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Old 03-04-2012, 08:25 AM
 
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I am transferring to the VA in Washington, DC in a few months. I currently live in Atlanta. I need to find a safe, and relatively affordable place to live. I currently pay $950 plus water ($30) per month for a 1 bedroom (751 sq ft). I would like to initially rent a 2 bedroom and then purchase once I am settled. My preference is to live in an area that has a Metro station that I can either walk or drive to, good shopping, and good schools. I don't think that I want to live in DC. The neighboring counties sound good to me. Can I find what I am looking for in Montgomery, Prince George's, Charles, or Calvert counties? If so, what areas? Thanks.
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Old 03-04-2012, 08:47 AM
 
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I am transferring to the VA in Washington, DC in a few months. I currently live in Atlanta. I need to find a safe, and relatively affordable place to live. I currently pay $950 plus water ($30) per month for a 1 bedroom (751 sq ft). I would like to initially rent a 2 bedroom and then purchase once I am settled. My preference is to live in an area that has a Metro station that I can either walk or drive to, good shopping, and good schools. I don't think that I want to live in DC. The neighboring counties sound good to me. Can I find what I am looking for in Montgomery, Prince George's, Charles, or Calvert counties? If so, what areas? Thanks.
If you want good schools, count PG off your list.
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Old 03-04-2012, 09:01 AM
 
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If you want good schools, count PG off your list.
That bad, huh? Sounds like the schools in Atlanta.
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Old 03-04-2012, 10:15 AM
 
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That bad, huh? Sounds like the schools in Atlanta.
Hell no definitely a broad generalization. Add a couple more hundred to the rent and your options are wider.
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Old 03-04-2012, 10:20 AM
 
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Hell no definitely a broad generalization. Add a couple more hundred to the rent and your options are wider.
Thanks. I'm starting to see that. Wow. I guess the recession didn't hit DC and the surrounding areas.
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Old 03-04-2012, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Metropolitan Washington, D.C.
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Look in Alexandria city. VA or Montgomery country, MD.
But yea you gonna have to add a few hundred to your rent....
Paying $1000 for a studio is common up here.
PG county is cheaper so if you move there I'd suggest Greenbelt or Hyattsville.
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Old 03-04-2012, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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I second Greenbelt or Hyattsville. Should be able to find a 2BR in the area for around 1,200/mo. 1BRs are slightly cheaper.
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Old 03-04-2012, 10:23 PM
 
Location: Prince George's county
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Though you'll probably begin to see a number of posts generalizing Prince George's schools and safety, but they are certainly just generalizations. However, most nice apartments in nice areas will require adding a few hundred dollars more to what you're paying in the Atlanta area. Good luck.
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Old 03-04-2012, 10:27 PM
 
Location: MIA/DC
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Try Montgomery County
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Old 03-05-2012, 07:49 AM
 
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Crime maybe over hyped in PG but schools, na, those numbers are verifiable.
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