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Old 04-05-2011, 03:22 AM
 
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Post Moving to Washington!

Hi everyone! New to this forum and needing advice..........moving to DC in autumn as my husband is starting at Georgetown Uni (we're currently in Germany) This will be the first time I've lived in the US - I'm British - and I haven't a clue whereabouts to live! By then our boy will be almost a year....so this is what we need.....
commutable distance to uni via public transport
green leafy parks (is that pos?)
good places to eat (we're vegetarian, but love 'ethnic' food/ Italian)
friendly, safe!
shops in walking distance/metro....
family friendly
a liberal, studenty kind of feel to the place.....I've been surrounded by army wives for too long and want to meet a different kind of American!

Cheers everyone! )
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Old 04-05-2011, 06:04 AM
 
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Hi, welcome! If you want to PM me I can offer some suggestions. I work in G and live in Arlington,
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Old 04-05-2011, 07:31 AM
 
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you haven't said what your budget is
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Old 04-05-2011, 07:56 AM
 
Location: D.C.
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Cleveland Park
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Old 04-06-2011, 12:14 PM
 
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Hi everyone! New to this forum and needing advice..........moving to DC in autumn as my husband is starting at Georgetown Uni (we're currently in Germany) This will be the first time I've lived in the US - I'm British - and I haven't a clue whereabouts to live! By then our boy will be almost a year....so this is what we need.....
commutable distance to uni via public transport
green leafy parks (is that pos?)
good places to eat (we're vegetarian, but love 'ethnic' food/ Italian)
friendly, safe!
shops in walking distance/metro....
family friendly
a liberal, studenty kind of feel to the place.....I've been surrounded by army wives for too long and want to meet a different kind of American!

Cheers everyone! )
Not to start in with the DC residents, but you should look at Virginia. Alot of the area considered "DC" is in Virginia & Maryland. I can't say when it comes to MD but you may find alot more in VA than in DC and still commute in with no problem. Either by driving or Metro
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Old 04-06-2011, 12:49 PM
 
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Not to start in with the DC residents, but you should look at Virginia. Alot of the area considered "DC" is in Virginia & Maryland. I can't say when it comes to MD but you may find alot more in VA than in DC and still commute in with no problem. Either by driving or Metro
Look at this.
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Old 04-06-2011, 02:48 PM
 
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welcome to washington, dc. I think you'll love it here. People are nice the living is good.

where to live depends a lot on whether you're interested in buying or renting and, either way, what you budget is. Washington, DC is expensive compared to most american cities.

georgetown will be the most desirable, convenient and expensive place for you to live but if you can swing it, you'll love it.

Last edited by ReidButterfield; 04-06-2011 at 03:59 PM..
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Old 04-06-2011, 03:42 PM
 
Location: DC
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If you live in the District you can find many nice parks, great public transportation, and short commutes. In many logistical ways DC is like London. Car traffic is bad and worse in the suburbs than in DC proper. Housing is expensive, but quite nice. What we think is old, you will think is almost brand new. Georgetown as a destination is a little more difficult than many other locations because it's not on the "underground" but is accessible by bus.

Try reading Craigslist for house rental costs.
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