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Old 02-15-2012, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Tysons Corner
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In response to "your job should dictate where you live". I disagree. Hubby has been at 4 different offices in 5 years. Should we have moved every time he started working at a different place? We picked a nice place with good schools near 66 and the VRE to begin with... did not NEED to move.
People always bring up this point, and you are misrepresenting the premise. The point is when you live so far away from where jobs are created it makes it that much more difficult. Unless you are retired you should never live 20 miles away from the commercial center. If you lived in Falls Church, and worked in Tysons at first you'd be loving life. But even if that job moved to Bethesda, you would only be travelling 25 minutes. Same scenario from Manassas? Well at first you'd be saying, whew ok Tysons, I can do this, its 60 minutes but its doable. But what if that company you work for offers you a job, but is closing the Tysons branch, but you will have to work in Bethesda now? Now you got 75, 80 minutes in commute when you are lucky.

Point is, exurbs dont make jobs, by picking to live way out there you know what you are getting into. You decrease your mobility and options because some places become just to far away.

If you live in Manassas and reverse commute to Culpeper, this need not apply to you :P
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Old 02-15-2012, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Gainesville, VA
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Point is... we don't need to or want to live where hubby works.
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Old 02-16-2012, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Tysons Corner
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Point is... we don't need to or want to live where hubby works.
Well what time does hubby get home? If I were with hubby I'd be pissed if he gets home at 7:30 every night and has to leave at 5am every morning. Id be annoyed that hubby never gets to throw a ball around with chip off the old block in the big backyard you own because he's constantly in commute.

Also, really schools? Last I checked Arlington and Fairfax schools are better than Loudoun and Prince William, so the concept that further out means better schools is ridiculous. Prince William and Loudoun also have far fewer AP and college courses available to students and don't have anything like Thomas Jefferson.
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