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Old 02-13-2016, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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I think I likely know the answer but just curious.
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Old 02-13-2016, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Falls Church City
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Pentagon city is not as desirable and has low performing schools
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Old 02-13-2016, 09:11 AM
 
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I would love being closer to Old Town Alexandria, so for me the answer is Pentagon City. For everybody else it's probably Virginia Square all day.
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Old 02-13-2016, 09:51 AM
 
Location: West Springfield, VA
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Neither...at this stage in my life.
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Old 02-13-2016, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Arlington, VA and Washington, DC
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Pentagon city is not as desirable and has low performing schools
Two things; a "low performing" school in Arlington County is likely better than an average school most other places. And if you are comparing VA Square and Pentagon City, you probably don't have kids and are renting so schools don't mean much in your choice anyways.

Personally, I work near at VA Square but am in Pentagon City a lot. I would probably pick VA Square since it is closer to my work and perfectly in between Ballston and Clarendon but not too fratty but I party at U St a lot typically so being able to walk to the Yellow Line would keep Pentagon City in the conversation.
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Old 02-13-2016, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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Virginia Square.
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Old 02-14-2016, 04:45 AM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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Thanks guys. Obviously left out a few factors. Walk ability is important, love to head down stairs for dinner or drinks, schools are impt, safety. The orange line stops aeem more cosmopolitan to me. I work in farragut so both with direct commutes, though the yellow requires a transfer.
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Old 02-17-2016, 10:28 AM
 
Location: West Hollywood, CA from Arlington, VA
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Virginia Square has a much better bar and restaurant scene. Also slightly younger I think if you're looking for that.


I live in VA Square if you have any questions.
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Old 02-18-2016, 05:52 AM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Virginia Square.
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Old 02-19-2016, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Arlington, VA
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It's really splitting hairs between the two, but here's some differences:

Pentagon City:
- One of the nicest sports parks in Arlington. Quincy Park isn't as nice as Virginia Highlands
- Shopping is better, especially for general things. Va Square has limited shopping and nearby Clarendon is mostly boutiques.
- Two metro lines so you can get to different parts of DC quickly. Pentagon City is a shorter trip to DC, but only by a little. Blue and yellow lines aren't usually as crowded as the orange line.

VA Square:
- Close to Clarendon where there are more bars and restaurants than Pentagon City. Va Square doesn't actually have that many bars and restaurants itself, but Pentagon City is pretty much limited to Pentagon Row and a few places in the malls.
- Central library is there, which is much bigger than neighborhood library in Pentagon City.
- If you swim, W-L HS is right there, whereas the closest swimming pool to Pentagon City is W-L HS. If Arlington ever builds the aquatic center at Long Bridge, then I would reverse the advantage to Pentagon City.
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