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Old 03-19-2013, 04:09 PM
 
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Bleh... well... at least I'll save gas... driving only 24 miles instead of 58 miles...
Wow, I'm kind of surprised it's only 24 miles between Ashburn and Alexandria. I know there are so many different parts to Alexandria so I guess it's possible. Ashburn just seem so "out there".
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Old 03-19-2013, 04:30 PM
 
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Wow, I'm kind of surprised it's only 24 miles between Ashburn and Alexandria. I know there are so many different parts to Alexandria so I guess it's possible. Ashburn just seem so "out there".
I think it's more that our perception of distance is skewed around here. 20 miles in midwest farm country and 20 miles in a dense suburban sprawl setting feel very, very different.
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Old 03-19-2013, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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Wow, I'm kind of surprised it's only 24 miles between Ashburn and Alexandria. I know there are so many different parts to Alexandria so I guess it's possible. Ashburn just seem so "out there".
Google maps puts it at 40 miles just typing in Ashburn to Alexandria. I guess if you're on the edge or either jurisdiction you might get closer to 24, but that seems like it'd be tough.
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Old 03-19-2013, 05:05 PM
 
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I know it's been discussed, but seriously, reconsider moving back to Ashburn while you still have a soul left.
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:11 AM
 
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Just checked, and yeah, it's 31 miles. It is what it is... might have to consider doing 10AM-7PM or 7AM-4PM...
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Old 03-20-2013, 12:04 PM
 
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Just checked, and yeah, it's 31 miles. It is what it is... might have to consider doing 10AM-7PM or 7AM-4PM...
I'd do 7-4 ... from past experience I-66 takes a while to unclog itself post-9am.
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Old 03-20-2013, 12:46 PM
 
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Don't know where you're going in Alexandria, but wouldn't getting over to the Fairfax County Parkway and going south, which is generally against traffic better than taking 7 to 495?
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Old 03-20-2013, 01:34 PM
 
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I'd do 7-4 ... from past experience I-66 takes a while to unclog itself post-9am.
I don't know...4 pm is just as bad in the afternoon as 5pm or 6pm. Trafffic starts getting heavy on the highways around 3 - 3:30.
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Old 03-20-2013, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Ashburn, VA
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I think you'd be okay 7am to 4pm. You should (generally) be going against traffic on the inner loop coming home. And you'd be out of Ashburn before the mess starts.
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Old 03-20-2013, 04:13 PM
 
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Why not rent closer to Alexandria instead of moving back to your house? You'd still get the rental income from your Ashburn property
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