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Old 06-26-2007, 07:28 AM
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We are looking at houses in Great Falls, VA, and would like to know what the estimated driving commute it between there and DC. Thank you!!
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Old 06-26-2007, 08:28 AM
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It all depends on when you leave, which way you go. This has been well covered before- search this forum for "commute" and maybe "Reston," which is in approximately the same area.

If you're looking in Great Falls, the commute time doesn't matter. You can sit in the back and read the newspaper while Jeeves drives the Lincoln Towncar.
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Old 06-26-2007, 08:45 AM
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I'd say an hour +. It's very close to Reston but it's on the Potomac side of Rt 7 and just a bit futher south. It's a beautiful area. you can get right on Georgetown pike and head on in to DC. But traffic will be pretty bad once you get inside the loop.

McLean is bit closer in an pricing should be about the same as Great falls. (just something to consider)
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Old 06-26-2007, 10:33 AM
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Great Falls is a very large area. The commute time will depend upon how close you are to one of the major commuting routes, and what time of day you will be traveling.
If you are driving in via Georgetown Pike (193), and leaving in the morning during school bus time, you can count on major delays, since you will be stuck behind stopped school buses for miles on a winding two-lane road. But if you are in the "close-in" part of Great Falls, and are leaving very early (remember that high school buses are on the road before 6:30 am), you can make it into DC in well under an hour.
The evening commute is another issue....
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Old 08-25-2007, 07:53 AM
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Default Driving Time From Park Area

Generally, it takes me from 15-20 to be in DC via Chain Bridge Rd/123 from Georgetown Pike or the Parkway. I do not drive during rush hour though. The travel distance is not bad at all for me and I do not go through the Village Center, but bypass it from Riverbend Rd. I think the time you leave makes all the difference in the world.
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