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Old 08-05-2011, 02:41 PM
 
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Hello City-data!, Enjoyed looking at the forum and gleaned some great information!, but now I have a question of my own:

Me and 2 other guys are looking for a 3br apartment/condo/townhouse to rent in the Clarendon/Rosslyn area and I wanted to ask the forum for some input as to where you all would suggest renting in this area. We are young business professionals looking for somewhere that wont kill the budget, but still wont make us cringe to come home. Obviously the price places are going for in North Arlington makes my question seem like 2 competing ideas, but it would be nice to know if anyone has a "needle-in-the-haystack" to share!

Thank you for all of your help and suggestions thus far!

-Tim
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Old 08-05-2011, 07:08 PM
 
Location: among the clustered spires
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Why not Reston or Falls Church City? Reston will be Metro accessible in under two years and has some degree or amenities already; FCC is Metro accessible and also has some number of things to do/places to go.

Also -- for TH's you might want to consider a 2BR place with a large basement.

Good luck.
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Old 08-05-2011, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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There are really no "awesome deals" to be found. You might find a place $1-200/month cheaper, but you won't find a $2000 apartment that should be renting for $3000.

What's your budgeted range?
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Old 08-05-2011, 09:28 PM
 
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Budget would pry be 3000-3600/mo(1000-1200/person), everything online in the high-rises seem to be more toward 4000/mo. I am relocating from Richmond, so I am un-familiar with the availability of renting a town home/condo vs. a high-rise for a better value. I guess this was my original question, just wanted to know if you all had any preferred spots to rent in the Clarendon/Rosslyn areas.

Thank you for your input thus far!

-Tim
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Old 08-05-2011, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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Your budget should be doable for a townhouse or SFH around that area. I'd check out craigslist, around 2 months before you want to move (since current tenants will have to give their 60 days notice)

2.5 bath townhouse, 5 min. walk to VA Sq. metro; backyard and sunroom (http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/apa/2527268549.html - broken link)
Great Bungalow Home in Great Close-in Location (http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/apa/2522775329.html - broken link)
Spacious, Bright, 3bedroom 2bath Apt. Home w/W&D-Granite Tops (http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/apa/2531932074.html - broken link)

There were quite a few possibilities listed.
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Old 08-07-2011, 07:45 AM
 
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The way to find a cheaper place is to find somewhere off the main metro line, like the places linked above. When you want to go out you can easily walk, bus, or cab it.

If you guys are using the metro every day for work you might consider paying that big premium to live right on the metro line, otherwise considering being off the line to save money.
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