The proposed solution increases my commute overall, but is that worth the reduced rent? Also, lets take into consideration the expenses necessary for moving my life to a new apartment.
A situation that began in May of the last school year has recently been dusted off by a Washington Post article and brought to my attention, and it is a terribly frustrating scenario indeed.
If you are like me, you get curious about the going-on around me. I've always been curious. Luckily, in the DC area the police are pretty transparent about reporting that kind of stuff. For instance, in DC, Prince George's County and other surrounding area jurisdiction have an online "crime map" on their website. This is a tool where you can type in an address and see recent arrests for various crimes in a general area. It is a great way to scope out a new place to live, work or visit.