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Old 01-26-2010, 02:57 PM
 
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I'm not placing too much of a commute concern since I work from home...it's just that the three are in three totally different counties and I cannot decide which to go with....and yes we are basing the home decision on the school..
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Old 01-26-2010, 03:42 PM
 
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But those are both in the same county, same school system.

OP is deciding between a Maryland school, an Arlington school, and a Fairfax County school. One can only guess they are considering houses in each area but can't decide, and it comes down to the schools.
I totally missed that.

In that case, I an only offer our experience. We had kids in high school in Montgomery County, Maryland. We moved to NOVA (Fairfax) over the summer. We are much happier with the schools in Fairfax. No comparison.
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Old 01-26-2010, 03:55 PM
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To be honest, I don't see any difference between the three for an academically motivated child. But between the three I'd pick Yorktown. I can't stand Fairfax or Montgomery County schools due to them being highly overrated (especially Montgomery). I can't say I like Arlington County either but Yorktown seems to be more healthfully diverse.
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Old 01-26-2010, 05:53 PM
 
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To be honest, I don't see any difference between the three for an academically motivated child. But between the three I'd pick Yorktown. I can't stand Fairfax or Montgomery County schools due to them being highly overrated (especially Montgomery). I can't say I like Arlington County either but Yorktown seems to be more healthfully diverse.
Yorktown probably could be viewed as somewhere between, say, McLean and Marshall in Fairfax County (both of which are considerably less white-bread than Langley) in terms of diversity. It's a good option.
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