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Old 07-02-2010, 06:15 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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We are house hunting next week and have a list of houses in these three places. Work is in McLean and Reston. We like the look of the houses in Ashburn, but wonder if it is really isolated from everywhere else. The hosue in Fairfax is older, but fulfills our needs. I'm wondering if the area will overcome the age/smallness of the Fairfax house. The other home is in Sterling and I love the house, but know nothing about the area.
Advice?
Thanks!
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Old 07-02-2010, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Richmond, VA
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I live in Ashburn and love it! It isn't isolated. It's very suburban. Many parts to Ashburn-The Farm, The Village, Broadlands, Brambleton. I am in the Farm so can speak to that. We have parks (Ashburn Park/Dinosaur is my favorite), 2 swimming pools, tennis courts, basketball courts, tot lots, walking trails, etc. It's easy to get what you need.
It's about 10 minutes from the Dulles Town Center. About 10-15 minutes from Sterling.

When we moved here we focused on Countryside in Sterling and Ashburn. I found a house I liked in Countryside but it didn't have a basement so when we found a house we loved in Ashburn we went for it. My kids are too young for their elementary school yet but we have gone several times as they have festivals and such a few times a year there. We also enjoy going to the monthly pancake breakfasts at the firehall in Ashburn.

Hope this helps! The only thing is I don't think the commute will be bad to Reston (probably 25 minutes) but I used to travel to McLean and it would take me 45-1 hour to get there taking 28 to 267 to 123. Sterling is closer in so will probably shave off a few minutes. I worked in Fairfax but can't really say much about it as I don't know more than the office there, lol!

Good luck with your move! Your realtor should be able to give you some insight into the different areas!
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