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Old 04-02-2011, 08:54 AM
 
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Hello,

I grew up on the Eastern Shore and would love to move back to the area to be closer to family. However, it's been a very long time since I lived there and it seems to have grown up quite a bit.

My husband typically works from home, but has periods when he must be in downtown DC. We currently live in a far-flung suburb of Virginia near Dulles Airport and he takes the bus to get downtown. His commute time can be anywhere from 1.5 hours to over two hours each way.

So, I'm thinking if he's willing to put in that commute time when necessary, then perhaps we could consider relocating to the Eastern Shore? Home prices on Kent Island appear to be cheaper and lot sizes seem larger.

But he has serious reservations about the Bay Bridge and beach traffic in the summer on the Island. Plus, he feels taxes and energy costs will be significantly higher in Maryland.

Any thoughts? Does anyone have experience using the commuter bus from Kent Island? And what about the public schools? Are they any good? We have three young kids and need to take that into consideration.

Thanks for any feedback/advice!
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Old 04-02-2011, 09:51 AM
 
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I don't know what to tell you other then I'm thinking the same thing. I do live on the Eastern Shore and have previously worked in DC. It does take about 2 hours each way and the summer traffic is a killer. I'm thinking of working there again and seeing if I could have "off" hours so that I can maybe beat the traffic. It is alot cheaper on the Shores as far as cost of living. I brought a 2500 sq ft house close to the water that I couldn't even touch on the Western Shore.
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Old 04-02-2011, 10:37 AM
 
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Thanks for the feedback. That's so disappointing that the travel time is that long. That doesn't work in my favor to convince him to move...

Do you ever use the commuter bus from Kent Island? I'm wondering what that's like. My husband actually doesn't mind riding the DC commuter bus from our community here in NoVa; he uses the time to get more work done.

It's funny... One of the communities on KI was advertising that they're 40 minutes from DC. I was like, 'yeah, maybe if you're on a rocket'. Good grief...

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Old 04-02-2011, 04:01 PM
 
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I frequent the Bay Bridge a lot.....

At what times in the day will your husband be commuting on the Bridge?
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Old 04-02-2011, 04:10 PM
 
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Between 6 and 6:30 is when he typically leaves for work.
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Old 04-02-2011, 06:43 PM
 
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yeah its called 950/922 MTA commuter THEY HAVE HOV TRAFFIC IMMUNITY
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Old 04-03-2011, 03:15 PM
 
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6:00AM-6:30AM traffic is not bad at all no matter what time of the year, especially if you are traveling on the western bridge because it is 3 lanes. Getting home, is another story
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Old 04-03-2011, 07:24 PM
 
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I'll have to look into the commuter bus. I could drive to KI and then take the commuter bus. It's still going to be a long drive for me though since I'm in Dorchester County. I've thought about Philly since it's 90 miles away but doesn't seem like the pay is as good as DC.
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Old 04-03-2011, 10:40 PM
 
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I'll have to look into the commuter bus. I could drive to KI and then take the commuter bus. It's still going to be a long drive for me though since I'm in Dorchester County. I've thought about Philly since it's 90 miles away but doesn't seem like the pay is as good as DC.
if you were doing philly you would need to drive to delaware to dover use dart 301 to wilmington then SEPTA to philly OR there is a demand response bus that can do door to door service they are called Delmarva Community Services, Inc. Opening doors to independent living! (http://www.dcsdct.org/bus%20schedules.htm - broken link) they have ltd service but you may be able to manipulate the rtes to ur advantage good luck transit as you know SUCKS IN MARYLAND
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Old 04-04-2011, 09:06 AM
 
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if you were doing philly you would need to drive to delaware to dover use dart 301 to wilmington then SEPTA to philly OR there is a demand response bus that can do door to door service they are called Delmarva Community Services, Inc. Opening doors to independent living! (http://www.dcsdct.org/bus%20schedules.htm - broken link) they have ltd service but you may be able to manipulate the rtes to ur advantage good luck transit as you know SUCKS IN MARYLAND
Well, with all that transferring it looks like it would be the same amount of time as going to DC.

I've looked at DE jobs and I don't think they're any high paying jobs there either. I work as a medical biller/collector and as soon as a medical facility opens up on the Shores, abiller's position is already taken. I'm beginning to think it's the people that were born and raised on the Shores that are getting the little bit of jobs that come here. Oh, well, I'll keep looking.
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