A few cheap towns near DC?
November 29, 2012 11:39 AM Subscribe
Where should I move in the Northeast or Mid-Atlantic US that is within a few hours drive or (better) train ride of both DC and NYC? I'll be working from home and have a few additional "nice to have" requirements inside...
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I'm currently in DC. I may have the opportunity soon to port my current position to a telecommute, work from home situation. I'd be keeping the same salary and benefits. I would love to move to a smaller, cheaper town that has at least a faint cultural pulse in terms of book shops, independent cafes and perhaps a walkable downtown area. Those things are merely nice to have and not mandatory for my search, though.
The two mandatory requirements are: (1) reachable to DC within no more than a couple of hours, as I will have at least a monthly commute to the DC metro area for meetings. Bonus points via train. Ideally, it would be somewhere approximately equidistant between DC and NYC, as I will have occasional business in NYC and most of my family resides there or north. (2) At least somewhat cheaper than DC in terms of rent and general cost of living.
I really like some of the towns I've been in north of NYC along the NE Corridor route, such as Rhinebeck and also some of the arty towns in western Mass. Looking for similar suggestions to investigate south of NYC. Any and all ideas welcome. Thanks!