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Arlington is awful. Its like if you took the worst things living in the real city (away from nature, drab apartment buildings), the worst things about the suburbs (big box stores, commuters, awful soulless bars) and combined with them with unlimited douchbags. In 2-3 years you're either gonna wanna move into the city or settle down in a more suburban hellhole, why not just do it now?
Move to somewhere on H street where you can just hop on 50 to get get to work. Or if your work is metro accessible Eastern Market area.
This post was edited by ROCKS 19 months ago
clarendon bros for some reason think living in clarendon is the best thing on earth and that everyone else should be jealous of them. it really throws them for a loop when you let them know the truth.
if you're trying to sell someone on an urban area and "lower taxes" is in your top 3 reasons, you've failed to make your point.
Explain to me what you can do in DC that I can't do living in Arlington besides playing hopskotch over and around homeless people? It's an arbitrary line. And I definitely pay less then most places in the city that I would want to live and I live like 3-5 minutes from the Clarendon metro.
And fwiw, I almost only go out in the city on weekends. I just strongly prefer living in Arlington.
This post was edited by WMTerp12 19 months ago
I was in Clarendon for like 15 months. It wasnt bad in terms of local conveniences with food/drink/transit options but I was happy to leave. I'm not a city person at all so Claredon was more than enough for me
My office is walking distance from the New Carrolton metro station so if I was to live somewhere in the city I would want to have a short-ish commute.
What would be a good location to get me there in a half hour (tops) where I wouldn't be paying a fortune?
I appreciate all the help by the way...I live in Jersey so I'm not super familiar w DC.
listen to ROCKS, above.
how much do you want to pay?
Eastern market / capitol hill make most sense, being on orange line. east of there gets a little shady for my personal likings.
Are you planning on driving to work/have a car? If not, I'd choose Eastern Market area. Easy commute on the orange line, and a decent amount of bars/restaurants in that area.
Yeah, I definitely wouldn't live in Arlington if I worked in New Carrolton.
yeah, eastern market would be great, really short commute. if you're really on a budget you can squeeze into a shoebox studio in foggy bottom and still be on the orange line. anywhere downtown is fine, really. the stops are close together and transferring is not a big deal during peak times.
Area to the north and west of Potomac avenue metro is perfectly safe...relatively cheap and some cool spots nearby a well.
This post was edited by JJBittenbinder 19 months ago
Im ready for aa 5th of vodica to end my feels.
Have you considered Landover?
No more working for RBNY for you, eh, GTS? Congrats on the new gig.
If you're working within walking distance of New Carrollton metro (which I didn't even know was possible because that station is so huge) then I would definitely advise living near an orange line station, whether that's in Arlington or DC. I've done both and prefer DC, but no matter what you should be looking to commute via Metro rather than drive.
Depending on what you can afford and how much space you need, I'd recommend my neighborhood of Foggy Bottom above all else. Two grocery stores plus Georgetown and Dupont in walking distance. If you're doing Arlington, I concur with the Clarendon--->Courthouse--->Ballston order of preference.
You aren't going to be under a half hour unless you Metro or live in PG County.
Minus the hipsters in one direction and the smug hill workers in the other.
I don't have a set budget necessarily, but off the top of my head I would be willing to pay probably between 1000-1200 (minus utilities)
willing to have roommates?
foggy bottom shoebox is probably your only option if no. you can have a nice room in a shared house if yes, which is the way i would go at that budget.
eat the Nehari at Ravi Kabob in Ballston. thank me later
That can get you anywhere really if you're willing to live with a roomate. DC is not for everyone, though. It's got its perks to be sure, and I wanted to stay in the city,but as I said there are a ton of douche bags and a ton of hipsters and if that isn't your scene Arlington is plenty fine. There are bars and a ton of hot chicks.
low crime rate is another selling point. You can't put a pricetag on peace of mind knowing that you literally have a 0% chance of getting robbed/raped/witnessing a crime/etc.
coltsfan lives in his mom's basement
you literally have 0% chance of getting robbed/raped/witnessing a crime in arlington? LOL. read a fucking book. come on.
1% chance. Thats still negligible. If you live in DC for years, at least one of those will happen like 50%.
there are 5,000 crimes in arlington per year
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by RDurr 19 months ago
And DC has about 5,000 robberies alone per year. Not to mention other crimes.
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