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Old 06-03-2013, 09:05 AM
 
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Does your husband have any flexibility of work hours? One way to help the commute is to work off hours. Before I had to shuttle my son to/from daycare, I would work 6am-3pm to get a bit ahead of the major traffic.
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Old 06-03-2013, 09:35 AM
 
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Loudoun County has some of the best schools in the area. I currently live in Ashburn, you can find apartments here in that range if you are looking for a two bedroom. My apartment is two bedroom/two bathroom, $45 a month pet fee, and water included is less than $1450 a month.
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Old 06-03-2013, 10:25 AM
 
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Just FYI, the whole DC area is filthy with ticks. I got bitten and infected with Lyme Disease within our first 9 months here. I know a lot of people in my neighborhood who have Lyme, some entire families.

So my advice: stay on pavement and don't have a pet that can bring ticks indoors.
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Old 06-03-2013, 01:30 PM
 
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Thank You everyone for the advice so far. I definitely think we will work on looking at ways to up our rental budget to at least $2K.
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Old 06-03-2013, 01:37 PM
 
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What about the Ashburn, Leesburg area? Or would it be better to look towards Chantilly? We are planning on taking a trip out there in July to check out the areas as well. It's just so hard to know even where to start when we have never been to the area. But the promotion and relocation does look VERY promising so I have got to start looking
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Old 06-03-2013, 01:39 PM
 
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Does your husband have any flexibility of work hours? One way to help the commute is to work off hours. Before I had to shuttle my son to/from daycare, I would work 6am-3pm to get a bit ahead of the major traffic.
He will have some flexibility. I am a SAHM so he won't have to worry about getting home at a specific time to pick up our son from school
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Old 06-03-2013, 02:31 PM
 
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What about the Ashburn, Leesburg area? Or would it be better to look towards Chantilly? We are planning on taking a trip out there in July to check out the areas as well. It's just so hard to know even where to start when we have never been to the area. But the promotion and relocation does look VERY promising so I have got to start looking
Personally, I much prefer the Ashburn/Leesburg (East of RT 15) area over Chantilly but they are close enough together (20min) where you can do a drive through of both to decide for yourself. If you husband can go in early enough (before ~6am), he can get from Ashburn to Tysons down RT 7 in ~20-25min toll free. He will probably want to take 267 back though (toll) and that will take ~35 min if he gets on the road before ~3pm.

You might want to check out the Village at Leesburg ... it is a brand new development with restaurants, a great grocery store (wegmans), movie theatre, pool, etc and one advert I saw indicates they have 1BR starting at 1495/mo.

Good luck.
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Old 06-03-2013, 02:37 PM
 
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I was thinking the Ashburn/Leesburg area too because the Silver Line rail will eventually extend that far, correct? I know his employer is right off of the Tysons Corner stop which would make rail an option in the future
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Old 06-03-2013, 04:26 PM
 
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I was thinking the Ashburn/Leesburg area too because the Silver Line rail will eventually extend that far, correct? I know his employer is right off of the Tysons Corner stop which would make rail an option in the future
Yes, there are a couple of Silver Line stops planned for Ashburn ... I think they are starting that phase this fall ... not sure about the completion date.

Here are a couple more apartment complexes in Ashburn that seem to be pretty nice/conveniently located:

Ashborough: walk to grocery, restaurants (fast food type), dr offices, etc ... also very close to a large mixed-use development being built now called One Loudoun which will have a minor league baseball stadium, more grocery, theatre etc.

Camden Lansdowne: near alot of retail, restaurants, although not very walkable.

As far as Leesburg goes, while I've seen alot of apt complexes there, I can't say I'd live in any of them except for Village at Leesburg.
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Old 06-04-2013, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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For under 2k per month, this is doable. I would say that you want to be looking around the reston and further point, so Reston to Ashburn/Leesburg area. If your husband is commuting during rush hour, he is looking at a lengthy commute, and he is probably going to be getting the toll road access and looking at spending 2.75 each way for that, or more if he goes into ashburn. Herndon/sterling might be far enough to get you what you are looking for without having the commute kill you.
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