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Old 07-20-2007, 02:01 PM
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I'm going to start working in Arlington in a few days and will most likely be there for 6 mo. to a year, maybe longer. My office is located walking distance from the Ballston metro and I will be going to DC twice a week for grad school in the evenings which is also next to a metro stop (Federal Triangle). Right now I am used to driving an hour to get to work and an hour back home so for me a long commute is not a big deal.

However, my husband and I are trying to decide if it is wise to move to Brambleton since we absolutely fell in love with the place a few months ago and really want an SFH.

My work hours are 9:30-3:30 so hopefully I can avoid a lot of the morning rush hour traffic if I leave at 8:30 in the morning to go to Arlington. Also, my classes are 6:30-10pm twice a week and going to DC in the evening would be a reverse commute for me from Arlington after work, and going home to Brambleton will be a breeze at night.

Is it do-able?? What are our options? Or am I in for crazy exhaustion with all the driving/school commuting? I'm not exactly sure what to do but we really want an SFH and a good family community with good schools.

Any advice you all can give me is appreciated!
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Old 07-20-2007, 05:03 PM
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i once made it from arlington, near ballston to a part of ashburn which is the same distance from arlington to brambleton and it took me less than half an hour in optimum traffic conditions and taking the dulles toll road/greenway. Driving within the speed limit, i think 35 minutes is doable.

I've driven from arlington to leesburg(passing through brambleton) taking the same route in rush hour, and i think it took me roughly 40 minutes to get to the shopping center where the new movie theater is.
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