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Old 07-02-2010, 05:48 PM
 
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I'm a 28 year old single male considering a job in Manassas. The offer is for $105K. I heard NOVA is pretty expensive - can I love pretty comfortably on 105k? Where would be some good places to live considering I would work in Manassas, but, I'd like to be close to any social life/activities? Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 07-02-2010, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Fairfax, VA
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um, we make just slightly more than that combined and have a child in daycare. I think you can manage on that "small" a salary.
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Old 07-02-2010, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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As a single guy you can live anywhere you want around here on that salary. The bummer for you is that the job's in Manassas which isn't the most exciting spot for a young single person.
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Old 07-02-2010, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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That is an outstanding salary at 28. My wife and I each make 3/4 of that. You should have no problem at all.
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Old 07-02-2010, 08:11 PM
 
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Live in DC or Arlington and hire a driver to take you to work in Manassas.

A salary like that, young, single, and childless. Wow. Time for me to put my updated resume online, I've been cruising on status quo for too long.
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Old 07-02-2010, 08:53 PM
 
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As long as you're not trying to buy a SFH on that, you'll be fine. Assuming you're debt-free, you can probably live in the most "tricked out" apartment in Old Town Manassas...which is the closest thing to a social hot spot you'll be able to find for about 30 miles. If an hour commute is worth coming home to multiple social options then definitely look into Arlington.
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Old 07-03-2010, 02:43 AM
 
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I appreciate the responses. Wow, I assumed Manassas was closer to D.C. than what it seems. I'd rather do the long commutes to socialize, as opposed to work everyday. From what I'm gathering, my best bet for a reasonable commute to work, is to live in Manassas? Thanks again.
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Old 07-03-2010, 03:05 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC & New York
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Not necessarily Manassas, because you would have a reverse commute. You could split the difference between Manassas and DC, living somewhere close to I-66 in the Oakton, Vienna, Fairfax area. The Orange Line of the Metro ends at Vienna if you do not want to drive to Arlington or Downtown for social activities. All three areas would take half an hour or less, depending upon the part of Manassas in which your office is located.

Fair Lakes and Fair Oaks are even closer to Manassas, but are not directly on a Metro line, so you would have to drive to the station to take the train. Metro can come in handy in the afternoon/evening when I-66 is backed up, heading to Arlington, which happens frequently.
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Old 07-03-2010, 05:25 AM
 
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Don't live in Manassas. Really, I CANNOT imagine any 28 y/o single person enjoying that. Find somewhere halfway between and reverse commute. That is--if you are a social person. If you are someone who is a homebody, doesn't socialize, and plays X-Box all weekend, then it might be okay...
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Old 07-03-2010, 05:26 AM
 
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Great. Thanks for the info.
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