Scared of Suburbia...
February 14, 2012 2:16 PM Subscribe
We might have the opportunity to move to DC - but can we even afford to live there, in a nice, walkable neighborhood?
posted by The Toad to Grab Bag (30 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
We'd have a family income of about 140 k before taxes, 2 adults 1 baby. We'd like a yard and at least 2 bedrooms. Husband would have to commute downtown (Foggy Bottom), i.e. closeness to a Metro Stop would be desirable. We have lived in European (or European-style) places all our lives and are scared of zombie suburbia, especially since I'll be at home with the baby all day. We would like stores, cafes, restaurants close by, sidewalks (!) and of course low crime rates and maybe even decent schools.
Is this realistic? What neighborhoods should we look at? I checked out places that are close to the city center and they seem to be prohibitively expensive…almost as bad as NYC or London. If it weren't for the baby we'd go for a tiny studio apartment in a central location, but that's not an option anymore...Ideas?