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Slagathor
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re: Anyone lived in DC? Just got a new job there
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If we bought a house, budget would be $650k.




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Tigeralum2008
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re: Anyone lived in DC? Just got a new job there
Long time ago.

We chose Laurel, MD

Typical 6am commute was 30mins to M Street but afternoons stretched 1:15

Friday PM commutes were 2 hrs. I’d recommend a place near a mass transit station


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jimlsu1
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re: Anyone lived in DC? Just got a new job there
Sorry. I see your budget. Let me check


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re: Anyone lived in DC? Just got a new job there
I lived in the DC for about 10 years.

If you're 30 and married and plan on having kids soon, I'd highly recommend buying in West Springfield, Burke, Fairfax.

Youll be close enough to downtown that it won't be soul crushing but you'll be living in a nice area with a good community and good schools.

If you have any specific questions I'd be glad to help

Don't listen to the hate DC gets on this board. I'd move back in a heartbeat
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jamboybarry
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re: Anyone lived in DC? Just got a new job there
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If we bought a house, budget would be $650k.


Lol

frick these people mentioning anything on the beltway further than Arlington/Alexandria. The commute will make your life hell.


fallguy_1978
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re: Anyone lived in DC? Just got a new job there
Is 650k not enough to buy a normal house in the DC metro? I have no clue, just curious.


boomtown143
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re: Anyone lived in DC? Just got a new job there
So you are part of the Swamp eh?


Everything I despise!


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OleVaught14
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re: Anyone lived in DC? Just got a new job there
In DC: Georgetown

Commute: Reston VA is nice and affordable. Subway runs out there as well. Alexandria is very nice but quite expensive to be in the suburbs.


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RogerTheShrubber
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re: Anyone lived in DC? Just got a new job there
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So you are part of the Swamp eh?





He's been super afflicted with TDS.


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Demshoes
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re: Anyone lived in DC? Just got a new job there
Check out Cleveland Park. It's in Northwest DC. Great walking neighborhood with lots of bars and restaurants. Rock Creek Park is nearby for awesome hiking.


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PublixSubs
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re: Anyone lived in DC? Just got a new job there
Amazing that the first reply is Centreville and the guy didn’t even spell the town right. You’re 30, married, no kids. Don’t live there. You’ll be bored out of your mind.

If outside DC and on the VA side - I’d say Old Town Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax (the city), Reston. I don’t know the Maryland side that well, I went to HS in Fairfax County.

Maybe NW DC? Adams Morgan?


Centinel
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re: Anyone lived in DC? Just got a new job there
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Is 650k not enough to buy a normal house in the DC metro? I have no clue, just curious.


Depends if you want meth or crack dealers, or no meth or crack dealers.



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RollTide1987
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re: Anyone lived in DC? Just got a new job there
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Is public transportation from here viable?


Public transportation is very viable. My uncle took the Virginia Express train from Fredericksburg into the city every day.


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USMEagles
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re: Anyone lived in DC? Just got a new job there
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Monthly rent budget would be $3,500. If we bought a house, budget would be $650k.



I am thinking your wife generated those numbers using a calculator and your gross income. There's a similar formula for engagement rings.

I don't think either one should be taken seriously once you get out of the EIC / Cool Whip tax brackets.


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Tbobby
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re: Anyone lived in DC? Just got a new job there
It is a cool place to live.

The traffic and property values are miserable. I was in high school and we lived in Springfield VA and it took my parents over an hour to commute into DC every day coming and going for just 10 miles each way. Everybody that lived there hated it and and wanted out.

$650K may get you a 2 BR townhome in Georgetown or Arlington, but you could use public transportation to get to and from work instead of driving. The subway/bus system is excellent.


Pepperoni
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re: Anyone lived in DC? Just got a new job there
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Centerville, VA.



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jimlsu1
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re: Anyone lived in DC? Just got a new job there
Couple things to keep in mind. Not as bad as NYC but landlords want to get places occupied that have become vacant. Just got confirmation, from someone close, that they live in a 2 bed, 2 bath, nice place and area (DC) for $2800 a month.
Your 3500 is well within range.
I am almost always in favor of buying but if you could rent for a year that would give you a chance to check all these areas out and make a good decision.


Centinel
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re: Anyone lived in DC? Just got a new job there
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$650K may get you a 2 BR townhome in Georgetown or Arlington


500k got my uncle a townhome in Arlington. 20 years ago.



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LCA131
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re: Anyone lived in DC? Just got a new job there
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Anyone lived in DC


Abraham Lincoln.... If you get a chance go see, "Our American Cousin"... Great finale..
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