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Old 10-10-2009, 08:38 PM
 
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Hi all,

Have been reading this thread for a while but this is my first post. B/f and I are moving to Nova from NJ in late November/early December (terrible time to move, I know). He will be working in Crystal City, my location hasn't been confirmed yet...will be Bethesda, Reston, or the Navy Yard. We will have 1 car, so hoping he will be able to take the metro to work, and I can drive if necessary.

We are looking for an easy commute esp for him, which means we have to be within walking distance of a metro stop. Another thing we can't budge on is we need a 2 bdroom or 1 bdroom + den.

Everything else is negotiable. We would love a small townhouse...really anything that has a private entrance (i.e. a garden apartment)..just not a highrise. I am wondering if there are townhouse communities that would meet these requirements in the area. Even if they are privately owned, but maybe someone would rent out on craigslist.

Our budget is 2000. If this is impossible (which through my searching so far, it is), let me know. Even areas that you could suggest we should live would be really helpful!

Thanks so much, sorry for writing a book!
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Old 10-11-2009, 08:22 AM
 
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Hi all,

Have been reading this thread for a while but this is my first post. B/f and I are moving to Nova from NJ in late November/early December (terrible time to move, I know). He will be working in Crystal City, my location hasn't been confirmed yet...will be Bethesda, Reston, or the Navy Yard. We will have 1 car, so hoping he will be able to take the metro to work, and I can drive if necessary.

We are looking for an easy commute esp for him, which means we have to be within walking distance of a metro stop. Another thing we can't budge on is we need a 2 bdroom or 1 bdroom + den.

Everything else is negotiable. We would love a small townhouse...really anything that has a private entrance (i.e. a garden apartment)..just not a highrise. I am wondering if there are townhouse communities that would meet these requirements in the area. Even if they are privately owned, but maybe someone would rent out on craigslist.

Our budget is 2000. If this is impossible (which through my searching so far, it is), let me know. Even areas that you could suggest we should live would be really helpful!

Thanks so much, sorry for writing a book!
On your budget, you could almost certainly rent a 2BR condo or apartment in virtually any close-in area in Arlington or Alexandria which would be helpful for your boyfriend's commute. Finding a townhouse with that same convenience might be more difficult but you wouldn't necessarily have to travel to the outskirts.

Off the top of my head, the Kingstowne/Alexandria section of Fairfax County features a lot of townhomes and low-rise condos and apartments. It's a newish looking area with all of your usual midscale retail and restaurant conveniences, a short bus/kiss and ride to two Metro stations (straight shot to Crystal City) and a reasonable ride to nightlife in Old Town Alexandria and Arlington's Ballston-Clarendon corridor.

Besides consulting Craig, many (aggregrate) realtor sites advertise townhouse and condo rentals.
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Old 10-11-2009, 08:23 AM
 
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I have been pricing rentals in pimmit hills lately (live there part time and thinking of buying). A 3 bedroom house rents for 13-1500. Walk or bus to west falls church metro. Trader joes, whole foods, safeway are all nearby. Search craigslist for pimmit
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