GW Law Off-Campus Housing

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terpette
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GW Law Off-Campus Housing

Postby terpette » Thu Apr 29, 2010 1:00 pm

I'm on the waiting list at the Aston so for now I need to start looking into other housing options. Anyone have any tips? I'd like to stay close to the gw campus for the first year and then move away later.

does anyone know anything (noise, pests, distance, rent, etc) about:
The President
Winston House
Jefferson House
The Atlas
any others?

Thanks!!! :mrgreen:

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Re: GW Law Off-Campus Housing

Postby terpette » Fri Apr 30, 2010 8:29 am

bump?

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Re: GW Law Off-Campus Housing

Postby sibley » Fri Apr 30, 2010 8:30 am

have you tried craigslist? I've found a lot there, and sometimes you can get a nearly-year-long sublet for a reduced rate

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Re: GW Law Off-Campus Housing

Postby terpette » Sat May 01, 2010 2:01 pm

sibley wrote:have you tried craigslist? I've found a lot there, and sometimes you can get a nearly-year-long sublet for a reduced rate


I've been looking but it's hard to choose a place without any idea what the neighborhood, management, neighbors, pest problems (so scared of this) etc are

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Re: GW Law Off-Campus Housing

Postby sibley » Sat May 01, 2010 4:42 pm

terpette wrote:
sibley wrote:have you tried craigslist? I've found a lot there, and sometimes you can get a nearly-year-long sublet for a reduced rate


I've been looking but it's hard to choose a place without any idea what the neighborhood, management, neighbors, pest problems (so scared of this) etc are


well if your goal is to be close to school that's pretty easy to pick without knowing the neighborhood. pests... if you're clean they'll probably stay out. management... idk, but whats the worst they could do? not fix your flooded bathroom? refuse to pay rent until they do, or have it written into your contract.

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Re: GW Law Off-Campus Housing

Postby stephrod88 » Mon May 03, 2010 1:23 pm

I am actually looking for the same thing and happened to stumble across a place called Columbia Plaza. You should check it out, fairly decent price (for the area) and it is only 2 blocks from the law school building.

Hopefully this helps!

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Re: GW Law Off-Campus Housing

Postby sapereaude2012 » Mon May 03, 2010 5:24 pm

Hey guys, I just finished my 1L year at GW last Wednesday, and I've been happy w/where I'm living. I have a studio at Columbia Plaza on the corner of 23rd and Virginia. It takes 5-7 minutes to walk to school, and other than my annoying cop neighbor, everything is great. I moved from the midwest so rent was a shocker, but I think I pay a little less than my friends in comparable places around, even in the Aston. Definitely cheaper than Winston House

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Re: GW Law Off-Campus Housing

Postby mich » Tue May 04, 2010 2:33 am

hey! i am also on the waitlist at the Aston and want to start looking at a bunch of other places, including Columbia Plaza...would be interested in getting maybe a 2-bedroom apt with a roommate?

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Re: GW Law Off-Campus Housing

Postby terpette » Tue May 04, 2010 10:30 am

mich wrote:hey! i am also on the waitlist at the Aston and want to start looking at a bunch of other places, including Columbia Plaza...would be interested in getting maybe a 2-bedroom apt with a roommate?


I PM'ed ya :)

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Re: GW Law Off-Campus Housing

Postby gward10 » Sat May 29, 2010 2:52 am

I'm a litte behind in the game because I just got accepted off the wait list this week. How is the housing search going so far? Does anyone know how difficult/easy it is to get into Columbia Plaza (through the school or directly)?

I'll be moving from California so I won't be able to see anything before moving in. Ideally I'm trying to find a 2BR place close to campus. Also looking for ways to find a roommate if anyone has suggestions.

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Re: GW Law Off-Campus Housing

Postby marburger06 » Sat May 29, 2010 11:26 am

Went to GW undergrad...I'll do my best to answer...

The President- Never been inside, but I'd imagine it's really overpriced because it's right by the metro and directly on GW's campus. Also, it's across from a bunch of undergrad dorms, so I'd imagine that wouldn't be particularly pleasant.

