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4/24/2015 3:09:42 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
After countless interviews with many different companies, I finally landed a decent job in DC, which is where I've been wanting to live since I graduated last year. Now I'm in the midst of apartment hunting, since I need to move out there sometime in May. Does anybody on DDO live in DC and know what neighborhoods are affordable but not too far from a stop on the red line? A friend told me to start looking in Woodley Park, but any other suggestions are welcome too.
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4/24/2015 7:58:33 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 4/24/2015 3:09:42 PM, ford_prefect wrote:
After countless interviews with many different companies, I finally landed a decent job in DC, which is where I've been wanting to live since I graduated last year. Now I'm in the midst of apartment hunting, since I need to move out there sometime in May. Does anybody on DDO live in DC and know what neighborhoods are affordable but not too far from a stop on the red line? A friend told me to start looking in Woodley Park, but any other suggestions are welcome too.

Find a place outside the city, on the west-side of the river. Traffic will be a b*tch, but rent will be much more affordable. If money isn't an issue, try to find a place as close to your work as possible. That city is notoriously bad traffic-wise. In my own experience, I lived close to my work and bought myself an electric bicycle. The city itself is very bike-friendly, so if you're active that's the way to go. I can't speak on behalf of woodley park myself, but I mean if you have the money for that then by all means, lol, you could take some nice strolls in the park next-door :)

Best of luck!
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4/24/2015 8:01:40 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Oh, and def grab lunch at Old Ebbitt Grill. It's expensive, so def not a daily place, but the atmosphere is one of a kind.
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4/24/2015 11:23:07 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
I live near to DC. I would suggest not living in the city, but on of the suburbs, like Montgomery or Charles counties in MD, or Loudon or Fairfax counties in VA.
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4/25/2015 2:00:32 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 4/24/2015 5:36:03 PM, BlackVoid wrote:
Congrats on getting the job!

This is the best website I could find that should help you out.

https://www.reddit.com...

Thanks, I'll take a look at some of the other areas on here
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4/25/2015 2:05:35 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 4/24/2015 7:58:33 PM, Blade-of-Truth wrote:
At 4/24/2015 3:09:42 PM, ford_prefect wrote:
After countless interviews with many different companies, I finally landed a decent job in DC, which is where I've been wanting to live since I graduated last year. Now I'm in the midst of apartment hunting, since I need to move out there sometime in May. Does anybody on DDO live in DC and know what neighborhoods are affordable but not too far from a stop on the red line? A friend told me to start looking in Woodley Park, but any other suggestions are welcome too.

Find a place outside the city, on the west-side of the river. Traffic will be a b*tch, but rent will be much more affordable. If money isn't an issue, try to find a place as close to your work as possible. That city is notoriously bad traffic-wise. In my own experience, I lived close to my work and bought myself an electric bicycle. The city itself is very bike-friendly, so if you're active that's the way to go. I can't speak on behalf of woodley park myself, but I mean if you have the money for that then by all means, lol, you could take some nice strolls in the park next-door :)

Best of luck!

Thanks! I am trying to do as little driving as possible, so yeah either a bike or just do the city bike program for like $75 a year. Pretty convenient way to get around town
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4/25/2015 2:07:06 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 4/24/2015 11:23:07 PM, bsh1 wrote:
I live near to DC. I would suggest not living in the city, but on of the suburbs, like Montgomery or Charles counties in MD, or Loudon or Fairfax counties in VA.

Why do you say this? I would much rather live in the city and be able to walk/bike/metro than have to deal with traffic. Other than cost, is there a reason to live out in the suburbs?
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4/25/2015 2:09:17 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 4/24/2015 3:09:42 PM, ford_prefect wrote:
After countless interviews with many different companies, I finally landed a decent job in DC, which is where I've been wanting to live since I graduated last year. Now I'm in the midst of apartment hunting, since I need to move out there sometime in May. Does anybody on DDO live in DC and know what neighborhoods are affordable but not too far from a stop on the red line? A friend told me to start looking in Woodley Park, but any other suggestions are welcome too.

What kind of job did you get?
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4/25/2015 2:10:48 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 4/25/2015 2:09:17 PM, Bennett91 wrote:
At 4/24/2015 3:09:42 PM, ford_prefect wrote:
After countless interviews with many different companies, I finally landed a decent job in DC, which is where I've been wanting to live since I graduated last year. Now I'm in the midst of apartment hunting, since I need to move out there sometime in May. Does anybody on DDO live in DC and know what neighborhoods are affordable but not too far from a stop on the red line? A friend told me to start looking in Woodley Park, but any other suggestions are welcome too.

