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Old 11-24-2011, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Plano,TX
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All,

Just wanted to see if anyone has relocated from CA to Norther Virginia (Loudoun County - South Riding/Aldie). If so, can you provide some insight into:

  • Schools - are they comparable/better (say compared to Cupertino or top-tier public schools here).
  • Weather - how hard was the transition?
  • Traffic/commute - better/worse
  • Amenities/Activities and access
  • Diversity (multi-cultural)

Thanks in advance for your input!
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Old 11-25-2011, 01:04 AM
 
Location: Due North of Potemkin City Limits
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All,

Just wanted to see if anyone has relocated from CA to Norther Virginia (Loudoun County - South Riding/Aldie). If so, can you provide some insight into:

  • Schools - are they comparable/better (say compared to Cupertino or top-tier public schools here).
  • Weather - how hard was the transition?
  • Traffic/commute - better/worse
  • Amenities/Activities and access
  • Diversity (multi-cultural)

Thanks in advance for your input!
I lived in NOVA for a brief time a few years ago. To answer your questions:

-Schools. Not sure, however I was dating a teacher broad there and I think I heard her telling me that the schools in northern Virginia were pretty good. Don't quote me on that though, because I didn't pay attention a lot of the time when she was talking, which is something she did more often than I would have liked. This is one of the reasons I dumped her.

-Weather. You'll be spared the brutality of a typical northeastern/mid Atlantic winter, but you won't get out of it all together. That part of the country typically gets around 15-20 inches of snow per year. You do get the occasional blizzard that will dump a few feet on you though. Unlike places like PA and New England, NOVA doesn't experience those prolonged, depressing months-long overcast periods during the winter months though. The real test will be the humidity in the summer months. You'll be used to it half way through your first summer, but it'll hit you like a brick for the first couple of months. Makes it tough to breathe, and you sweat a LOT. Air conditioning is more than a novelty out there....it's life or death. Sometimes literally.

-Amenities. Tons of stuff to see and do. I could write a novel about it. It's all accessible, and even if you're an amateur history geek....you'll be in heaven.

-Diversity. Any built-up area in Northern Virginia is going to be every bit as diverse as any place in California.

Hope this helps.
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