the costs for those areas when you have a growing family (cost to pay for safe neighborhoods, good schools, etc...) all not as important when you just have yourself.

If you like the more city like areas I think you'll find a great area in Rockville, Silver Spring, etc... If you also like buying a place that may already be built you could try cities like Columbia in Howard County, or go further south in Maryland. You may find Prince George's County (aka PG county) gets noticed for some of the more unsavory news reports.

If you like the more rural places you could try a jaunt down Route 4 to places like Calvert County, or even further down toward Solomons Island. The down side to that is you will be extending your commute time quite a bit.

Good luck with the search. There's ton's out there to choose from.

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Hi,
I have been reading so many threads in this forum and you all guys offer great great advise. Hence, i am so inspired to write in here.

I moved to US in November 2006 and since then have been in Charlottesville, VA. However, now my project is over and I have an option to move near to Washington DC. I really have no idea about the area. Somone recommended a place called Rockville.

I would be moving there very soon and what I am looking at is a place within 25-30 miles from DC. My biggest criteria would be a safe place to live. I am Single, hence want a place thats quite happening and friendly people. Also looking for a beautiful place to live.

I would love to hear your recommendations so that I can drive this weekend and have a look at a few places out of these.

Thank you in advance !
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