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Old 07-13-2009, 02:25 PM
 
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Calvert 'areas' / small towns.

Owings (on Route 2, the road to Annapolis)
Dunkirk (Walmart, Giant, a few other stores)
Chesapeake Beach (on the water)
North Beach (on the water)
Huntingtown (slightly further)
Sunderland (slightly further)

Basically you are looking at areas North of Prince Frederick. Elementary schools to consider include Mount Harmony, Windy Hill, Beach, Plum Point, Huntingtown and Sunderland. You can look at greatschools.net to get more info on the specifics.

We should be clear--Calvert is rural. You'll find a few built up areas (the Beaches) but even then the population of both Beach towns combined is about 6,000 or so. The whole county is only 80,000 or so. Lots of fields and farms though you will find some new houses built up in areas like Owings and Dunkirk and Huntingtown

Are you going all the way out to GMU? That would be a long trip.
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Old 07-13-2009, 04:11 PM
 
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Yes PenguinSix, all the way to George Mason. The best part is, it's the final semester, so all that crazy driving around will end in Dec. Thanks so much for the info.
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Old 07-13-2009, 04:42 PM
 
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Ugh. What a drive.

It's really going to depend on timing. If it is during rush hour, well then it just blows. I mean there's really no way around it. I've gone to Dulles from Calvert in rush hour and it isn't that much fun (well it's easier once you get out of the city).

But even if not rush hour, it's going to be a long drive.

If you are considering it, do whatever you can to avoid a 9:00 am class or whatever. Try to get his schedule around lunch time (11/12/1/2) and it might work out.
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Old 07-13-2009, 05:19 PM
 
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Cool PenguinSix, his classes are scheduled, one at 4:30pm and one at 7:30pm. I hope that will work with rush hour
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Old 07-16-2009, 08:35 AM
 
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If you're still thinking about the Annapolis area, try Arnold. It's a small area that really only spans College Parkway and a tad bit of Ritchie Hwy but people are friendly and there is very little crime. Great schools as well. Some houses/complexes can be expensive but others are affordable.
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Old 07-16-2009, 01:17 PM
 
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I work at the Census Bureau and there are a lot of people in Calvert County. However, if you don't like country please don't even think about Calvert county.

If you like urban areas, try Silver Spring, Rockville, Gaithersburg (Montgomery County) I'm a Realtor and if you could give me your email, I can send you some listings.

Gauri Nerurkar
RealtorĀ®
RE/MAX Realty Group
6 Montgomery Village Ave
Gaithersburg, MD - 20879
Home Office: 240-669-6946
Cellular: 267-471-3408
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Old 07-17-2009, 01:53 PM
 
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I think Crofton wasa good suggestion. Forget Rockville, Gaithersburg, or Silver Spring. Calvert doesn't make sense for getting to Fairfax, but is okay for going to Annapolis. I would only do Calvert if you were buying and staying there long term. Crofton would be better for renting.
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Old 09-07-2009, 06:30 PM
 
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First time on this MD forum. Any tips will be greatly appreciated. We're looking to live between Annapolis and Fairfax, VA (due to work and school). It will be great if it's closer to Annapolis, since the commute to Annapolis is 5 days a week for work. We're looking for peaceful suburban areas, great private schools and family oriented neighborhoods? Any ideas please! Does anyone have any info on Landover Hills?
Well here's a long shot ... especially since it's September when I'm reading your June post. But we just put our house up for sale in Crofton, MD. Between DC (35 minutes east of DC) and Annapolis (15 minutes west of Annapolis). About 5 miles from intersection of Route 50 & Route 3. Lots of great private schools in vicinity. Here's the link to the MLS listing:
[URL]http://www.redfin.com/MD/Crofton/1572-Eton-Way-21114/home/9978995[/URL]

Good luck!

Kimberly Stevens

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Old 09-08-2009, 06:48 AM
 
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I think Crofton wasa good suggestion. Forget Rockville, Gaithersburg, or Silver Spring. Calvert doesn't make sense for getting to Fairfax, but is okay for going to Annapolis. I would only do Calvert if you were buying and staying there long term. Crofton would be better for renting.
Really? In my humble opinion Crofton is farther than any of Rockville, Silver Spring or Gaithersburg when it comes to commuting to Fairfax. But I'll let you have the last word.
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