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Old 03-03-2016, 08:22 AM
 
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We are moving to the area and my husband will be working in Chantilly. Looking for a short commute as we have 2 little kids. We are very health conscious so looking for a like-minded area to live. We are looking at Leesburg, Ashburn, Chantilly, Centreville and Manassas. Good schools are important. I also wanted a small yard for the kids to play but that is looking near impossible in our price range unless we are in Leesburg. From what I have read, most of the communities do have parks for kids to play so I guess that would be fine. How long is the typical commute from Leesburg or Ashburn to Chantilly?
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Old 03-03-2016, 08:30 AM
 
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Welcome. Couple of questions...


1) Where in Chantilly?
2) What is your budget?
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Old 03-03-2016, 08:42 AM
 
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Chantilly is off route 50 which is terrible during rush hour. If you really want a short commute you should try to do a reverse commute, and live east of wherever the job is in Chantilly. Leesburg and Manassas likely would not be 'short' although not sure what your exact parameters are. Ashburn also gets pretty jammed up during rush hour.
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Old 03-03-2016, 08:54 AM
 
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Commuting from Manassas is hell so avoid it. Leesburg is only slightly better.
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Old 03-03-2016, 11:12 AM
 
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I would say that most areas have a great number of health-conscious people. There are lots of "crunchy" parent things and communities. I can't say that would be a deciding factor on neighborhood.
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Old 03-03-2016, 12:37 PM
 
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Commuting from Manassas is hell so avoid it. Leesburg is only slightly better.

Depends on where in Chantilly and where in Leesburg. South Leesburg to western Chantilly would be super easy via Evergreen Mills.
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Old 03-04-2016, 07:50 AM
 
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Any idea how long the commute from south Leesburg to Chantilly would be? My guess is he would leave the house around 7 and leave work around 3:30 or 4.
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Old 03-04-2016, 07:52 AM
 
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Any idea how long the commute from south Leesburg to Chantilly would be? My guess is he would leave the house around 7 and leave work around 3:30 or 4.

Again - Where in Chantilly?
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Old 03-04-2016, 11:02 AM
 
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Poplar tree area
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Old 03-04-2016, 12:11 PM
 
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Poplar tree area

I would say leaving at 7, it would take around 50-55 minutes to get to that area of Chantilly from southern Leesburg. Please note, though, once construction on 606 really picks up, then there will be more traffic pushed to 50, increasing that time for a while.
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