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Old 01-07-2007, 06:50 AM
 
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Hi there,
I am 26 year old software engineer relocating to DC for a job with the feds.

I own a house in NC and I need to keep my rent in DC around 600-750. I dont mind having 2 or 3 rooms.

I am going to be working on Penn Ave and I need to be close to a metro stop.

Does anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks very much in advance!
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Old 01-07-2007, 09:56 AM
 
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You may be hard pressed to find a rental in that price range. It may be more reasonable to share an apartment or TH with 1-3 others.

Having lived in that area for 31 years, my best advice is to look for places along the Orange Line subway in Arlington County, VA.... Rosslyn, Court House, Clarendon, Ballston. Search for these by name with the Search this Forum tool, also search for them in the VA forum where there is more info.

s/Mike
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Old 02-03-2007, 06:22 AM
 
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You can afford a boarding house (a house with a room in it) for what you want to pay. For 900 perhaps you could afford a studio apartment somewhere in the district. Look on Wisconsin Ave NW. DC is extremely segregated. You can live in an all black neighborhood Fort Todden Park and rent a one bedroom apartment for 650ish. Maybe 700.
search on craigslist for an apartment.
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Old 02-07-2007, 11:11 AM
 
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um yeah a 2-3 bdrm for 600-700..not going to happen. Check W. VA. If you want to live in DC a 2-3 bdrm apt is going to run 2000-3000. A one bdrm probably in the 1100 range (minimum).
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Old 03-17-2007, 11:39 AM
 
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In my experience, DC is quite segregated, but for the most part, there is no hostility toward someone of a different race. Predominantly black areas that are especially nice, and welcoming, include the southern and eastern edges of Capitol Hill, Woodridge, the Mt. Rainier area, and Hillcrest (very nice place). Fort Totten and Lamond-Riggs are OK. There are racially mixed areas such as Columbia Heights and Brookland (very much in transition), and Mt. Pleasant, but Columbia Heights prices really skyrocketed during last year's boom. Predominantly white neighborhoods will generally be welcoming to non-whites, but I have heard about a lot of hostility toward African Americans in some mostly white pockets of Prince George's County, such as Bowie.
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Old 04-20-2009, 11:33 AM
 
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Hi, I'm relocating to DC for a year/two. I'm a single Mexican mom with a teenager. I'm looking for a nice safe neighberhood with a good H.S. and somewhat close to hospitals because that's my line of work. I was thinking of Maryland, Virginia, Silver Springs, Washington. Any recommendations?
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Old 04-20-2009, 12:06 PM
 
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Hi, I'm relocating to DC for a year/two. I'm a single Mexican mom with a teenager. I'm looking for a nice safe neighberhood with a good H.S. and somewhat close to hospitals because that's my line of work. I was thinking of Maryland, Virginia, Silver Springs, Washington. Any recommendations?
What is your budget? Do you need to be near a metro station (walking distance, or is driving/taking a bus ok)? Arlington and Falls Church seem to have a decent Hispanic population (although I think it's more South American or Salvadorean than Mexican) and good schools.
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Old 04-20-2009, 12:25 PM
 
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I don't have a specif budget, I make good money, I just want to be in a nice area, preferably not in a hispanic comunity. I more concearn in finding a good and safe area were my son can walk to school. I have a car so I don't need to be near public transportation.
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Old 04-20-2009, 02:10 PM
 
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North Arlington is safe, has good schools, and is more on the "urban" side (i.e. dense, walkable, etc). Falls Church is a little more suburban (in my opinion), and also has decent schools. It can be a little cheaper than Arlington, but still pretty close-in. Fairfax County is further out and more suburban. Alexandria is also really nice, but it seems that there is a debate over the school quality. As for Maryland, Silver Spring, Bethesda, and Rockville are all good areas (safety-wise and school-wise).
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Old 04-21-2009, 07:32 PM
 
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Arlington is a good option. Very good high schools. There is a large Latino community that has slightly dwindled in recent years, but from El Salvador and Guatemala as opposed to Mexico.
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