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Old 09-19-2008, 08:26 AM
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I've been reading through these posts and have learned quite a bit and am hoping some of you may have advice for me. I'll try to explain what I'm looking for in detail:

Single professional woman (early 30s) looking for a roomate / houseshare, preferably paying max of 1,000 month in rent (best if included utilities but not necessary). If I found someplace for a bit more I could definitely afford it, just would prefer to keep it at $1000 / month or less.

I am looking for a relatively safe neighborhood* with very good access to metro (preferably orange/blue or red line as I will be working near McPherson square) or metrobus to metro station as I will not have a car. Looking for an area with good grocery shopping, gym, cafe, etc. within walking distance. Would love an area near running or bike trails.

*I understand that no neighborhood can be completely safe and I feel quite comfortable in more "urban" neighborhoods having lived in large cities in Latin America and the U.S. in neighborhoods that some deem "unsafe" due to the fact that they aren't filled with white yuppies. That being said, I do want to feel comfortable walking to metro station alone or biking home as I won't have a car or at least taking a cab home if late at night.

Any ideas on neighborhoods to look in would be greatly appreciated. so far I have found a lot in Columbia Heights, but that's on the green line (not necessarily a drawback but would prefer being on red or oragne/blue). I would like to live in NW (Van Ness?) Capitol Hill or Courthouse area, but have not found as many rooms in these areas on craigslist. Any other places to look for roomates / house shares in DC area for a young professional?

Thanks for your advice.
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Old 09-19-2008, 12:26 PM
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Sometimes the DC City Paper is a handy resource. It's a semi-alternative weekly that comes out each Thursday. A lot of younger people read it and use it for roommate finding. The print edition may have more than what is on-line...you can pick up a copy almost anywhere downtown. Some free good reading too, at least most weeks...
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Old 09-19-2008, 06:29 PM
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I am a 24 year old female and live in Woodley Park. I dont have a car and it has not been a problem. NW DC is usually your best bet as for safety concerns- Cleveland Park, Woodley Park, Dupont Circle- all on red line. I have never really felt unsafe in Woodley Park.
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