oh ... that is an excellent question. I have no idea what driving is like in the area, but I wouldn't want a barn that is more than 20 minutes from where I live. And I guess I wouldn't want to drive more than 1/2 hour to work.
All of which might be totally insane in that area.
I guess I could apply for the job and THEN check it out (what a concept!).
Huh. Up until last October I worked in Hanover. But I live in southern MD, and the pony is also south. Compared to the commute I did, I think you'll be fine up there, but my opinions have been skewed... (And yes, I changed jobs purely for commute...)
Thanks for your ideas here (and via PMs) ... I think I'm staying put for a while. It's cold here, but at least we can ride outside, and work aside, I love my barn/trainer and assistant and am having a blast trying new things like obstacle training!