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Bob51, Other/Just Looking in 20037

I may take a job at the State Department in Foggy Bottom. Are there any affordable apartments or condos within walking distance?

Asked by Bob51, 20037 Sun Nov 22, 2009

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Hi Bob,

Because you asked about apartments and condos, I'm guessing you are looking to rent, rather than buy.

So, in a 10 block radius of the State Department, only going as far south as Constitution, because Southwest DC is not feasibly walkable, I only found 6 properties under $3,000/month.
- $1500 for a 370 sq. ft. studio
- $1600 for a 434 sq. ft. studio
- $1995 for a 490 sq. ft. studio
- $2750 for a 735 sq. ft. 1BR
- $2780 for an unknown size studio, but includes garage parking
- $2941 for an unknown size 1BR, but includes garage parking

The last two are located at The Avenue, which is on I Street across the street from Foggy Bottom Metro and I have a client who just moved in there who also works at the State Department. If you'd like to view any of these properties, I'd be happy to drive you around to view them.

Kelly Putz
Realtor® - DC/MD/VA
Keller Williams McLean
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Hi Bob,

Are you thinking of buying or renting?

I searched the area for both. The perimeter of my search is 17th St. (east boundary), K St. (north boundary), the Potomac River (west boundary), and Constitution Ave. (south boundary).

For sale:…
(click on the blue, 2 letter, and 7 digit MLS number for the entire listing)

Call or write if you see anything you like or if you'd like my help with your search.

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If you wish to purchase an afffordable condo and get no money down financing, please call me first

Barry Levy
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Visit my website for free access to the Multiple Listing Service where you can search the Foggy Bottom area for available properties. This will give you an idea of what you can get for your money in that neighborhood or email me your search criteria and I will happy to forward them to you. There are also other neighborhoods that could work for you especially since you will be on the metro line.

When are you relocating? The $8,000. federal tax credit has been extended and expanded and you may qualify. Let me know when you plan to be in town and we can meet to discuss your needs and how I can assist you with your new home search.
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You may also want to consider Southwest near the Waterfront. I lived in Southwest while I attended GW Law School and my commute was less than 20 minutes from door to door on most days. I could also truly walk to most of the museums and a lot of the monuments.

So, if you want to purchase, I would suggest you give Southwest near the waterfront a look, especially now before they complete the big development project which is sure to send prices upwards.

As far as renting, you may be able to find something in your price range, whatever that might be.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Nov 22, 2009
Well, that depends upon your definition of "affordable" & your definition of "walking distance"!

There are quite a few condos, (and occasionally co-ops) in the Foggy Bottom area, but they are not the most economical in the city, because of its Core Location. Within that area is both a major hospital, university, and multiple federal offices, and is surrounded by other 'upscale' areas, such as Dupont Circle, Georgetown, K Street, and, of course, downtown. In addition, parking is at a premium in this area.

But, the Condos and Coops are often quite wonderful, since they command premium prices.

However, in DC, the METRO, the citys extensive, clean, and economical mass transit is available over a much broader area, and should expand your options.

The questions that you would need to answer would be: What do you consider 'expensive', and what do you consider walking distance. If you'd like the Smith Team would be happy to assist you in buying your next home! Drop a line, send an email, send up smoke signals, or give us a yell.

Aaron Smith of The Smith Team
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Contact me for a list.
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