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Old 01-31-2013, 09:46 AM
 
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Hi,

I'm considering buying a house in PG County in the area from around Fort Washington to around Bowie but I'm wondering how long of a commute I'd have ahead of me. My current commute from Arlington to Tysons takes me about 45 min so I'm used to dealing with a fairly long commute unfortunately. I have some flexibility as to when I can get to the office so I can leave a little earlier/later if I'd see a drastic change in my commute time.
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Old 01-31-2013, 09:56 AM
 
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Hi,

I'm considering buying a house in PG County in the area from around Fort Washington to around Bowie but I'm wondering how long of a commute I'd have ahead of me. My current commute from Arlington to Tysons takes me about 45 min so I'm used to dealing with a fairly long commute unfortunately. I have some flexibility as to when I can get to the office so I can leave a little earlier/later if I'd see a drastic change in my commute time.

Wow that is a broad range. I know from FTW, if you leave early (say 6am) you could get to Tysons in about 35-40 minutes. The same if you start out at 9am but you are more apt to catch traffic coming back. Not really sure about Bowie but I would estimate about an hour.
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:31 AM
 
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Hi,

I'm considering buying a house in PG County in the area from around Fort Washington to around Bowie but I'm wondering how long of a commute I'd have ahead of me. My current commute from Arlington to Tysons takes me about 45 min so I'm used to dealing with a fairly long commute unfortunately. I have some flexibility as to when I can get to the office so I can leave a little earlier/later if I'd see a drastic change in my commute time.
Do you have some extra money to spare? You could simply use the HOT lanes on the Beltway and then the commute from Fort Washington would be even easier.
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Ft. Washington/Oxon Hill border, MD (Prince George's County)
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I have lived in Ft. Wash since 2003 before and after the new Wilson Bridge construction and worked in Tysons and in Ashburn (passing by Tysons exits). Fortunately, I have telecommute ability now but do still go into the offices periodically for meetings. I can tell you that the HOT lanes have been amazing if you can afford them. I pay willingly since I do not have to do the drive daily anymore but considering that I do not have to pay for parking at work I probably would still pay to use it to be less stressed out when I get to work! I do note that my typical arrival time for work has been between 9:30 and 10am. I typically leave home between 8:30 and 9am. In the last couple of weeks using Hot Lanes, I have gotten to Tysons in 25-30 min. I can't remember the time to Tysons without Hot lanes as I have been going to Ashburn more before Hot Lanes and Ashburn was 1 hour to 1 hr 10 minutes...so I would say 45 - 50 min to Tysons w/o Hot Lanes....the slowest stretch is from after the mixing bowl to Tysons. Tysons takes me about 30 min. w/o Hot Lanes on weekends. I note I am always doing 70 - 75 mph when able (sometimes 80 ).
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