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Old 03-22-2008, 03:56 PM
 
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We were in the DC / NoVa area recently, and it certainly looked like an area we would enjoy living in. I also had a recent post on this forum for NJ/NoVa comparison (NoVA or NJ?) and was heartened to see generally positive NoVa comments.

I would like to know what are some good (safe with good schools) NoVa towns / zipcodes. Also info in price range for independent homes, and access to the Metro line from these towns.

Thanks.
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Old 03-23-2008, 08:46 AM
 
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First, How much money are you willing to spend?

Do you know about the VRE train? Virginia Railway Express Home Page

check Realtor.com for the houses in your price range.
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Old 03-23-2008, 04:27 PM
 
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First, How much money are you willing to spend?
400K - 700K for independent house. Nice/safe area and schools is the most important. Access to IT jobs and DC is important. Names of desirable close-in cities as well as up and coming longer transit/commute cities would help.


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Do you know about the VRE train? Virginia Railway Express Home Page
I was not aware of this, this is good! Looks like this complements the DC Metro line. Is Alexandria to Union Station stations common to both this and the Metro.


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check Realtor.com for the houses in your price range.
I have been on realtor.com, but not knowing which cities to look into has been making it difficult.

We will be visiting for a several days in July, and am trying to do my homework. Thanks for your help.
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Old 03-23-2008, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC
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For access to IT Jobs and DC, great schools and single family homes in the $400-$700k range, I'd recommend Fairfax (zip codes 22030,22031,22033). Fairfax has a lot of accessibility to public transportation (Vienna Metro) as well as an easy drive to the Dulles Corridor/Reston, which has a ton of IT companies. It also has restaurant and shopping options galore and is really family friendly.

Good luck in your move!!
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Old 03-23-2008, 09:58 PM
 
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L'Enfant, Union Station, Alexandria (King St), Crystal City, Franconia-Springfield all have a metro station in walking distance. By the way, parking is free at the VRE station lots.
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Old 03-25-2008, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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Vienna. The town of Vienna is a GEM. It the last stop on the orange line, and the town, though it can get alot of traffic during rush down down Chain Bridge/123, has a very down home town feel to it. Some small shops, joggers, lots of bicyclists, a very popular Whole Foods supermarket, and the community centers are always active and brimming wth activity! Plus, Vienna has alot of community events like their own Town parades, and they believe in **sidewalks!!**

Personally, I loved the area off Beulah Rd, near the Botanical Garden, and the Lakevale community (near oakton). Two places we lived. Vienna gets a lot of deer and foxes, and some other animals, so buying and planting flowers or shrubs that won't be eaten is something where you must refer to the garden people at home depot! LOL "Deer Fences" don't work and they look tacky. Besides, holly is a year round green bush!

The Presbyterian Church on Park Street is historical, active and welcoming to everyone. Lots of activity there.

Yep. Vienna.
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