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Old 04-22-2008, 12:22 PM
 
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Where would you recommend my husband and I with 3 young children move to in Loudoun County or Fairfax? We started looking into Broadlands in Ashburn, but my husband is nervous about the commute. What great/newer communities with great schools are closest to the Fairfax County Parkway? He has been told by a few people at work that the easiest commute from out that way would be to get on the Fairfax County Parkway. Thanks for any advice!!!
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Old 04-22-2008, 01:29 PM
 
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Loudoun county to Ft Belvoir would be a haul and a heafty commute. While it's only a little over 30 miles(from sterling) it's ALOT of traffic. Taking FairfaxPKY is longer miles than 7 to 495 to395, it probably does have less traffic.
I have NO IDEA how long that would take in a commute. It would take me 45 minutes to get from Ashburn to W Alexandria on a sunday (for reference)

Burke, West springfield would be my first two choices to look for good schools and family friendly areas.

I'd even look in Centerville before Loudoun County.

Lake ridge in PWC has a good rep.

Lorton is in a great location but I don't know anything aobut it.

now, WE loved living in Loudoun county and I will be one of the first to sing it's praises...but It's not in an easy commuting location for alot of areas in and around the greater DC area.
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Old 04-22-2008, 02:32 PM
 
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The furthest south community in Loudoun would be South Riding - there is also a community called Stone Ridge. They are excellent communities. You would need to take Rt. 50 to Fairfax county parkway. It would probably be a little shorter than Broadlands by about 15-20 min, but still at least a 45 min - 1 hr commute.
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Old 04-22-2008, 03:55 PM
 
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They can take 29 to 7100.

50 is a parking lot in the evening, west of 28.
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Old 04-22-2008, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Arlington, VA
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That commute will be well over an hour each way with the evenings likely being the worst. I second 5stones advice to look in Burke, West Springfield and even Chantilly, Centreville, or Fairfax before Loudoun County.
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