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Old 12-13-2008, 06:08 PM
 
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Hi I am relocating from NYC to DC for work in January. I am looking for suggestions about neighborhoods that are reasonable priced, where I can find street parking and are safe, any suggesions?

I wanted to spend 1300 or under on a studio or jr. 1 bedroom. The only listings I have been finding are on the Border of Adams Morgan and Columbia Heights are these good neighborhoods?

Thanks!
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Old 12-13-2008, 10:23 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC
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Hi,

I am 28, female professional. I live in Adams Morgan on 16th ST, and I love it. It is great here, very safe in my street. It is also very conveniently located next to Dupont Circle. Columbia Heights is still not gentrifed enough, so it can get sketchy. It is also cheaper, but I don't recommend it for a single female. Unless you are buying, that area will be a good place to invest, but now is still not the best. Your budget is about right.
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Old 12-13-2008, 10:35 PM
 
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jeanettethierry,

Which websites are you using to find your apts? I'm moving in Jan as well, but all the websites I keep hitting show really expensive choices (~$2k for studio). Granted right under them are the red line metro stops, but I'm willing to walk a few blocks for a less expensive place.

Also -- from my research, Friendship, Cleveland Park, VanNess areas seem really nice for young professionals (or so I've been told). And it seems Cleveland Park/Friendship is the least expensive of them all. Hopefully when I visit the city this coming week I'll find out a lot more. It seems that anything west of the Capitol is safe (depends on what you call safe though). I checked out a website that lists all the murders in the city and there was nothing to the west and roughly 200 to the east. I'm sticking to the west ;-).
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Old 12-14-2008, 07:56 AM
 
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What about Arlington? Courthouse might work well as you could be in a safe area close to tons of nightlife, restaurants and shopping in Clarendon. Metro-accessible as well.
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Old 12-16-2008, 01:12 AM
 
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I would recommend Adams Morgan, Cleveland Park, and Vanness
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