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Old 09-25-2011, 09:29 PM
 
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I dunno. I use to live in Barcroft for a while, which is in Arlington. I don't know where one part begin and another ends really. Plus one place might TECHNICALLY be in one place, but not really.

It's weird. Nova is the home of the ever changing address. Streets change name every block.
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Old 09-25-2011, 09:46 PM
 
Location: NoVa
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I lived in NOVA for 2 years and felt the same way you do. I couldn't wait to get somewhere else, for probably the same reasons. Now I can't wait to get back to NOVA! I miss the moderate climate, the Loudon County countryside, and the good crabcakes. Just be careful what you wish for.
Quoting to echo this post. You don't know what you've got until it's gone.

I lived in NoVA (Franconia/Kingstowne area) for about two years as well and wanted to get out. Then I was transferred to northern Illinois a few years ago, and have done some soul-searching and thinking since. It's not a terrible place to live, and I'm hoping to find a new GIS job back there soon.
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Old 09-25-2011, 09:55 PM
 
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I just think I don't like Woodbridge. I wanna move to Alexandria or Arlington.
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Old 09-26-2011, 07:05 AM
 
Location: Middleburg
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It's weird. Nova is the home of the ever changing address. Streets change name every block.
Indeed. Before the days of GPS it was an adventure going anywhere new. I remember one day when my wife thought a place was "somewhere on Lee Hwy." Hours later, after driving up and down Lee Hwy (and all its other changing names), I asked her, "is the place on Lee Jackson Hwy"? It was.
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Old 09-26-2011, 07:46 AM
 
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or "is it on Braddock road or New Braddock road?"
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Old 09-26-2011, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC, formerly DC and Phila
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Or Courthouse or Old Courthouse in Vienna?
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Old 09-26-2011, 09:15 AM
 
Location: The Port City is rising.
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Wasn't Skyline Mall inside the Beltway, not even close to Fairfax?

Inside the beltway AND in Fairfax County. Fairfax County goes right up to Rte 7 in that area.
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Old 09-26-2011, 10:55 AM
 
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or Fairfax City or Fairfax County or Fairfax Station?
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Old 09-26-2011, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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Wasn't Skyline Mall inside the Beltway, not even close to Fairfax?
I learned quickly that when someone says "Fairfax" here that they may be referring to the county rather than the city. I often wonder why people don't see the difference.
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Old 09-26-2011, 08:51 PM
 
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Anyplace is as good as you make it.. That is how I feel. I have lived in Richmond (born and raised), Roanoke (2 years) and have been living here in Nova for 2 years.. I was not in love with Nova at first but have learned to fall in love with it. Yes it is very expensive but that is evened out with the higher rates of pay in the area. As far as boring I dont know how anyone can describe Nova as boring there is always something going on here!! I know everyone is different.. And what I love about Nova you might hate about it. I will admit my number one gripe for this area is the traffic but there isnt much we can do about that. Nova is definatly somewhere I will live for a long time.. I hope you find some place that suites you, living in a place you want to get out of is no fun.. Have you lived here your whole life? I know I felt this way about Richmond at one point but now I wonder how it would be live to live there "on my own" since I never had the chance to do that.
I can tell you how Nova can be described as boring. I am into the outdoors. That is what I live for. I have already seen almost all the parks and the little pockets of forests in and around Nova. Also there's not many large public lands around here to do recreation activities I like or Winter Sports. There's basically nothing left to see or do. Here in Nova "Islands of woods lay in a sea of development" which doesn't work for me.
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