Notices
NOVA/DC/MD We've expanded our NOVA forum to include the Greater DC Metro area as well as southern Maryland. Come on in and join our community!

Relocation help needed (Dulles area)

Old 04-13-2012, 05:50 PM
  #1  
Desolation
Thread Starter
 
Flinch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Ashburn
Posts: 5,150
Flinch Flinch Flinch Flinch Flinch Flinch Flinch Flinch Flinch Flinch Flinch
Default Relocation help needed (Dulles area)

I will be transferring to the Dulles area the last week in April for work, and need a little help trying to find living accommodations. Been mostly looking in the Leesburg and northern Manassas for apartments and really have no idea what is and is not a "good" area. I don't need much...I've been looking for small studio apartments, its just myself; no wife, kids, animals, etc. I was originally wanting to have the place to myself, but its becoming more and more clear that its not really financially possible for me to do so.

Basically...
Any areas to avoid, what areas should I consider? I would really like to avoid DC as much as possible.
Flinch is offline  
Old 04-13-2012, 06:14 PM
  #2  
WEEEEEEEEEEE
 
TATTRAT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Live: From Planet Earth
Posts: 23,804
TATTRAT TATTRAT TATTRAT TATTRAT TATTRAT TATTRAT TATTRAT TATTRAT TATTRAT TATTRAT TATTRAT
Default Re: Relocation help needed (Dulles area)

I haven't lived in NOVA all that long, but, I know enough to tell you to try and avoid Manassas.

What are you looking to spend/budgeted, and how much of a commute are you willing to deal with?
TATTRAT is offline  
Old 04-13-2012, 06:18 PM
  #3  
NBHNC
 
Lay Zee H's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Northside, ya digg
Posts: 4,694
Lay Zee H Lay Zee H Lay Zee H Lay Zee H Lay Zee H Lay Zee H Lay Zee H Lay Zee H Lay Zee H Lay Zee H Lay Zee H
Default Re: Relocation help needed (Dulles area)

Originally Posted by TATTRAT View Post
I haven't lived in NOVA all that long, but, I know enough to tell you to try and avoid Manassas.

What are you looking to spend/budgeted, and how much of a commute are you willing to deal with?
Need to know this to give you a good estimate.

But since you mention its not becoming financially possible to live by yourself..you basically should avoid Fairfax County. Especially the Dulles area. Although, there are apartments in Reston (near McNair Elementary) which aren't horribly priced.
Lay Zee H is offline  
Old 04-13-2012, 06:19 PM
  #4  
Desolation
Thread Starter
 
Flinch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Ashburn
Posts: 5,150
Flinch Flinch Flinch Flinch Flinch Flinch Flinch Flinch Flinch Flinch Flinch
Default Re: Relocation help needed (Dulles area)

Ideally I could find something all inclusive for $900-$1000/mo, although I have a feeling thats not remotely possible. As far as commuting, I'd probably consider anything 45 minutes or less.


EDIT:

I also have little to no knowledge of the NoVA area.
Flinch is offline  
Old 04-13-2012, 06:30 PM
  #5  
WEEEEEEEEEEE
 
TATTRAT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Live: From Planet Earth
Posts: 23,804
TATTRAT TATTRAT TATTRAT TATTRAT TATTRAT TATTRAT TATTRAT TATTRAT TATTRAT TATTRAT TATTRAT
Default Re: Relocation help needed (Dulles area)

Originally Posted by Flinch View Post
Ideally I could find something all inclusive for $900-$1000/mo, although I have a feeling thats not remotely possible. As far as commuting, I'd probably consider anything 45 minutes or less.


EDIT:

I also have little to no knowledge of the NoVA area.
In all seriousness, there are some pretty nice houses, some REALLY nice houses, that offer fully finished basement style walk out apts/mother in law suites that you can find in that price range, all utilities normally included. I mean, you have people above you, but I had looked at a few after the ex and I split, just because it was mentioned to me, the price was right, and I saw some pretty awesome places, tbh. 900+ sq ft, all utilities, come and go as you please, not like dingy, dark, damp basements AT ALL.
TATTRAT is offline  
Old 04-13-2012, 06:42 PM
  #6  
Desolation
Thread Starter
 
Flinch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Ashburn
Posts: 5,150
Flinch Flinch Flinch Flinch Flinch Flinch Flinch Flinch Flinch Flinch Flinch
Default Re: Relocation help needed (Dulles area)

I was originally looking for an apartment just so I could keep to myself; not looking to party or do any entertaining, I just like to be left alone. Hadn't thought of MIL suites, craigslist seems like the first place to look, but I really can't take it seriously...any suggestions of where else to browse for such things?
Flinch is offline  
Old 04-13-2012, 06:50 PM
  #7  
WEEEEEEEEEEE
 
TATTRAT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Live: From Planet Earth
Posts: 23,804
TATTRAT TATTRAT TATTRAT TATTRAT TATTRAT TATTRAT TATTRAT TATTRAT TATTRAT TATTRAT TATTRAT
Default Re: Relocation help needed (Dulles area)

padmapper.com
TATTRAT is offline  
Old 04-13-2012, 07:03 PM
  #8  
Jive Turkey
 
POS DSM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 4,946
POS DSM POS DSM POS DSM POS DSM POS DSM POS DSM POS DSM POS DSM POS DSM POS DSM POS DSM
Default Re: Relocation help needed (Dulles area)

Originally Posted by Flinch View Post
Ideally I could find something all inclusive for $900-$1000/mo, although I have a feeling thats not remotely possible. As far as commuting, I'd probably consider anything 45 minutes or less.


EDIT:

I also have little to no knowledge of the NoVA area.
That's not remotely possibly. The shitholes start at that, if you want to live in the ghetto.

As far as communicating, it'll take 45 min to get from Mannasshole to Dulles in rush hour on a good day.

Honestly what tattrat was saying about the basements is probably your best bet. Any apartment in loudon county will be outrageously expensive. You can find a basement in a ballin house in loudon for the same price as a shithole apartment in Manassas pretty easily.

I love nova, but the cost of living and the traffic blow a huge load


Also Manassas is the armpit of nova. you don't want to live there. Dulles/Sterling/Reston/Ashburn is fine though

Last edited by POS DSM; 04-13-2012 at 07:07 PM.
POS DSM is offline  
Old 04-13-2012, 07:11 PM
  #9  
NBHNC
 
Lay Zee H's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Northside, ya digg
Posts: 4,694
Lay Zee H Lay Zee H Lay Zee H Lay Zee H Lay Zee H Lay Zee H Lay Zee H Lay Zee H Lay Zee H Lay Zee H Lay Zee H
Default Re: Relocation help needed (Dulles area)

Also, you could try moving just north of the Dale City area off of Route 1 in Prince William County. They're building new apartments near the Wegmans there, and if the prices of the new townhouses there is any indication (big townhouses starting at $200K), the apartments should be pretty reasonably priced.


But that ends up being an hour long commute...on a good day.
Lay Zee H is offline  
Old 04-13-2012, 07:14 PM
  #10  
Jive Turkey
 
POS DSM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 4,946
POS DSM POS DSM POS DSM POS DSM POS DSM POS DSM POS DSM POS DSM POS DSM POS DSM POS DSM
Default Re: Relocation help needed (Dulles area)

Eh, I had a friend live in woodbridge. The shittiest apartments in the shittiest part of town started at a $1000/month. And that's a fucking shitty commute to Dulles in rush hour...well in any hour
POS DSM is offline  

Quick Reply: Relocation help needed (Dulles area)


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: