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Old 08-28-2007, 09:06 PM
 
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Hi, I am a mother of 2 (1 and 4 yrs old) Looking to move from Florida to Woodbridge or some part of Northern Virginia. Any info would be great. Looking for a safe family atmosphere; where young children are welcomed.
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Old 08-29-2007, 04:56 AM
 
Location: Winchester VA
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Hi! We'd love to give you more information! You didn't say where you would be working or what specific price range you need. Young children are welcome just about anywhere here and the schools in Virginia are excellent! Can you provide us with details about your price range and where you'll be working? Good luck with your search!
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Old 08-29-2007, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Ashburn, VA
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Woodbridge has a variety of wonderful opportunities. Consult a local realtor who can help you narrow your search to the type of homes and prices of homes that best meet your needs.
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Old 08-29-2007, 04:24 PM
 
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Yes, yes, just about everyone will eventually consult a local realtor. But a local realtor in Woodbridge isn't going to be very helpful regarding properties in Ashburn, which, after all, is some part of Northen Virginia. Best bet for moving into the area from outside is to get a feel from people who already live here what in general might work and what in general might not. The fine folks on c-d are one way to advance that process. Having a reasonable idea of where, and with what, you'd like to end up is a good start point for deciding which local realtor you might want to work with down the road...
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Old 08-29-2007, 05:04 PM
 
Location: TX
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price you wnat to spend?
area you are working in? how far are you willing to commute?

Woodbridge probably has the cheapest housing options, there is a reason. Yes, there are some nice areas (mostly in the west side) Traffic around I95 is horrible etc...We had first looked at houses in Woodbrige when we were "internet shopping" but after we drove around etc...we decided it just wasn't for us.

Most of NOVA is safe and friendly and has a family atmosphere...and almost everyplace welcomes small children.
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Old 08-30-2007, 09:54 PM
 
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Hi! We'd love to give you more information! You didn't say where you would be working or what specific price range you need. Young children are welcome just about anywhere here and the schools in Virginia are excellent! Can you provide us with details about your price range and where you'll be working? Good luck with your search!
Well since I am going to be very new I am planning a visit in October. I am wanting to live in the woodbridge area. I heard that it was nice and inexpensive. I am hoping to pay $1200 for a two bedroom. I have my masters in social work but I will not get licsensed until I move there since Mississippi lisensure is different than Virgina's. I was looking for jobs in the DC area and in Maryland.
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Old 08-31-2007, 07:46 AM
 
Location: Manassas, VA
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Well since I am going to be very new I am planning a visit in October. I am wanting to live in the woodbridge area. I heard that it was nice and inexpensive. I am hoping to pay $1200 for a two bedroom. I have my masters in social work but I will not get licsensed until I move there since Mississippi lisensure is different than Virgina's. I was looking for jobs in the DC area and in Maryland.
Well, scratch the Maryland idea out of your head if you're planning on living in the Woodbridge area - you're right, there are nice areas of Woodbridge and it can be one of the more affordable areas of NoVA, but it'd be murder to try to commute to Maryland. Also, bear in mind that if your new position handles any home-based care you'll want to be closer in to city centre unless the position is strictly for Prince William, Fairfax and/or Stafford counties.

I think you should be able to find a 2 BR for $1200, no problem. See if you can get something off Old Bridge, or very close to public transportation. You will grow to love public transportation versus driving after being here awhile. Woodbridge public transport options include PRTC Omniride - PRTC - The Ride That's Right For You and Virginia Railway Express - Virginia Railway Express Home Page - which has been historically not very reliable but apparently has made some major improvements in that area lately.
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Old 09-13-2007, 10:28 AM
 
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Thumbs up Inexpensive housing, Easy Commute and very family friendly... Quantico, VA!

As others have mentioned, Realtors in this area are very restrictive on where they will look for you, so a lot times you'll have to force them outside their comfort zone. Nine out of Ten Realtors we spoke with prior to moving out here didn't have a clue that Quantico existed, and we were looking for anywhere between Alexandria and Fredricksburg.

See my other posts from today, and GOOD LUCK!
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Old 09-16-2007, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Ashburn, VA
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BucMan1st - With all due respect, no realtor can help someone find a particular home if the target area is Alexandria to Fredricksburg. A good realtor can help you narrow down your target area based on lots of factors including price, beds/baths, commutes, etc. Alexandria and Fredricksburg are two separate worlds, much less everythign in between. I have a license in VA and WVA. I live and work in NoVa. I CAN legally sell a house in Danville, but I wouldn't. A lot of folks in NoVa have never been to Fredricksburg. So while you may have had some disappointing conversations with realtors, remember that none of us know every house everywhere.
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