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Old 05-09-2007, 09:19 AM
 
Location: East Pittsburgh suburb
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Why do they change schools so often? Is the area transient?
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Old 05-09-2007, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Gainesville, VA
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Why do they change schools so often? Is the area transient?
Hmm I can take a stab a this one. New neighborhoods = new schools = school boundaries being redrawn
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Old 05-09-2007, 10:46 AM
 
Location: East Pittsburgh suburb
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Default new schools around Gainesville

Let me guess. Everyone wants their children in the brand new schools. One of my fears is that we'll live down the street from a school that is full and our children will have to be bused somewhere. Is this happening to any of you out there in the Gainesville, Warrenton, and/or Haymarket areas?
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Old 05-09-2007, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Gainesville, VA
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Let me guess. Everyone wants their children in the brand new schools. One of my fears is that we'll live down the street from a school that is full and our children will have to be bused somewhere. Is this happening to any of you out there in the Gainesville, Warrenton, and/or Haymarket areas?
I don't think that's the case... schools being full.
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Old 08-17-2007, 03:02 AM
 
Location: Haymarket, VA
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There has been a large influx of new residents into the Haymarket area... Prince William County has been trying to keep up, building new schools to meet the demand for local schools... the problem is that the demand is growing faster than the counties building program. Most students will be in the school closest to their house.
My daughter is a 3rd grade teacher at one of the newer elementary schools. This new school is currently increasing staff and space (using temporary trailers) to accommodate almost twice the number of students the school was designed to handle. Although there are more schools planned, the population growth in this previously rural area has caused the school system to be in a reactive mode.
My wife & I just purchased a home in the area... we are moving back NOVA after living in upstate NY and Southern NJ. We decided to avoid the high HOA fees opting for a smaller town home community. This is a buyer's market, many homes are available all over the area.

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Old 08-17-2007, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Manassas, VA
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Thanks. If we decide not to build perhaps we'll meet you one day. My husband will be working in Gainesville.
My only caveat would be that if your husband decides to take another job elsewhere in the Metro DC area, then Haymarket isn't the most commuter-friendly place here. You should find good schools, though.

Welcome, in advance, to Prince William County!

Brian
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Old 04-14-2008, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Dubai, UAE
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Default Commute from Lake Manassas

We are relocating and love Lake Manassas but the question is the COMMUTE....How long is the commute from lake manassas to the Vienna Metro or the VRE. Which is quicker?
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Old 04-14-2008, 12:56 PM
 
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We are relocating and love Lake Manassas but the question is the COMMUTE....How long is the commute from lake manassas to the Vienna Metro or the VRE. Which is quicker?
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Lake Manassas -> Vienna Metro = At least 1 hour for starters, then good luck finding parking because it gets full quick. Parking is $3.75 i think.

Lake Manassas -> VRE = 20 minutes, with free parking.
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Old 04-14-2008, 01:05 PM
 
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We live near lake Manassas and I was commuting to Falls Church for awhile. 70 minutes. It gets old quick.

Now I work in Chantilly. ~30 minute commute. Much better.
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Old 04-15-2008, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Dubai, UAE
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VRE332 and DvlsAdvc8 thank you very much for your response!
The times you quoted...are those rush hour or pre rush hr...what time does it start to get busy?
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