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Old 01-07-2008, 07:53 PM
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Can anyone tell me how long the commute would be from Alexandria to the Pentagon?

My husband and I are trying to figure out where in the heck to live when we move to the area so that he can have a commute of an hour or less (30 to 45 min. would be ideal, but not sure we can afford it). We would be looking to rent a 3 bed. house for $1600 to $2000 a month, but don't want to be in the slums. We are so overwhelmed by all the choices!

Can anyone help with the commute or even suggest an area within travel that has homes for rent at decent prices?
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Old 01-07-2008, 08:05 PM
Location: Northern VA
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Where in Alexandria have you looked at this point? I am no expert but I think you can get to the Pentagon from most areas in Alexandria in the time line you mentioned but not sure about the price. Are you looking to metro or drive? If both of you are going to the Pentagon, driving would be the cheaper option. Are schools a concern?
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Old 01-08-2008, 09:34 AM
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We lived in Kingstowne area...Lake Deveraux and the commute to the Pentagon wasn't that bad....Like 28/30 minutes.....You can always hop on Metro as well at a couple of different stations in Alexandria and that's a great option as well.
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Old 01-08-2008, 09:42 AM
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Another option is Metro Bus. Many years ago, I lived in an apartment on Edsall Road. I jumped on the bus in front of our apartment complex, it made just a few more stops, and then headed onto 395 in the Express lanes. Door to door had to be 20 minutes or so, and buses ran every 10 minutes during rush hour. Of course, if there was an accident or bad weather, that travel time would increase. Watching the morning news helped -- if it was really bad I'd hop on the Metro instead (Van Dorn Street station was also nearby).

Here's a link to Metro's Web site: Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
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