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Old 06-14-2010, 02:14 AM
 
Location: Tampa
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I am meant to get a job at Washington Navy Yard and my fiancee lives in Silver Spring. I want to live within a reasonable commute from him as well as a not-suicidal commute to work. I am looking at the Maryland-side of the District. I REALLY like Bethesda as far as being a bit upscale, slightly 30/40-somethings and all the local amenities (malls, restaurants, etc), but it may be a hike to work? Although google maps claims that it is "only 34 minutes/ 45 with traffic". (I know from previous Beltway life, that could translate into 3 days on the road. )

My other inquiry is College Park. Is there a somewhat similar area to what I described above? Realizing that it is UM area, I don't want to get stuck in an area with the fraternity-hazing-study-by-death-metal-at-2am crowd.

I am very fond of the corporate apartment complexes such as Camden, Post, Archstone, etc. I see there is a Camden in College Park, but the area looks pretty desolate. I don't want to stray too far off the Beltway area (such as towards Rockville or Columbia, etc).

My price range is up to $1600-1800 for a decent 1BR w/ den or 2BR.

Thanks for any help!!!!
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Old 06-15-2010, 05:49 AM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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Bethesda sounds better for you. College Park is kind of desolate unless you are a student.
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Old 06-15-2010, 12:19 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Bethesda is not a "bit" upscale. It is VERY upscale. You can get a 1-bdr in that price range. But 2-bdr is more difficult. Think $2200 to $2500 per month.

BTW, thanks for stating your price range and the property size you're looking for. That's what people should be doing when they ask, if they want a more accurate response.

People who are relocating should understand that the DC metro area is expensive, especially if you want to live in the more desirable neighborhoods in or near the city.

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Old 06-15-2010, 01:23 PM
 
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live within your means. not by an area code!
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