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Old 05-17-2009, 10:28 AM
 
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I have accepted a position in Quantico, VA in the FBI laboratory and I need to know some information concerning where is the best place to live. I am a single female in my early 30's. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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Old 05-17-2009, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Virginia-Shenandoah Valley
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We need more info than this. You looking for an apt, town home or single family home? Makes a difference. No matter what I'd stay out of most of the neighborhoods close by in Dumfries and Triangle. There are some nice homes in Dumfries but much of the area is pretty old and often decrepit. Triangle is the same. Montclair is near Quantico and is a nicer and quiet neighborhood with primarily single family homes. The town homes in there haven't gotten too bad but like most they probably will.
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Old 05-18-2009, 07:22 AM
 
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There are some really nice SFH off 234 near Montclair. It'd be an easy commute to Quantico. I agree with Bigfoot, stay away from the places near Quantico, specifically Williamstown and Port-O-Dumfries and anywhere near Old Triangle Road. There are some bad elements there. I used to live near Fuller Heights Rd. and there was an apartment on the right that was also very seedy, I forget the name but it's on Fuller Heights. There is a nice subdivision off Fuller Heights Rd though, the name escapes me, but there is an elementary school in the vicinity.
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Old 05-18-2009, 07:32 AM
 
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Since you are still single and in your 30's, I would suggest renting first,, to check out neighborhoods. Moreover, Bu is now very spread out in NoVA (lots of divisions can no longer fit in Hoover Building, thus many are officed in Arlington/Fairfax/Quantico area). So don't tied yourself just to 1 neighborhood and risk losing out on future promotions/transfers. And lastly, since cut-off age to be an agent is 37, you might want to become one (maybe you are one already) someday, and new agents are seldom sent back to where they came from (so you must move again). So don't get too attached to a neighborhood.
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Old 08-24-2010, 12:54 PM
 
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Any updates on what you chose?

I am a 20something with a Masters degree moving soon to VA with my husband. My salary is approximately $4000/mo and I'm looking for advice on where to live. I wish to limit my commuting time to 30min or under. Stafford seems somewhat appealing. I was also looking into Woodbridge. Should I look into Montclair, Dumfries, Triangle? Looking for a 2bdr house or apt.

Any suggestions of websites would be great too! Thx in advance.
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Old 08-25-2010, 04:48 AM
 
Location: Virginia-Shenandoah Valley
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Any updates on what you chose?

I am a 20something with a Masters degree moving soon to VA with my husband. My salary is approximately $4000/mo and I'm looking for advice on where to live. I wish to limit my commuting time to 30min or under. Stafford seems somewhat appealing. I was also looking into Woodbridge. Should I look into Montclair, Dumfries, Triangle? Looking for a 2bdr house or apt.

Any suggestions of websites would be great too! Thx in advance.
Where are you talking about working? Would help to know if you want suggestions for keeping your commute under 30 minutes. If you are looking for a short commute and the above areas are your choices you certainly can't be working inside the beltway. It would help to have more info.
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