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Old 07-14-2011, 02:43 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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How is the King George area - looks pretty nice, but am hoping for some input Thanks!!
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Old 07-14-2011, 03:53 PM
 
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Well, it's more Northern Neck than NoVa...
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Old 07-14-2011, 08:23 PM
 
Location: among the clustered spires
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I would hesitate to live there if I worked any further in than say Springfield.
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Old 07-15-2011, 11:11 AM
 
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Even Springfield would be an awful commute. It takes at least 20-30 minutes to get from King George to Fredericksburg, and then you join the 95 commuters. Most people in King George work at the naval base in Dahlgren.
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Old 07-15-2011, 11:15 AM
 
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About King George itself -- we lived there in the mid 90s, and I know it's grown some since then, but it's still a pretty quiet town. There is at least a grocery store now, but you still have to drive at least as far as Dahlgren (10 miles) to get to a McDonalds or a Pizza Hut. That may be a plus or a minus for you, I don't know! The schools are not great. We lived in Presidential Lakes, which is a beautiful subdivision built around 2 or 3 small lakes.
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Old 07-15-2011, 11:15 AM
 
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I had the option to work in King George but I ended up turning it down.

Cost of living is very low there. But personally boredom is much more painful to me than a high cost of living, as that place has almost nothing out there but country. But it could work extremely well for a family with kids as the job I could have taken paid quite well for a cheap area. There are some large government contractors out in that area.

It would have been terrible for me as a young 26 year old single though.

King George is not a part of what is considered to be Northern Virginia though, too far south.
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