moving to DC for school - housing suggestions?

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    Mar 18, 2009 6:49 PM GMT
    Hey all --

    Moving to DC to attend George Washington in the fall. Trying to find housing right now, preferably around Dupont Circle. Anyone have suggestions? Know of anyone in need of a roommate? Lemme know. Thanks!
  • Bunjamon

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    Mar 18, 2009 9:43 PM GMT
    This is one of the things that Craigslist is actually GOOD for. Check it out.
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    Mar 18, 2009 10:15 PM GMT
    Holy crap! You'll love dc! The Shaw/U Street Corridor is getting popular amongst the gays. But Shaw is still a gritty area.

    Dupont Circle is really expensive, forget about it

    Logan circle is also nice

    Look into living near P and 17th streets. That's where a lot of the gay establishments are.

    I also REALLY like Adams Morgan, and Cleveland Park

    The area around AU is also nice

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    Mar 19, 2009 2:35 AM GMT
    Thanks bud! What neighborhood is p and 17th (forgive me - I'm still learning the area, although a friend said the same thing and referred to it as "the corner of gay and gay).

    I've been looking at Dupont Circle prices and, you're right, it's quite expensive. I'm looking to room with someone; my days of living alone, at least for the meantime, are gone.

    -Sean

    TheIStrat saidHoly crap! You'll love dc! The Shaw/U Street Corridor is getting popular amongst the gays. But Shaw is still a gritty area.

    Dupont Circle is really expensive, forget about it

    Logan circle is also nice

    Look into living near P and 17th streets. That's where a lot of the gay establishments are.

    I also REALLY like Adams Morgan, and Cleveland Park

    The area around AU is also nice

  • DCEric

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    Mar 19, 2009 2:37 AM GMT
    That is DuPont
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    Mar 21, 2009 3:39 PM GMT
    DCEric saidThat is DuPont


    Yeah, he realized that after we talked on email.
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    Apr 05, 2009 6:04 PM GMT
    Take lots of money!icon_wink.gif
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    May 19, 2010 4:48 AM GMT
    I'm trying to move to Dupont June 4! I'm interning this summer
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    May 19, 2010 5:03 AM GMT
    Yay for all of your people moving to DC!!!

    Columbia Heights /Adams Morgan is a pretty good neighborhood and depending on how close to U st you are, its pretty safe and quite gay... lol.

    I already brokered one housing arrangement (involving a friend from RJ who moved from Chi to DC) this summer - so I'm afraid its unlikely I can help anyone else! lol. I CAN however give ya'll all the info you need about the neighborhoods....

    Logan is good - its getting pricier but still affordable if you live east of 14th street (ie...13th, 12th, 11th). The "Gayborhood" is generally accepted as anywhere north of Mass Ave, south of U st, and between 19th and 11th sts, NW.

    I live downtown in Chinatown / Penn Quarter... which is a very nice area with lots to do but its not very gay. Holler at me if any of you have questions

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/93/DC_neighborhoods_map.png

    PS congrats on going to GW! That's where I am for grad school too! icon_smile.gif If you have any questions about navigating the area..... let me know. Ive been at GW for 6 years all together.... so, I know it quite well. lol.

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    May 19, 2010 6:36 PM GMT
    I need a place to live ASAP so if you're living in DC and need a roommate, message me please!
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    May 19, 2010 7:29 PM GMT
    DuPont is wonderful, but not cheap. Adams Morgan is just north of DuPont and very walkable, somewhat cheaper. GWU is actually in Foggy Bottom or the West End, definistions vary, but both are developed and pricy. The Red line runs up Connecticut Ave and then Wisconsin Ave. There are lot of apartments and private homes near metro stations. It's about 20-30 minutes to GWU from upper Northwest.