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Old 08-22-2015, 03:52 PM
 
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The basics:

Job is in Manassas
Single Male in my late 20s
I don't want to live in the middle of nowhere.
Would like to live close to a lot of shops/restaurants/bars
Within a 40 minute commute.
Not that I have an unlimited budget but for for the purpose of this lets just disregard how expensive places are.

What is your advice?
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Old 08-22-2015, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Virginia-Shenandoah Valley
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Knowing your budget would certainly help. I know Manassas like the back of my hand but need more info. Where in Manassas is the job located? You want an apartment, townhome, condo or what?
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Old 08-22-2015, 05:04 PM
 
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You sound like a good fit for the Clarendon crowd. Start looking there.
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Old 08-22-2015, 06:44 PM
 
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You sound like a good fit for the Clarendon crowd. Start looking there.
No - not for someone working in Manassas. Your best bet is to start looking in Fairfax Corner or Reston Town Center.
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Old 08-22-2015, 10:35 PM
 
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Could also do near Old Town Manassas and keep commute to a minimum, or Woodbridge near Stonebridge etc. Centreville maybe, or as mentioned above, Fairfax Town Center.
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Old 08-22-2015, 11:12 PM
 
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The Mosaic district near Merrifield Garden Center might work.
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Old 08-23-2015, 05:28 AM
 
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No - not for someone working in Manassas. Your best bet is to start looking in Fairfax Corner or Reston Town Center.
I realize it's not the best drive to Manassas; however, I have plenty of contact with people the OP's age due to my daughter being in the same age bracket--even the Manassas workers still love living in the Clarendon area, Reston and out west not so much until they are a bit older. He posted that a 40 minute max commute was doable so I think that would fit.
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Old 08-23-2015, 07:00 AM
 
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I realize it's not the best drive to Manassas; however, I have plenty of contact with people the OP's age due to my daughter being in the same age bracket--even the Manassas workers still love living in the Clarendon area, Reston and out west not so much until they are a bit older. He posted that a 40 minute max commute was doable so I think that would fit.
That's going to be more than 40 minutes. It's 30 miles from the Crate and Barrel (in the heart of Clarendon) to a friend's house at the eastern edge of Manassas. It's nearly an hour from my house which is 8 minutes from the C&B, when there is normal traffic.
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Old 08-23-2015, 07:12 AM
 
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Could also do near Old Town Manassas
I like this idea. I know there is some housing around Old Town. Being able to walk there would be really cool. Old town is a great little spot. Plus you commute should be short!
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Old 08-23-2015, 07:19 AM
 
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Old Town Manassas or Stonebridge Town Center in Woodbridge would work from a commuting perspective and are a bit cheaper.

If you want to be around the younger crowd I would definitely look into Clarendon.
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