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Old 06-09-2007, 06:05 PM
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Hello, I am planning to relocate from Las Vegas to NOVA, and would appreciate any opinions on some good places to live. Here is my info:

-I will be working near Union Stations
-Prefer to spend between $2000-$2200 for rent (preferably 3 bed room)
-Prefer a commute time < 45 min.
-Moving with my wife, who has a baby on the way (October). In addition, my sister in law will be living with us, who is in middle school.
-Lookin for an area that family can feel safe in, with good schools, and not too far from D.C.

At this point, I have been looking primarily at Alexandria and Arlington (I lived in Crystal City for a short time, and really liked it). However, I'm not sure how realistic these areas are for our price range. Any suggestions/opinions are greatly appreciated.
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Old 06-09-2007, 08:16 PM
Location: Arlington, VA
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Check Craig's List for ideas on what's affordable: northern virginia apts/housing for rent classifieds - craigslist. Three bedrooms in Arlington is looking like 1800-4000/mo, so it might be doable. Alexandria is looking like 1700-3500 for a 3 BR.

Arlington and Alex have great schools (basically all of NoVA has good schools) and are basically safe. Some neighborhoods can be a little shady in both areas, but that happens everywhere.

If you're willing to look farther out, like say Burke or North Springfield, you might have more options. They key would be to stay along a bus or metro line so you could have multiple commuting options (working near Union Station means you have a stop for things like Metro and the VRE, which is nice).
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Old 06-10-2007, 06:39 PM
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I'd stay as close in as you can, and there are some nice apartments/condos in Arlington in your range. The closer to the metro stop, the higher the rent.
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