Where to live? - page 2

Will be working at Children's and need advice about safe apartments in close range. Preferably all utlities with washer/dryer, along with gated/control access. Any suggestiosn will be greatly... Read More

  1. by   Jules A
    Quote from Justine_
    ^^ yeah that's what I meant! You know, sharing a house with "young professionals", each paying about $1,000. I hope that's out there! I don't know how one could afford to live in D.C. otherwise!

    In any case, I've seen plenty of listings on DC craigslist for this kind of thing for rooms down to $600-700, but they are summer rooms, so I'm assuming that prices will go up in August, when I leave >.<

    I don't think I'd like to live by myself in a brand-new city on the other side of the country where I don't know anyone...my bravery only goes so far! : )

    It sounds like a good plan to me. Just make sure you screen your roommates carefully and get references. Quite an adventure!
  2. by   GatorRN08
    I'm gonna be starting up at GEORGETOWN in August and I'm super excited. I'm also looking for SAFE and AFFORDABLE places to live, close commute to Georgetown, etc. I've heard that Alexandria, VA is a good place and I've looked at several apt buildings there. Some what freaked out about the "random" room mate situation and hope I have good luck with that.... Anyone wanna give me any suggestions on where to find affordable, safe housing that's a close commute to Georgetown (will be driving!)...thanks in advance
  3. by   GatorRN08
    PS - My price range is < $1000 / month (want private bath, washer and dryer...and some more
    Last edit by GatorRN08 on May 6, '08 : Reason: Duplicate
  4. by   laydiebuug
    Quote from GatorNurse08
    PS - My price range is < $1000 / month (want private bath, washer and dryer...and some more

    Good Luck wanting all that with a budget of 1,000. This is the Washington Metro area dear...Look on Craigslist but as far as living in Alexandria or Georgetown your budget isn't going to go a long way.
  5. by   BBQvegan
    Hey y'all. I used to live in DC. When I moved there in 2001, I was able to afford a 1 BR apt near Dupont. But as time went on, I was priced further away from the center. I lived in Columbia Heights and would NOT recommend walking to WHC or Children's! I was afraid to walk to the metro. Perhaps it has gotten a lot nicer since 2002. When I was there, I saw a lot of crack deals, heard gunshots, and even witnessed a gang fight. I later moved to NE DC in an area called Brookland. I loved that area. 2 years ago, I rented a studio apt within 2 blocks of the metro for $900/mo. The Brookland metro has a shuttle to some of the hospitals. Check that out.

    Good luck!
  6. by   TheBean
    My friend has a condo in Columbia Heights and it'll be available for rent on August 1. She says it's 1 mile from WHC, and accessible to both green and red lines. PM me if you want more information. :spin:
  7. by   MoeCheeks201
    I am moving to alexandria, what apartment buildings did you look @?
  8. by   LadyQT
    I found a real nice apartment in Bowie, MD its about 25 mins to/fro Children's.
  9. by   HappyDay
    There are some brand new apts going up in Wheaton - historically not a great area, however, it is changing. One of those even has an elevator directly down to the metro. A studio is 1350ish. Thats not bad for door to door commuting. Only a 16 minute ride on Metro.
  10. by   zahryia
    Quote from LadyQT
    I found a real nice apartment in Bowie, MD its about 25 mins to/fro Children's.
    Congrats! Do you have to take 295?
  11. by   dcgrrl
    Quote from zahryia
    Congrats! Do you have to take 295?
    You would take Route 50 to South Dakota Ave into the city from Bowie. I live in Bowie too. I love it.

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