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So I recently accepted a job in Landover, MD and am looking to move to Arlington. I know it's about a half hour away from Landover but I have a lot of friends from school in Arlington and I feel like it is a great area.
Any suggestions as to what area of Arlington to look into? Also, I want to find a roommate but don't know anyone who is looking, so what would be the best way to find one?
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I just left Clarendon, it was solid
Clarendon, courthouse, ballston in that order
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Wait, you're going to commute from Arlington to Landover in a half hour? Do you work third shift?
Arlington to Landover in 1/2 hour will not happen.
That said, I live in Clarendon and like it a lot. More people live in Ballston though and it's a little cheaper.
Is there a specific reason, other than your friends, you're choosing Arlington over DC? Unless you were relying on one of them to be your roommate, which doesn't seem to be the case, why would you volunteer to take on that commute? Ditch your friends....living in the city (at least for a few years) is the tits.
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i live right between court house and clarendon and love it. used to live in ballston and liked it too but clarendon bars are btter for weekends going out at night. my building management runs a couple properties in arlington and i would recommend it. here is a link. http://www.fortstrongproperties.com/ it is not the most luxurious, but it is affordable and the locations are good. if you put an ad on CL for a roommate you will get a ton of response and could probably essentially interview a bunch of people to find a good fit.
is your job walking distance to landover metro? It may be about a 30 minute metro ride but driving is guaranteed to be over an hour.
My buddy lives on N. Adams and it is a clutch location. Easy cab ride into the District, not that bad of a walk to the Clarendon scene.
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When are you looking to move btw? Might have a spot opening up in our house.
I'd think that, but how much more costly is it?
Be careful. When the Redskins have a home game it may take as long as 35 minutes.
The Circle? I (sort of) lived there my senior year of college. I wasn't a big fan.
Live in the city.
Everyone already said Clarendon, which is the correct answer. Court House and Ballston are also fine. Be prepared to see a lot of VT people.
Regarding driving from Arlington to Landover, if you leave early enough in the morning and cut through the city, it's not too bad. Expect 40 minutes. I used to do Clarendon to Bowie in about 45 min, but I was leaving before 7 AM. Getting home is a different matter, plan on an hour or so.
I'd live in Arlington if the commutes were equal. There is no difference in the things you can do living in Arlington vs. living in the city (although getting to H street can be tough but who cares?) and it's less expensive, the taxes are lower, and it's cleaner with less homeless people.
I am in Ballston now. It's ok. Wouldn't want to commute to Landover though that's at least a 45 mintue commute if you're lucky during rush hour.
not living in the city as a young person is the worst move you can make
as someone who has lived in clarendon and DC, you could not be more wrong.
And that'll wrap it up folks, have a great afternoon
Cool guys, thanks for all the responses. My initial thought with Arlington was mostly because of the amount of people I know there. I would definitely like to live in the city but I figured I could save some money by being in Arlington as well.
Also, the half hour estimate was a poor guess from me. A friend lives in Arlington and works for the same company and says it takes him about 40 minutes every morning.
if you live in the area of arlington where you would want to live (clarendon-courthouse), you're paying as much as you would pay in DC, anyway.
Remember, Landover is on the Orange line. Depending on where you live and work, a Metro commute might not be too bad.
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