A Commuting Guide for Northrop Grumman Newbies

Real Estate Agent with Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.

Included in Your Online Relocation Package for Anne Arundel County, Maryland - Home of Fort George G. Meade, NSA, Northrop Grumman, BWI, and the U.S. Naval Academy.


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Relocating to Northrop Grumman?  If you're trying to decide where to live, let me help by giving you some idea of what to expect for your morning and evening commute.


No matter where you live in the area, you probably won't need a map or a GPS to get to work the first day, unlike most commuters in the Baltimore-Washington area.  That's because Northrop Grumman is located near Thurgood Marshall Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI), so directional signs are clearly posted on all the major highways in the area.  The hardest part of your new commute may be between your driveway and the main road.

Then, just follow the signs to BWI from I-95, MD- 295 (Baltimore Washington Parkway), I-695 (the Baltimore Beltway), I-495 (the Washington Beltway) or I-97 (between Annapolis and Baltimore).  As you approach the airport, follow signs to the Hotel District, which has grown around the Northrop Grumman site in recent years.

Northrop Grumman is between Baltimore and Washington (much closer to Baltimore), so it's likely you will commute in the opposite direction of most people and have minimal rush-hour traffic.  And THAT is good news for you, since rush-hour is NOT a pleasant experience for many of your new neighbors.

Keep in mind that Howard and Montgomery County commuters to Northrop Grumman are traveling West-East, and they WILL have the sun in their eyes, morning and night, every day the sun shines, as long as you live there and work at Northrop Grumman.  You won't face this commuting issue if you live in Anne Arundel County.


Here are the commuting times and distances from Baltimore City and some Anne Arundel County communities where you may consider living:


1580-A West Nursery Road., Linthicum Heights, MD  


31 minutes

26.34 mi.

Baltimore City

16 minutes

11.47 mi.

Brooklyn Park

12 minutes

6.81 mi.


26 minutes

18.51 mi.


21 minutes

17.32 mi.


30 minutes

28.18 mi.


21 minutes

16.95 mi.


9 minutes

6.37 mi.


9 minutes

6.37 mi.


15 minutes

10.43 mi.


21 minutes

12.02 mi.


23 minutes

15.25 mi.

Severna Park

23 minutes

15.49 mi.

Approximate time & distance, depending on traffic

There are other communities within 30 minutes of Northrop Grumman, as well, but these will be a good startng place for your home search.  As a native of the area, I know the greater Baltimore-Washington area like the back of my hand and can answer your questions or show you homes in Montgomery, Howard, and Baltimore Counties, as well as Anne Arundel County.   

By the way, Northrop Grumman does have some other locations in Anne Arundel County - in Millersville and Annapolis.  I would be happy to provide you with cmmuting info for those locations.  Just ask.


Wherever you choose to live, let me be one of the first to say Welcome to Northrop Grumman.



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Margaret Woda
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What not a single comment?  Not after I've posted over 100 comments in the past two days?  Not one recriopcating commenter?  I'm crushed!  I know this topic is of ZERO interest to ActiveRainers, but don't we all reciprocate on posts that are of zero interest at times?  Well, maybe this will get a second chance if I push it to the top of the group with my own comment.
Feb 19, 2008 03:09 AM #1
Kathy Passarette
Creative Home Expressions - Mount Sinai, NY
L.I. Staging/Decorating
Margaret ~ What a great commuting guide!  I like that you put the time, as well as the distance in.
Feb 19, 2008 09:54 AM #2
Gita Bantwal
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REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
margaret, Great post for localism. I am impressed that there is a town where they have good street signs. I like your commuting distances info.  
Feb 28, 2008 10:22 PM #3
Margaret Woda
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. - Crofton, MD
Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation

Kathy, THANK YOU! 

Gita, Yes, signage to BWI is very clear!

Feb 29, 2008 12:20 AM #4
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