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Old 12-25-2009, 10:33 AM
 
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a few questions about the vienna area:

in general how cold does it get in the winter? do you get snow if so how much?

are you near the ocean? if so how close?


the more we look at moving to the virginia area the better the fairfox county area is looking but i just need to know those few things! and any other things you think i should know about the area would be helpful as well. TIA
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Old 12-25-2009, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Virginia-Shenandoah Valley
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a few questions about the vienna area:

in general how cold does it get in the winter? do you get snow if so how much?

****It varies. Normally we only see a few snows a year with as little as a dusting to 6 inches. We currently have the remnants of a 20 inch snow on the ground which is unusual for this area.

are you near the ocean? if so how close?

***** We're closer to the ocean than say Nebraska but it's a bit of a drive. A few hours depending on where you want to go.


the more we look at moving to the virginia area the better the fairfox county area is looking but i just need to know those few things! and any other things you think i should know about the area would be helpful as well. TIA

This is an expensive area to live and the traffic is one of the worse in the US. I would not plan to live here without spending some time here first.
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Old 12-25-2009, 11:50 AM
 
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thank you for the advice!
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Old 12-25-2009, 12:17 PM
 
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You do realize Vienna is a very close-in suburb of Washington, DC. With traffic, it could take all day to get to the ocean. It is also very expensive so you better have a significant job or resources before relocating.
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Old 12-25-2009, 01:45 PM
 
Location: South South Jersey
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I'm sure there are plenty of residents of Vienna, VA who don't visit the ocean any more often than residents of Kansas City, MO.

Vienna and Fairfax are on the edge of the Appalachian Piedmont - the region has a much more inland-East Coast Appalachian-lite feel than a near-the-Atlantic one.

As for snow, sometimes we hardly get any (the climate is very, very similar to Missouri's in this respect and others), but this year we got dumped with so much that I'm tempted to believe your question is a rib-jab.
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Old 12-25-2009, 10:07 PM
 
Location: norfolk
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Vienna always borderlines 32 degrees in the winter during the day. Cold enough to snow, but too warm to really stick. Every year, there would be maybe a day or two of school closings due to snow, but I feel its usually out of pitty since its not too common lol. I've never considered the proximity to the Atlantic Ocean when living in NoVA. It's not close. 3 hour drive to Ocean City MD. 3 hour drive to Virginia Beach VA.
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Old 12-26-2009, 03:09 PM
 
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well we are going to be moving from a suburb of the chicago area, so really any bit warmer of weather is an improvement! those were just a few of my concerns, b4 my husband gets transferred to make sure it is warmer. i really want to be close to the ocean. but i guess 3 hours is a lot closer then where we are now! we will be flying out to VA after the new year to check a few places out. so i guess we will just have to see where that takes us. thanks for all of the insight
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Old 12-26-2009, 09:41 PM
 
Location: norfolk
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if family raising stuff is a concern to you, its one of the safest places in the nation. Out of a whole decade i've lived there, i've only seen a homeless person 2x in Vienna, and both were the same person on separate nights ... lol. The only thing i dont like about the area is everything is so ritzy. Many people there are on top of the newest model European luxery car or whatever new season fashion wear.

I would also expect a huge diversity of people- specifically hispanic, asians, middle eastern, and asian indians.
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Old 12-27-2009, 02:05 AM
 
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Live there now, move here in 86' it's about 3 hours from Ocean City and for me a great place to live, I have a reverse commute and work a 2pm shift so the traffic for me is not a concern, for a 9-5'er you'll learn the back ways or use the Metro (about 3 miles from the east side of Vienna) My "European Luxury" car is a 2002. Also no HOA in most of Vienna but there is a city tax (if you buy in) most of the houses are old built 1950's unless you look at some of the newer custom built home on the old lots, also you'll find some of the bigger lots in Fairfax county in 22180 with 0.5+ acres being the norm.
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Old 12-27-2009, 07:36 AM
 
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Live there now, move here in 86' it's about 3 hours from Ocean City and for me a great place to live, I have a reverse commute and work a 2pm shift so the traffic for me is not a concern, for a 9-5'er you'll learn the back ways or use the Metro (about 3 miles from the east side of Vienna) My "European Luxury" car is a 2002. Also no HOA in most of Vienna but there is a city tax (if you buy in) most of the houses are old built 1950's unless you look at some of the newer custom built home on the old lots, also you'll find some of the bigger lots in Fairfax county in 22180 with 0.5+ acres being the norm.
The town of Vienna/22180 is a fine place, but this is not where you're going to find many of the bigger lots in Fairfax County (you have to go to Clifton, Fairfax Station or Great Falls for that), nor are 0.5+ acre lots the norm in 22180. This can be confirmed by checking the listings on franklymls.com.

http://franklymls.com/default.aspx?m...&h=ALL&s=22180

In the Vienna area itself, the lots in 22181 and 22182 (outside the town) are generally bigger than the lots in 22180; the trade-off is that these areas aren't as walkable or close to the amenities on Maple Avenue/Church Street (which is a benefit for many who choose to live in the town).

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