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Old 09-16-2014, 12:35 PM
 
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Hello,

My family will be moving to NOVA in June 2015 from St. Louis We are moving for my husbands job which will be located in the Reston area. We are looking for advice on a great Catholic School for our children (9,7,2) and a great area to live as well. Any advice is good as we are just starting to search and I know nothing about the area

Thank you
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Old 09-16-2014, 12:59 PM
 
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Hello,

My family will be moving to NOVA in June 2015 from St. Louis We are moving for my husbands job which will be located in the Reston area. We are looking for advice on a great Catholic School for our children (9,7,2) and a great area to live as well. Any advice is good as we are just starting to search and I know nothing about the area

Thank you
Budget, budget, budget????? What type of house are you looking for.
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Old 09-16-2014, 01:01 PM
 
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At least 5 bedrooms(going to have lots of family visitors) and would prefer a big yard. $950-$1.2m Thanks
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Old 09-16-2014, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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I would suggest looking in Loudoun county especially along the Dulles Greenway. There are several brand new houses being built around the area that will fit your budget (timing-wise it could be a little tricky). And it is not a long drive to get to Reston. However, the only drawback is that you will have to pay $7+ toll (in each direction) to get on the Greenway and get to Reston. You can drive non-toll routes to get to Reston but it will take a while longer.
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Old 09-16-2014, 01:25 PM
 
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I can't help with Catholic schools but your budget would be enough to choose among some of the more upscale homes in Reston itself: one of the early (if not "the" first of ) planned communities. While much of Northern Virginia is typical suburban sprawl, Reston's layout is unique and a relatively walkable town as a whole.

Certainly looking at points due west of Reston would allow to get even more value for your housing dollar. The surrounding communities are good-to-great; some might quibble about Sterling but it's not terrible; one is just less likely to find homes as high as in your preferred range than in other nearby towns.
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Old 09-16-2014, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Reston, VA
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Here are some options in Reston.

11412 FIELDSTONE LN, RESTON, VA 20191 | Listing Information | MRIShomes.com
1315 DASHER LN, RESTON, VA 20190 | Listing Information | MRIShomes.com
1209 TOTTENHAM CT, RESTON, VA 20194 | Listing Information | MRIShomes.com
1144 ROUND PEBBLE LN, RESTON, VA 20194 | Listing Information | MRIShomes.com
12010 CREEKBEND DR, RESTON, VA 20194 | Listing Information | MRIShomes.com

Sorry I can't help much with the Catholic schools. I have had neighbors who went to Paul VI High School.
Paul VI High School - Paul VI Catholic High School
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Old 09-16-2014, 03:03 PM
 
Location: New-Dentist Colony
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Some neighbors' kids go to St. Ann School (elementary) in Arlington. But that's quite a haul from Reston, unless you choose to live around here. I seem to recall others saying that the local diocese office is the best source for school info.
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Old 09-16-2014, 04:16 PM
 
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I was counting on you to come through with the Reston recs.
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Old 09-16-2014, 04:49 PM
 
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My daughter attended Paul VI High School but we did not live out that way. I'm not sure what Catholic elementary schools her Reston friends went to.
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Old 09-16-2014, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC, formerly DC and Phila
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I had a friend who lived in Ashburn and her kids went to St. Theresa's. You could get a big house out there for less than your budget and it's a very family-friendly area. Not sure what the commute would be to Reston from there during rush hour.
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