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Old 07-20-2011, 03:13 PM
 
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If you're willing to increase your budget by $100 to $200, you should be able to find without much trouble studio apartments in good parts of DC or Arlington, even near metro stations.
I think finding a roommate on Craigslist just takes a lot of trial and error.
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Old 07-20-2011, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Ridgecrest Village apartments in Congress Heights are in the price range you're looking for (1 bedroom from $860 and all utilities included and free parking.). It's right next to a shopping center with a Giant Food store, Wells Fargo (Wachovia) bank, Subway, IHOP, public library, hardware store and a couple of other knicknack type of places. It's a hood, but it's actually quiet most of the day so it's not a bad hood with hoodrats sitting on the porch all day. Hardly any shots fired. It's in a neighborhood that's being gentrified with townhouses so it's not the projects. You should look into them.

Although your race would make you stand out, so what. Just don't be out at night.

Also, get the Apartment Showcase book from a public library, a grocery store near the exit, or from the web site. Lots of information about apartments in the D/M/V area so it's a great resource for searching.

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Old 07-20-2011, 04:04 PM
 
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Ridgecrest apartments in Congress Heights are in the price range you're looking for. It's right next to a shopping center with a Giant Food store, Wells Fargo (Wachovia) bank, Subway, IHOP, public library, hardware store and a couple of other knicknack type of places. It's a hood, but it's actually quiet most of the day so it's not a bad hood with hoodrats sitting on the porch all day. Hardly any shots fired. It's in a neighborhood that's being gentrified with townhouses so it's not the projects. You should look into them.

Although your race would make you stand out, so what. Just don't be out at night.

Also, get the Apartment Showcase book from a public library, a grocery store near the exit, or from the web site. Lots of information about apartments in the D/M/V area so it's a great resource for searching.
just dont be out at night... other than that everything is good huh
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Old 07-20-2011, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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There's also a place called Hunting Point apartments in Alexandria, with efficiencies starting at 940 if you can afford it. It sits on the Potomac River so I hope you can get a good view for that much at least.
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Old 07-20-2011, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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"Hardly any shots fired" lol. Nah I get what you mean Yiuppy. It's just kinda similar to PG County's whole "A Livable Community" slogan.
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Old 07-20-2011, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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I'm just keeping it real as someone raised in Anacostia and know the area well. Hardly any shots fired in Congress Heights/Anacostia areas means it's good, compared to other residential areas where crime and street heathens are rampant. You go a couple of miles further up Stanton Road, you're in a war zone where they shoot in broad daylight on Wednesday mornings at 730 when children are on their way to school. If the area has no gangs, quiet environment and walkways, minimal litter, and minimal gunshots, it's good to go if you're just looking for a decent spot to live until you get a higher salary.
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Old 07-20-2011, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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A lot of people play it up like it's the Anbar Province or something. It's not idyllic but it's not a war zone. Most of the violent crime is between people who kinda attract that sort of stuff (gangbangers, drug dealers, etc). Yes, people can get caught up in the crossfire unfortunately, but I think it happens a whole lot less than you'd think. Apart from that, you have to take some precautions that you really ought to take anywhere: don't walk home alone drunk at 2AM, for instance.

Property crime is also pretty high around there, and there is some preventative stuff you can do (don't leave valuables exposed in your car or home, lock your doors and windows, get a nasty former military german shepherd). But there's still a chance that you get the one moron who figures he'll break into a car anyway hoping he'll strike gold.

And all that said, it's a place where generally you're safer if you know the area. If you are an outsider then you may stick out and that may make you a more vulnerable target (because you don't know the lay of the land). Put a guy from Landover, MD there and he'll feel pretty fine but put someone from Potomac, MD there and he'll be calling for a National Guard escort.
I'm sorry as a white male he will make an attractive target for muggings. He should stay away from east of the river, period.
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Old 07-21-2011, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Rockville, MD
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I'm sorry as a white male he will make an attractive target for muggings. He should stay away from east of the river, period.
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Old 07-21-2011, 03:44 PM
 
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Old 07-21-2011, 08:17 PM
 
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I am so happy to see that people are finally starting to acknowledge that all of SE is not a war zone. There are many areas around Capitol Hill where the average DC worker can never afford to live. The dangerous area mainly surrounds Anacostia, and this is where you should stay away from. Also, something very few people fail to acknowledge is that all the quadrants in DC have good and bad areas, and yes that includes NW. Places like Kenedy Street, NW, parts of Columbia Heights NW, sections of Georgia Avenue, NW, and more can be danger zones. And something else people don't acknoweldge is that there are also "hoods" in NOVA that you should avoid like some blocks in beautiful Old Town Alexandria. The moral of this is to simply do your own homework before moving to any neighborhood, check out the streets during the day and come back at night. Also check the local police crime listing easily available online to see the crime ratios and you'll probably surprise yourself. I know I was totally suprised when I read a DC Crime report to learn that most of the crime in DC happens in the NW quadrant (over 50%) . So don't believe everything you hear, as stereoyping which is often based on nonfactual information goes deeper than we think.
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