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My husband and I, now "empty nesters," moved back recently to the DC area after living in another state for two decades. We rented an apartment in Arlington for the first two years before embarking on a home search. The apartment was pricey, but it was close to everything. After that experience, our criteria for a home included walking distance to Metro, shopping, medical care and parks, plus affordability. We looked for four months in the Arlington/Alexandria area and DC for a small house, townhouse or condominium that fit our criteria. Never finding an affordable option, we hopped across the Potomac "ocean," and found a home in Silver Spring that met all criteria except being within walking distance to shopping. It was a great compromise, but we still need to drive to go to the grocery store, entertainment, etc. Also, it's a three-story house. Fine for now, but maybe not when we're elderly. I often wonder what affordable option will be available if we need to live on one level and can no longer drive. Hence, we are an example of a couple (not unlike the one you describe) who may jump at the chance to live in a garage apartment (with a little garden space; something that's not available in a high-rise; gardening is an activity I don't want to give up)in a thriving, urban neighborhood in the district.

by Anne on Jan 11, 2013 9:21 am • linkreport

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