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Old 11-06-2011, 11:16 AM
 
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I just accepted an offer to work in Silver Spring on New Hampshire Ave and am interested in the best places to live. I'm from the northern burbs of Boston and used to high rents and traffic. I do not have kids and am not interested in schools etc. I'm just looking to be in a decent apartment close to work, that's clean, quiet and comfortable with a washer and dryer and near a gym.
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Old 11-06-2011, 11:19 AM
 
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look at the neighborhoods in DC proper...
and commuting *against* traffic to the relative burbiness of SS

hth
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Old 11-06-2011, 01:05 PM
 
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I just accepted an offer to work in Silver Spring on New Hampshire Ave and am interested in the best places to live. I'm from the northern burbs of Boston and used to high rents and traffic. I do not have kids and am not interested in schools etc. I'm just looking to be in a decent apartment close to work, that's clean, quiet and comfortable with a washer and dryer and near a gym.
You should post the general location of your job and how much you are willing to spend on rent, if you are willing to buy, how many bed rooms you need, etc.

In general, if I worked in SS, I'd live in SS as well... you could save a lot of money living that close to work... not to mention SS is a great place to visit so living there is a plus.

I'm still looking for houses/condos and SS is on my list.
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Old 11-08-2011, 10:41 AM
 
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I agree you need to give more specifics, including rent you're willing to pay, plus amenities (terms like clean and decent are very general), and also specify just where on New Hampshire you'll be working (it's a very long road). You can find Web sites with rental info, and/or you can contact a property management company (deals with rentals),either an indpendent one or part of a larger real estate firm. I lived in (and owned) two places in Silver Spring: a small townhouse condo on East-West Highway near downtown Silver Spring, and in a single family detached home in the "Aspen Hill" area of Silver Spring, near the Glenmont Metro. Silver Sprig is, as you probably know, not a town, but a large unincorporated part of Montgomery County. It covers a wide area. The county's bus service is not bad, but I generally wouldn't want to depend on it for commuting (I used Metro Rail to my job in DC). Downtown Silver Spring has an increasing amount of activity, including restaurants, clubs, movie theatres, stores, etc. Since you're from Boston you may not be worried about the period snow storms making driving a hassle (I used rail whenever possible during storms), but don't think the other drivers know how to drive on snow (the worse seemed to be those with 4x4 vehicles who forgot they didn't stop on snow or ice any better than those in regular cars). I liked having the option of taking Metro Rail into DC and not needing to drive if I didn't want to.
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Old 11-08-2011, 10:51 AM
 
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Judging from what the poster said, the only employer I can think of that someone would move from Boston for is the FDA complex on New Hampshire in Silver Spring/White Oak. Everything else is retail. I could be wrong. But I agree with those who say anything close to Downtown Silver Spring or in DSS would be ideal. You would be traveling against traffic.
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Old 11-08-2011, 02:43 PM
 
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Don't forget Discovery HQ and NOAA^^^.
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Old 11-08-2011, 03:27 PM
 
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Don't forget Discovery HQ and NOAA^^^.

They aren't located on New Hampshire Avenue.
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Old 11-08-2011, 06:28 PM
 
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Oh whoops I thought you meant within Downtown Silver Spring.
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