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Old 02-17-2019, 02:51 PM
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I just got a new job offer in northern Virginia and I will be relocating there next month. My office is in Alexandria VA but I will also work at client sites in Washington DC. My base salary is $60k. Where can I live that is close to Alexandria and Washington DC, is in a nice area, has good schools, and the rent is about 1/3 of my income. I'm a single mother with one child in High school and the other one in Elementary School. I would like to live in Alexandria, but most 2beds/2 baths are $1,900 - $2,200/month. Please recommend apartment complexes or condos. Thank you.
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Old 02-17-2019, 05:58 PM
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Hi OP,

Welcome to Alexandria! I can't promise that these will fit all of your criteria, but here are a few places to start:



Best of luck!

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Old 03-10-2019, 06:25 PM
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Consider the Fairlington area of Arlington. It's literally across the street from Alexandria (Route 7 and Quaker Ln), has a strong community feel, and a better commute to DC than Alexandria.

Other areas in Alexandria to consider are around Potomac Yards or the Cameron Station neighborhood. You could probably find something in a high-rise condo along Yoakum Parkway, Holmes Run Parkway, or Eisenhower Ave but I think the neighbor feel is lacking compared to my other suggestions. In general, I'd suggest finding an condo for rent instead of an apartment. While it can be harder to find a good deal, condo buildings are almost always more well-maintained than apartment buildings and you can even find a good deal compared to apartments which use software to set prices.
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Old 03-11-2019, 10:32 PM
Location: Alexandria, VA - Kingstowne Subdivision
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Check out apartments for rent in Kingstowne.

They meet your monthly rent requirements but I'm not sure if you are going to qualify with your base income.
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