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Deale is an excellent choice to liveaboard and commute to DC, Route 4 will take you right into the city. Also, there is a bus that runs up Route 4 that you can take into the city and if necessary connect with the metro to commute. Inexpensive and a great way to commute, did it myself when I was in the area. I'd recommend checking Shipwright in Deale, Herrington Harbour South Marina, and Herrington Harbour North Marina also accept liveaboard. Shipwright is the most reasonably prices.

You'll enjoy boating on the Bay. Plus all the other advantages of living in the area. Good luck with your quest. If you have any other questions PM me.
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Thanks again to everybody. The job market is rough, but there's a position about 10 minute walk from the Chinatown metro with flexible hours I'm really hoping to get an offer on soon. I'm going to go up tomorrow and look at the Tantallon Marina in Fort Washington and the marinas in Deale that were suggested. Annapolis and the Eastern Shore seem like a bit much of a commute. It's so hard to tell though since it really depends on the convenience of public transportation (I do not plan to drive into the city).
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If you opt on Deale, MD; there is a commuter bus that takes Route 4 into the city. You'll need to drive from Deale to Route 4, though. Not sure, five miles? Something like that.

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Congrats on the job! Regarding the liveaboard commute: Eastern Shore to DC is a hassle. Annapolis is a reasonable commute - commuter busses both to the Metro and direct to downtown areas. About the same commute time as Deale; somewhat more expensive because of the location. Both have good marinas and sailing options, it just depends on whether you prefer your home to be in a small city or a more rural feel.
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If you opt on Deale, MD; there is a commuter bus that takes Route 4 into the city. You'll need to drive from Deale to Route 4, though. Not sure, five miles? Something like that.
This is the best way to commute into DC from Deale for work. The bus isn't expensive when you buy the monthly pass and is very comfortable to ride. It will drop you at several metro station making you commute even easier.

I definitely recommend Deale over Fort Washington, the commute from there is terrible and the buses are horrible.

Tantallon in my opinion is a terrible marina what they advertise and what they have are two very different things.
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Thanks everybody! I got a job offer and we visited Shipwright Marina and liked Deale, so that's the plan! I'll be sure to look into the commuter bus.
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Congratulations BlownAway. Look us up - we are in Paradise Marina across the creek from Shipwright.

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Congratulations BlownAway. Look us up - we are in Paradise Marina across the creek from Shipwright.
Will do! Don't know if we saw Paradise Marina. We've got a 22 foot beam so we just sorta drove around and looked for piers that looked like they could accomodate.
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Thanks everybody! I got a job offer and we visited Shipwright Marina and liked Deale, so that's the plan! I'll be sure to look into the commuter bus.
Congratulations, I've known several people that lived aboard there and liked it. The boating on the Bay out of Deale is very good which you'll definitely enjoy.
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Seems like the original poster has made his choice but fwiw there are commuter buses that go to DC,Annap.and Balt. that depart from the Kent Narrows waterfront on a daily basis.
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