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Old 04-22-2011, 06:39 PM
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hi everyone,

my job is relocating to centreville from long island this summer and as a result, so am i. i just had two questions for anyone familiar with the area:

1) is it reasonable to think that i can get a nice townhouse for around 1500 or 1600 a month in rent and keep to a 15-20 minute commute to centreville? i have looked at listings online and this seems possible, but then i've read posts on this board and others that all refer to the area as being very expensive to live in so i'm just wondering if i'm overlooking something, or if these places are not going to be so nice after all once i get down there and see them firsthand.

2) for a 15-20 minute commute into and out of centreville, about how far out of town should i be looking? would the haymarket/gainesville area be too far? how about the sterling area?

thanks in advance
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Old 04-23-2011, 01:42 AM
Location: Virginia-Shenandoah Valley
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Without knowing what times you'd leave for work it's tough to answer on the commute issue. For the Gainesville/Haymarket area 20 minutes is possible if you leave very early. Say 5 AM. Much later and that would be tough as you're going with traffic. From Sterling you'd be going against traffic so 15-20 is definitely possible. Assuming you work a regular day job.
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Old 04-23-2011, 06:30 PM
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I'd say you can rent a townhome in Centreville for that price.

It probably will be older (1980's) and not have a lot (or any) upgrades, but I think it can be done. We own in a lower-priced townhome community in Centreville (but it a GREAT location), and most of the renting prices in our neighborhood are around $1600-$1800 a month. Houses are smaller and older, but we are in a great location with good schools. You may have to go a little further out in Centreville (where the schools are fine but don't test as high) to get into the $1500 range.

Gainesville/Haymarket is more like a 30-minute commute to Centreville in non-peak hours. So is South Riding. All those areas are very nice and would be great if you are bringing a family with you. If you want a 15-20 minute commute, I'd advise you to stay in the Centreville area.

Here are some townhomes for rent in Centreville near your budget:
2Ba - 2 Level TH in Newgate Available May 1st! (http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/apa/2341892926.html - broken link)
Townhouse Available June 1st (http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/apa/2332712485.html - broken link)

Best wishes to you, and welcome to Centreville!
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Old 04-24-2011, 07:28 AM
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thanks for the info and links, much appreciated
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