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Old 03-30-2013, 07:21 PM
 
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I will be working in DC, planning to take the Metro in, since i received voucher for Metro and parking. Anywhere I can find a rental for 2BR, small pet friendly for like $1k-$1.5k range and total travel time under 1 hr on regular time unless there is an accident. i have a 7 years old. I am moving from Baltimore by the way, trying to get out of MD
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Old 03-30-2013, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Fairfax, VA
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Reston - the metro station will be opening soon.
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Old 03-30-2013, 07:36 PM
 
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Reston - the metro station will be opening soon.
I saw Reston station will be opening soon 2013. Do you think the price range is possible for townhome or just condos?

I am also open to Sterling, Stafford Co, Gainesville, Leesburg, and Ashburn. Also, Dale City, Woodbridge, Mt Vernon or

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Old 03-30-2013, 09:14 PM
 
Location: Reston, VA
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I saw Reston station will be opening soon 2013. Do you think the price range is possible for townhome or just condos?
It may be possible to get a townhome at the top of your price range. You should be able to find 2 bedroom condos/apartments at the top of your range. I just did a search at there were several options in the 1400-1500 range.

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I am also open to Sterling, Stafford Co, Gainesville, Leesburg, and Ashburn. Also, Dale City, Woodbridge, Mt Vernon or
Leesburg, Ashburn and even Sterling are not going to fit your 1 hour to DC. Depending on where you are going in DC and where you are located in Reston - 1 hour on a regular basis is doable. I'm currently driving from South Lakes area to Federal Triangle with a rider and making it in about 50 minutes. Driving alone or taking the Bus/Metro would add about 20 minutes.
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Old 03-30-2013, 10:10 PM
 
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My plan is driving to a metro stop the ride metro in
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Old 03-31-2013, 06:43 AM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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Leesburg, Ashburn and even Sterling are not going to fit your 1 hour to DC. Depending on where you are going in DC and where you are located in Reston - 1 hour on a regular basis is doable. I'm currently driving from South Lakes area to Federal Triangle with a rider and making it in about 50 minutes. Driving alone or taking the Bus/Metro would add about 20 minutes.
This advise would also apply to Stafford, Dale City & Woodbridge. Driving to the metro would take at least 25 minutes during rush. The closest metro stop is Springfield for these areas. However, if taking the VRE is an option, these areas might be worthy of a look.
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Old 03-31-2013, 08:13 AM
 
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This advise would also apply to Stafford, Dale City & Woodbridge. Driving to the metro would take at least 25 minutes during rush. The closest metro stop is Springfield for these areas. However, if taking the VRE is an option, these areas might be worthy of a look.
Ah..forgotten about VRE...they are definitely an option since they are transit too. the goal is minimized driving and maximized the time on rail since it's more relaxing then driving (at least for me). the new work place will be located near Chinatown, approximate 1.4 miles walking from La Fant Plaza or 1.1 miles from Union Station.

So the question is, are those area has townhome for rental within my limit? Also, besides the standard rental.com/realtor.com is there a reliable website I can research those places?, condition of the place school and etc

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Old 03-31-2013, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Reston, VA
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Also, besides the standard rental.com/realtor.com is there a reliable website I can research those places?, condition of the place school and etc
Homes for Sale and Rent in DC, Maryland, Virginia | MRIShomes.com
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Old 03-31-2013, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Fairfax, VA
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craigslist isn't bad, either, for your purposes. It has a rental section where you can type in a city and a BR requirement and price range.

You might get lucky on a TH rental in Reston in that price range. No matter what, I think a 2 BR (condo or TH) is going to be near the top of your range. It is just the going rate.
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Old 03-31-2013, 02:12 PM
 
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Note that all of the areas being discussed - and frankly, any area within an hour of DC proper - will likely be in an area that's considered "Northern Virginia". In fact, some suggestions would stretch beyond your preferred commute time. As is said often on this forum, when it comes to cost, convenience and space, pick two.
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