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View Poll Results: Which County Is Safer And Has A Better Quaility Of Life?
Fairfax County 21 67.74%
Prince William County 9 29.03%
Neither 1 3.23%
Voters: 31. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-28-2007, 03:18 AM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
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Default Poll: Fairfax or Prince William?

Which county is safer and has a better quality of life?
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Old 06-28-2007, 06:11 AM
 
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This is a very difficult question to answer, because many different variables play a roll in what quality of life means for a person.
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Old 06-28-2007, 06:24 AM
 
Location: Gainesville, VA
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I lived in Fairfax for almost 25 years and then moved to PW. You couldn't pay me enough to move back.
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Old 06-29-2007, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Manassas, VA
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Hi,
You know there are potential problems everywhere. There are many sites where you can obtain crime statistics, including "Megans Law." Depending on your particular concerns you may find that neither county may meet your needs. This area is extremely diverse and densely populated and very different from many parts of the west. But it is an exciting and vibrant area with unlimited potential and a variety of employment opportunities. Hope this helps in some small way. Glad to help you if you need it.

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Old 06-30-2007, 12:32 AM
 
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I lived in Fairfax for almost 25 years and then moved to PW. You couldn't pay me enough to move back.

Just curious, DavidS827, because I have posted many queries re: PW county vs. Fairfax, including traffic, etc.. Why do you prefer PW over Fairfax? Also, do you commute to Alexandria or D.C. from PW? Thanks for your help
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Old 07-02-2007, 08:59 AM
 
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The areas of PWC near route 66, (Gainesville, Bristow, Haymarket) are very nice and are still within a reasonable commuting distances into the likes Tyson's Corner, Alexandria, Chantilly, Herdon, Fairfax, etc...You'll just have to battle with Route 66 traffic..since it's the most direct and probably the fastest route into the aforementioned areas.
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Old 07-02-2007, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Gainesville, VA
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My experience has been that the people in PW are friendlier than they are in Fairfax. There just doesn't seem to be the same arrogance here that there is in Fairfax. Services, homes and gas are also cheaper in PW. Yes, you will have a longer commute, but you wont have the extra weekend work that comes with buying a much older home for the same price in Fairfax. I know a lot of people that bought in FC to save time commuting only to spend it (and a whole lot more) fixing everything that comes with buying a 20 year old house.

I did commute to DC (Connecticut Ave) for a while. It took me a little over an hour, but I was able to go in/leave early and avoid some of the traffic. I also learned as many back roads and short cuts as I could. The commute wasn't great, but it never affected my quality of life, took away from my family or drove me to insanity.

Hope that helps.

Dave
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Old 07-13-2007, 06:22 AM
 
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PWC by far. Fairfax i think is built to its limits. There is still a whole backside to PWC that is open farm land and the foothills. 20 mins more to work for a WAY better quality of life. Seriously some of those communities off of bristow road and in haymarket are just beautiful as can be.
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Old 07-13-2007, 10:44 PM
 
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Default Thanks!

Thanks, we are very much leaning to Prince William County, Manassas in particular

Thanks
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Old 08-04-2007, 04:08 AM
 
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I agree that it depends on what people like. Fairfax is constantly being redone-more construction, trying to fit in as many houses and businesses as technically possible. Prince William is better in that it is not overdeveloped like Fairfax. However, Fairfax provides an excellent education (although so does PW), and I was happy to grow up there because I happened to come across a very diverse group of friends. (I later moved to an area that was all white-no seriously-ALL, and I appreciated the diversity much more once I realized I was lucky and had been exposed to so many different cultures while living in NOVA.) And all of NOVA is subject to traffic, so you can hardly avoid that.
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