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Old 12-23-2011, 11:27 AM
Location: Arlington, VA and Washington, DC
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Originally Posted by Carlingtonian View Post
Don't move to College Park, period. Every time UMD wins some basketball game, all the loser UMD students riot and turn cars over, break the windows of local businesses, etc. There's a LOT of violent crime there, too.
Totally uncalled for on your UMD comments and I say that as a VA Tech fan.

Old 12-23-2011, 12:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Carlingtonian View Post
e cheaper than other places. (Though with more families than singles.)

People talk a lot about singles wanting to live near other singles--but I wonder how important that is these days, with people meeting online, through activity clubs, and through work. I guess an apartment complex could be a good place to meet potential friends/romantic partners, but if I were single, I wouldn't place any importance on being near the bars.

I agree. Arlington's cool, but it was never a necessity for me or my friends to live there. We go out more in DC on the weekends anyway or happy hours at bars near work during the week. If you prefer dance clubs over bars, Arlington's lacking on that (IMO). Either way, it's not a biggie to have to drive 15 mins to Arlington or 25 to the city from Falls Church.

There are def. some nice places in Falls Church. Dunn Loring has some new apartments. Don't know how much they rent for, but should be about your range for a JR 1 BDR. Look at places renting along Gallows Road. Good luck!
Old 02-27-2012, 11:15 AM
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Default Working in Mclean

Hey did you ever find a good location with affordable housing? If so, what town? What is the drive like? My husband also got a job in McLean and we are more interested in short commutes and affordable housing. Don't care much about schools/nightlife, etc.
Also, there are websites that show places where you can get affordable housing and you qualify as a single in making under 100k. If you google "Affordable Housing in NOVA" that would help. I believe there is a company called: Keiller and they offer nice affordable housing for those whose income and expenses is at least half of the median income. I believe there is Keiller type condos/apartments in Chantilly. I saw prices between $1200 and $1500 per month for 2br 2bath. If you already have housing you might want to try to get onto a waiting list.
Old 02-27-2012, 11:45 AM
Location: Arlington, Va
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I worked at two prestigious auto repair businesses in McLean, I wanted to move there so bad but now I am exiting the state all together. I spend most of my time at the Great Falls anyway, it's pricey up there
Old 02-27-2012, 11:47 AM
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Old 02-27-2012, 12:00 PM
Location: Arlington, Va
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Originally Posted by GMUAlum08 View Post
or Tyson's Corner and surrounding...
Old 02-27-2012, 12:21 PM
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Take a look at Fountains at McLean. I lived there for two years (as it happens, I moved there when I got my first job, which was in Tyson's Corner). It's not a bad place and there should be something in your price range.

Fountains at Mclean

The traffic around here is awful, and the metro construction in Tyson's has only made it worse. if I were you, I'd make proximity to work the top priority -- that's what I did. The more time you spend in traffic, the more you will hate life.
Old 02-27-2012, 12:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Cosmic Artifact View Post
or Tyson's Corner and surrounding...
ballston would be better for someone his age. i'm about to turn 26 and wouldn't live anywhere other than north arlington or NW DC at this age
Old 02-27-2012, 12:36 PM
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