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Old 04-15-2011, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Herndon
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My family will be relocating to the NoVa area in late June. My husband is already there. We have looked around a lot and really like the Centreville area. I am particularly interested in getting information about the high school atmosphere as well as information on nice townhouses, condos, or even houses that are available for rent or best places to look. Would prefer to live fairly close to the high school for convenience. Would appreciate any information offered. Have already checked out the school profiles on the FCPS website and greatschools.com, as well as info on Centreville in CnnMoney.

Would prefer to hear from folks who have first hand knowledge about the area and not just speculation. Thanks!
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Old 04-15-2011, 09:43 PM
 
Location: Richmond va
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First off I am in my early 20's so I cant speak for the high school since I have no experience with the schools here, But looking at greatschools.net all of the schools in Centreville seem to be good (ffx co schools as a whole are good) High school students in Centreville can go to three different high schools: Chantilly, Westfields and Centreville depending on what school the neighborhood you move in is zoned for.

I love Centreville, When I first moved to the Northern Va area I moved into Herndon and didnt care much for it. I decided to move to Centreville because of its location (close to everything in Nova) I like the fact that the area is close enough out that it feels like a community but yet close enough in that during non-rush hour you can be in Dc in less than 30 min. (we are very close to the vienna metro).

Many families move out to Ashburn and South Riding because it is newer and a lot of the planned communties out there have nice ameneties so that could also be an option, but then again the convience of Centreville is more important to me.

As far as neighborhoods there are many different types in the Centreville area you have older (as in 1970's-early 90's and then you have newer ones). I have heard there are areas near stone road (londone town) and the multiplex that you should stay away from but even those areas dont seem too bad to me. I live in a newer neighborhood called Faircrest that consists of Single Families, Condos and Townhouses and is across the street from the road that Centreville High School is on. It is safe, nice and clean and full of families and young professionals.

I like that fact that Centreville has lots of neighborhoods and is a typical suburbia but also has country roads and farms (clifton is a very small yet cool town close by).

We are close to Fair Oaks mall, Manassas, and Fairfax for shopping. We only have Giant and Shoppers in Centreville as well as two ethnic grocery stores but Wegmans and Harris Teeter as pretty close as well. And for heading out with friends at night Centreville has many bars.

This comes from a fairly new resident (been in Nova for a little less than two years) and I am sure someone else can offer more information. But for what its worth I am very happy living here.

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My family will be relocating to the NoVa area in late June. My husband is already there. We have looked around a lot and really like the Centreville area. I am particularly interested in getting information about the high school atmosphere as well as information on nice townhouses, condos, or even houses that are available for rent or best places to look. Would prefer to live fairly close to the high school for convenience. Would appreciate any information offered. Have already checked out the school profiles on the FCPS website and greatschools.com, as well as info on Centreville in CnnMoney.

Would prefer to hear from folks who have first hand knowledge about the area and not just speculation. Thanks!
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Old 04-16-2011, 07:12 AM
 
Location: Herndon
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@teebyrd86 thank you so much for your feedback as we find it EXTREMELY helpful! Lots of valuable info!
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