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Old 05-13-2008, 08:48 AM
 
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Hi. My family and I may be relocating to NOVA soon. My question is out of Manassas, MAnassas City, and Manassas Park, which is the better of the three to raise a family in? Which one has the best schools? What is the general difference between each? Thanks!
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Old 05-13-2008, 09:46 AM
 
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Manassas city is a city, manassas park is a city, all others are just in Prince William County with the respected Town mailing addresses
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Old 05-14-2008, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Manassas, VA
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Hi. My family and I may be relocating to NOVA soon. My question is out of Manassas, MAnassas City, and Manassas Park, which is the better of the three to raise a family in? Which one has the best schools? What is the general difference between each? Thanks!
Manassas City and Manassas Park City are separate jurisdictions outside the County of Prince William, that nevertheless share some services (courthouse, etc.) with Prince William. They do have separate schools, though.

I would personally send my kids to school in the Prince William portion of Manassas before either Manassas City or Manassas Park City schools. Manassas (in PW) high schools include Brentsville, Battlefield, Stonewall Jackson, and Osbourn Park, and I just ranked them in the order of my own perceived desirability.

Welcome, in advance, to Northern Virginia!
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Old 05-14-2008, 08:22 PM
 
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Thanks so much for the replies. Its just scary moving to an unfamiliar area not knowing whats what. I'm most concerned with finding a good school in a decent neighborhood for my family. This definitely helps.
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Old 05-15-2008, 09:01 AM
 
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Thanks so much for the replies. Its just scary moving to an unfamiliar area not knowing whats what. I'm most concerned with finding a good school in a decent neighborhood for my family. This definitely helps.
FYI - there's a different thread in this forum addressing SAT scores in the areas you're looking in that should be of use to you as well.
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Old 05-15-2008, 04:49 PM
 
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I think i'll check it out.
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Old 06-04-2008, 10:02 AM
 
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Knopfler - Is Signal Hill Elementary School okay? How's the Yorkshire neighborhood?

Can you share the link where I can find the SAT thread?

Thanks!
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Old 06-04-2008, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Manassas, VA
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Knopfler - Is Signal Hill Elementary School okay? How's the Yorkshire neighborhood?

Can you share the link where I can find the SAT thread?

Thanks!
Prince William County - Schools? is the SAT thread I think you're looking for.

Yorkshire is an older, very mixed area of town. My impression of it is that it's pretty safe - there's one townhome development in Yorkshire that strikes me as sketch, but I can't think of the name (it's west of Rt 28), the schools are average, and because of the number of revamps and teardowns alongside older 1950's and 1960's single family homes on larger plots of land, it's a bit different looking than most of Northern Virginia. Not a bad thing, just different. The housing prices there these days make it a very attractive option.

I've heard that Signal Hill is a good ES but I don't have any information to specifically share on it - anyone else?
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Old 06-04-2008, 11:57 AM
 
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Thanks Knopfler!
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Old 06-04-2008, 10:48 PM
 
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I saw this post and had to laugh. I moved here in Sept and STILL have no clue as to the difference. Still can't figure out why they all have the same name: Manassas City, City of Manassas, Manassas Park... Don't forget Lake Manassas!
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