Clarksburg has been a good happy medium between the benefits of elevation and distance from the UHI of DC vs. commute times. For me, anyways.
If you like big, synoptic storms, Clarksburg and the rest of Parr's ridge running NE through MD is not bad. For example, there have been two storms in Clarksburg just in the last decade that have exceeded the largest storm in Indiana history (26" in St. Josephs County in 2011) with that number increasing to 4 in places 10-20 miles NE up Parr's ridge. Those places NE tend to put you away from reasonable commute times to DC. For Clarksburg context, In the last decade, there were those two 26"+ storms (33.6" and 28.0") but the numbers for significant but not-as-large storms increase to 3 storms of 20+", 5 storms of 15+" and 7 storms of 12+" in the last decade. Not bad for what is effectively the south. Also, for context regarding commute times; if I leave my house at 6am, I get to work a block west of the White House in 40-42 minutes. If I leave at 6:15am, it can take 1.5 hours. If I leave at 6:30am, it can take two hours. Big incentive to get out the door in the morning. That's for like 35 of the 52 weeks of the year. The others, (summer, holiday weeks, etc...) are much more reasonable.