Originally Posted by Climbergirl
Hum. Well, if we had to go further than 30 minutes, could we find a rental for $1500? I am not sure how much DH will be paid and I would prefer to think about what he is making now (approx 95K). We were making that when we first moved to San Jose and we were in a rental for $1200....
My fingers are crossed that they will offer much more!
It would be great to make a lot more!
Yes, the farther away from the District you go, (usually) the cheaper the rent is. If you'd take an apartment, you could find something cheaper than if you wanted a single family house to rent.
I'm sure you found this already, but go here: http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/apa/
, then click on the MD tab, then search for Bethesda. If you need a 1 bedroom, you can get something in the $1500 range, if you want more than that, it starts getting to be closer to $2000.
Try searching for the other areas mentioned, choosing 2+ bedrooms (be sure to choose the MD tab -- lots of people will dump their VA ads in other city's key word searches), and you'll get a better idea of rental prices.
Try Rockville, Gaithersburg, Kensington, Silver Spring, Chevy Chase, Glen Echo, Potomac, Bethesda and Garrett Park. Some of those are total pie in the sky, but it's worth a shot to see if there's anything available.