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Old 01-10-2008, 03:46 PM
 
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I was in the metro DC area the past two days for a job interview and to look at apartments. My boyfriend and I found a place in Silver Spring. It fits our budget and itsn't too far from his work or where I thought I would be working. However, at my interview I found out that my training will take place in Reston, Va for about 6 months. Then, I could transfer to the DC office and work mostly from there.

I'm wondering how terrible the commute from Silver Spring to Reston will be? Taking the metro isnt really an option because my job requires me to be on the road some of the day.
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Old 01-10-2008, 07:06 PM
 
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Hello,

It's going to be about a half and hour drive. You are going to love Reston. Don't get me wrong I love Maryland but I've been to Reston six times in the past two years. It only takes me about an hour to get there if that and I'm in Howard County.
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Old 01-10-2008, 09:18 PM
 
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Thanks a lot. 1/2 hour isn't bad at all. I was hoping to stay under an hour during traffic times. I was there 2 days ago and from what I saw, I liked it a lot too!
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Old 01-11-2008, 01:25 AM
 
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It will depend entirely on the traffic levels of the beltway. If the beltway is flowing like melted butter, it will take you about half an hour. If the beltway is "normal" traffic it can at least double. The road to Reston is the toll road so get your smart tag now.
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Old 01-11-2008, 09:02 AM
 
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It will depend entirely on the traffic levels of the beltway. If the beltway is flowing like melted butter, it will take you about half an hour. If the beltway is "normal" traffic it can at least double. The road to Reston is the toll road so get your smart tag now.
That's what I thought would be the more likely case. I guess I will just have to figure out the best time to beat the traffic...
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Old 01-11-2008, 04:51 PM
 
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I was in the metro DC area the past two days for a job interview and to look at apartments. My boyfriend and I found a place in Silver Spring. It fits our budget and itsn't too far from his work or where I thought I would be working. However, at my interview I found out that my training will take place in Reston, Va for about 6 months. Then, I could transfer to the DC office and work mostly from there.

I'm wondering how terrible the commute from Silver Spring to Reston will be? Taking the metro isnt really an option because my job requires me to be on the road some of the day.
As much of a straight line drive as it seems to you that is not a short drive. When will your commuting hours take place? If you are going to be in the midst of rush hour you will know what road rage is. The toll road is the worse of it. I used to drive from Camp Springs to Dulles everyday and hated it until I went to a night shift. It was a walk in the park at that time of day/night,
I used to do the drive - not from your direction but there is a ton of traffic around the beltway and especially SS and NOVA. You can stick out 6 mons.
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Old 01-12-2008, 09:26 AM
 
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my hours would be 8 am to 6 pm but i am willing to leave at whatever time to beat most of the traffic. I just dont know what time that is since I'm not from the area.
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Old 01-23-2008, 04:51 PM
 
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I am curious about this as well. 730am to 745am. How is the traffic from Silver Spring to Alexandria/Reston?
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