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Old 12-30-2011, 12:40 PM
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I really do appreciate the reality check, but I've been to the area already for my job interview, have signed a one-year contract, and I'm really excited about it. I'll be doing exactly what I want job-wise, and will have a really amazing career (where I will be nowhere near the bottom of the economic food chain) after my six-month internship is finished. If $1500 for a two-bedroom is completely unreasonable, I either need to settle on a one-bedroom for six months or take out extra student loans so I can afford the two-bedroom.

So I guess my whole point of this thread is to figure out what I need to pay to have a decent one or two-bedroom apartment in Falls Church, or if there are any less expensive places within a reasonable commute. Thanks!
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Old 12-30-2011, 01:14 PM
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$1500 is the high side of average for a 1B apt in relatively close-in areas like Falls Church. If you and your child can make the sacrifice for six months, you'll appreciate the rarity here of a convenient commute.
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Old 12-30-2011, 02:12 PM
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FYI - here's a document that the City of Falls Church prepared (the information is as of April 2010) with information on apartments (including whether the buildings accept pets and, if so, the pet fees). It appears to suggest that there are some two-bedrooms in your price range; while those units may be in older buildings, the City of Falls Church is generally considered a nice place to live:

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Old 12-30-2011, 03:10 PM
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Thank you so much! That is really helpful.
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Old 12-30-2011, 07:19 PM
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You may want to search other threads for information on how Falls Church City (very small, with its own school system) differs from the Falls Church area of Fairfax County and the "East Falls Church" area of western Arlington County.
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Old 01-01-2012, 09:44 PM
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First of all, congratulations! This is going to be cool! Second of all, an internship in clinical psych in Falls Church suggests at least some sort of affiliation with Inova Fairfax Hospital, and if so, there are plenty of nearby choices where $1500 will get you an at least reasonable and maybe better 2-br apartment. The dog issue may be a bigger one. And of course you may be thoroughly enjoying some fairly crazy hours for a while, so living nearby if you could pull that off would be a very big plus. Others don't sound so optimistic, but I'll bet you can find something that works great for you that's barely if at all beyond the budget you've outlined.
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Old 01-06-2012, 11:18 AM
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Because of the small town feel, safety, and amazing schools for your daughter- I think you should check into the Winter Hill townhouse community in Falls Church City. I just looked on Craigslist and there is a 2 bedroom in Winter Hill for $1725. Maybe you could talk them down a bit? Best of luck to you!
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Old 01-07-2012, 08:50 PM
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I don't work in Falls Church, but a real estate agent can help you...and you probably won't pay anything for the service because our commissions are paid by the landlord.
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