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Old 05-23-2013, 07:02 AM
 
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Live in tysons, the metro will be right there and it will be a hop skip in a jump. to rent a room in DC and not work in DC is not feesable.
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Old 05-23-2013, 07:22 AM
 
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Studios are a great option as well. I'm sure you can get a 1BR in a further location, but I don't think its worth it if you are young.

Here is one in Ballston that I found on craigslist for example.
The Chatham: Efficiency Condo, Utilities, Parking, Storage Included
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Old 05-23-2013, 08:21 AM
 
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If you're young and single and want some nightlife and be relatively close to Tysons, move to N. Arlington (Ballston/Clarendon). You'll be going against traffic and Arlington is a hip area full of young professionals/recent college grads. The commute would probably be no more than 20 or 25 minutes. Do not move to Alexandria...it's too far with the traffic you'd encounter on the beltway. You'll definitely find something in Arlington for $1,300 as long as you're willing to split a place with someone.
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Old 05-23-2013, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Tysons Corner
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1300 is a pretty rough budget. You might be looking at renting a room in a townhouse, or a basement. I would check Craigslist, just be a bit weary. If you are willing to extend your drive to 45 minutes, you can look around Reston. Some nice areas there, plus all the trails/pools/etc. And there is Reston Town Center which is a lot of fun. If not, Ballston is a good bet, but I don't know if you will find much for your price range. Especially right now. Prices are highest in the summer due to everyone moving. If you can get a temporary for a few months and look in the winter, you might be better off.
Nah, 1300 with a room mate gives you plenty of options at a 2br in Tysons. Commons of McLean if you find a roommate you can probably even get a two story.

Some of the units around Westpark where I live go around 1700-3000 for 2 brs also. Ones that are above 3000 for 2brs are really nice but if you just are looking for a good place to be home camp and not too baller, there should be plenty of options.
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Old 05-23-2013, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Tysons Corner
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If you're young and single and want some nightlife and be relatively close to Tysons, move to N. Arlington (Ballston/Clarendon). You'll be going against traffic and Arlington is a hip area full of young professionals/recent college grads. The commute would probably be no more than 20 or 25 minutes. Do not move to Alexandria...it's too far with the traffic you'd encounter on the beltway. You'll definitely find something in Arlington for $1,300 as long as you're willing to split a place with someone.
Commuting from Arlington to Tysons is not against traffic. In 2003 it might have been, but that is no longer the case. The clear direction of traffic is now to Tysons even from Arlington, which makes sense considering there are more jobs in the Dulles Corridor than in Arlington.

Don't make me pull out my pictures of I-66 east bound in the afternoon inside of 267!
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