Moving to Washington DC!

  • Mroberts24

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    Aug 06, 2010 11:36 PM GMT
    I just got a great job in Washington DC and will be moving there next month! I have no family and very few contacts on the East Coast. Is there is any advice any of you could give as where to find housing, cool areas, place to explores, etc... it would be much appreciated!
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    Aug 07, 2010 2:24 AM GMT
    housing -- the question is too vague. before an answer you got o say how much will they pay you, how much money do you have and what can you afford to spend monthly?

    answering without knowing that is useless. get back to us with a round approx figure of monthly budget and expenses and then we'll talk

    cool areas/places -- anywhere NW is nice. lots of places to run or bike. navy yard is cool too. lots of museums and clubs hangout places downtown.
  • Mroberts24

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    Aug 07, 2010 4:53 AM GMT
    Looking to spend anywhere from $500 - $600 on housing. Although the job is great, it doesn't pay too well.

    thanks for the help thus far.
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    Aug 07, 2010 5:08 AM GMT
    woa good luck dude. with that budget you'll need to go to into maryland or pretty deep into virginia and commute. i guess you can look into SE or NE but it's pretty crappy and not safe out there. that or find 2-3 people who want to live in the same room (not apartment) with you that is somewhere closer to downtown.
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    Aug 07, 2010 3:08 PM GMT
    yeah, i have lived in the NW for the past three years and the rent can get pretty high. Try expecting to pay $1200-$1500 for a studio in dupont area, don't even approach the georgetown area, because for $1200, you might have to share a small room with another person. or you might pay at least $800 for a basement bed the size of a closet. Try searching for places in the NE near columbia heights and stuff but it might be a tiny bit cheaper. The good thing about DC is that it's very easy to travel by metro and it's fun place to live and with that you might have to spend more on rent. I love DC!
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    Aug 07, 2010 3:20 PM GMT
    Mroberts24 saidLooking to spend anywhere from $500 - $600 on housing. Although the job is great, it doesn't pay too well.

    thanks for the help thus far.


    in dc, you're gonna need a roomate or two to find a place with those rent prices...
    as for places to hang out and explore- for newbies, its always good to get familiar with the Mall and the museums and tourist spots, just to get them all under your belt. Georgetown is really fun for shopping or a nice dinner with friends- great to walk around and people watch. Dupont Circle is supposedly where the night life is, but i haven't done that yet since i live an hour away and don't wanna drive home buzzed.