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Old 12-18-2014, 06:35 AM
 
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So here's the thing...I've read this thread, in preparation for my move. I've also been looking on Craigslist to gain an understanding of the rental market. Being from Boston, one could find studios and one bedrooms around 1200-1400. In looking on Craigslist Dc I'm finding is that these apartments don't look to be as expensive as posters are saying. I understand that Craigslist may be filled with scams, but I'm finding decent one bedrooms, not in South East, for 1200. What'd I'd like to know is if this is a reasonable expectation?
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Old 12-30-2014, 09:55 AM
 
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So here's the thing...I've read this thread, in preparation for my move. I've also been looking on Craigslist to gain an understanding of the rental market. Being from Boston, one could find studios and one bedrooms around 1200-1400. In looking on Craigslist Dc I'm finding is that these apartments don't look to be as expensive as posters are saying. I understand that Craigslist may be filled with scams, but I'm finding decent one bedrooms, not in South East, for 1200. What'd I'd like to know is if this is a reasonable expectation?
Im having this same issue as well. What are we missing? Amenities?
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Old 09-25-2015, 02:20 PM
 
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Default Moving to DC area soon

Hey guys I''ll be working in tysons corner area soon and will be relocating. I've been considering dc and nova and would like some more input based on my ideal apt.

Rent: $2000-2400 max (including utilities, parking, gym, etc.)
Don't want a drive more than 30 min in morning/evening commute
Newer apt with hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, 1 bed 1 bath (no roommates)
Want to be near nightlife and a metro station

While I know living in Arlington area will probably be cheaper/faster commute, dc is where all the young people go out and I'd like to be a quick metro ride to u street area (don't want to do 30 min metro to nova at 2am on weekends)

Please let me know if you have suggestions, thanks in advance!!!
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Old 01-23-2016, 05:38 PM
 
Location: NoVA
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This isn't what ravage9218 is looking for but for what it's worth to other folks, I found a 1 br apartment at McLean Chase for $1375. It may be older construction but it's inside the beltway, 800 sq ft, washer & dryer included, gas stove & heating, 15-20 minute walk from the metro station, and it's right in the middle of a business park because most of my neighbors appear to be young professionals. It's not a ritzy place for the price, but it's leaps and bounds beyond the usual dumps I was finding for similar prices. For a nice apartment on a tight budget, it's really hard to beat.
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Old 02-09-2016, 09:28 AM
 
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About me - 28 year old male. Plans have recently changed where it appears I will be moving down single. Looking for a good area to meet people/make friends.


1. Do I need to be by a metro rail? Would I be okay if I were on a bus line?
No - my job requires a car. I am comfortable with paying for a dedicated parking spot if required.



2. How long of a commute to work am I willing to have? Would I be okay driving? Taking the commuter rail? (where will I be working?)
Ideally, I'd prefer to be less than 30 minutes, but I'd say up to a max of 45 minutes. Commute is important to me to make sure I can have a life outside of work. (I was commuting about 1.5 hours each way to NY)

3. Would I be willing to live with a roommate or multiple roommates?
I think I would prefer roommates, doing a room share would enable to meet a group of people, as well as have some local insight.

4. What amenities do I absolutely need in an apartment -- pets? gym? a/c? washer/dryer?
A/C is the only one REQUIRED (although if they allow window units I am okay), but I'd prefer W/D in the building. A Gym in in the building would be a big perk.

5. What is the absolute maximum, with utilities and any fees, I can afford?
I don't believe I'll have an issue, currently selling my home in NJ where I pay ~2,700/month + utilities.

6. What is my definition of safe?
I'm a bigger guy, not overly concerned, but would like a nicer area where I don't have to worry much about property damage or bringing friends etc over.

7. How important is nightlife? family community? schools?
So I'm not sure if Nightlife is the right word for it, but I think it is very important. I am not a club/crazy party type of person, but am really hoping for a lot of different types of activities (live music, bars to hang out and grab a drink, different "events" like paint nites / open mic / comedy shows etc)


I guess my "ideal" scenario is I would find an 3-4 BR type apartment in an area with events (like I've listed above), where I can walk to a parking garage / dedicated spot, and have a short commute to Seat Pleasant area (office is located out there but clients are throughout DC / VA / MD beltway area).
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