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Live in D.C., Save Some Cash

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Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman","serif";} It turns out living in certain parts of the District may save you some money.

A new report from the D.C. Office of Planning shows that some neighborhoods can save a family as much as $16,000 in transportation costs.

The study says that while housing in D.C. is more expensive than suburbs in Virginia or Maryland, there are much lower costs associated with commuting into work.

According to the report, the most “commuter-affordable” areas of D.C. are: east of the Anacostia River, Shaw/Eckington, Columbia Heights and the areas around Nationals Park.

On the other side, Virginia’s Clark and Culpeper counties have lower housing costs but higher transportation costs like gas and parking.

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