We just found out we'll be relocating to the DC area in Nov...I'm due with #2 in Sept, so it's likely I won't be able to get down to help with the housing search, which is a little scary, but DH (I hope) can handle it.
It's only for 2 years, so we'll be renting. We live right outside of Boston (in Cambridge) currently, so we're used to walkable neighborhoods and high rent. DH will be working in DC and will sometimes (unfortunately) have to drive to work with a company car. My DH has not owned a car since he was 18, so this should be interesting. I know the traffic there is terrible. If the metro was also accessible this would be ideal.
Any ideas on areas? I keep hearing Arlington/Alexandria...but what areas within those areas are easier on the commute and have fun, family friendly neighborhoods? Anything within DC or in MD?
We'd want a 2-3 bedroom place, would need parking and would like to keep rent around $2300...but could go higher if we needed to.
Any help would be great, I am, at this point, very pregnant, hormonal and overwhelmed!
Thanks ladies, and it looks like I'll be over here soon