U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Virginia > Northern Virginia
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 08-11-2009, 07:33 PM
 
1 posts, read 1,797 times
Reputation: 10

Advertisements

Hello,

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.

Thanks
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 08-11-2009, 07:38 PM
 
696 posts, read 1,496,720 times
Reputation: 178
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!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-12-2009, 02:04 PM
 
30 posts, read 88,736 times
Reputation: 17
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...)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-12-2009, 05:08 PM
 
10,598 posts, read 12,104,646 times
Reputation: 6466
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Virginia > Northern Virginia
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:18 AM.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top