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Old 05-04-2010, 09:12 AM
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VON1528- what did you decide? I just came across your post, and seems i am in a similar situation. female 25 year old young profressional moving from pittsburgh PA. Am working in fredericksburg, but would like to live closer to DC where it would be easier to meet young people. Am also interested in outdoor activities- where did you end up and did it have what you were looking for?
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Old 05-04-2010, 09:49 AM
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While getting ready to answer your question, I realized that I had answered it in part at the end of this thread:


Basically, you are in the deep, deep suburbs. Downtown Fredericksburg is truly your best bed. The next best option would be the Old Town section of Manassas which I believe would have a similar vibe.

The areas that would have the most 20somethings - like Arlington and to a lesser degree Alexandria - would make for a long commute (1 hour +) via always-busy I-95.

The next best self-compromise would be to look into Lorton, Kingstowne and Springfield: a collection of "typical" suburbs near I-95 for about an hour trip south to Fredericksburg while being perhaps a half-hour away or so to Old Town Alexandria, Arlington and DC.

I would suggest taking advantage of the relatively short commute and low housing costs (by Northern Virginia standards) and live in Fredericksburg, at least long enough to get your bearings. You would still have the weekend to head up to Arlington and DC.
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Old 05-04-2010, 10:39 AM
Location: Northern Virginia
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I agree...the thought of commuting from Arlington to Fredericksburg each day is pretty scary, in my opinion.

I don't know what your job situation is, but most of my friends in the area have come through work, because I live near them...I'm guessing that most of your coworkers will live closer to Fredericksburg than DC. (Plus, even if you lived up in Arlington, you wouldn't have much time to go out and meet people anyway, after such a long and frustrating commute!)
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Old 05-04-2010, 03:55 PM
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Northern Virginia is home to the nation's worst traffic jams.
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