Item #2: Distance and walk to College Park Metro:
Our building is only 0.56 miles away from the College Park metro stop.
The actual walk will only be 0.83 miles once the hiker/biker trail opens.
More important than the distance of the walk is the safety of the walk.
Currently we are renting only 0.4 miles from the Brookland metro stop in DC but the walk is not safe for my wife especially after dark. There have been many muggings and robberies even in the past 2 years since we have been here.
The hiker/biker trail through the Calvert Hills neighborhood although a bit farther of a walk (0.8 miles) seems like it will be a much safer walk through a very nice neighborhood.
Everywhere we looked that had a walkable metro stop the safety of the walk was a concern. Although nothing is perfectly safe, it seems to me this should be a huge positive for Riverdale.