Marionberry wrote:cardinals1989 wrote:Marionberry wrote:I just discovered the various apartments at Pentagon city, some of which are directly on top of the metro station. I mean, living on the metro with a 12 minute train ride to the Gallery place station wouldnt be too much longer of a commute than I would be looking at living in the district, right?
I appreciate you guys humoring me with these probably redundant and ill conceived questions, it's just kind of frustrating trying to find a place to live from halfway across the country. I will be able to visit when I come for ASW, though.
I know which apartments you are talking about-I lived in the area a couple summers ago for an internship. The area is very nice and there are grocery stores, Costco, and a mall nearby (the mall is right next to the metro stop), but from what I remember many of the apartments were pretty expensive. Again, though, they were pretty nice ones. The metro is extremely convenient as well. Just remember, though, that you do not want to get stuck out in the district late at night on weekdays as the metro stops running between 11 and 12.
Thanks. I realized not too long after posting that that those apartments are not much less expensive than those right by the school at 425 Mass and Mass court, the Meridian, etc. It may be worth it for the first year at least to shell out the extra dough for one of those places right by the school. Does anyone know if parking is extra at those apartment complexes? The websites list garage parking as an amenity, but they don't say whether or not it is free. I'm guess it's probably not, but that would be great.
Relatively speaking, is that neighborhood (400-500 Mass) pretty safe?
I would be surprised if parking was free. I wouldn't even bring a car to DC unless I really needed one.
The neighborhood seems fine enough. I see panhandlers over there (all over town, really) but haven't ran into other troubles.