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Old 10-24-2008, 06:50 AM
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Ok, I am originally from the Baltimore area but have lived in Orlando, Fl for that last 4 years. I think I am going to be offered a job in DC within the next week so now I am looking into where I might want to live. I am just looking for a temp location right now until summer and then move somewhere more permanent. The office location is K St NW, and 17th St NW.

I am open to either a studio by myself or sharing a house with others, but I want something close to metro and safe to walk by myself. Looking to keep it at $1000 or under (if at all possible). I also would like to stay on the north side of the city so its easier to get back to the baltimore area on weekends and such.

Anyone have a good suggestion for areas I should be looking in? and just as important any areas I should avoid?

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Old 10-26-2008, 07:19 AM
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just go to craigslist, but there are plenty of places to live under 1000, but you wont be near work. U street area, Columbia Heights, and Upper NW should have group homes, basements, or shared apartments in that range. However, if you want to live alone in a studio or 1 bedroom, that price is restrictive
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Old 10-27-2008, 06:03 AM
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Thanks for the reply. So, U street and Columbia heights are safe? Walking alone at night kind of safe? Any places in NW DC that I should avoid?

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Old 10-27-2008, 06:50 AM
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You could also live in Maryland along the red line (your office is near Farragut Square). There might be places in Silver Spring or Rockville that are safe and will fit your budget. In general, Columbia Heights and U Street aren't that bad of areas, but you still need to watch yourself.
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