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Old 11-20-2011, 01:00 PM
 
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I'll be working a GS13 in the city, and my child will be in an on-site daycare facility.

I hate the idea of commuting with him via metro (he's 2 years old, and can suffer from motion sickness. I'm guessing a 45 minute metro ride wouldn't be fun for either of us).

I am trying to keep rent costs around $2000/month, but I just can't find a 2bdr for that in the city.

Any suggestions?
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Old 11-20-2011, 07:43 PM
 
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Are you saying you don't want to take the metro and need to be within walking distance? Or do you have a car and want to drive? If you plan to drive you might look in areas like Arlington or Alexandria where I think you could find something in your range (or a little higher -- maybe 2200/mo). If you tell us where you'll be downtown that would also help.
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Old 11-22-2011, 02:07 AM
 
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I'll be working near the hill. Close to Capitol South. Walking distance would be great, but the only places I found were the trio of complexes in the Capitol Yards area (Jefferson, Axiom, and 909). They seem great, but I'd be stuck in a 1bdr...with den if I were lucky.

There are several areas in Alexandria that I like (Kingstowne, Del Ray, Fairlington). Some close to the metro, some not so close. Is it crazy to think of commuting by car from any of those neighborhoods? I don't really mind commuting by Metro. I'm just not sure how feasible it is with a toddler - especially if I have to walk a ways to get to the station, which pretty much means I'll be forced to bring along a stroller.
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Old 11-22-2011, 07:25 AM
 
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I'll be working near the hill. Close to Capitol South. Walking distance would be great, but the only places I found were the trio of complexes in the Capitol Yards area (Jefferson, Axiom, and 909). They seem great, but I'd be stuck in a 1bdr...with den if I were lucky.

There are several areas in Alexandria that I like (Kingstowne, Del Ray, Fairlington). Some close to the metro, some not so close. Is it crazy to think of commuting by car from any of those neighborhoods? I don't really mind commuting by Metro. I'm just not sure how feasible it is with a toddler - especially if I have to walk a ways to get to the station, which pretty much means I'll be forced to bring along a stroller.
I think it would be a little crazy to think about driving. If you live in any of those neighborhoods you would be right off the metro line that would take you to Capitol South without a transfer. That's a pretty easy commute either way. I know carrying a toddler in a stroller won't be fun but it probably wouldn't be fun being in rush hour traffic for an hour just to get to DC either with your toddler sitting in the back.
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