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Old 07-16-2013, 08:57 AM
 
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My boyfriend got a job offer in Reston. We should be moving in about a month. We're in Texas so we won't get the chance to look in person before finding a place. We're bringing his two elementary aged kids and a pretty big dog. I've been looking at townhomes for the most part. I've noticed Reston doesn't have much to offer. What areas would be ideal for good schools and an easy commute? Those are probably the most important factors. That and a fenced in yard. We're looking to spend up to about 2k. Thanks for the help.
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Old 07-16-2013, 09:23 AM
 
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I've noticed Reston doesn't have much to offer.
Why do you say that? Reston has a lot to offer. Please note that townhouse rentals tend to be private rentals, as I do not know of any managed rental townhouse communities outside of Alexandria. There may not be much in terms of inventory right now, but Reston is where you will want to live, if you work in Reston.

You can also check Herndon and Sterling for close options. Ashburn is a little further and will likely require Toll Road costs to commute.
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Old 07-16-2013, 09:38 AM
 
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Why do you say that? Reston has a lot to offer. Please note that townhouse rentals tend to be private rentals, as I do not know of any managed rental townhouse communities outside of Alexandria. There may not be much in terms of inventory right now, but Reston is where you will want to live, if you work in Reston.

You can also check Herndon and Sterling for close options. Ashburn is a little further and will likely require Toll Road costs to commute.
Okay, maybe I should have been more specific. I meant that Reston doesn't have a lot to offer us. Most of the townhouses I've looked at either don't allow pets or have a fenced in backyard.
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Old 07-16-2013, 10:18 AM
 
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That's going to be tough to find at your price in Reston and Herndon. If you do, it's likely to be an older house that isn't in great shape.

I'm not even sure about Ashburn and Sterling. If you are picky about having a "nice" place then probably not.

You may have to go out to Leesburg which will be a 20-30 minute commute and about $5 each way in tolls.

If you can go up a couple of hundred dollars you will have a lot more options.

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Old 07-16-2013, 06:47 PM
 
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You might find an older house in that price range in Herndon, Centreville, or Chantilly. Reston is more expensive.
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