What kind of job did you get?

I'll be working as a research analyst for a digital marketing firm.
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4/25/2015 2:41:20 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 4/25/2015 2:07:06 PM, ford_prefect wrote:
At 4/24/2015 11:23:07 PM, bsh1 wrote:
I live near to DC. I would suggest not living in the city, but on of the suburbs, like Montgomery or Charles counties in MD, or Loudon or Fairfax counties in VA.

Why do you say this? I would much rather live in the city and be able to walk/bike/metro than have to deal with traffic. Other than cost, is there a reason to live out in the suburbs?

The DC's metro system sucks, and there aren't many good neighborhoods. Those neighborhoods that are good are too expensive.
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4/25/2015 3:41:37 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 4/25/2015 2:07:06 PM, ford_prefect wrote:
At 4/24/2015 11:23:07 PM, bsh1 wrote:
I live near to DC. I would suggest not living in the city, but on of the suburbs, like Montgomery or Charles counties in MD, or Loudon or Fairfax counties in VA.

Why do you say this? I would much rather live in the city and be able to walk/bike/metro than have to deal with traffic. Other than cost, is there a reason to live out in the suburbs?

Because they're better in every conceivable way?
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4/26/2015 8:52:00 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 4/25/2015 3:41:37 PM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:
At 4/25/2015 2:07:06 PM, ford_prefect wrote:
At 4/24/2015 11:23:07 PM, bsh1 wrote:
I live near to DC. I would suggest not living in the city, but on of the suburbs, like Montgomery or Charles counties in MD, or Loudon or Fairfax counties in VA.

Why do you say this? I would much rather live in the city and be able to walk/bike/metro than have to deal with traffic. Other than cost, is there a reason to live out in the suburbs?

Because they're better in every conceivable way?

Lol I think we have very different tastes
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5/3/2015 11:49:39 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Thanks for the advice guys!

Ended up going with a lovely place in Woodley Park! Perfect location for me, it's close to where I will be working and walking around I got the sense that it's a great neighborhood with tons of restaurants/cool stuff to do. Super excited for the move!
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5/4/2015 5:10:45 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 4/24/2015 3:09:42 PM, ford_prefect wrote:
After countless interviews with many different companies, I finally landed a decent job in DC, which is where I've been wanting to live since I graduated last year. Now I'm in the midst of apartment hunting, since I need to move out there sometime in May. Does anybody on DDO live in DC and know what neighborhoods are affordable but not too far from a stop on the red line? A friend told me to start looking in Woodley Park, but any other suggestions are welcome too.

Congrats.
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5/4/2015 6:02:41 PM
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Your moving to DC on purpose? LOL
It's not your views that divide us, it's what you think my views should be that divides us.

If you think I will give up my rights and forsake social etiquette to make you "FEEL" better you are sadly mistaken

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5/4/2015 10:29:31 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 5/4/2015 6:02:41 PM, sadolite wrote:
Your moving to DC on purpose? LOL

It's one of the best cities to live in in the US. Very friendly to walk/bike/public transit, tons of educated young people, lots of interesting events to go to, and it doesn't have terrible weather like NYC or smog like LA.
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5/4/2015 10:29:47 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 5/4/2015 5:10:45 PM, lannan13 wrote:
At 4/24/2015 3:09:42 PM, ford_prefect wrote:
After countless interviews with many different companies, I finally landed a decent job in DC, which is where I've been wanting to live since I graduated last year. Now I'm in the midst of apartment hunting, since I need to move out there sometime in May. Does anybody on DDO live in DC and know what neighborhoods are affordable but not too far from a stop on the red line? A friend told me to start looking in Woodley Park, but any other suggestions are welcome too.

Congrats.

Thanks man
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5/6/2015 7:27:32 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 5/4/2015 10:29:47 PM, ford_prefect wrote:
At 5/4/2015 5:10:45 PM, lannan13 wrote:
At 4/24/2015 3:09:42 PM, ford_prefect wrote:
After countless interviews with many different companies, I finally landed a decent job in DC, which is where I've been wanting to live since I graduated last year. Now I'm in the midst of apartment hunting, since I need to move out there sometime in May. Does anybody on DDO live in DC and know what neighborhoods are affordable but not too far from a stop on the red line? A friend told me to start looking in Woodley Park, but any other suggestions are welcome too.

Congrats.

Thanks man

Welcome.
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