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Old 08-30-2009, 09:36 PM
 
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Hey guys,

After searching for apartments online, I have finally found this site and decided to see if anyone can help me. I will be starting my first job out of college in Falls Church, VA in January. I'm looking for a safe place to live that is close to my office. I would prefer not to be in the car for more than 40 minutes to work. For now it will just be myself so I'm looking for a studio or a 1 bedroom for a max of 1200 a month.

Ive read some bad reviews about a lot of the apartment complexes in Falls Church. Arlington seems really nice but with traffic will I be able to get to work without a big hassle? Are they any places that might fit in my price range?

I have free parking at my office so no need for the metro and I'm fine with not being right in the city.

If anyone can give me any places I should look into that would be safe to live or even areas I should look into or stay away from please let me know. Anything could help.
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Old 08-30-2009, 09:57 PM
 
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Old 08-30-2009, 10:00 PM
 
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Is that an apartment complex? An area?
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Old 08-30-2009, 10:28 PM
 
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What part of Falls Church?

There are some apartments on Leesburg Pike. around West Falls Church.. Pimmit Drive or something.. and more..

Also next to East Falls Church mero.. there is Oakwood Apartments which is nice and you can get furnished places too.. I think it was like around 1100 for a studio.. but it was nice and worth it..

Next to dunn loring metro.. there is Dunn Loring Merrifields..
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Old 08-30-2009, 10:43 PM
 
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office is----2010 corporate ridge. Its right next to 495 off of 7.


I saw some apartments on Leesburg Pike but the reviews I read online tend to make them sound not so safe or so great of apartments.

I'll look into the ones you mentioned. Would you suggest that a young professional live in Falls Church or should I be looking in Arlington as it seems thats the "young professional" place.

Thanks for the help
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Old 08-31-2009, 02:01 AM
 
Location: Fairfax County
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Since your office is in Tysons, you have the option of living near the Tysons area (Vienna, McLean, Falls Church) or as far east as Arlington. Personally, if it were my first job out of college, I would opt to live in Arlington where more "young professionals" live. I would suggest the Ballston-VA Square-Clarendon area if your budget will allow.
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Old 08-31-2009, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Falls Church, VA
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Since your office is in Tysons, you have the option of living near the Tysons area (Vienna, McLean, Falls Church) or as far east as Arlington. Personally, if it were my first job out of college, I would opt to live in Arlington where more "young professionals" live. I would suggest the Ballston-VA Square-Clarendon area if your budget will allow.
I agree, and your commute should be reasonable from these places as well. Ballston is slightly closer to your workplace than Clarendon.
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Old 08-31-2009, 08:56 AM
 
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I agree, and your commute should be reasonable from these places as well. Ballston is slightly closer to your workplace than Clarendon.
any specific apartment complexes i should look into?
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Old 08-31-2009, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Springfield VA
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Hey guys,

After searching for apartments online, I have finally found this site and decided to see if anyone can help me. I will be starting my first job out of college in Falls Church, VA in January. I'm looking for a safe place to live that is close to my office. I would prefer not to be in the car for more than 40 minutes to work. For now it will just be myself so I'm looking for a studio or a 1 bedroom for a max of 1200 a month.

Ive read some bad reviews about a lot of the apartment complexes in Falls Church. Arlington seems really nice but with traffic will I be able to get to work without a big hassle? Are they any places that might fit in my price range?

I have free parking at my office so no need for the metro and I'm fine with not being right in the city.

If anyone can give me any places I should look into that would be safe to live or even areas I should look into or stay away from please let me know. Anything could help.
Falls Church is right next to Arlington and you'd be going against traffic. You'd have a pretty nice commute. Arlington is kinda expensive. You can find one bedrooms for $1200 there but you'd get more for your money a little further out like in Fairfax or maybe Burke.
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Old 08-31-2009, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Arlington, VA
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Your best option: find a roommate and live in a 2-bedroom apt in Arlington. Even though you'll be driving to work, try to live within walking distance of either the Courthouse, Clarendon or Ballston metro stops in Arlington - which will be tough on your own, but definitely do-able with a roommate.

Falls Church is a great area too, but you'll find that it is more suited for families than single, young professionals.
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