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Old 03-24-2011, 07:29 PM
 
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Default How's the Herndon Area????

Is it nice? Anything good around?

Will it be booming after the silver line being built?
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Old 03-24-2011, 07:56 PM
 
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There is nothing wrong with Herndon - the downtown area is cute. Herndon does encompass a HUGE area though - I'm talking about the 2 zip codes with several distinct communities, not Herndon proper with the town hall. I live in Reston and occasionally follow the restonian blog - the blogger calls Herndon the anti-Reston, which I think is pretty fitting. I'm not really sure how to put it into words, they are just different.

One odd thing from my dealings with both towns is that the classes (the ones for kids anyway) at Reston Community Center fill up pretty much the day registration opens for Reston-only, and then I go to Herndon Community Center and can sign up as a non-resident pretty much until the classes start. Thus, we wind up taking more classes at Herndon because I just don't have any reason or motivation to go and be ultra-competitive about community center class spots for my kid.
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Old 03-24-2011, 08:00 PM
 
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It's basic suburbia. It's also part of the Dulles Tech Corridor so there is a fair amount of office parks located at its edge.

The Elden Street area is a bit infamous for the day laborers hanging out at its 7-11. Otherwise, it's a hodgepodge of apartments and shopping centers. There is a small quaint downtown area and a lot of the area off the main streets are nice as well.

I don't believe there is a Herndon stop planned for the Silver Line but I wouldn't be surprised if there is some indirect effect of increased population due to relative proximity.

Looking forward at your next comment, it would be the Orange Line that the Silver Line would be connecting to.
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Old 03-24-2011, 08:00 PM
 
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We're talking about Herndon and the silver line. Why does it have to always turn into a topic about your kids?

Anyways, where does the sivler line connects to? Does it connect to a station that switches to the Green Line?
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Old 03-24-2011, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Expatriate Philadelphian in Northern Virginia
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We're talking about Herndon and the silver line. Why does it have to always turn into a topic about your kids?

Anyways, where does the sivler line connects to? Does it connect to a station that switches to the Green Line?
There's no need to get snarky. I believe hilsmom was simply comparing Herndon and neighboring Reston, using her family experience as a specific example.
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Old 03-24-2011, 08:13 PM
 
Location: Fairfax, VA
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There's no need to get snarky. I believe hilsmom was simply comparing Herndon and neighboring Reston, using her family experience as a specific example.
thank you, tone. Good grief, I was just trying to help, and my example was the only one I could think of to illustrate what I meant by different.

There is a silver line station planned at the current park and ride (Herndon/Monroe). It is not scheduled to open for some time though.

It is so hard to tell what "booming" will mean for the Dulles Toll Road area. It is suburbia, and I don't forsee Herndon putting up skyscrapers or anything. Several story office buildings, maybe.
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Old 03-24-2011, 08:22 PM
 
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It's basic suburbia. It's also part of the Dulles Tech Corridor so there is a fair amount of office parks located at its edge.

The Elden Street area is a bit infamous for the day laborers hanging out at its 7-11. Otherwise, it's a hodgepodge of apartments and shopping centers. There is a small quaint downtown area and a lot of the area off the main streets are nice as well.

I don't believe there is a Herndon stop planned for the Silver Line but I wouldn't be surprised if there is some indirect effect of increased population due to relative proximity.

Looking forward at your next comment, it would be the Orange Line that the Silver Line would be connecting to.
There is a Herndon-Monroe station planned for Phase II-

http://www.dullesmetro.com/stations/herndon.cfm

The silver line will go into downtown DC as far as Stadium-Armory Station. The folks at East Falls Church and stations to the east should be excited because they will pick up 2-line service; orange and silver.
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Old 03-24-2011, 08:22 PM
 
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Herndon has reserved some area around the Metro stop to be mixed-use like Reston Town Center, IIRC.
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Old 03-24-2011, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Fairfax, VA
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Herndon has reserved some area around the Metro stop to be mixed-use like Reston Town Center, IIRC.
That should be interesting. Something that doesn't require a car to get to would be really nice.

BTW, I like your location of "Fake Virginia" - hadn't noticed it before, and it made me smile.
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