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The Best D.C. Suburbs for Commuters

There’s just something about life in the ‘burbs. Unlike the busy metropolitan streets of Washington, D.C., suburban living is quiet, peaceful, and full of small-town charms.

Where a big city can at times feel isolating, suburban communities tend to be close-knit and friendly. Neighborhood barbecues, block parties, and holiday celebrations are common when you live in a bustling suburban community.

If you’ve been searching for the ideal suburb to call home, but still need to be close to D.C. for school, have we got the list for you. Check out these top 3 D.C. suburbs for commuting to the big city.


Luxurious home interior.This luxurious suburb is known for its expansive mansions and stately homes. Nestled along the Potomac River, Potomac gives homeowners majestic views of the water and wide expanses of lush forests and parkland.

Potomac residents enjoy an incredible lifestyle of luxury, exciting outdoor recreation, and a status as one of the most affluent towns in the United States (according to CNN Money.)

Plus, Potomac is just 82-minutes to Downtown D.C. by metro rail.


A man and a woman happily walking through a wooded park area.Only 33-minutes from D.C. by rail, the vibrant suburban town of Bethesda offers an extraordinary lifestyle. Residents enjoy living in a small-town environment that feels more like a big city, but still maintains all the peaceful perks of life in the ‘burbs.

Downtown Bethesda is home to an expansive array of art galleries, restaurants, live theaters, music and dance studios, and upscale shopping. Once you’re tired of shopping and dining, the Capital Crescent Trail is an excellent place to explore nature.

Chevy Chase

Neighborhood path surrounded by cherry trees.Just under an hour away from D.C. by rail, the gorgeous suburban community of Chevy Chase is all about picturesque natural scenery, outstanding schools, and a friendly close-knit community.

Home to two golf courses and a number of large parks, Chevy Chase makes it easy to get outside and play.

Check out the many local events and festival for even more fun.


Eager to Find Your Dream Home in the Suburbs?

Then we should chat. I would love to leverage my unique Montgomery County real estate expertise to help you achieve your goals. For more information about top D.C. suburbs please reach out to me. I would love to help.

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