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I'm a bona fide city girl

March 26, 2015

A few weeks ago we received notice that our lease is up at the end of May. It is hard to believe that it has almost been a year since we sold our house in Florida, packed up a U-Haul and moved up to Alexandria, VA. T works in the city and recently we started talking about the idea of moving into the city as opposed to renewing our lease in Northern Virginia.  We just figured that we left the suburbs back in Orlando (ok we were 10 minutes outside of downtown but the area was mostly families) to the DC suburbs, why not live in a big city like I've always wanted? We don't have kids so why not give the urban lifestyle a try?

I of course went into my research mode and started getting information on neighborhoods that are dog friendly. I was a little nervous about having green space for Kavalier but the place we picked is in a quiet neighborhood with several parks in it. Apartment hunting in DC is nothing like Florida. Back in Orlando there are so many apartments that you don't have the pressure of picking a place right as you tour it. We were warned by co-workers that if you find an apartment you like at a good price, you fill out an application right away to start the process. So when we toured the beautiful 1920's building with a bigger 1 bedroom than our current place with the hardwood floors we desperately miss we were sold. The fact that I can walk a few blocks to the Metro and a grocery store is new for someone used to having to drive everywhere.

                            #tbt May 2004- My first trip to DC. My mom commented on how I seemed to    enjoy the energy of a big city. I had no idea that ten years later I would be living there.


  1. Sounds like it's one step away from SF or nyc apt hunting madness. Sounds like a fun adventure to give city living a try. One whole year! Time flies. I can't believe it's going to be summer again soon.

  2. I can't believe it has been a year! Yay for a new apartment in the city! I love living in a more urban area. Congrats!!