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Old 06-29-2011, 08:24 PM
 
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I am moving to the DC Metro area/ NOVA in January of 2012 to attend graduate school in DC. I am interested in a studio or ideally a 1 bedroom in the Old Town, Pentagon City, or Arlington National Cemetery area. I would ideally like within distance to metrorail but a bus line to a metro station is acceptable. Traffic is no problem as I am not bringing a car.

For budget I am looking at $1500 a month. 600 sq/ft and up would be ideal, but I am probably being to ambitious. Near green space or water would be great as I am moving from Western Michigan and would like something that has a somewhat familiar feel.

Any help anyone is willing to offer would be much appreciated.

Thanks!
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Old 06-30-2011, 04:32 AM
 
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Of the three I'd recommend Old Town. I don't think I'd want to live in Pentagon City or near Arlington National cemetery without a car. I don't consider those areas particularly walkable and there isn't a ton there to keep you entertained. I'd look around the orange line at Rosslyn/Clarendon/Court House but I'm entirely unsure of rental prices in those areas.

Do you know what school you will be attending? I would definitely consider that when deciding where to live some areas of DC are hard to get to from other areas without a car.
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Old 06-30-2011, 05:07 AM
 
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Do you know what school you will be attending? I would definitely consider that when deciding where to live some areas of DC are hard to get to from other areas without a car.
Yes, this would be a very important thing to know. The only school in DC that is actually convenient from Virginia by Metro is GW. You can get to most of the others by changing trains or adding buses or shuttles, but the inconvenience of having to do that all the time might dictate a thought or two about living in a place that is not Virginia.
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Old 06-30-2011, 05:14 AM
 
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Why don't you want to live in DC? That's what I'd do in your situation. Getting from NoVA would be an unnecessary hassle. DC is transforming into a giant college/post-college town so you'd be around lots of people like you.
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Old 06-30-2011, 05:41 AM
 
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I am moving to the DC Metro area/ NOVA in January of 2012 to attend graduate school in DC. I am interested in a studio or ideally a 1 bedroom in the Old Town, Pentagon City, or Arlington National Cemetery area. I would ideally like within distance to metrorail but a bus line to a metro station is acceptable. Traffic is no problem as I am not bringing a car.

For budget I am looking at $1500 a month. 600 sq/ft and up would be ideal, but I am probably being to ambitious. Near green space or water would be great as I am moving from Western Michigan and would like something that has a somewhat familiar feel.

Any help anyone is willing to offer would be much appreciated.

Thanks!
I live in a 600+ square foot studio in Pentagon City for a bit less than $1500 a month. 8 minute walk to metro and I've not used my car once other than leaving the metro area. There's a park across the street and the Potomac is less than a mile away. If you attend GW it will be a quick 10 minute or less train to school and the complex is full of students and young professional types.

Here's the website if you're interested...
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Old 06-30-2011, 06:18 PM
 
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The school I am attending is the Institute of World Politics. it is on 16th street NW.
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Old 06-30-2011, 06:28 PM
 
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The school I am attending is the Institute of World Politics. it is on 16th street NW.
DC itself is small enough that you can get to Georgetown - which has an appealing waterfront area - relatively quickly, especially from your school.

If I were in your shoes, I'd prioritize proximity to school over being close to water and green space (which is in relatively short supply close-in, as it is) but nonetheless: you may want to consider the low- and high-rise apartment buildings on South Washington Street in Old Town Alexandria...or check out apartment/condo rentals across the border in the Belle Haven section of Fairfax County. You'd be in close vicinity of a rather attractive stretch of the Potomac River, including a biking/jogging trail and (in Fairfax Co.) a picnic area. The whole trail runs from Mt. Vernon (south) up past Reagan National Airport.
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