pech71 wrote:catsinboxes wrote:I live in NE DC now, and I've lived in DC for the past few years, so i'm fairly familiar with the housing situation here and its basically the same as NoVA. The best thing to do would be find roomates and get in a group house situation. I know lots of people in DC and NoVa with rooms in group houses/apts in the 700-900 range. Craigslist is your friend. If anyone has and questions about specific neighborhoods etc. feel free to pm me.
I agree with this completely. If you can find 3-4 roommates and are ok with that living situation, the COL here can be under 1000$ easily. It all depends on what type of living arrangement you want and how long or what type of a commute you are ok with!
I would suggest looking into Reston or Herndon townhouses since the silver line metro is out there now. Should easily find a 3BR to split there for 2k-2.2k.
Keep in mind the Silver Line is not yet open, but should be in a few months.