Summer housing in DC

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MTTezla
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Summer housing in DC

Postby MTTezla » Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:14 pm

Anyone have any general suggestions for summer housing in DC? Will be at the DOJ if that matters. I was thinking about using Airbnb, but am pretty open minded if people have other ideas.

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Re: Summer housing in DC

Postby sadpandayolo » Thu Mar 09, 2017 2:26 pm

DOJ so assuming unpaid? If so, personally, I'd live somewhere on the blue/yellow down toward Virginia and commute in. Blue yellow both accessible, cheaper rent than in DC or on the orange line. Maybe up the silver line but don't know much about that direction. Tysons is pretty pricey and still a pretty far commute.

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Re: Summer housing in DC

Postby MTTezla » Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:57 pm

sadpandayolo wrote:DOJ so assuming unpaid? If so, personally, I'd live somewhere on the blue/yellow down toward Virginia and commute in. Blue yellow both accessible, cheaper rent than in DC or on the orange line. Maybe up the silver line but don't know much about that direction. Tysons is pretty pricey and still a pretty far commute.


It's paid, thankfully, so I'm not totally opposed to living somewhere in DC proper. I've never been to the city before and part of me wants to spend the summer closer to the touristy / "night life" things.

Are there any particular neighborhoods you'd recommend on the blue/yellow line?

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Re: Summer housing in DC

Postby blueapple » Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:24 pm

MTTezla wrote:
sadpandayolo wrote:DOJ so assuming unpaid? If so, personally, I'd live somewhere on the blue/yellow down toward Virginia and commute in. Blue yellow both accessible, cheaper rent than in DC or on the orange line. Maybe up the silver line but don't know much about that direction. Tysons is pretty pricey and still a pretty far commute.


It's paid, thankfully, so I'm not totally opposed to living somewhere in DC proper. I've never been to the city before and part of me wants to spend the summer closer to the touristy / "night life" things.

Are there any particular neighborhoods you'd recommend on the blue/yellow line?


On blue I'd say north of McPherson Square. On yellow, shaw/u street/columbia heights

I used this site to find a place a few summers ago. Back then it was mostly GULC students offering up summer sublets so it was convenient. I'm not sure how it's changed since then though https://listings.roamer.io/?category=washington-dc

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Re: Summer housing in DC

Postby buckiguy_sucks » Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:44 pm

sadpandayolo wrote:DOJ so assuming unpaid? If so, personally, I'd live somewhere on the blue/yellow down toward Virginia and commute in. Blue yellow both accessible, cheaper rent than in DC or on the orange line. Maybe up the silver line but don't know much about that direction. Tysons is pretty pricey and still a pretty far commute.


East of the river is certainly cheaper than the blue/yellow line in NOVA. If the only point to a suggestion is cost savings living at Benning Rd/Minnesota Avenue would certainly be cheaper than Crystal City or whatever

Touristy things happen downtown OP (Smithsonian/metro center), nightlife depends on what kind of nightlife you are looking for but I suspect it'll be U st / Columbia heights.

I really like living in the eastern market/cap hill/hill east area though and its relatively convenient to touristy things, less so to the real night-life-y going out areas but Eastern Market/Marine Barracks area has some pretty good bars and restaurants IMO

as for actually finding housing i have no advice other than craigslist/airbnb/the TLS housing swap thread/whatever

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Re: Summer housing in DC

Postby hasmith » Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:19 pm

I once thought I'd lost my wallet near the eastern market station, was a real bummer. Turned out I didn't lose it - so for a while I had two metro cards.

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Re: Summer housing in DC

Postby kellyfrost » Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:30 pm

OP,
No advice on the topic other than to say regardless of what neighborhood or area you end up in, make sure to get renter's insurance.




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