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Question by Katie: I just recieved a job in DC – Where should I live?
I am looking for a neighborhood that has some character, I love Dupont and Georgetown because of this. I like locally owned restaurants, bars and shops and ideally would like to be in walking distance to these. I am in my late 20′s and dont have the patience or desire to be around the college scene as much as I used to. I have a large breed dog and dog parks are very important to me as well. The only problem is that my budget is 1000 at the absolute MAX and I understand I might have to get a roommate. That being said, I would love any advice on places to live in DC or VA?
Answer by relytp80
Sweetie or Sir, you cant get a rat/cockroach infested slum for a stack in DC, especially if you like Dupont Circle which has a heavily gay residential environment if you are okay with that. And Goergetown, not so much the genders and what they like, but for a thousand dollars, you have got to be kidding me. You obviously havent done your research before taking on this job, and for that matter, what are you going to be doing. You say you received a job in DC, doing what? If your salary is not commensurate to those areas, you can pretty much forget it. You might be able to snag a serious hole in the wall in the ghetto of DC, like Southeast, Minnesota Avenue, Benning Road area, and the key word is might. Do your research. You cannot live in DC for 1k a month, what about your utilities, did you factor that in. You might want to go on Craigslist and see if someone is renting out a 1 or two room space in their house. Good Luck and think it through. Keep in mind the further you are away from the city, the cheaper it is, but you would need to be in Stafford if your budget is a thousand so your commute will be hell everyday, but there are ways to get around that but you have to think everything through. What are your hours, can you commute? ect…Hope everything works out for you.
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