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Old 12-14-2016, 10:55 PM
 
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Hi,


I am planning to move to Chevy Chase MD for as part of new job. Any suggestion for a safe and good place to rent and commute easily to office ?
Can spend 1000 to 1400 as rent.


Thanks
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Old 12-14-2016, 11:08 PM
 
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Hi,


I am planning to move to Chevy Chase MD for as part of new job. Any suggestion for a safe and good place to rent and commute easily to office ?
Can spend 1000 to 1400 as rent.


Thanks
Check out zillow. There are some good options nearby, assuming you only need 1br and Class C is fine:
8207 Grubb Rd APT 101, Silver Spring, MD 20910 | Zillow
5410 Connecticut Ave NW APT 710, Washington, DC 20015 | Zillow
APT: 110 - The Glens on Battery Lane in Bethesda, MD | Zillow
1900 Lyttonsville Rd APT 1114, Silver Spring, MD 20910 | Zillow

Anything within a couple miles of Chevy Chase is going to be "safe" by almost anyone's standard. Try and live as close to the job as your budget allows as the region's traffic is terrible.
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Old 12-15-2016, 10:01 PM
 
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what about a 2BR ? moving with family , and a new born kid
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Old 12-16-2016, 02:19 AM
 
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Your budget is tight but perhaps doable at the higher end. Look in Silver Spring, Md, look at the Forest Glen neighborhood, The Blairs apartments, Takoma Park, Md, and even upper Northwest DC along the 16th St. corridor. Close to Metro increases the rent. There is no Metro stop in Chevy Chase so depending on where you are working, the closest Metro is Friendship Heights (on the DC border) or Bethesda. The Ride-on bus system is very reliable and we use it often between the Silver Spring Transit Station and the Friendship Heights Station along East-West Hwy and Connecticut Ave. which is why I suggested The Blairs apartment complex. If you want more space, you might look out towards Gaithersburg, Md but you will face heavy traffic and a tough commute by car.
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Old 12-16-2016, 11:58 AM
 
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2br for $1.4K is much, much tighter ($1K is impossible unless it's in a very questionable part of SEDC; you'd probably have to commute in from Baltimore or WVA to find something decent @ that price). Your budget is basically going to make your decision for you as there will be very little inventory to look at in Montgomery County.

The good news is the vast majority of Montgomery County is safe by most any measure, so even if it's an old apartment building in an immigrant/working class area you're not going to be constantly worrying about your family's safety. I'd recommend looking north of Chevy Chase, e.g. Aspen Hill or Glenmont areas. Looking too far east, e.g. Langley Park or Adelphi, would see an uptick in violent crime. I don't believe you'll find anything within your budget in the areas BaronsFan mentioned, e.g. the cheapest 2br at The Blairs is a $2K "economy" unit.

I'd also recommend reconsidering your budget, e.g. if your job is along a bus route then maybe you can get rid of the car and afford a nicer place along said route.
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Old 12-16-2016, 05:56 PM
 
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Your budget is tight but perhaps doable at the higher end. Look in Silver Spring, Md, look at the Forest Glen neighborhood, The Blairs apartments, Takoma Park, Md, and even upper Northwest DC along the 16th St. corridor. Close to Metro increases the rent. There is no Metro stop in Chevy Chase so depending on where you are working, the closest Metro is Friendship Heights (on the DC border) or Bethesda. The Ride-on bus system is very reliable and we use it often between the Silver Spring Transit Station and the Friendship Heights Station along East-West Hwy and Connecticut Ave. which is why I suggested The Blairs apartment complex. If you want more space, you might look out towards Gaithersburg, Md but you will face heavy traffic and a tough commute by car.
Thanks you for the inputs, basically work location is Geico office in chevy chase. Is there a metro available from Gaithersburg area ?
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Old 12-16-2016, 05:58 PM
 
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2br for $1.4K is much, much tighter ($1K is impossible unless it's in a very questionable part of SEDC; you'd probably have to commute in from Baltimore or WVA to find something decent @ that price). Your budget is basically going to make your decision for you as there will be very little inventory to look at in Montgomery County.

The good news is the vast majority of Montgomery County is safe by most any measure, so even if it's an old apartment building in an immigrant/working class area you're not going to be constantly worrying about your family's safety. I'd recommend looking north of Chevy Chase, e.g. Aspen Hill or Glenmont areas. Looking too far east, e.g. Langley Park or Adelphi, would see an uptick in violent crime. I don't believe you'll find anything within your budget in the areas BaronsFan mentioned, e.g. the cheapest 2br at The Blairs is a $2K "economy" unit.

I'd also recommend reconsidering your budget, e.g. if your job is along a bus route then maybe you can get rid of the car and afford a nicer place along said route.
Thanks for the inputs, i can probably increase the budget to couple hundereds more ,work location will be GEICO office in Chevy chase. Any suggestions with this?
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Old 12-17-2016, 11:59 AM
 
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Yeah, adding a couple hundred more would go a long way. $1550-1650 gets you an older 2br in western Silver Spring or Grovesnor/White Flint. Both are safe areas and would be pretty easy commutes.
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Old 12-19-2016, 04:52 PM
 
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Thanks you for the inputs, basically work location is Geico office in chevy chase. Is there a metro available from Gaithersburg area ?

Yes, GEICO is right beside the Friendship Heights (red line) metrorail station, which goes directly out to Shady Grove station (just a few miles from Gaithersburg). http://www.wmata.com
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Old 12-28-2016, 06:22 PM
 
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Yes, GEICO is right beside the Friendship Heights (red line) metrorail station, which goes directly out to Shady Grove station (just a few miles from Gaithersburg). http://www.wmata.com
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