Commuting options for home buyers in DC area

So you have decided to look for a home. Using our site FranklyMLS, you have an option that is not available on most other search sites. Gas prices continue to rise and the cost of driving to and from the office is becoming a concern for many.  Realizing that using the Metro system may be your best option, we have put together information gathered from several sites for your use.

You will notice that there is a box labeled “distance calculator from”  where you can enter an address. This gives you the opportunity to see how far a certain home is from your place of work. It also can be used to determine how far the home is located from public transportation. I have listed the Red Line metro station addresses below as well as the Marc Brunswick line location addresses. Copy and paste them into the site and you will have an idea of your commute to public rails.

Red Line Stations (outside the Capitol Beltway)

From Glenmont into DC (available parking spaces in parentheses)

12501 Georgia Avenue Silver Spring, MD 20906   (1,781)

11171 Georgia Avenue Silver Spring, MD 20902   (977)

Forest Glen
9730 Georgia Avenue Forest Glen, MD 20910   (596)

From Shady Grove into DC

Shady Grove
15903 Somerville Drive Rockville, MD 20855   (5,745)

251 Hungerford Drive Rockville, MD 20850   (524)

1600 Chapman Avenue Rockville, MD 20852   (1,097)

White Flint
5500 Marinelli Road Rockville, MD 20852   (1,270)

10300 Rockville Pike Bethesda, MD 20852

If you use the Marc Train Brunswick Line, you can take it to the Silver Spring Metro Station on the Red Line and transfer to the Metro or use it to travel to Union Station in Washington, DC

The Brunswick Line  (click link and follow instructions for schedule)  has stops located at (number of available parking spaces in parenthesis):

Brunswick 100 S. Maple Ave.Brunswick, MD 21716 (740)

Frederick 100 S. East Street Frederick, MD 21701  (100)

Monocacy 7800 Genstar Dr.Frederick, MD 21704    (870)

Point of Rocks 4000 Clay Street Point of Rocks, MD 21777   (503)

Dickerson 22211 Mt. Ephraim Rd.Dickerson, MD 20842   (15)

Barnesville 8 Beallsville Road Barnesville, MD 20841   (48)

Boyds 15031 Clopper Rd.Boyds, MD 20841   (15)

Germantown 19311 Mateny Hill Rd.Germantown, MD 20875   (657)

Metropolitan Grove 2 Metropolitan Ct.Metropolitan Grove, MD 20885   (352)

Gaithersburg 5 S. Summit Ave.Gaithersburg, MD 20877   (280)

Washington Grove 100 Railroad St.Washington Grove, MD 20877   (15)

Rockville 307 S. Stonestreet Ave.Rockville, MD 20850   (532)

Garrett Park 11015 Rokeby Ave.Garrett Park, MD 20852   (22)

Kensington 3701 Howard Ave.Kensington, MD 20895   (45)

Silver Spring 1170 Bonifant Street Silver Spring, MD 20910   (715)

There are also other methods available to cut the cost of commuting. Maryland has a “ride share” program available at commuter choice.

These are some of the options available to residents that are seeking the most economic way to commute from home to work. If you need more information, or would like to discuss you home buying plans, give us a call at 301-509-5111.

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