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Old 10-28-2006, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Sacramento, CA
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My husband's job may be relocating to DC area but we are hoping to find a home in a small town near DC that would be a reasonable commute (30 minute drive). Any suggestions?
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Old 10-28-2006, 09:00 PM
 
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Unfortunately, there aren't really any small towns in the traditional sense with the strong sense of community, lifetimes residents, traditional downtowns and safe streets, anywhere within a 30 minute commute from DC. There are areas like Takoma Park, Kensington, Falls Church and Hyattsville that exhibit some of the characteristics, but these areas carry the feeling more of urban neighborhoods rather than small towns.
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Old 11-02-2006, 05:00 PM
 
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My husband's job may be relocating to DC area but we are hoping to find a home in a small town near DC that would be a reasonable commute (30 minute drive). Any suggestions?
A 30 minute commute to DC? : I do not think so. Tokoma Park is close to DC but it does not have that small town environment. Good Luck..
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Old 11-03-2006, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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I have been offered a job at Bolling AFB, what is a good area to live that is safe?
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Old 11-08-2006, 06:13 PM
 
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Well I currently reside in germantown, md. Morning traffic is about 45mns to dc, you not really gonna find a town that has the small town feel and that's 30mns away from DC. Oh yeah prepare yourself for high taxes, Montgomery county is the most expensive county in Maryland, dont go to Prince George, lol.
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Old 11-12-2006, 11:50 AM
 
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Traffic is so bad during rush hour you can't commute from anywhere is 30 mins.
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Old 11-13-2006, 05:00 PM
 
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I know the Bolling area pretty well, and about the only way you're going to be 30 minutes away is by going to Prince George's County -- which I do NOT recommend -- or by getting a place in town -- which I DO recommend. But there is no small town anywhere nearby. Sorry for the dreary news.
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Old 11-25-2006, 10:27 PM
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Location: Nanjemoy
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I relocated from DC to the Southern Maryland a couple of years ago. There are small towns and rural areas there but the commute is more than 30 mins. you are looking at least 45 mins to an hour durning non rush hour. But I would not trade it for the world.

If the drive is to much you can take the commuter bus or the Metro (subway) is just in PG County.

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Old 12-17-2006, 08:16 AM
 
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Default Cheverly, Maryland

I am going to let you in on a little secret. Cheverly, Maryland is located less than 1 mile from the DC line, it has its own police force and Metro stop, beautiful tree lined streets, very charming older (1920+) style homes that include Cape Cods, Bungalows, Colonials, Spanish Mediterranean (my home style), etc. The homes in Cheverly are surprisingly affordable - it truly is a hidden gem. I moved here from Boston 4 years ago with my wife and kids and we love it! Our neighbors are very friendly, the crime is very low (due to dilligent Cheverly Police patrols), and we commute (drive) to work in about 30 minutes with rush hour traffic. Sometimes we take the Cheverly Metro, which takes about the same time. I would recommend that anyone relocating to the DC area check out Cheverly. Check out the town's website to learn more about this wonderful community:
http://www.cheverly-md.gov/Pages/Che..._Council/index
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Old 12-19-2006, 08:59 AM
 
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Just wanted to second Cheverly, it is a lovely neighborhood and has very charming older homes on nice tree lined streets, you wouldn't believe you are so close to DC there!
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