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Old 03-17-2011, 12:38 PM
Location: NoVa
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OP, I would take out Herndon and Reston from your 'possible' list simply because it's going to be real PITA to drive there. I would echo someone else's suggestion about finding a place in Fairfax itself.

I was entertaining a job offer in Fairfax recently, off Gallows Rd in Fairfax, which on paper is only 17 miles from where I live (herndon). Well, I took a dry run to the place and it took me close to 1 hour to get there on Sunday afternoon. Just the thought of driving there in peak rush hour, passing all that mess along the way, meh.. no thanks.
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Old 03-18-2011, 03:28 PM
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I agree that looking the vicinity of Fairfax City is a good bet. You could even try the Burke area, which is about six miles south of the city.

One thing to remember about NoVa, the commute here is measured in TIME, not DISTANCE. During rush hour, I'd say 15 - 20 MPH is an average speed throughout the region, so anything beyond 15 miles away gets pretty onerous.
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