I am a current NUPOC slated to serve as an instructor in South Carolina. I have been asked to consider working at NR in DC by my recruiter. He says they are in need of qualified candidates and are re-interviewing accepted NUPOCs for the position.
As I do my homework on the NR engineering position, I also look at where I would be living. Does anyone have a good resource for where a Jr. Officer making ~$60k (including a $1900/month bah) could live in the DC area (Virginia/Maryland). I have dependents. This means I'll need a place with 3-4 bedrooms and I'm expecting a commute.
What sides of DC are the "nice" "poor" "rich" areas?
Is there base housing available? Would we want base housing? (Andrews AFB is relatively close to the Naval Yard)
P.S. I am intentionally making this a topic vs a PM so that it can serve as a resource for others moving to the DC area. Thanks for your input.
There is base housing at FT. Belvoir and also some housing at Bolling AFB.
Personally, I would recommend anyplace in Fairfax county school district or Woodbridge, VA. Commute is not that bad and schools are good. I'd steer clear of MD.
BTW....I have never lived in a house for less then my BAH (except when I lived in base housing). I've always paid about 10% more when I've gone into the private market.
It will be difficult to find a family home for 01 BAH unless you live WAAAAAAAY out (Manassas, Stafford).