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Old 10-20-2007, 08:12 AM
 
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I am planning on moving to DC in Dec 2007 or Jan 2008. I am trying to understand the pros and cons of living in the beltway or living in DC. I am a single male, 25 yrs old have no children, I will be working at Bolling AFB, lastly I drive a 2003 Envoy (not great on gas but not bad either). I am not looking into purchasing a home just renting any advice or information anyone can provide me would be awesome. I like the city life but I'm open to what is obviously the soundest decision; to help further paint a picture my take home salary is around $6500 a month.

I had looked at these three establishments...

Avalon at Arlington Square
2350 26th Court South
Arlington, VA 22206

Avalon at Ballston Washington Towers
4650 North Washington Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201

Avalon at Cameron Court
2700 Williamsburg Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

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Old 10-20-2007, 10:06 AM
 
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I was also curious about the tax advantages/dis-advantages... Any information would be appreciated.

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Old 10-20-2007, 01:25 PM
 
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Pros: Lots of nightlife, lots of good looking people at the hangout joints, and your salary will be enough for you to live comfortably. Everything is like a 30 minute drive away which isn't bad considering "everything" includes internationally renown monuments and museums, other exciting cities (Baltimore), beautiful vineyards, and other great attractions.

Cons: Drivers here are pretty rude, there are a lot of strip malls at least in Northern Virginia which many might categorize as "cultureless". Up to you if that is even important to you, though. Oh and rent here is fairly high and owning a house usually requires two medium-high level incomes. People are generally less friendly (depending on where you come from) than people from small cities and towns. And as with all cities, crime rates in certain pockets around DC can be kind of scary.
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Old 10-23-2007, 02:03 PM
 
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Default Thanks for the information...

Just wanted to say thanks for the information I greatly appreciate you assisting me with this.

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