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And we don't have MOM! Grew up in MoCo. Zero desire to move back over the river.
And, Loudoun just approved the Silver Line! Woohoo!
Very true. I did the CP to Reston commute after school in the early 90's, it was terrible even back then. I moved to Arlington a few months later and have never regretted living in Virginia.
If I was young again with any source of funds I would either live Downtown or in the Clarendon/Ballston area. You should move..
Nancy Pelosi - The Gift that Keeps on Giving..
i go from Baltimore to Alexandria, VA everyday.. fucking horrible
WAT? Jesus Dude, if that's a full-time, long-term set up, move to Maryland.
classlessthug: I have too much on my plate to worry about the fact that my junk intimidates some needle D undergrad.
Take the MARC train to Metro. Still miserable, but at least you can eat, drink (train happy hour!), read, sleep, or just zone out rather than fight rush hour traffic.
Does anybody think the way they split up the beltway around alexandria makes any sense? It's like 2 separate 2 lane highways. If you follow the wrong section you could end up not being able to exit for a while and it goes slower b/c two cars will inevitably be going 60mph blocking both lanes.
I don't know, seemed stupid to me but I don't do it everyday so who knows.
MD > VA, but living in VA and working in VA >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> living in MD and working in VA.
If your job is only going to be there for a month or two, see if you can find a short term lease or apt share on craigslist.
This is the most depressing thing I've ever read, and I read the Suicide thread.
yeah seriously.. I've done the reverse because I have some clients in Baltimore, but there is no fucking way I would do it permanently. I left a job in Baltimore because I moved to Alexandria.
The split is by far the greatest thing in the world. Its shaved 10 minutes on a 40 minute commute. If you're stuck in the Through Lanes going southbound, get off at the connector, and head east on the Eisenhower Connector back towards Telegraph Road, etc.
Yeah, for three years I did Millersville to Arlington (Ballston) via MARC/Metro. Luckily I worked bankers hours 8 hours/day including an hour lunch. Ten years later I still am on the MARC but now I work near L'Enfant Plaza.
Me too. Some years back had a very good job offer, but involved a daily commute from the Columbia area to near Dulles. I had done that trip numerous times for various meetings, etc, but no way was I going to do it daily. Going roundtrip100 miles a day into VA in the morning and back into MD in the afternoon has to be among the worst commutes on the planet. If you can't work some kind of modified schedule where you arrive VERY early and leave for home VERY early, you are basically f----d. It is like a parking lot during morning/evening rush periods.
King Penguins, South Georgia Island
Or work on the weekends.
the split is okay, i get on through Mill RD, i work off of Van Dorn but it sucks getting on 495 from there
If you are older than 22, why are you still living in College Park anyway? Moving to NoVA is a no brainer...unless your job is serving coffee.
In which case, you can find the same job closer to where you're already living.
Remember when MoCo used to be #1? They moved to NoVa.
Loudoun County, Virginia ($115,574)
Falls Church City, Virginia ($114,409)
Fairfax County, Virginia ($105,416)
Los Alamos County, New Mexico ($103,643)
Howard County, Maryland ($103,273)
Hunterdon County, New Jersey ($100,980)
Douglas County, Colorado ($99,198)
Fairfax City, Virginia ($97,900)
Somerset County, New Jersey ($97,440)
Morris County, New Jersey ($96,747)
+1 on Ballston/Clarendon for a recent grad. I'll be pointing my son that direction when he's old enough.
I wouldn't have guessed New Mexico had a county in the top 100, let alone top 10. Is the whole county just like 3,000 govt superspook nuclear researchers and secret service ninja types?
"Maryland football: Where everybody gets hurt and the starting left tackle has an existential crisis."
and damnit, not another MD vs VA thread
Pretty much...the county used to be completely controlled by the feds
Yep, it sucks that I now have to admit this but it is true. But now I live on the west coast sooooo....
Yeah, I'm pretty familiar with Los Alamos National Laboratory, but it seems a bit like juking the stats since its has the smallest population of any county in New Mexico (under 18k) whereas Fairfax County is 1.08 million.
Mind explaining why? Not disagreeing, just would like to hear the reasoning.
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