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Old 09-13-2012, 08:34 AM
 
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My husband works at Rosslyn in Arlington and we just bought a house in Fort Washington. I am going to apply for a teaching job in Towson, MD. But my concern is whether the commute between Fort Washington and Towson is too long. In the google map, it is about 1.5 hour drive. Also I have a preschool kid, so although the job in Towson usually has flexible schedule, I am still worried whether it is manageable for the family.

Any thoughts?
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:02 AM
 
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Seems awful.
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:14 AM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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My husband works at Rosslyn in Arlington
we just bought a house in Fort Washington.

I am going to apply for a teaching job in Towson, MD.
Any thoughts?
Sure. Apply somewhere else. Anywhere else.
Well, anywhere within a 10-15 mile radius of Fort Washington.

hth
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Old 09-13-2012, 01:08 PM
 
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Don't do that. The Baltimore beltway is not as bad as the Washington beltway, but it's still pretty bad. That commute would suck for eons. The morning is not so bad; it's the evening commute.
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Old 09-14-2012, 12:50 PM
 
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This commute won't be pretty. Add traffic you may be looking at spending 2 hours or more each way in traffic. Do you feel like spending 4 hours a day in a car.
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Old 09-15-2012, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Camp Springs
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If it snows or rains you can tack any length of time imaginable to your commute. Snow will bring everything to a standstill and rain merely confuses people to the point they can no longer drive.
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Old 09-17-2012, 08:49 PM
 
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Don't trust the drive times on Google Maps for Rush Hour! I'm nots sure who's commute would be UGLIER the person on the General Maryland forum that will be going from Annapolis to Germantown or yours.. I think yours wins (or loses) You have to fight the DC beltway then the I-95 run then the Baltimore Beltway past Social Security. For a teaching job? And with gas climbing back towards $4.00 a gallon?

And if the teaching job is with Balto County Public Schools it may be somewhere other than Towson ( Hereford, Carney, Perry Hall)
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Old 09-19-2012, 08:58 PM
 
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This would NOT be a good commute.

North on 210 is horrid. Counter clockwise on 495 is horrid. 295 north may give a moment of respite before circling around Baltimore on the way to Towson.

Then there's the return leg. No thanks!
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