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Old 07-06-2010, 03:07 PM
 
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I'm almost 50 and relocating do DC, no children, no spouse, no dog. I would like to know what neighborhoods are more feasible. I'm not set into one prescribed thing, it can be urban/surburan; artsy/laid-back. I would like grocery stores, shopping and restaurants. I need to have access to the Metro/bus as I will not be bringing my car. I plan on attending school probably Howard or George Washington and will be working Downtown. I've done some research and cannot come up with feasbile places. I need for it to be relatively safe and convenient.

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Old 07-06-2010, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Cesspool of human excreta aka DC
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Looking at the number of negative posts about DC on this board, are you sure you want to do this?
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Old 07-08-2010, 10:35 PM
 
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i'm almost 50 and relocating do dc, no children, no spouse, no dog. I would like to know what neighborhoods are more feasible. I'm not set into one prescribed thing, it can be urban/surburan; artsy/laid-back. I would like grocery stores, shopping and restaurants. I need to have access to the metro/bus as i will not be bringing my car. I plan on attending school probably howard or george washington and will be working downtown. I've done some research and cannot come up with feasbile places. I need for it to be relatively safe and convenient.

Thanks


arlington or silver spring...metro access...easy drive into the city if you have to take a cab...has the culture, shops, restaurants you covet...i don't know what your budget is but at 50 i'm sure your doing pretty well so maybe give nw dc a strong look as well...metro access pts along connecticut ave nw and wisconsin ave nw...however housing will be expensive..
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Old 07-09-2010, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC
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Looking at the number of negative posts about DC on this board, are you sure you want to do this?
That's pretty uncalled for and off topic. The person asked a legitimate question, and you're already trying to bring on the flame wars. Enough already.

To the OP: If you're going to GW and working downtown, Orange line in Arlington is a pretty convenient spot. Don't know about Howard though, as it's on the Yellow/Green line so it would take a little longer commuting from Arlington or Silver Spring. Might help to know your budget, as well.
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Old 07-09-2010, 10:30 AM
 
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I'm almost 50 and relocating do DC, no children, no spouse, no dog. I would like to know what neighborhoods are more feasible. I'm not set into one prescribed thing, it can be urban/surburan; artsy/laid-back. I would like grocery stores, shopping and restaurants. I need to have access to the Metro/bus as I will not be bringing my car. I plan on attending school probably Howard or George Washington and will be working Downtown. I've done some research and cannot come up with feasbile places. I need for it to be relatively safe and convenient.

Thanks
Budget of $1500.00 - 1600.00
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Old 07-14-2010, 10:35 PM
 
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Try Mitchellville:

Mitchellville, Maryland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 07-27-2010, 09:30 PM
 
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Alrington, Alexandria, or even Fairfax... I LOVE THE DMV!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 07-27-2010, 09:54 PM
 
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You might consider upper NW DC along Connecticut Ave and up into the Chevy Chase, Md area. On Metro line, beautiful, near many universities, lots of culture and shops.
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Old 07-27-2010, 10:00 PM
 
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You might consider upper NW DC along Connecticut Ave and up into the Chevy Chase, Md area. On Metro line, beautiful, near many universities, lots of culture and shops.
Most of these areas, from Dupont Circle to Tenleytown/Friendship Heights to Bethesda are on the Red Line, but it's not too hard to transfer from Red to Orange/Blue. I really like Adams Morgan too. I think it's probably one of the most interesting and diverse parts of DC.
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Old 07-28-2010, 10:38 AM
 
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Most of these areas, from Dupont Circle to Tenleytown/Friendship Heights to Bethesda are on the Red Line, but it's not too hard to transfer from Red to Orange/Blue. I really like Adams Morgan too. I think it's probably one of the most interesting and diverse parts of DC.

I will second Adams Morgan! I was in DC for 3 months, lived in Bethesda. There is something for EVERYONE in Adams! I am currently trying to find an apartment and get back down to DC.

No matter what everyone says I loved being in DC there is so much there and enough to keep you busy for a lifetime!!!!

Enjoy your move to DC and best of luck!!!!
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