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Old 11-27-2008, 08:21 AM
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Happy Thanksgiving.

I've received an offer for a job in Arlington. It is near a metro - Rosslyn, I think. I am looking for recommendations on areas in Va where I could have a thirty minute or less drive to a station where I could park my car and then take the metro into work. The max I want to pay for an apt is $1100.

Right now in MI I am paying $850 for a two bedroom, and from what I see on craigslist it could be possible to get something for the same amount but when I pull up gmaps those areas look like they would involve too much driving. But I really don't know how to judge driving times on highways because I pretty much only drive here in town.

ETA: Areas that have Whole Foods or Trader Joes would be a plus.
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Old 11-27-2008, 02:11 PM
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There are Trader Joe's and Whole Foods almost across the street from each other on Route-7 between Falls Church and Tysons Corner. There are a bunch of apartments in and around that vicinity also, and you'd have pretty easy access to both the West Falls Church and Dunn Loring Metro stations, each of which have reasonable parking and are an easy run (20 minutes or less) down to Rosslyn.
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Old 12-01-2008, 04:20 PM
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Thanks for the info on the stores.

I think I will try to get something in Price William country probably Manassas.
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Old 12-02-2008, 05:35 PM
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Post in the Northern Virginia section...Manassas I really don't think will be w/i your timeframe with our traffic.
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Old 12-03-2008, 02:30 PM
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I don't think you'll enjoy Manassas. How big does the apartment need to be? You can probably find something in Arlington for that.
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Old 12-07-2008, 06:38 PM
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I've posted over in the other section. I've scraped the Manassas idea as I've read not so nice things about it plus the commute.

@chrisherbert - I need at least 850 square feet, if I were to get an apartment. From looking at Craigslist really good apartments in Arlington are out of my budget.
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