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Old 06-05-2014, 02:41 PM
 
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Hi all -

I'm curious about the Bealeton area. My husband and I are considering purchasing a new home there since you can get more bang for your buck, so to speak. I've only driven through Bealeton and no one I know seems to know much about it. If you live there, used to live there, or just know anything about it, can you please tell me some information about it? I'd specifically like to know what the people in general are like, schools, churches, neighborhoods, things to do, crime rate, etc. I don't want to move there and be really unhappy or feel out of place there. I'm originally from Loudoun County area, so I'm thinking it might be a bit of culture shock and take some getting used to. I'm trying to stay open-minded about it though. Thanks!
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Old 06-06-2014, 08:26 AM
 
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I currently live in Bristow and have only driven through Bealton. I gotta say, it's really far out, doesn't look like there is much out there. Where do work?
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Old 06-06-2014, 08:35 AM
 
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I've been there several times and I can say it has good wineries! Otherwise, it seems pretty country to me, there is alot of a land, and large houses... it seems to far out to urban areas. I know a lot of people who live in Fredericksburg, which is more urban, and not too far from Bealeton.
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Old 06-06-2014, 10:27 AM
 
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I responded on your other Bealeton thread.
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Old 06-06-2014, 10:34 AM
 
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I haven't lived there but I've visited numerous times. I do not consider Bealeton culturally to be part of Northern Virginia. Very different. Lots of rednecks.
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Old 06-06-2014, 01:14 PM
 
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I haven't lived there but I've visited numerous times. I do not consider Bealeton culturally to be part of Northern Virginia. Very different. Lots of rednecks.
Seriously? That's your contribution? And just what are lots of rednecks? Anyone not living in your neighborhood?
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Old 06-09-2014, 02:51 PM
 
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Depending on where you live in Loudoun, the Bealeton area might be a bit of a culture shock. gomason is correct, lots of rednecks. Pickup trucks, fast food and auto parts for the most part. One grocery store. The chinese place is awful. Nothing quaint or charming about the area. It is about halfway between Warrenton and Culpeper, an hour's drive to Charlottesville and 40 minutes to Fredericksburg. It's slated as a high-growth area in the county's comprehensive plan, so it will continue to get more densely developed. I live in the area, btw.
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Old 06-10-2014, 09:51 AM
 
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Seriously? That's your contribution? And just what are lots of rednecks? Anyone not living in your neighborhood?
Swheat described them pretty well. Sorry if that offends you but the OP was asking about the culture in Bealeton. I lived in the deep south for 12 years, so I know a redneck when I see one.
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Old 06-11-2014, 10:51 AM
 
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Yeah, definitely worried about culture shock there because I'm as far from your typical description of redneck so I'd stand out like a sore thumb. The thing is, my husband and I like a little more country, slower paced lifestyle, less traffic, lower prices, and friendlier culture in general. We'd love to live in Warrenton because it's a small town with a lot to offer but still removed from main NoVA area. Unfortunately, there's not a lot of townhomes available for sale there in our price range...maybe 2 as of now and we are moving next winter. The townhomes are 12-15 years old and I'm not crazy about them. They aren't doing any new construction homes in Warrenton due to building restrictions I was told...Bealeton has one brand new community going up right now by Ryan Homes, which are very nice and affordable...lots of incentives to move there. They eventually will have a large community there as well as a shopping center and schools. The nice thing about living there is that it's only 10-15 minutes to Warrenton, which I would do pretty much all errands. Either that or Haymarket since I work there and my husband can transfer to Warrenton. Any other feedback is appreciated!
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Old 06-11-2014, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Virginia-Shenandoah Valley
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I would come see the place for myself. The area is becoming more and more populated with people wanting to get away from NOVA. Many professionals out there that work at Micron, Lockheed, Fed Govt and many other professional agencies/companies. Many LE friends of mine from PWCPD live out there. It's still has plenty of country out that way so you will find some trucks, confederate flags and so on but just drive down I 66 into towards the beltway on any given day and you'll still see those.
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