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Old 01-14-2014, 10:18 AM
 
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I think he will be flying out Monday mornings (but early, probably leaving before rush hour becomes a factor as plane will leave around 7-8a) and coming home Thursday evenings (around 7). But this will vary depending on the project or whatnot.

Thank you so much for the information and insight! it's very helpful!
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Old 01-14-2014, 10:43 AM
 
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Hi, I'd love some insight into the different suburbs. We will be moving to the DC area in a year for a job. My husband will be commuting into DC at MOST one day a week and will be traveling out of national airport the rest of the week.
We have 3 kids who will be going into 3rd, 5th, and still in preschool when we make the move. Public school quality is VERY very important to us. Please don't suggest private schools or moving to an area with schools rated less than "8" on great schools- not going to happen.

We currently live in a "shangri-la" type of place (small affluent college town in a rural part of New England) that I know we will not be able to replicate but the things I love most about living here are the friendly people who are involved in the community, very safe feeling, lots of community offerings such as sports for kids, library activities, dance studios/music lessons, etc.

Also, we are Jewish and while not strictly observant, I do not want my children to be the only Jewish children in their classes and we need to be within a reasonable drive of a reform synagogue for religious education which is ongoing for many years to come for our family.

We want to live in a neighborhood with lots of families and we don't need a ton of privacy with lots of land to take care of. I'd rather my kids had other friends houses they could walk to down the street than an acre in the middle of nowhere . I would say we are looking in the neighborhood of 800K and we must have 4 bedrooms. We would be willing to do cosmetic upgrades (new kitchen or bathroom) but then we would want to pay more like $750K.

We have family in Bethesda so that is a logical place to look but I've also been looking at Potomac and Silver Spring/Rockville on realtor.com....but not sure about Rockville/SS schools.

Would also consider looking on the VA side into Mclean because it is closer to the airport for my husband, but there is much less Jewish influence over there so not sure it would be ideal.

Would love your insight!
You may want to consider Fairfax/Annandale in VA. Not 100% sure how much Jewish influence Fairfax has, but near the Fairfax/Annandale area, there is a Jewish Community Center there.

Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia

The schools in Fairfax are typically very good and usually Fairfax, Montgomery, Calvert (MD), and Howard Counties (MD) are near the top for the region.

On top of that, as far as your husband commuting to National Airport, depending on when he goes, it may be advantageous to be the VA side as opposed to all the way up in MD to travel there. If he went during morning rush hour, for example, it would be a difficult and unpredictable commute. He would likely have to take the GW Parkway which would require going through DC and he would still have to get off and fight traffic through Crystal City, since the GW Parkway does not give direct access to the airport.

The good news also is that the Fairfax/Annandale area is in your budget, and probably gives you more options as opposed to Potomac or a place like Arlington which are both insanely expensive. And those areas are close enough to the beltway that optimally you can get to Bethesda in 20 minutes (of course depending on traffic).
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Old 01-16-2014, 09:01 AM
 
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Hi, I'd love some insight into the different suburbs. We will be moving to the DC area in a year for a job. My husband will be commuting into DC at MOST one day a week and will be traveling out of national airport the rest of the week.
We have 3 kids who will be going into 3rd, 5th, and still in preschool when we make the move. Public school quality is VERY very important to us. Please don't suggest private schools or moving to an area with schools rated less than "8" on great schools- not going to happen.

We currently live in a "shangri-la" type of place (small affluent college town in a rural part of New England) that I know we will not be able to replicate but the things I love most about living here are the friendly people who are involved in the community, very safe feeling, lots of community offerings such as sports for kids, library activities, dance studios/music lessons, etc.

Also, we are Jewish and while not strictly observant, I do not want my children to be the only Jewish children in their classes and we need to be within a reasonable drive of a reform synagogue for religious education which is ongoing for many years to come for our family.

We want to live in a neighborhood with lots of families and we don't need a ton of privacy with lots of land to take care of. I'd rather my kids had other friends houses they could walk to down the street than an acre in the middle of nowhere . I would say we are looking in the neighborhood of 800K and we must have 4 bedrooms. We would be willing to do cosmetic upgrades (new kitchen or bathroom) but then we would want to pay more like $750K.

We have family in Bethesda so that is a logical place to look but I've also been looking at Potomac and Silver Spring/Rockville on realtor.com....but not sure about Rockville/SS schools.

Would also consider looking on the VA side into Mclean because it is closer to the airport for my husband, but there is much less Jewish influence over there so not sure it would be ideal.

Would love your insight!
There are really good places in Rockville to look that offer good school district and great communities (Wooton, Richard Montgomery, and Winston Churchill). So before you decide to look across the river into Fairfax county here are links I feel you might like!!!!

Fallsgrove: Fallsgrove Homes for Sale - Fallsgrove, Rockville MD - Movoto

Crown Farms: Crown | Gaithersburg MD New Homes | Pulte Homes

Preserve at Rock Creek:
The Preserve at Rock Creek - New Homes Rockville, Montgomery County, Maryland (MD) | Winchester Homes
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Old 01-19-2014, 11:49 AM
 
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I'm moving to silver springs (a one bedroom apartment) about how much will it be for utilities a month?
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Old 01-22-2014, 03:31 PM
 
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I'm moving to silver springs (a one bedroom apartment) about how much will it be for utilities a month?
Depends on your useage....
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Old 01-23-2014, 11:33 AM
 
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Thanks for all your input!
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Old 01-28-2014, 04:53 PM
 
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Hi,

I recently was hired for a position in the capitol hill area of washington, dc. I know we won't be able to live in DC, but am wondering if Lusby, MD, is an option. I know the commute will be quite long, but are there any transportation options to DC in that area? (i won't be able to drive to work). If not, are there any other suggestions? We want to rent 2-3 bedrooms, at least 2 bathrooms, and need to keep our rent budget around 1650. that's why i'm looking so far out, because the housing seems to be less expensive.

However, we do want to make sure there are good schools, and limited crime, at least violent crime. (we have an 8-yo). We are also a lesbian couple. I don't know if that matters so far out of the city or not. Any advice?
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Old 01-29-2014, 08:32 PM
 
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Default new job in landover

I recently got a job in Landover but I'm not familier with the area. I'm hearing that it may be a bad area to move to. I don't drive so I'm trying to find something near Marc train. My mom lives in Baltimore so I wanted something kind of in the middle so my commute wouldn't be so long. My mom is sick so I would need to be able to go check on her some days. My price range is no more than 900. Any advice would be appreciated.
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Old 01-30-2014, 06:18 AM
 
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I recently got a job in Landover but I'm not familier with the area. I'm hearing that it may be a bad area to move to. I don't drive so I'm trying to find something near Marc train. My mom lives in Baltimore so I wanted something kind of in the middle so my commute wouldn't be so long. My mom is sick so I would need to be able to go check on her some days. My price range is no more than 900. Any advice would be appreciated.
With that price you have to either be open to having a roommate or perhaps start looking for something close to Baltimore. I honestly don't know the prices in Baltimore, but close to DC, it would impossible to get a decent place on your own at that price.
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Old 01-30-2014, 07:17 AM
 
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How is the rush hour commute from Montgomery Village to Dupont during rush hour? Is there a lot of traffic getting to the Shady Grove metro? How about living in Gaithersburg up 355 or along Midcounty Hwy? Is that substantially better?
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