It is going to be tough though, unless you make good money and I am not referring to 50K, not here, you will have to go further south to get an almost affordable place with the space for 2, and that is not close to GW. commute is always a factor and the horrible traffic jams and accidents to decorate the road. Fairfax is an accident prone area and quite pricey for what you see, the nice area is a 250K to 300K bracket pay scale.
Arlington is way more expensive because is closer to DC. Now if you find an apartment 1bed, 1bth and is good enough for 2, it might not be in the best place to live. And that is unfortunately the truth about Alexandria, VA.... more