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Old 11-03-2010, 08:29 PM
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West ballston is a good area to look in
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Old 11-04-2010, 09:11 AM
Location: Land of Enchantment
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Thanks for posting this, my husband and I are wondering pretty much the same thing, except that we are looking to start a family in the next several years. But we also are looking for a Metro-accessible SFH or TH (2-3 bed, 1.5+ baths) with a fenced yard for our dog; preferably in Arlington or Alexandria, although we're also considering Falls Church, Vienna, and Springfield--basically blue and orange lines, maybe yellow (Maryland is not an option, though I'd consider DC itself if we could afford it, which we can't). Our budget is a bit higher than yours--$2500--but we'd prefer to stay below that if we can.

I do contract work, so I have no specific work location (but most of the possibilities are on Metro lines); my husband doesn't have a job yet but his industry is big in DC proper.
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Old 11-04-2010, 09:59 AM
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Default How about Huntington Area?

Huntington is the last line on Yellow, which would be very convenient to the Navy/Archive stop. I take this train (but have to connect to Red). To Navy/Archive it is about a 20 minute ride. And the nice thing is, you always get a seat on the way in!

However, there are a lot of sketchy neighborhoods in that area. The houses that are on the same side as the Metro are changing over to a nicer looking community, and you can easily walk. I live about a mile and a half away, on the east side of Rt. 1, and the neighborhoods there are a bit better.

Good Luck!
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