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Old 06-10-2011, 05:59 AM
 
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Moving to Silver Spring in a couple of weeks. My house will be right by Exit 30 on 495. What will the morning and evening commute be like to/from Falls Church, VA? Thanks.
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Old 06-10-2011, 08:27 AM
 
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If you're going around the Beltway in the heart of rush hour, it'll be pretty heavy pretty much from when you get on 495 around to past the American Legion Bridge. It might open up a little for the last bit of the trip into Virginia. And, unless you have someone with you, you won't be able to use I-66 to head east in from the Beltway (depending upon where in Falls Church you're working). Figure at least 45 minutes to over an hour.

Depending upon where in Falls Church you are working, you might consider going through the District to get to work: take Rock Creek Parkway and then use I-66 or Rt. 50 west. You'll be counterflow to the HOV restrictions on I-66. It'll still be about 45 minutes, depending upon where you are going in Falls Church.

If you're able to work hours that have you travelling before or after rush hour, travel time might be able to drop a little, but probably not much below 35 minutes.
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Old 06-11-2011, 01:26 AM
 
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Moving to Silver Spring in a couple of weeks. My house will be right by Exit 30 on 495. What will the morning and evening commute be like to/from Falls Church, VA? Thanks.
seriously dont bother use red line to metro center then orange line to falls church DONE!!!!!
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Old 06-11-2011, 07:00 AM
 
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seriously dont bother use red line to metro center then orange line to falls church DONE!!!!!
Would it take a lot longer than driving?
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Old 06-11-2011, 12:38 PM
 
Location: City of Hyattsville, MD
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Would it take a lot longer than driving?
About 40 minutes during rush hour from Silver Spring to West Falls Church, but that's not counting commuting time to/from the Metro stations.
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Old 01-05-2012, 03:22 PM
 
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Thank you for this information. I was just ready to post the question as well. I am going to relocate to a residence already in Silver Spring. But just got a job offer in Falls Church VA on Arlington Blvd and Leesburg. I would much rather take public transportation as well. The maps say that I would have to take the red line, orange line and then take the bus from Ballston Station to right on the corner of the office.Are the buses pretty accurate on time in the Falls church area? Is this town more of a small town feel than the city feel of Silver Spring? I have been in Bethesda and Chevy Chase for interviews and wondered how this area is different.
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Old 01-05-2012, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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But just got a job offer in Falls Church VA on Arlington Blvd and Leesburg.
The major problem with the buses is that they are not frequent. There may be 20 minutes between them, so if you miss one, you're late. That part of Falls Church used to be mainly residential, but it has grown up to have many office parks around the Beltway intersection and the metro stop. It is not really urban, and you can't walk between places easily. It is really easier to commute by car.
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