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Old 07-18-2012, 03:39 AM
 
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Hi, first post so please be gentle

I am considering relocating to the US through an intra company transfer to my company offices based in Reston. I am 32 years old with a 29 year old wife and two young Children 2years and 2 months......

I have been trying to research rental accomodation looking mainly at 3/4 bedrooms and have been shocked at the cost although I think this is most likely due to my lack of understanding of the area and therefore my inability to search specific areas other than just using "Reston" as my search criteria.

Could anyone give me some advice on cheaper areas surrounding Reston within say an hours commute that are worth considering. I am after a family friendly location and am quite open to the type and location of property its more about finding the right property to rent in an area that my partner can look to get invloved with the local community and socialise relatively easily.

We have family in South Carolina so are thoughts are preferably up to an hour South of Reston but initially I just want to get a feel for the best areas in terms of affordability and quality of life......

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 07-18-2012, 04:25 AM
 
Location: Virginia-Shenandoah Valley
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You would certainly receive more responses if you move this to the Northern VA section. Welcome to the DC Metropolitan area where nothing comes cheap. Reston is certainly not the most expensive area in the DC area but it is definitely up there. You might consider places like Ashburn and Centreville. Even a little further out is Manassas. Of course the further you drive out the worse the commute. Ask more questions on the NOVA board.
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Old 07-18-2012, 04:41 AM
 
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Three to four bedroom units are 1) few in number (when compared to 1 and 2 bedroom units) and 2) often gobbled up by large corporations and held for long term usage by employees on assignment.
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Old 07-18-2012, 04:51 AM
 
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Thanks, I restarted in Northern VA section.
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