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Old 01-09-2012, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC
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Hi All!!

I moved here about 6 weeks ago from Atlanta and am looking for some affordable apartments in the Alexandria area. I've gotten spoiled with the lower cost of living in GA and am looking for some place that is no more than 800-900/month. I currently work off of Edsall Rd. (Exit 2 on 395). Somewhere near my workplace would be nice...not into DC traffic AT ALL!

Single, no kids (open to Eff/1BR)
No pets
Non smoker

Any suggestions?? I know you get what you pay for so obviously with my price range I know it won't be anywhere luxurious. But I would like someplace at least decent.

Thanks
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Old 01-09-2012, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Reston, VA
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Hi All!!

. . . looking for some place that is no more than 800-900/month. I currently work off of Edsall Rd. (Exit 2 on 395). Somewhere near my workplace would be nice...not into DC traffic AT ALL!

. . . I know you get what you pay for so obviously with my price range I know it won't be anywhere luxurious. But I would like someplace at least decent.
Some or all of your criteria are going to have to change. You need to do some combination of raise the amount you are willing to spend, change the location to farther away from the city, be willing to deal with more traffic, or live in a place that is not quite decent. The bottom of one bedroom apartments in this area is generally about $1000/month.
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Old 01-09-2012, 01:22 PM
 
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Or get a roommate and live in a decent place closer to work.
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Old 01-09-2012, 02:54 PM
 
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^^^What they said.
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Old 01-09-2012, 02:58 PM
 
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[quote=4sar2cas0tic;22466127] I've gotten spoiled with the lower cost of living in GA and am looking for some place that is no more than 800-900/month.
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I hope you knew about the higher cost of living here before you left Atlanta. The kicker is, don't come here unless you are making more money. The salaries are usually great here, compared to other areas, but there's a reason for that. I'm hoping that you didn't leave Atlanta without a pretty decent income increase.

As other said, you need to look into a roommate situation.
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