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Old 03-23-2010, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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Dunno the exact answer to that slowlane, but I'd wager it has to do with tax breaks or something.
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Old 03-23-2010, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Vienna, Virginia
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Prince Georges county is the poor sister to Montgomery County Maryland in the DC metropolitan area.

But despite what you have read on this board, PG has excellent schools, PG has great neighborhoods outside of the capital beltway. And some great neighborhoods exists inside the beltway as well. One would be Cheverly, Maryland.

PG gets a bad reputation for its proximity to south east Washington. Though south east Washington is unique and complex as well.

Unfortunately, you need to be outside the capital beltway to really enjoy Prince Georges. It’s image problem effects its inability to attract quality retail, housing stock and roads and infrastructure. It’s rooted in its blue collar, tobacco roots. But NASA is still there, University of Maryland is there, the wonderful and newly built National Harbor is there, NSA is there. PG will surprise many folks, it’s more class struck than Montgomery or Howard county, where affordability clash with suburban bourgeois.

I consider PG folks to be the everyday Washingtonians. Real people.
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Old 03-23-2010, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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Have a friend who lives in Bowie, near Largo. His house is pretty big, as are the ones around it. They all look nice, the whole neighborhood looked nice. Drop a random person there who has no knowledge of where they're at and they'd probably say they're in Bethesda or McLean.

It's also a lot cheaper. IDK how the school district for his area is, but if it's good (or if I could afford private school for my kids), I would totally live there. It's true suburbia though... gotta have a car to go anywhere.
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Old 04-03-2010, 11:33 PM
 
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I went to elementary school inside the Beltway, and most of the kids I was in school with are finishing up their bachelor's degrees. Just sayin'.

My parents could've moved to MoCo, but they figured their kids would do well enough in PG (helped along, no doubt, by the magnet programs), and they didn't want to deal with MoCo traffic. There are plenty of decent single family homes in the Greenbelt- College Park areas, and you can get quickly to public transportation. Langley Park isn't a predominantly black area, so I don't know why it's relevant for this poster.
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