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Old 11-02-2008, 08:38 PM
 
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My husband and I will soon be relocating to the area- I received an offer for a job in downtown Baltimore, and he will be working (mostly) in Northern Virginia. Are we crazy to live in DC considering our potential commutes, or is there another area we should consider? Ideally we'd like to experience city life (we're in our late 20's and don't know anyone in the area.) If DC is an option, any suggestions in terms of neighborhoods (considering our commutes?)
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Old 11-03-2008, 07:51 AM
 
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Where in Northern Virginia? As for Baltimore, there are trains you can take from Union Station, which might be the best bet (rather than driving). If you do that, you can try living in Capitol Hill and just walk to Union Station, or live along the red line so you'll minimize transfers. What sort of neighborhood would you like? Quiet residential? Cafe's and bars?
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Old 11-03-2008, 11:32 AM
 
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My general advice is that one of the two of you live very close to work. There is no sense in both of you being exhausted at the end of the day and someone is going to need to help clean up things and make dinner and whatnot.

As for where exactly to live, you could easily consider the DC area or Baltimore. The trains are really your best bet for getting between the two areas quickly and easily. You could live on Capitol Hill / Eastern Market in DC, a nice neighborhood with a few hangouts. You could also live in Chinatown or the Penn Quarter, which has a much more urban feel about it. Both of these neighborhoods are close to Union Station and metro lines.

Does you husband have a specific place in NoVa he is working, or is he working out of his car in various locations? Would help narrow things down a bit.
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