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Old 08-31-2018, 12:27 AM
 
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Hi all-

I use to live in the DC area more than 20 years ago and looking to move back in the Northern Virginia area. I use to live in Maryland, just right outside of DC. I remember most apartment around the DC area, the utilities was included in your rent. Do they still include utilities with your rent or has this changed?
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Old 08-31-2018, 06:50 AM
 
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Some apartments do, but I would say a majority do not include utilities.
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Old 08-31-2018, 08:33 AM
 
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Mine does in N. Arlington but it is an older garden apt. complex. Maybe others that are older as well. But highly doubt anything newer will include utilities.
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Old 08-31-2018, 09:55 AM
 
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Keep in mind that in many older buildings with included utilities, you may be sacrificing temperature control in your unit.
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Old 08-31-2018, 04:36 PM
 
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I'm not aware of many newer ones that do. At one point I lived in an older complex that had that included. The price was ridiculous. We couldn't control the temp, because it was just one for the whole building. And the water, if you didn't take a shower by 7 you were guaranteed a cold shower.
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Old 09-01-2018, 03:31 PM
 
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Thank you for all those who replied.

What is the average cost of utilities in that area? And are there more than one utility companies?

Also.... Is Maryland cheaper than NoVa?
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Old 09-01-2018, 04:23 PM
 
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Thank you for all those who replied.

What is the average cost of utilities in that area? And are there more than one utility companies?

Also.... Is Maryland cheaper than NoVa?

There is no "average" cost of utilities. It is all dependent on usage, size of place and efficiency of the systems.
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Old 09-02-2018, 12:08 PM
 
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Most houses/apartments, when it comes to electricity, have Dominion Energy Virginia. A much smaller number have NOVEC.

Gas tends to be provided by Washington Gas, although some areas have Columbia Gas.

As for rents in VA vs. MD --- it's the same formula in that newer high rises in walkable areas near Metro stations are all going to be expensive. Places that are older buildings that aren't near Metrorail and aren't very walkable are going to be less expensive.

To get an idea as to what apartments cost, take a look at www.apartments.com
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