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Old 11-15-2010, 10:32 PM
 
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Moving to DC in the next month or so to take a new job at DOJustice. Looking for some location suggestions to look for a place to live. I would have to be at DOJ most mornings it seems by 6am and plan to take the metro to and from work because I've heard the parking rates are ridiculous. I also have a wife and 9 month old daughter who I dont want to have to worry about taking a walk and accidentally walking into a bad section of town. I should be able to spend no more than 2200 a month on a place.

Looked at so many places online, but every single one has gotten horrible reviews (camden summerfield, fort totten station) Need some advice from locals on where I should be looking. Any help is greatly appreciated
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Old 11-15-2010, 10:51 PM
 
Location: All over the east coast
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Try looking in Cleveland Park, that area is more family friendly, SAFE, and transit oriented.
You'll be able to find an apartment for 2200 or less there, for a one bedroom at least

Here's some listings:
http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/s...2200&bedrooms=

Capitol Hill is also good too, and its a lot cheaper then Cleveland Park:
http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/s...200&bedrooms=2
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Old 11-16-2010, 01:06 PM
 
Location: DC
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2200 is a lot! you should be able to live wherever you want on that budget.
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Old 11-16-2010, 07:14 PM
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sorry no advice for sabers fans
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Old 11-17-2010, 12:59 PM
 
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2200 is a lot! you should be able to live wherever you want on that budget.
You would think, but 2beds are going pretty high right now. Looking for something cheaper. Would like to be no higher than 2. Anyone here know anything about the new place the Encore at Wheaton Station?
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Old 11-28-2010, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL- For NOW
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O highly recommend going out to the Virginia side if you care about your family. We lived in Fairfax in a 1700 sqft 3 level townhome for $1650 a month in a great area. Full of shopping, walking trails, parks, etc. Great schools and daycares as well. When we first moved there my sons were 2 and 7. The commutes from Vienna, Fairfax, Oakton, Annandale etc are only about 15 minutes in normal traffic and will take you about double that in traffic unless you are in "Parking Lot' trafic and that is another story. The Metro only goes out to Vienna but you can always drive and park at the metro and metro in from there. Other areas we really liked we Centreville(which is right off I66 but a little further out) and Falls Church. Fairfax is my Favorite but several other areas like Reston, tysons Corner are great too. Alexandrian can be a bit scetchy unless youre in Old Towne, Arlington is the same way, but both have great ammeneties. If you are looking for the most bang for you buck and enjoy town festivals for free, parks and shopping, go to Virginia Side. You will love it.
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Old 11-29-2010, 12:02 AM
 
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^I agree 100% Check near the Vienna metro.

The Falls at Flint Hill in Oakton, Virginia - Fairfax County, VA - Apartment Showcase
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Old 12-01-2010, 03:17 PM
 
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if you don't like a long commute I would not live out near, or past, the Vienna metro. It takes a good half hour from Vienna to get into the district.

For $2200 I think Cleveland or Woodley Park (or even the next stop up, UDC I think) should have some places and be sufficiently safe for your family, yet allow you to have a commute that isn't too bad. Cleveland and Woodley Park are both within walking distance of the zoo, which is a great place for the family to walk around (and it's free).

Edit: I lived in Falls Church and absolutely hated it. It's devoid of any sort of the character you get in DC. Tysons Corner is a huge suburban shopping mall wasteland. In my opinion you're getting all of the headaches of living in the city (obscene traffic during rush hour, expensive though not as expensive as the city) without any of the benefits (close to public transportation, corner stores, grocery stores, restaurants, etc within walking distance).
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Old 12-01-2010, 03:28 PM
 
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Alexandrian can be a bit scetchy unless youre in Old Towne, Arlington is the same way,
What is the problem there, criminal gangs?
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Old 12-01-2010, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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What is the problem there, criminal gangs?
No, it just looks really dumpy, especially areas that are unincorporated Alexandria.
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