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Old 06-07-2009, 08:46 AM
 
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Default Where can I RENT a home near Tyson's Corner for cheap?

It may be impossible...BUT...I want to rent a home anywhere within 30 min to Tyson's Corner, no more than $1200/month. I am not sure where to look, what's safe, etc. Here's the deal:

I'm relocating w/ my girlfriend (& dogs & cats) who will work at Tyson's Corner due to a recent promotion. We've been living in New York City for the past 3 years and are DYING to live in a house, NOT an apartment. We crave a yard, BBQ options, washer & dryer, and space - the opposite of NYC.

I am drummer and musician who needs to be able to set up a big drum set and rehearse a band several nights a week at home, I figure we can't do this in one of those condo's I keep coming across in NOVA.

Are there any nice neighborhoods to rent a home in 30 miles or so from Tyson's?

Lastly, we have to figure out something quick as we have to move mid-July!

Anyone have any suggestions?
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Old 06-07-2009, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Arlington, VA
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There are plenty of nice neighborhoods to rent a home within 30 miles of Tysons Corner, but they won't be anywhere near your price range. You can barely rent a one bedroom apartment in most areas that are close to Tysons for under $1200 per month. Even if you went 20-30 miles away (much longer than half an hour during commuting periods) you would be hard pressed to find a townhouse to rent for under $2,000 per month.
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Old 06-07-2009, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Woodbridge, VA
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I honestly don't think you will be able to. We live in Prince William County, which is cheaper than Fairfax. We live in a townhouse with no yard and pay $1700 a month in rent. A friend who lives in Manassas lives in a one bedroom apartment and pays $1150 a month in rent. Good luck.
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Old 06-07-2009, 10:39 AM
 
Location: DC Metro/NoVA
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Tysons is an upscale area. Its not lets say, 'open' to musicians who make lots of noise. We couldn't find a 2 bed for less than 1450 and that was last year.
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Old 06-07-2009, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Sterling, VA
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"Cheap" and Tysons" don't belong in the same sentence. You say you want 30 minutes from Tysons and say you will go 30 miles. 30 miles is probably an hour and a half from Tysons (at the least). Try Homesdatabase.com, and use the map feature. There were some homes in Falls Church renting out basement apartments in your price range. You will have to check with the landlord about the drums. Good luck.
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Old 06-07-2009, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Falls Church, VA
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Search Craigslist for rentals in Pimmit Hills. While it's not quite as cheap as you'd like, and not the most luxurious neighborhood in the area, it's a decent, safe place to live, and very close to Tysons. You won't find a cheaper SFH in the immediate area than those in Pimmit.
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Old 06-07-2009, 11:49 AM
 
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Drums and multiple dogs and cats.
You're going to need to go WAY outside the Beltway.
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Old 06-07-2009, 03:06 PM
 
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Figured it would be impossible. Thanks for the excellent feedback! Guess I'll bump my budget up to what it is here in NYC, around $1800/month to rent. Perhaps it's time to write that million dollar hit song!
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Old 06-07-2009, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Fairfax County
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It may be impossible...BUT...I want to rent a home anywhere within 30 min to Tyson's Corner, no more than $1200/month. I am not sure where to look, what's safe, etc. Here's the deal:
I just did a search on craigslist and found two places that meet your criteria on the Annandale/Falls Church line. I suggest looking on craigslist and doing a search.
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Old 06-07-2009, 04:44 PM
 
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there are plently of places if you bump up to just 1500 or so a month. Look for houses in any older community. They'll be smaller of course, but big lots. Pimmit Hills is the biggest and Tysons is practially across the street.
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