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Old 06-14-2014, 09:26 AM
 
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We are considering building a new home in Lake Linganore. The home is about 500k and about 2700 sq ft with a about 600sq ft of finished basement. . Schools seem really great. I will be working in downtown Frederick. I am trying to determine electric and natural gas costs per month. Items on natural gas are the furnace, 1 fireplace, water heater, and cooktop. What should I be looking at for averages for each, electric and gas, for each season (Fall, Winter, Summer, Spring)? Any help would be helpful.
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Old 06-14-2014, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Silver Spring, MD
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I am still a little unclear about geography in Maryland, but I have been told that it is "inside the beltway."!
That means from most places your hubby will be driving with the heavy traffic, unless you decide to live "inside the Beltway".
The Beltway is a big traffic circle around Washington, and goes through parts of Prince Georges County and Montgomery County in MD. It cuts through Silver Spring, with the "downtown" area inside the Beltway, and more suburban areas outside the Beltway. Between downtown SS and the Beltway, it is fully built up with a lot of single family homes, older neighborhoods, huge trees, houses built in the 1940s & 1950s. The further away from the Beltway, the newer the neighborhoods in general.
Check Google Maps and Google Earth to get a better picture of the area.
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Old 06-17-2014, 02:42 AM
 
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Do you know anything else about Maryland..??? I'm looking to move to a town call Hagerstown which I know nothing about.... I'm getting bad vibe about ugh my anxiety has taking over mY lifE! But I have two boys 11 & 4 so yes I'm looking for nice quiet area, parks good school district. I'm fRom the suburbs in New Jersey. Pretty nice great schools ect...
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Old 06-17-2014, 09:28 AM
 
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Default Gaithersburg Schools...

Everyone I ask about Gaithersburg schools keeps telling me I need to live in the Wooten district...but I really like the Kentlands area, which is districted to Quince Orchard. Both schools are top ten in Maryland according to the US News list, and honestly both schools are ranked there better than our current high school. So is Wooten really so much better that I have to live there and if so, can anyone recommend a neighborhood with a similar feel in that district?
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Old 06-19-2014, 02:58 PM
 
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Do you know anything else about Maryland..??? I'm looking to move to a town call Hagerstown which I know nothing about.... I'm getting bad vibe about ugh my anxiety has taking over mY lifE! But I have two boys 11 & 4 so yes I'm looking for nice quiet area, parks good school district. I'm fRom the suburbs in New Jersey. Pretty nice great schools ect...
[b]Don't move to hagerstown....Let me repeat that again "Don't move to hagerstown. There absolutely up there but poverty stricken people with no hope to do better. Hagerstown is consider the "Graveyard" where peopl goto die. If your looking for a place that works around yourr budget, look in frederick or carrol county...I live in montgomery County (which has the top ranking high schools in the nation) but it expensiveB]
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Old 06-19-2014, 03:13 PM
 
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Everyone I ask about Gaithersburg schools keeps telling me I need to live in the Wooten district...but I really like the Kentlands area, which is districted to Quince Orchard. Both schools are top ten in Maryland according to the US News list, and honestly both schools are ranked there better than our current high school. So is Wooten really so much better that I have to live there and if so, can anyone recommend a neighborhood with a similar feel in that district?
Wooten is a REALLY good school connected to Potomac/North Potomac/Rockville which is a rich location concentrated by asian/jews but Quince Orchand is also quite Good!!!!! Quince Orchard high school is connected to the rich areas such as North potomac/Darnestown/Gaithersburg (gaithersburg being 50/50)district in which all area are good. Honestly you can't go wrong either way, wooten high school is just a little better because its completely concentrated by wealth while Quince Qrchand has a few bad eggs stemming from a small part of gaithersburg
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Old 07-03-2014, 09:38 PM
 
Location: Frederick, MD
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If you were looking at Hagerstown, consider Frederick or Middletown. A little more expensive, but much better rating on their schools. Let me know if you have any more specific information you would like.
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Old 07-03-2014, 09:46 PM
 
Location: Frederick, MD
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If you fell in love with the Kentlands, there actually isn't much else with that feel anywhere. It is acclaimed for its design. What I would suggest, depending on the commute is a couple of communities which are produced by Wormald builders. Up in Frederick, about 45 minutes north, Wormans Mill. Pretty darn good schools, just not quite MoCo. But much cheaper in taxes and cost of living. The other is called Crown Farms, which hasn't even started being built yet. They are proposed to be built right by the Rio Shopping area. Please PM me if you would like more information.
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Old 07-03-2014, 09:52 PM
 
Location: Frederick, MD
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Hi! I could really use some advice about Maryland. My husband just accepted a job in Silver Springs, and although we're very excited, I've never really spent any time in the state. My first instinct was to look for something in the VA suburbs, which I'm more familiar with, but everyone has told us that the commute will be terrible. We currently live in suburban Connecticut and my husband commutes into NYC, which takes about 1.5 hours on public transportation, so we are really looking forward to changing that. We have two kids (one in high school, one in middle school) and of course I want to be in a really good school district. I have tentatively started looking in Gaithersburg; Bethesda, which seems to have the top rated high school, seems a little too expensive.

In general, does anyone have any advice about Gaithersburg or somewhere else I should be looking? We will start out renting, need at least 3 bedrooms and would like to stay under $3000/month, if that helps.

Any help is very, very much appreciated!!
My Suggestion would be Olney, MD. Great school district. Just a short Jaunt up North from Silver Spring. Booming community. If you could find it to purchase, it would be a great investment in that area right now too. Let me know by PM if there is anything else I can help with.
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Old 07-06-2014, 11:36 AM
 
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Question Moving out of Charleston, SC....relocating to PGC.

I am Hispanic and my husband is Jamaican, we are both professionals with no kids. We are exited about moving to the DC/MD area and we are looking for new homes in the PGC area. There is a new subdivision called "The Park at Addison metro". I will appreciate any feedback about the area surrounding this community, shopping, taxes, etc. Thank You in advance.
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