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Old 10-27-2010, 12:05 AM
 
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Currently living in Reston but for a single guy it gets boring around here because it seems like Reston is for people with families. Im considering living in Arlington but dont know which part is best.

For those who live or lived in Arlington can you rank Ballston, Claredon, Virginia Sq, Courthouse. Or is it all pretty much the same.
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Old 10-27-2010, 12:13 AM
 
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I'd rank them: Clarendon, Ballston, Courthouse, VA Square

But honestly, they're all good. If you live in the least happening one (VA Square), you can walk to Clarendon or Ballston fairly easily.
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Old 10-27-2010, 05:20 AM
 
Location: Manassas, VA
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I work in Clarendon and know a lot of folks who live in the general area. They say that Clarendon is the 'place' to live right now.... Lots of new apartments and condos being built.
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Old 10-27-2010, 06:40 AM
 
Location: Arlington, VA and Washington, DC
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I worked in Ballston for a few months and thought highly of it. If you find a better deal there than Clarendon I'd take it.
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Old 10-27-2010, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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It honestly doesn't matter. You can walk from any of them to the other without much effort. Go where you find the apartment you like in your price range.
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Old 10-27-2010, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Novastan
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I really liked living in Ballston. Here is my ranking:

Ballston
Courthouse
Claredon
Virginia Sq
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Old 10-27-2010, 05:24 PM
 
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They are all one in the same.

Meh. I prefer Crystal City/Pentagon City.
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Old 10-27-2010, 06:10 PM
 
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They are all one in the same.

Meh. I prefer Crystal City/Pentagon City.

Are their many 2 bedroom apartment in crystal city/pentagon city that is walking distance from the metro. When I was looking at the map it looked like most apartment complex were located in an area that you would somehow require you to cross 395.

Im not too familiar with the area but since i cant tell by looking at a 2D map, is their maybe a walkway that allows people to cross 395?
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Old 10-27-2010, 06:33 PM
 
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Are their many 2 bedroom apartment in crystal city/pentagon city that is walking distance from the metro. When I was looking at the map it looked like most apartment complex were located in an area that you would somehow require you to cross 395.
There have to be 10 or more apartment complexes that are walking distance to one of those Metros. Off the top of my head: The Bennington, Metropolitan At Pentagon City, The Buchanan, River House, Crystal Towers, Crystal Place, Pentagon Row, etc. None of them involve crossing 395.

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Im not too familiar with the area but since i cant tell by looking at a 2D map, is their maybe a walkway that allows people to cross 395?
No. If you're on the other side of 395, you're probably in the Columbia Pike corridor, and you'd be taking a bus, albeit a bus that comes very frequently.
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Old 10-27-2010, 07:46 PM
 
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I agree with pcity. There are TONS of apartments and condos near the two metros there, and tons of people in your age group. Ooops, on edit, I just realized that I was equating "single" with being "young and single" as in 20s-30s. Sorry.

Also, Arlington is cooperating with Alexandria and other entities to further develop the area north of Potomac Yards, and redevelop the Crystal City area east of Rte. 1, which will bring in more condos and apartments. (Much) longer term, there is talk of adding a metro stop at Potomac Yards.
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