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Old 08-11-2009, 07:33 PM
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My wife and I are moving to Northern Virginia within a month. I have taken a job in Centreville. My wife works in non-profits, and the majority of jobs listed (that we've found so far) are in DC.

We plan to rent for at least the first year, to get a feel for the place, before we start shopping for our own place.

Any suggestions on a place to live that would yield "decent" (and I use that term loosely) commutes for both of us? I assume that driving against traffic (if we were to live east of Centreville) would help my commute.

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Old 08-11-2009, 07:38 PM
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We are currently staying in Fairfax City in a townhouse. The commute to Centerville would be fairly easy (20 min or so I think) and your wife could easily get to DC from the Vienna Metro station. If you want particulars on where we are renting then PM me.

Good luck with your move!
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Old 08-12-2009, 02:04 PM
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By the Vienna metro station, by the Springfield metro station, or by the Burke VRE. All three would be an easy commute to Centreville. Out of those three areas, I'd pick Burke, but they are all very nice. (Although Springfield has nice parts and not so nice parts, so you need to be careful there...)
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Old 08-12-2009, 05:08 PM
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This past Friday I had to drive from my office in DC to Centreville. It was the middle of the day and there was no *real* traffic yet by DC standards but, at the end of that drive, I just wanted to scream. I hated it. While no traffic, very congested, stop and go. Yuck. I know you weren't thinking of living in DC but, in case you were, don't do it. It's too far. That said, I would hate to see your wife have to drive from there in to DC. So, the other suggestions of Fairfax, Springfield, etc. were good ones. I would like in those areas.
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