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Old 02-10-2010, 10:24 AM
 
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Default Working in DC, living in MD

We may be relocating to DC for a job (not a high paying job unfortunately)..

I'm trying to research where would be a place to start looking for apartments...(around 1000K/month) I've been to Baltimore a few times, and also the Glen Bernie area as well as Annapolis. But I can't remember how long the commute was to DC.. (If I remember right it was maybe a bit less than an hour non rush hour?)

We would be in the area for 2-3 years and I have no idea what areas would be considered both commutable and respectable for a wife and 2 year old...

Our background :Both of us in our mid-30's. "respectable/decent" family life. I used to be a corporate pilot but have been layed off, so the job I may try to get (non-aviation) will only pay around $60-70K..There are no jobs in my line of work at the moment. Wife is stay at home mom. Like I said, we would prob. only be here 2-3 years maybe a tad longer. So we would probably try to see as much of DC/Baltimore as we could before we left.

Any suggestion where to begin?

Thanks.
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Old 02-10-2010, 10:47 AM
 
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We may be relocating to DC for a job (not a high paying job unfortunately)..

I'm trying to research where would be a place to start looking for apartments...(around 1000K/month) I've been to Baltimore a few times, and also the Glen Bernie area as well as Annapolis. But I can't remember how long the commute was to DC.. (If I remember right it was maybe a bit less than an hour non rush hour?)

We would be in the area for 2-3 years and I have no idea what areas would be considered both commutable and respectable for a wife and 2 year old...

Our background :Both of us in our mid-30's. "respectable/decent" family life. I used to be a corporate pilot but have been layed off, so the job I may try to get (non-aviation) will only pay around $60-70K..There are no jobs in my line of work at the moment. Wife is stay at home mom. Like I said, we would prob. only be here 2-3 years maybe a tad longer. So we would probably try to see as much of DC/Baltimore as we could before we left.

Any suggestion where to begin?

Thanks.
1000K a month?!?!!! you can live anywhere....




seriously... if you're bringing in 60-70k a month, you don't sound like you're looking to purchase a house for 2-3 years so $1000 a month rent won't do you too well if you're looking for a decent neighborhood. You may wanna look into places like Bowie or Columbia they are decent places and the commute to DC wouldn't be too much. But it all depends on what you willing to put up with.

Last edited by BlackZappa301; 02-10-2010 at 10:47 AM.. Reason: i'm sick of the snow too btw
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Old 02-10-2010, 06:26 PM
 
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Do you know where your job location is? If so, is it accessible via Metro/MARC? If the answer to that is yes, then you could consider communities along the MARC Brunswick, Penn and Camden lines (ie out toward Fredrick and Martinsburg WV, and past Baltimore towards Delaware). In both of those areas, you could find decent housing on your budget. The downside is the commute time. It does make for a long day. (I did it for 3 years- Perryville to DC on the Penn line).
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