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Old 05-29-2009, 02:36 PM
 
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Looking for living options in NoVa, MD area. looking to spend about $1700 a month on rent/mortgage. My wife and I have 5 month old twins and a 75lb Ridgeback (dog). My hours are kind of flexible and can start b/t 0600 and 0730, what do you all recomend with out commuting more than an hour?? Thanks for you help!
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Old 05-31-2009, 10:16 AM
 
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College Park, Maryland a decent area that you could look into if you''re not inclined to live directly inside of DC. It's located right on the Green Line metro so you wouldn't have to change trains for your commute if you're taking the Metro to work. If you're driving, College Park is only about 12 miles to Navy Yard. I live in College Park and take the Metro to Navy Yard to work every morning, so I can't comment on the commute time, but if your work hours are flexible, I wouldn't think it would take an hour to get there at that time of the morning. Maybe someone else can chime in. Good Luck!
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Old 05-31-2009, 01:52 PM
 
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Choose any two: dog, rent, commute. You won't get all three.

The dog is too big for most apartment/condos, so you'll need to live in a Single Family Home. Decent SHF's near the metro will not be anywhere near your limit. You can find places outside the beltway, but Navy Yard will be a +1 hour commute.

If you get rid of the dog, then that opens up lots of options: College Park was mentioned above, other areas near your price are Falls Church and Springfield.

SJ4
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Old 06-14-2010, 01:30 AM
 
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Fury, Where would you recommend in College Park? I am also meant to be working at Navy Yard, but my fiancee lives in Silver Spring. I am looking for a little more 30/40-ish professional crowd. Something similar to Bethesda or Tysons, if possible. I am looking at around $1600-1800/ month for 1BR w/ den or 2BR. Thanks!!!
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