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Old 09-29-2009, 10:08 AM
 
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Keep in mind that even if you have a fast bus that takes you to Rosslyn in 40 minutes of driving, you'll need to allow time to get to the bus at the start, time to load yourself on the bus, and time to walk to your office on the other end. The whole process will probably take an hour. Which is a totally average commute for the area, but just don't think of it as a "40 minute commute."
It's the same with the VRE. They don't run every 5 minutes, so you really need to get there early or you risk missing your bus or train. I think I got there about 15 minutes early just in case there was a traffic jams towards the VRE stop. It added about 1/2 hour to my commute round trip. Otherwise, you are often running to the stop to get on your bus/train if something caused you a slight delay.
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Old 09-29-2009, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Manassas, VA
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Another option is Woodbridge. You can catch the PRTC OmniRide bus (OmniRide Rosslyn/Ballston AM Schedule) at 7:06am at the Horner commuter lot and be at Rosslyn at 7:50. That's within your 45 minutes, not counting waiting for the bus and however long it takes you to get to the lot. And contrary to other reports with other public transportation lines, I've actually noticed with PRTC that I usually get to my destination a bit earlier than the stated time.

There are oodles of houses in the Woodbridge/Dale City/Lake Ridge area that are 3000 sqft and at or under your price range. I would look in zip code 22192 given your parameters.

The moral of the story is this - if you're planning on driving in single passenger auto, your parameters won't work at all. If you coordinate this with bus/carpool/slug/hhybrid, you probably still can't pull off 45 minutes but can come decently close to that figure. (VRE doesn't work as it doesn't go to Rosslyn.) And if you try to do it by being close enough to Metro itself, your price tag parameter goes all out of whack.

Hope this helps!
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Old 09-29-2009, 10:26 AM
 
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You can do it from Cascades (20165) in about that time if you use flex hours.
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Old 09-29-2009, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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You can do it from Cascades (20165) in about that time if you use flex hours.
Not to sound like I'm confronting you, but how? When I commute around the rush hours to get from Reston to Tyson's Corner it still takes me a little over 20 minutes each way. Cascades must be a good ten minutes out further than Reston, which would mean it would take about 30 minutes to get from Cascades to Tyson's. From Tyson's to Rosslyn would probably be about another 30 minutes, for a total commute of about an hour each way. I just don't see how you could get from Cascades to Rosslyn within 45 minutes.
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Old 09-29-2009, 03:12 PM
 
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The key was "flex hours"- i.e. not rush hours.
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