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Old 09-09-2013, 08:17 AM
 
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Thanks for checking back in with us! Glad to know you're happy in Oakton.
thanks
Yes, so far so good...

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I work in DC and live in NOVA and compared to me, you're RICH. You'll find something. It's not cheap living here, but from the sound of it, you can afford it.
Maybe one day, we can car pool to DC..you know I66

I am not rich at all LOL...By comparison, everything is relatively the same (slightly cheaper overall on everything except housing). I spent a couple hundreds more a month on housing but I am saving on toll, commuting (gas) wear and tear on car, insurance, some on taxes, school for kid and most of all less STRESS. So at the end it's all good, work out the same.
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Old 09-09-2013, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Tysons Corner
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Do you know if I can live comfortably (ie, have some money leftover in saving, I am big into saving) We are not big spender. We have no car payment (maybe 1 in near future but it will be like under $300/month). My wife still in school for another year or so. She will be a teacher. I will be working in DC for an engineering firm.

With just one income ($90k+ - $100k), paid transportation to work (via Metro) and cheap healthcare (we will be paying like $130/month for family), do you think we can afford anything around Fairfax or Loudoun Co? We have a 7 years old girl. We are currently living in an area that we hated the public system to the point, that we wanted to put her in private school if we still around the area but we are thinking about moving since I got this new job. Hopefully when everything said and done, our combine income would a lot more depending if I passed my PE exam and she starting to work as a teacher. (2 years max from now)

We are thinking about renting the 1st year to get used to the area then maybe purchase a 2-3BR townhome or SFH (preferred). I am thinking about the commute till around 1 hour + is acceptable (included metro ride in)

What you guys think? Who can afford like $500k home! it's crazy!

Here is a couple area I was told to look at:



Centreville, Reston, Chantilly, Leesburg, Ashburn - FF/L C
Dale City and Woodbridge - Stafford/PWC

I was told some part of PWC is still ok. I would preferred to live in an area that each home has maybe 1-2 generations live in it, not 5 generations or multiple families etc

At the end of the day, I just want to live ok but not house broke either.
None of those areas are 1hr out even using metro. 1hr out furthest is Reston/Herndon and thats because there is a toll road and good rapid bus service. Centreville to Tysons or Arlington alone takes 45 minutes.

That is, unless you wake up at 5am and leave work at 3pm.

Sounds like you are after the fabled unicorn to me.
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Old 09-09-2013, 11:05 AM
 
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None of those areas are 1hr out even using metro. 1hr out furthest is Reston/Herndon and thats because there is a toll road and good rapid bus service. Centreville to Tysons or Arlington alone takes 45 minutes.

That is, unless you wake up at 5am and leave work at 3pm.

Sounds like you are after the fabled unicorn to me.
hmm did you read the rest of the thread. I have already moved to Oakton. I live 2-3 miles out to Vienna Metro.
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Old 09-09-2013, 11:22 AM
 
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That is quite near to where I used to live, we enjoyed the area and I think you'll find it convenient in many ways
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Old 09-09-2013, 11:24 AM
 
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That is quite near to where I used to live, we enjoyed the area and I think you'll find it convenient in many ways
Thanks...So far, we enjoyed it. It has been over a month. Commuting to and from work is less stressful
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