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Old 04-01-2012, 06:31 AM
 
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Default NJ to MD

I am considering a job that would require me to work near L'Enfant Plaza SW in Washington, DC. I would have to occasionally travel to Chantilly, VA. I was interested in perhaps commuting from MD into DC. Could someone please recommend towns that would be ideal to live in with access to Metro trains etc etc. In the short term, I would like to either rent month to month or sign a short term lease until I could find a home or townhome. I currently live in a suburban town in NJ. I prefer a safe quiet area with access to shops, malls, gym etc etc.

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Old 04-01-2012, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Greenbelt, MD
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I am considering a job that would require me to work near L'Enfant Plaza SW in Washington, DC. I would have to occasionally travel to Chantilly, VA. I was interested in perhaps commuting from MD into DC. Could someone please recommend towns that would be ideal to live in with access to Metro trains etc etc. In the short term, I would like to either rent month to month or sign a short term lease until I could find a home or townhome. I currently live in a suburban town in NJ. I prefer a safe quiet area with access to shops, malls, gym etc etc.

Thanks
Welcome to the board and best wishes with the new job, if you decide to take it.

Look into Rockville. There are 3 Metro stations (in Rockville) that run along Rockville Pike.

If you can afford it also check out Bethesda.

I live 2 miles from the Shady Grove Metro station in Gaithersburg. That area will also be a good option but I'd prefer Rockville.

A warning - it is very congested here. If you can't put up with traffic you may want to reconsider. The Metro also gets very crowded during rush time.
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Old 04-01-2012, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Edgemere, Maryland
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I am considering a job that would require me to work near L'Enfant Plaza SW in Washington, DC. I would have to occasionally travel to Chantilly, VA. I was interested in perhaps commuting from MD into DC. Could someone please recommend towns that would be ideal to live in with access to Metro trains etc etc. In the short term, I would like to either rent month to month or sign a short term lease until I could find a home or townhome. I currently live in a suburban town in NJ. I prefer a safe quiet area with access to shops, malls, gym etc etc.

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So you will be finding yourself in DC and Virginia, but want to move to MD? Why not move to NOVA?
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Old 04-01-2012, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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So you will be finding yourself in DC and Virginia, but want to move to MD? Why not move to NOVA?
Agreed, one could live along the Metro line in areas like Courthouse Square, Virginia Square and Ballston and have a convenient commute to L'Enfant Plaza. It is also much easier to drive out to Chantilly. Both areas have good entertainment, recreation and shopping opportunities. There is even a gym in the building where the Ballston Metro exits (or at least there used to be).
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Old 04-01-2012, 11:25 PM
 
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If I were you, I'd move to NOVA, looking for a place to live in Arlington.
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Old 04-03-2012, 11:27 AM
 
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Everyone, thanks for the responses. Could someone recommend apartments in the Herndon, Courthouse Square, Virginia Square and Ballston areas with a relatively short driving distance to the Metro. I am open to other areas in NOVA until I decide what I want to do long term between Maryland or NOVA. Not sure if I am realistic. I was looking for furnished or unfurnished apartments in the $1,000-$1,500 range that could accomodate a month to month or short term lease.
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Old 04-03-2012, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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Could someone recommend apartments in the Herndon, Courthouse Square, Virginia Square and Ballston areas with a relatively short driving distance to the Metro...I was looking for furnished or unfurnished apartments in the $1,000-$1,500 range that could accomodate a month to month or short term lease.
It would be better to move this question to the Northern Virginia forum, as most of us are more familiar with Maryland.

When I recommended the Arlington apartments at Courthouse, Virginia Square, and Ballston, it was because there are many within walking distance of Metro. You should not expect to drive to a Metro stop in Arlington and find affordable parking. Prices for these apartments start at $1500 for a year's lease. There are ones further away in Arlington for a little less than $1500, and there are connector buses for less than it would cost to park. There should be plenty of short term rentals in Arlington, but expect to pay more than $1500. Also with Herndon, I would be surprised to find a short term lease for less than $1500. The online apartment guides are easy to use.
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Old 04-03-2012, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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The online apartment guides are easy to use.
Here's an example, and I see a few under $1500 per month, like the Country Club Towers: Arlington Apartments for Rent - Apartment Rental Listings in Arlington, VA - Short Term Available-within 10 miles on ApartmentGuide.com
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