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Old 01-08-2016, 08:02 AM
 
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I know lots of people who never lived in Arlington/DC in their 20s and were perfectly happy. Probably happier than if they had lived there. It just depends what someone is looking for. The main reason I'd suggest Arlington/DC to the OP is because he specifically asked about Reston 'is it exciting for someone in their early 20s'. Which leads me to believe he wants to live near a lively social scene. If that's what someone wants, Reston or any of the other farther out NOVA suburbs aren't the answer.
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Old 01-08-2016, 08:43 AM
 
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Other people have different tastes than you. There's a lot of single people for whom Arlington or DC is the best option and the rest of the area is boring. Others might be looking for something different and be content with other parts of the area.

Of course people have different tastes than me! And there is nothing wrong with Arlington or DC. But to always say (as soooo many people on this forum constantly do) that Arlington and DC are the only vibrant, dynamic, lively, and exciting areas for 20-somethings is simply not true.
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Old 01-08-2016, 10:00 AM
 
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Silver Spring should be out completely. Good if you are commuting to DC or Bethesda, not recommended if you are commuting to that area of NoVa. Consider Arlington as your alternative. With that being said, I understand your desire not to live in a more suburban area.Again Reston is not an exciting social scene for a young person. Hell for people who want something more urban, I would not recommend it.
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Old 01-08-2016, 10:32 AM
 
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Again Reston is not an exciting social scene for a young person.
Maybe I am not understanding what you mean by "exciting". Can you please elaborate on what you mean?
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Old 01-08-2016, 10:37 AM
 
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Of course people have different tastes than me! And there is nothing wrong with Arlington or DC. But to always say (as soooo many people on this forum constantly do) that Arlington and DC are the only vibrant, dynamic, lively, and exciting areas for 20-somethings is simply not true.
I don't see anyone in this thread saying that Reston and other places outside of Arlington and DC are bad for all 20-somethings. The point is the OP said he he wants to be around lots of other people his age. I know Reston does have nightlife, but is there even a single bar that is PREDOMINANTLY people under the age of 30? You have to go to Arlington, DC, maybe Silver Spring or Bethesda for that.
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Old 01-08-2016, 10:41 AM
 
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The part I find assuming about this entire thread is that all 20 something's are cut from the same cloth. My 20's might be a distant memory, but I know I wouldn't relate to all the loud, obnoxious drunk 20 something's my younger co-workers complain about in the Arlington area.
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Old 01-08-2016, 10:52 AM
 
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The point is the OP said he he wants to be around lots of other people his age.
Really? Where does the OP say this? I don't see him mention age at all, except when he says he doesn't think he will make many friends at work because they are "older with families".
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Old 01-08-2016, 11:02 AM
 
Location: West Hollywood, CA from Arlington, VA
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The part I find assuming about this entire thread is that all 20 something's are cut from the same cloth. My 20's might be a distant memory, but I know I wouldn't relate to all the loud, obnoxious drunk 20 something's my younger co-workers complain about in the Arlington area.
This makes a lot of sense: first tell people to stop stereotyping all young people and then you make a stereotype about all young people in Arlington.


Exactly.


We are all frat boys that do keg stands in our front yards. None of us are responsible and have our own families.


It gets really tiring defending Arlington from all the stereotypes...
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Old 01-08-2016, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Reston, VA
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I simply tired of Jackon's, Clyde's, Jackson's, Clyde's, Jackson's, Clyde's for happy hours and socializing. Our favorite hangout became Jimmy's Old Town Tavern in Herndon, but it wasn't within reasonable walking distance.
Check out all the new places in Reston since you left!

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Old 01-08-2016, 11:10 AM
 
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Really? Where does the OP say this? I don't see him mention age at all, except when he says he doesn't think he will make many friends at work because they are "older with families".
In his post on the DC forum he said he is in his twenties with no kids and wants to be around people of similar demographic to him, preferably an area with lots of young black professionals.
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