Cheap living in Arlington?
July 29, 2010 2:12 PM Subscribe
Is it possible to find a place to live in downtown Arlington, VA for $750 or under?
posted by windbox to work & money (11 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
23, with a hellish commute way out toward Reston. I dread the prospect of living in uber-suburban Fairfax (no offense, Fairfax folks) and really want to move to Arlington. I am willing to live with as many roommates (I'll draw the line at having to share a bedroom) as it takes - as long as I'm within walking distance (no more than half a mile) to the Ballston, Clarendon or Virginia Sq. metro stops. I don't want going into DC for nightlife to be some big journey/30 minute hike - I want to be a hop, skip and a jump.
The craigslist "rooms/shared" listings have been sucking big time lately as they are all either out of my price range or too far from the metro. The affordable places are out by Lee highway or a mile or two south toward the Pentagon - shocking, I know.
Should I keep on plugging? Anyone ever heard of an under 800 rent there? Know any buildings? Have a story about how you or a friend found your cheap-ass deal in Arlington? Or should I give up and just go live near East Falls Church where it's cheaper, but not nearly as walkable/DC accessible.
Sorry if this post comes off more like I'm venting my frustration, but I figured I may as well do it here where people can give me some tips/input.