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Old 08-27-2013, 07:05 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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Which areas of DC Maryland houses most Asian Indians and East Asians?
Just a guess, but many are between Silver Spring, Langley Park, Takoma Park and College Park. Perhaps they are drawn by the University of Maryland and government research jobs. There is also a large concentration of Buddhist and Hindu temples and other worship centers along New Hampshire Aveneue north of Randolph Road (the Cloverly area of Silver Spring). Silver Spring also has the Korean-run Han au Rheum supermarkets, and Langley Park has several other Indian and Asian stores.
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Old 08-27-2013, 08:02 AM
 
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My father would like to spend less than $500K on his house for his retirement. He currently owns a house on 7 acres of land in Fairfax Station, where the Red Cross originated during the American Civil War.

Fort Washington lacks Asian supermarkets, and the National Harbor and Tanger do not appear to fill this void. Aside from a small Filipino population, Fort Washington seems to draw very few Asians. Which areas of DC Maryland houses most Asian Indians and East Asians?
There is a G mart in clinton which is not far from ft. wash that I believe is an Asian grocery store. There is also a small filipino grocery store in Fort Washington and a filipino Catholic church in Oxon Hill.
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Old 08-27-2013, 08:39 PM
 
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My father is retired and wants to relocate to Maryland for a lower cost of living. So far he has been browsing real estate in the Fort Washington area. Are there other neighborhoods to consider?

1) Since he has friends and family in Fairfax, he wants convenient access to Beltway.

2) Public schools are unimportant to him because he has no school-aged children.

3) He is in excellent health and does not worry about access to hospitals.

4) He speaks English, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Vietnamese.

5) He likes nature and prefer a suburban atmosphere.
He might look into Clarksburg in Maryland. There is a very high concentration of Asians/Indian here. So much so that it's been nick named Clarkistan and Little Bombay.

For example, at two of the elementary schools here one has 34% Asian students and the other 28%. There are so many families out walking with women in Saris. You'd have to see it to believe it.

Clarksburg is very diverse but there's still not much here as far as infrastructure. That is changing though.
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Old 08-28-2013, 06:52 AM
 
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You should be able to find something in Silver Spring at that range but it may not be easy. Will you need to get child care? That is an important consideration no matter where you live at in the area.

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If you don't need to live around other liberal people, assuming that is your preference, than Maryland is not going to be a great place for you, especially Montgomery County.

There are parts of Silver Spring that are diverse, less developed, but you may be sacrificing a hellacious commute by moving further away from the NOAA building. Silver Spring has a lot of traffic going towards the downtown area in the morning. Unless you are okay with a longer commute, living closer maybe better.

You aren't going to avoid sprawl in the DC region. Period.

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Takoma Park might be your best option outside of living in Silver Spring. The good news is there is a metro station that will take you directly to Silver Spring. It is not as built up as Silver Spring.


GERMANTOWN is a nice place to live...there are 2 lakes in Germantown (one located on Wisteria and the other in Water landing).....Germantown is a growing/established suburb so I want to give you a heads up......You have clarksburg and Darnestown ( which are rural/wealthy area) surrounding it so expect a lot of marketing and retail placed there.....So I think you should check it out.......I recommend looking in Milestone, waters landing, or South Germantown!
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Old 08-28-2013, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Oceania
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We're crunchy but don't need to live around other liberal people

What does it mean to be ''crunchy''?
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Old 08-28-2013, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Rockville, MD
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What does it mean to be ''crunchy''?
I think the OP is referring to being crunchy granola: Crunchy-granola | Define Crunchy-granola at Dictionary.com
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Old 08-28-2013, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Oceania
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I think the OP is referring to being crunchy granola: Crunchy-granola | Define Crunchy-granola at Dictionary.com

Thanks.

Aside from the outdoors aspect of being liberal, they should fit right into the socialist state of MD.

I need more conservative political choices here.
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Old 08-29-2013, 10:10 PM
 
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Ok, so it appears I have an opportunity to take a job in Landover, MD. We currently live in San Diego, but lived in Raleigh for 3 years and loved it. Looking for a young, middle to upper-middle class neighborhood that has a great friendly atmosphere. Our must haves are 1.) no more than 30 min commute to landover, 2.) newer development (under 10yrs old), 3.) good schools for our daughter, and 4.) close to shopping for the wife (i.e. Target, malls, etc...)

Any comments or advice are appreciated. On realtor dot com the area that keeps popping up is Upper Malboro. Our price range (coming from California where things are over priced and inflated, but works in our favor this time) is the $400,000 - $600,000 range.

Please guide me to some areas I should consider. thanks in advance
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Old 08-30-2013, 05:51 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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Any comments or advice are appreciated. On realtor dot com the area that keeps popping up is Upper Malboro. Our price range (coming from California where things are over priced and inflated, but works in our favor this time) is the $400,000 - $600,000 range.

Please guide me to some areas I should consider. thanks in advance
Please check the quality of the schools in the neighborhood you consider. Upper Marlboro is in Prince George County..... I used Redfin.com as a tool. Looking at a Toll Brothers community in the Westphalia neighborhood of Upper Marlboro shows the closest schools as rated 3 and 4 out of 10 on the greatschools.com rankings. That's not very good.

As an alternative, consider Crofton in Anne Arundel County even if it is a bit further from the job. Schools are rated 9 or 10 out of 10.

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Old 08-30-2013, 11:24 PM
 
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Please check the quality of the schools in the neighborhood you consider. Upper Marlboro is in Prince George County..... I used Redfin.com as a tool. Looking at a Toll Brothers community in the Westphalia neighborhood of Upper Marlboro shows the closest schools as rated 3 and 4 out of 10 on the greatschools.com rankings. That's not very good.

As an alternative, consider Crofton in Anne Arundel County even if it is a bit further from the job. Schools are rated 9 or 10 out of 10.

awesome, thanks for the advice. What about Bowie? We have seen some ok things there (online only). Bowie seems close to Crofton. Is it a decent place?
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