Where to live in DC?
November 13, 2010 12:26 PM Subscribe
Moving-filter: Where to live in Washington, DC (or its surrounds)?
posted by malthas to grab bag (33 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
My girlfriend and I are almost certainly going to be moving to the DC area from Austin, TX in a couple of months. If everything goes according to plan, I'll be working in Rockville. The question then is: where to live? We're open to DC and the close-in suburbs, and will have vehicles but would greatly prefer using public transit.
Stuff we'd like:
- Rent at somewhere under $1500/month.
- Red line or other Metro access.
- A not too sketchy or crappy neighborhood, but also...
- A more urban neighborhood that's not supper stuffy and family-oriented
We're willing to compromise, of course; we don't expect to get a super fancy place right next to the Metro for $500 a month. But while we're okay with living in a place that's a little crappy, we still want to be safe.
What we're really looking to get out of this question is general neighborhoods and streets, but recommendations for specific apartments/locators/online tools/publications are great too. We'd like to narrow down where to start our search, and will be spending some time looking around in the area in a couple of weeks.