Not car related, but Im looking at a job in Gaithersburg... I dont know the DC area at all, and wanted some suggestions on places to look for apartments. I dont want to live in the suburbs, and was wondering how the neighborhoods in northern DC are? Ideally looking for a neighborhood with young professional/college age types, coffee shops, variety of restaurants, pubs/taverns, walkable/safe, not to long of a commute, under $1,000/month one bedrooms. Neighborhood doesnt have to be super trendy or hyperactive, I just want things to do that are in walking distance. I have some friends in Alexandria but fear that would be a ridiculous commute. Any suggestions?