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Old 09-06-2012, 11:15 AM
 
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i will be working at andrews AFB and attending school in DC. I really want to live in DC, but i am not sure what neighborhood is best. my budget is around 1300. i tried to research how to use the metro to get there, but i will need transportation around base. i am 23, single so i dont mind living in the city with a long commute. i have also been looking on craigslist to live with roomates, but again i am not sure which location would be best. help!
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Old 09-06-2012, 12:08 PM
 
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I don't know about public transportation for Andrews, but if you "need transportation around base" I'm assuming you might need a car. If that's the case, Capitol Hill, Navy Yard or the Southwest Waterfront would be the best DC neighborhoods for driving to Andrews. Any other DC neighborhood would be either a longer drive, ghetto or just not that interesting for a young single person. $1300 is certainly doable for a studio in those neighborhoods, or you could live with roommates and pay less.
Capitol Hill in particular would be good if you like nightlife because it is close to all the bars, clubs and restaurants on H St.

If public transportation is possible, you could consider living near the green line in a neighborhood like Columbia Heights and then taking the green all the way out to Branch Ave, where there might be some shuttle to Andrews. Driving from the Hill would probably be more convenient though.
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Old 09-06-2012, 02:04 PM
 
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i have a car i just didnt know if i could somehow use public transportation instead. i just hate driving. i was thinking capitol hill. thanks for the help
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Old 09-11-2012, 11:33 AM
 
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Yeah I'm going to second Capitol Hill. I knew someone who had a car in that neighborhood and worked out that way. He had an easy reverse commute.
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Old 09-11-2012, 09:19 PM
 
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Terra I work at Andrews. You can definitely take the metro (Andrews pays up to 125 every month. Just take the green line all the way to branch avenue. Once you are at Branch avenue take the k12 bus to Andrews which normally takes only 5 mins.

The k12 bus schedule is on the DC metro website. Just make sure you get to branch avenue before I scheduled bus departure and you are good to go. It's hell of a lot less stressful than driving to Andrews. Well for me at least, since I live in NW DC. Feel free to private message me if you have questions.
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