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Old 06-27-2007, 04:19 PM
 
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My husband and I are moving to Nova in August. We lived in the area for five years but have been gone for two. I know that I will be working in Tysons for at least the next year, but he has not found a position yet. Our house is sold here and we ned to be out very soon, so he will not know where he will be working by the time we get out there.

We are looking at just living in Tysons in an apt with a six month lease until he finds work. What do you think? Are there other places that are a good commuting distance from Tysons that would be in a central location? I know the traffic around there stinks and I'm not thrilled about living in such a congested commercial area.

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Old 06-27-2007, 04:37 PM
 
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Don't know if you remember but getting into Tyson's during morning rush hour is a nightmare...some places you may want to consider are: Herndon, Reston, Fairfax, Vienna, Falls Church, Merrifield, Dun Loring etc if you aren't going to be living in Tyson you are pretty much going to face gridlock regardless of which town you are commuting in from.
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Old 06-27-2007, 04:47 PM
 
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Yes, when I went for the interview I stayed with a friend in Fairfax City and it took me 55 minutes to get there (I took 123.)

I have to be at work by 8:30 and finish at 4:00 -- so probably the worst possible hours too.

I might just bite the bullet and live in Tysons for now. From what I remember, commiting OUT of Tysons in the morning isn't nearly as bad, so hubby will probably be okay.
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Old 06-27-2007, 05:15 PM
 
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Traffic, traffic, traffic is one of the beauties of living in NoVa!! I've commuted in and throughout the Boston area and the traffic in Boston is bad, but nowhere near NoVa.
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Old 06-27-2007, 05:40 PM
 
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I live in the Falls Church section of Leesburg Pike and every morning, my commute is about 25 minutes, max, to Tyson's. Of course, I am also out the door by around 7:15-7:30ish. There's a decent amount of nice apartments where I am for affordable prices. I also don't have to take the interstate, just Route 7, which is much less frustrating because the stoplights at least allow you to go when its your turn to go.
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Old 06-27-2007, 06:03 PM
 
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Where in Falls Chruch? We were looking at a complex near Marshall High School, and I am trying to get to Old Courthouse Rd. Any ideas on how long that would take?
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Old 06-27-2007, 06:21 PM
 
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Well I suppose its technically not considered "Falls Church" even if the address states so. But for me, specifically, I'm in Munson Hills Towers...not a bad place: gated high rise community with a lot of amenities and they're even running a 2 month free rent special. I don't have to pay rent till September! WOO!
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Old 06-27-2007, 06:28 PM
 
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Wow, you're pretty far from Tysons. Glad to know that -- I think if we live in northern Falls Chruch (the Tysons part) my commute will be pretty easy.

I checked out Munson but we have dogs .
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Old 06-28-2007, 08:50 AM
 
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I live in Ballston (Arlington) and commute to Tysons at 8:30 and it takes me 20-30 mins to get there. There are plenty of apt buildings in Ballston but I don't know if they allow pets. It's a great location because of Metro access and access to 66. It's relatively expensive though.
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Old 06-28-2007, 09:36 AM
 
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Any idea how long it would take from Shirlington?
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