If you work in Washington, D.C, you might have wondered about the best place to live in Maryland for a daily commute. After all, living right in the heart of D.C. isn’t for everyone. If you’re looking to combine the relative quiet (and higher affordability) of the suburbs with the hustle and bustle of Washington, D.C, then these amazing communities will make that daily drive much more convenient: 

Silver Spring, Maryland

Silver Spring is the ideal town for someone looking to live between D.C and Baltimore. It’s an extremely popular town for commuting to D.C. This vibrant, youthful city is only a short, half-hour train ride from the heart of Washington D.C’s business district. 

Ellicott City, Maryland

Ellicott City is a popular choice for families who need to remain in Baltimore, but work in Washington, D.C. Ellicott City is a charming, historical town with multiple transportation options for getting into D.C. and a community vibe that is all its own. 

Bethesda, Maryland

With plenty of cultural and recreational opportunities, Bethesda is regularly ranked one of the top places to live in the country. Since it’s only half an hour from Bethesda to the center of D.C, this city is a perfect choice for commuters. 

Hyattsville, Maryland

The suburb of Hyattsville is less than 10 miles from Washington, D.C (although the drive through traffic takes around 30 minutes). This is a popular town for college students and young workers who need to commute into D.C. 

Gaithersburg, Maryland

Gaithersburg is another solid option for commuting from Maryland to Washington, D.C. Gaithersburg is Maryland’s 4th largest city, so you certainly won’t be short of things to do and experience in town. You’ll also be less than an hour from Baltimore. 

Rockville, Maryland

Found in Montgomery County, Rockville is one of Maryland’s largest cities. You’ll find unique dining, shopping, and recreational opportunities in Rockville, all while being within a reasonable commute to Washington, D.C. Thanks to the green space and the top-notch schools, it’s an especially popular choice for families with children. 

College Park, Maryland

College Park, as the name suggests, is home to the University of Maryland. College Park is a vibrant D.C suburb. With traffic, you can usually be in D.C from College Park in under 45 minutes. College Park is also close to Silver Spring and Baltimore. 

Takoma Park, Maryland

Takoma Park is another D.C suburb that is an excellent choice for commuting into the city. This delightful area is known for being diverse, close-knit, and wonderfully quirky. It’s just a 30 minute drive in traffic to D.C. 

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