Winston House- It's really, really nice inside. Spacious apts. A bit of a walk from the law school - maybe like 8 blocks? But it's also much closer to DuPont circle, which is a much better neighborhood for going out than Foggy Bottom. However, from what I hear it's really really expensive.

Jefferson House- Had a lot of friends who lived here. The apts are on the small side, but I'm pretty sure it's considerably cheaper than the other options listed here. It's about 5 blocks from the law school. Also, it's right behind the metro, so that's convenient.

The Atlas- Don't know about this one.

I'd also add:
The Savoy- Right across from Winston House. Nice, relatively spacious apts. When I was at GW the apts on the lower floors were cheaper than the ones up higher, so it might be affordable if you're living on like the 2nd floor

The York- Only 2 blocks from the law school. Rooms are on the small side, but I think the rent is fairly reasonable for the area.

Circle Arms- I don't know too much about this one, but it's near Jefferson House and a friend of mine got a great deal there.

Colombia Plaza- I think the posted rent is on the expensive side, but I've heard of a LOT of people having success negotiating. Some of the apts are absolutely gorgeous- a lot of them have views of the Kennedy Center. Also, if you have a roommate, the 2-bedrooms have HUGE living rooms.

Hope this helps!

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Re: GW Law Off-Campus Housing

Postby sibley » Sun May 30, 2010 1:48 pm

For what it's worth, per Craigslist the President and Jefferson House are about the same cost for a studio. (500sq at President, "large" at Jefferson)

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Re: GW Law Off-Campus Housing

Postby madootz » Sun May 30, 2010 2:56 pm

Hey, I just finished 1L @ GW. I live in the Jefferson House. My bf just measured our studio today and it's 425 sq ft. We pay 1325. The building is actually a condo so you deal with the owner of the condo directly. I imagine this could be good or bad, but it's been great for us as our ll is super chill. I've seen ads for other units that go up to 1500. I can't imagine paying that much to stay here. That said, it's clean, there's a pool, there's a front desk staff, and it's very close to the ls and metro. Also, two people in a studio? Don't try it! Good luck and let me know if you have any questions about housing or school.

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Re: GW Law Off-Campus Housing

Postby sibley » Thu Jun 03, 2010 11:41 am

Is anyone bringing their dog? I have an 8 year old lab I'd like to bring with me and am wondering how it'd work out.
edit: decided it's impossible on a $1300 rental budget. =( she'll have to stay with my mom.

I found this map helpful:
http://www.apartmentratings.com/rate/DC ... s-Map.html

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Re: GW Law Off-Campus Housing

Postby sibley » Fri Jun 04, 2010 12:31 pm

The President Condominiums 202-331-7800
2141 I Street NW, Washington, DC 20037
Read more: http://www.apartmentratings.com/rate/DC ... z0ptsjNger

Jefferson House Condominium 202-337-3900 
922 24th Street NW, Washington, DC 20037
Read more: http://www.apartmentratings.com/rate/DC ... z0pttpVuNZ

Potomac Plaza Terraces 202-338-9262 
730 24th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037
Read more: http://www.apartmentratings.com/rate/DC ... z0pttuVsdj

Bon Wit Plaza 202-333-4884
2401 H Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037
Read more: http://www.apartmentratings.com/rate/DC ... z0ptvttvFM

The Atlas Condominium 202-293-0960
1111 25th St NW
Washington, DC 20037

York 202-337-5252 
532 20th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20006
Read more: http://www.apartmentratings.com/rate/DC ... z0ptyoP2Kx

Empire Apartments 202-785-2622
2000 F Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20006
Read more: http://www.apartmentratings.com/rate/DC ... z0pu07PAWD

The Statesman 202-331-8827  "overpriced dorm?"
2020 F St NW, Washington, DC 20006
Read more: http://www.apartmentratings.com/rate/DC ... z0pu13Q7JZ

Monroe House Condominiums 202-887-0697
522 21st Street NW, Washington, DC 20006
Read more: http://www.apartmentratings.com/rate/DC ... z0pu1ieWu4

