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Old 02-23-2010, 04:50 PM
 
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I've been wondering how those flat-top modern houses in Hollin Hills held up after the blizzard. That was a lot of snow to be sitting on top of old, flat rooves.

Probably far better than if they had been built recently.

I'd bet those roof joists were sawn from old-growth logs....not some "forest product" designed in a laboratory for fast growth and raised on a tree farm.
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Old 02-24-2010, 06:59 AM
 
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Probably far better than if they had been built recently.

I'd bet those roof joists were sawn from old-growth logs....not some "forest product" designed in a laboratory for fast growth and raised on a tree farm.
Oh, that's good to hear. I love those mod houses, I'd hate to think of them being damaged.
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Old 04-13-2012, 11:11 AM
 
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Default I Love Hollin Hills

I live in Hollin Hills and love it.

Nice community, nice people, close to shopping. The Belle View shopping center which is almost close enough to walk to, has a Safeway (wish it were Giant though), Post Office, CVS, non-chain pizza place (decent eggplant parm dinner!), great wine shop (Unwined), ABC liquor, decent Indian (Dishes of India), RadioShack, Dunkin Donuts, natural foods shop (extremely limited inventory though), a music shop, Bike shop, ballet school for young kids (girls so cute in their tutus when they come out from class!), couple of gift shops some hair salons/barber, and a couple of other shops I couldn't name. Not bad for a mini-mall.

If you head over to to Route 1 instead, you have a much bigger choice to shop from, plus Gold's Gym is uber-convenient. But Rt. 1 is not aesthetically pleasing in any way. Home Depot and Moe's (great tofu burritos) are the two places I visit most frequently.

If you head south from Hollin Hills down Fort Hunt, past Sherwood, there's another little mall that has a decent local hardware store, bakery, little Italian restaurant, another Safeway, Chinese takeout and more hair salons and gift shops.

Commuting into DC is not bad, depending on where you need to go. Some places are easy to get to: Bolling, NRL, Navy Yards, even the Capitol. Getting to NW would take awhile. Huntington metro station (yellow line) is close by and you can almost always find parking there ($4.50 a day though).

Commuting to the Pentagon is a breeze, as is getting to the airport, especially by metro.

Old town is close by.

The GW Parkway and of course the bike trail along it are great.

Can't speak for the schools, as I have no kids, but, rumor has it there are some gems and magnets that are available.
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