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Old 02-24-2010, 06:07 PM
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I am starting a new job rather quickly at the Navy Yard in the middle of March and I am at a complete and total loss about a place to live. I would like to find a one bedroom with a den but if that's not possible I can settle for just a one bedroom. I'm looking to spend around $1,600 a month or less and I need to find one rather quick. I'm probably going to schedule a flight next week (March 2nd-4th) to find a place and have a move-in date of March 12th.

How is the area around the Navy Yard now? I have read on these forums that the area is undergoing renovations - how is it currently? Does anyone here live in this area?

I also found Townhomes on Capitol HillModerator cut: link removed that I will be contacting tomorrow. Does anyone have any experience with these guys? I'm basically looking for a semi-quiet place to live (kinda) near a metro. I would even look at Arlington or Alexandria as well. If their is any other area that you think might be good please -please- let me know.

Thank you for any help or advice you can provide.

Last edited by Yac; 02-25-2010 at 01:12 AM..
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Old 02-25-2010, 07:39 AM
Location: DC
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Navy Yard's ok, it's just very quiet with not much going on. I live in the SW Waterfront area, which is just across South Capitol St. Safety-wise it's fine, the biggest issue for me would be lack of foot traffic. You could look the SW Waterfront neighborhood, too. I really like it, it's quiet, residential, and pretty safe. There are some problems as you get south of M Street, but otherwise it's fine.

Capitol Hill is a great area. It's got more going on than Navy Yard and SW at the moment. If you live on the SE side you could walk to work or take the Circulator bus from Eastern Market.

For info on the Navy Yard area, you could read http://jdland.com/dc/index.cfm
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Old 02-25-2010, 09:23 AM
Location: Arlington, VA
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Congratulations on the new job! The Navy Yard area is safe, but pretty boring. I work there a few days each month, and will be transferring there full-time this spring.

For your rental budget, you could easily afford a 1 bedroom in Arlington, although it won't be right next to a metro station. For 1300-1400 you can get a 1br off of Columbia Pike. Most of the apartments there have shuttles to the Pentagon City stop. For about the same price (or less) you could rent a room in a rowhome on Capitol Hill, Adams Morgan, and Columbia Heights. If you live in AdMo or CH you could just hop on the green line right to Navy Yard - very simple commute! Good luck!
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Old 02-26-2010, 08:54 AM
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I live in the SW Watefront Area also, I recommend there. You are one metro stop away and you have a free shuttle to the metro that runs to most complexes.
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Old 02-26-2010, 11:08 AM
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Thank you so much for your help! I'm going to look at a place in the SW Waterfront area when I fly in Monday.

Thanks again for all your help, it was greatly appreciated.
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