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Re: GW Law Off-Campus Housing

Postby Angelica Pickles » Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:38 am

sibley wrote:The President Condominiums 202-331-7800
2141 I Street NW, Washington, DC 20037
Read more: http://www.apartmentratings.com/rate/DC ... z0ptsjNger

Jefferson House Condominium 202-337-3900 
922 24th Street NW, Washington, DC 20037
Read more: http://www.apartmentratings.com/rate/DC ... z0pttpVuNZ

Potomac Plaza Terraces 202-338-9262 
730 24th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037
Read more: http://www.apartmentratings.com/rate/DC ... z0pttuVsdj

Bon Wit Plaza 202-333-4884
2401 H Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037
Read more: http://www.apartmentratings.com/rate/DC ... z0ptvttvFM

The Atlas Condominium 202-293-0960
1111 25th St NW
Washington, DC 20037

York 202-337-5252 
532 20th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20006
Read more: http://www.apartmentratings.com/rate/DC ... z0ptyoP2Kx

Empire Apartments 202-785-2622
2000 F Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20006
Read more: http://www.apartmentratings.com/rate/DC ... z0pu07PAWD

The Statesman 202-331-8827  "overpriced dorm?"
2020 F St NW, Washington, DC 20006
Read more: http://www.apartmentratings.com/rate/DC ... z0pu13Q7JZ

Monroe House Condominiums 202-887-0697
522 21st Street NW, Washington, DC 20006
Read more: http://www.apartmentratings.com/rate/DC ... z0pu1ieWu4


Thanks for the list.

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Re: GW Law Off-Campus Housing

Postby Angelica Pickles » Tue Jun 08, 2010 8:13 am

Does anyone here know what nice areas outside of D.C. would be a decent choice for someone that has to commute to D.C. for work? Traffic is a big concern for me.

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Re: GW Law Off-Campus Housing

Postby doublehoya0509 » Sat Jun 12, 2010 4:39 pm

Angelica Pickles wrote:Does anyone here know what nice areas outside of D.C. would be a decent choice for someone that has to commute to D.C. for work? Traffic is a big concern for me.


I have lived in DC my whole life and to go to GW I would recommend the Arlington/Clarendon/Rosslyn area. Crystal City is also manageable. Traffic everywhere is bad but take the Metro.

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Re: GW Law Off-Campus Housing

Postby sibley » Sun Jun 13, 2010 12:28 pm

doublehoya0509 wrote:
Angelica Pickles wrote:Does anyone here know what nice areas outside of D.C. would be a decent choice for someone that has to commute to D.C. for work? Traffic is a big concern for me.


I have lived in DC my whole life and to go to GW I would recommend the Arlington/Clarendon/Rosslyn area. Crystal City is also manageable. Traffic everywhere is bad but take the Metro.


I thought hoya = gtown.

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Re: GW Law Off-Campus Housing

Postby finn17 » Sun Jun 13, 2010 12:31 pm

2400 Pennsylvania Avenue Apartments
http://www.2400penn.com/

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Re: GW Law Off-Campus Housing

Postby doublehoya0509 » Sun Jun 13, 2010 12:58 pm

sibley wrote:
doublehoya0509 wrote:
Angelica Pickles wrote:Does anyone here know what nice areas outside of D.C. would be a decent choice for someone that has to commute to D.C. for work? Traffic is a big concern for me.


I have lived in DC my whole life and to go to GW I would recommend the Arlington/Clarendon/Rosslyn area. Crystal City is also manageable. Traffic everywhere is bad but take the Metro.


I thought hoya = gtown.


it does

i went to georgetown prep and georgetown university

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Re: GW Law Off-Campus Housing

Postby cb88 » Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:19 pm

Hey Guys!

I am a female 2L at GW law right now and am looking for someone to renew my lease with. I currently live in an AMAZING 2 bedroom 2 bathroom, 2 FLOOR apartment in Columbia Plaza and pay an unbelievable rate. I am looking a female roommate to share this amazing space with.

Let me know if any of you are interested!




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