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Old 03-18-2009, 11:25 AM
Location: Atlanta
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Hi! I'm currently living in Atlanta, and have a job offer in Fredericksburg. I would like to live a little closer to DC, maybe somewhere in between and could use some recommendations.

I'm 30 SWM, making good $$ but hoping to keep rent to around $1000/month on rent. I'd like to live closer to DC because I enjoy the activities of the big city (museums, concerts, sports, night life), but I hear about how terrible the traffic can be. On the plus side I should be doing a reverse commute since I'm heading south in the morning. I don't know much about DC/VA, is there anywhere fun to live by the water? Woodbridge or Quantico? Or should I just keep going north closer to the Alexandria area?

Suggestions welcome! Thanks!
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Old 03-18-2009, 03:21 PM
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Fredericksburg is pretty far south. Even in a reverse commute (of which only portions would be on the reverse), it is a long way. For instance, I live in Woodbridge, which is pretty far out in the burbs and it takes ME 30 minutes to get to some spots in Fredericksburg (on a good day!).

I think you should look to moving as close as you can to your job, make your M-F commutes WONDERFUL, and spend your weekends getting in and out of DC for fun. It's just not worth the hassle to live so far north and put up with that drive. I'd just deal with the driving on the weekends.

Now, I wouldn't necessarily call Quantico and Woodbridge "fun". A lot of people really enjoy living around Occoquan which is right on the water and a cute little town. But, at that point, I think you'd just do better in Fredericksburg.
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