dontstopbelivin wrote:ryguy wrote:FromRussiaWithLove wrote:maggiebre wrote:As for other buildings, it would be worth your time to check out 2400 M Street. And I know people who have places near the metro in Pentagon City and also Ballston for cheaper than average DC prices.
I don't know what kind of money you are making, but I just checked out the rental rates for 2400 M street. 2600 a month for their cheapest 1 bedroom, 1810 a month for the cheapest studio.
Also, I looked at 5 or 6 places in Ballston and Crystal City, and they were all at least 1600-1700 a month for a 1 bedroom.
I guess I was naive, but I was hoping to find apartments under 1000 a month in VA without having to bring my car or take a 45 minute bus+metro trip one way.
How are you all going to pay for your housing??
Get a roommate. Seriously, as someone who's lived in the city for 6+ years, you'll have to so you can afford decent DC (or NOVA) housing. Another option might be a house in Shaw or Columbia Heights or Eastern Market. I have several friends living in all these neighborhoods in group homes, spending about $1000/month each. More like a 20-30 minute commute to campus, but you won't need a car and it sounds like a better option in your price range.
EDIT for clarity (not so hot with my typing skills today)
When I meant not too bad, I meant with a roommate (plus prices have probably gone up). Almost everyone I know who lives in DC (in their early twenties) has one.