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Old 11-26-2009, 07:25 PM
 
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Hello,

I'll be moving to Maryland for work in two months. I'll be working in Jessup,MD, but would like to live close to the DC area (specifically, close to a metro station). My work schedule will be from 8:00am to 4:30pm. I've heard good things about Silver Spring, College Park, and Bethesda. I have also been told that the traffic in Bethesda is pretty bad, but have not heard anything about Silver Spring or College Park. I'm trying to keep my commute to 30 minutes if possible (frankly, I don't know if this is even realistic). My understanding is that I'll have a reverse commute (hopefully). I'm hoping to get an better idea of where I should move in order to decrease my time commuting. I would really appreciate any advice you can offer me. Thanks in advance!
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Old 11-26-2009, 09:47 PM
 
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College Park or Laurel would be easy commutes. College Park has access to the metro. Silver Spring is closer than Bethesda but not sure if either would fit your 30 minute or less time frame. Odenton would be less than 30 minutes and has a Marc train station.
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Old 11-27-2009, 04:46 PM
 
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Thank you for the information. I'll look into College Park since having a metro station in the area is a priority. Would the commute from College Park be less than that from Silver Spring? I assumed that Silver Spring would be quicker given the fact that it's further north. Thanks again.
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Old 11-28-2009, 12:28 PM
 
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Silver Spring is a big area, if you follow what the P.O. says. Everyone seems to think you meant downtown SS. Where in SS did you mean? CP is easy since it's right off 95.
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Old 11-28-2009, 02:24 PM
 
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Thanks for the information! I meant downtown SS. I'm considering getting a place close (i.e., walking distance) to the Silver Spring metro or the College Park-U of MD metro. I'm also considering Bethesda only if the rush hour traffic is not bad going on a reverse commute. Do you have any knowledge on Bethesda traffic? Thanks!

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What did you mean by "P.O."?
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Old 11-29-2009, 08:12 PM
 
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Thanks for the information! I meant downtown SS. I'm considering getting a place close (i.e., walking distance) to the Silver Spring metro or the College Park-U of MD metro. I'm also considering Bethesda only if the rush hour traffic is not bad going on a reverse commute. Do you have any knowledge on Bethesda traffic? Thanks!

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What did you mean by "P.O."?

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I know all three areas reasonably well, but I know College Park best (lived there before). I never gave a thought to what traffic is like going to Jessup from Bethesda, but I imagine it is horrible on the beltway between there and 95.
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Old 12-01-2009, 09:50 AM
 
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It's possible by train. Take the Red Line Metro from Silver Spring (Silver Spring or Forest Glen stations) to Union Station or the Red and Green Lines to Greenbelt, then take the MARC Camden Line to Jessup station. There's only 3 trains each in that direction and back though, since it's a reverse commute, plus it will take longer than driving.
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Old 12-01-2009, 07:33 PM
 
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Thank you all for the information. I think I'm going to end up getting a place either in CP or SS. Thanks again!
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