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Old 05-11-2011, 11:57 PM
 
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Looking for a nicer, well established suburban area? with decent school districts. We know what the compromises are living far out but it is what it is. We want a newer single family house and that's what we can afford.
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Old 05-12-2011, 05:07 AM
 
Location: Reston, VA
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What is your defination of "newer"? 50's - 60's - 70's - 80's - 90's - 2000's?

How far do you consider too far? Commute time to ____ or miles from _______.
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Old 05-12-2011, 05:41 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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Like JfromReston mentioned, without knowing the specifics, perhaps Montclair and the Manassas/Woodbridge area around Forest Park HS?

5516 HOBSONS CHOICE LOOP, MANASSAS, VA 20112 - HomesDatabase
5600 EPPES ISLAND PL, MANASSAS, VA 20112 - HomesDatabase
15574 CATAMARAN CT, DUMFRIES, VA 22025 - HomesDatabase (http://www.homesdatabase.com/home-listings-SOUTHLAKE+AT+MONTCLAIR-DUMFRIES-VA-MRIS-PW7551661 - broken link)
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Old 05-12-2011, 06:20 AM
 
Location: Gainesville, VA
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I am shocked at the photos of the house on Catamaran. They are black and white and blurry!!
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Old 05-12-2011, 06:29 AM
 
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1 Selden CT Sterling VA - Home For Sale and Real Estate Listing - MLS #LO7598513 - Realtor.com®

Not new, but far better zip-code than Manassas, PWC, etc.....
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Old 05-12-2011, 07:28 AM
 
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Heading west, I think you'd find a few number of newer SFHs in Gainesville and Bristow within your price range.
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Old 05-12-2011, 09:39 AM
 
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Leesburg, Purcellville and, depending on your commute - even Harpers Ferry and Charles Town, in West Virginia. I do know a couple of people who commute from WV to jobs in the Chantilly area, and they aren't even unhappy about it.
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Old 05-12-2011, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Spotsy
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I love the Fredericksburg/ Spotsylvania area. The schools are good, people friendly, and you can get a home less than 5 years old, about 3000 sq. feet, for 300K-350K depending on neighborhood.
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Old 05-12-2011, 10:23 AM
 
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PW7548448 on FranklyMLS.com 9719 MANASSAS FORGE DR, MANASSAS VA for $349,900 in ARROWOOD Home For Sale

Close to the VRE
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Old 05-12-2011, 10:34 AM
 
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Manassas is what pops in my mind, too. To be honest, I don't know much about the Manassas area, but we have friends who purchased a very nice new house there, in a nice new-ish neighborhood, and the price was much lower than I expected. The one drawback is the commute, but I believe the husband takes VRE to work at the Pentagon and says it isn't too bad.
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