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Old 08-09-2007, 09:34 PM
 
Location: Plainview, NY
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We're thinking of relocating from Long Island to VA. I'm used to having everything within 5 mins from my house...grocery, Target, malls...etc. We have friends that live in Round Hill and love it...we've never been there though. We'd like an area with young families...we have 2 young kids. Not really interested in HOA's, but I think that's what we'll get in these areas. I'd like to be able to put a pool in my backyard and privacy would be a +.

Any comments or suggestions?
Thanks!
Michelle
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Old 08-11-2007, 02:56 PM
 
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Default Round Hill, Purcellville, Ashburn....

In my opinion, I would never move to Ashburn -- it's huge, busy and congested. However, if you have a young family and would like to be closer to neighbors, then I would choose this over Round Hill. Although I personally LOVE Round Hill...it is out there for commuting, if you need to go into Arlington, etc. Both Round Hill & Purcellville have grown a lot -- used to be considered a very rural area, but now there are more stores, etc. -- you still would most likely need to shop "in town" - Leesburg. So, it really depends on what is important to you....in Purcellville & Round Hill you can move into new neighborhoods or purchase a home on some acreage....in Ashburn you've got your track mansions, and HOAs that tell you what or what you cannot do......good luck!
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Old 08-11-2007, 03:39 PM
 
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I live in Ashburn where I have a Safeway, Original Steakhouse, Bonefish Grill, and other restaurants literally down the street from our house. A new Target just opened last week right next to Wegman's (simply the best grocery store). Ashburn's communities do have HOA's, but there are some great amenities like pools and parks for kids.

Are you looking to put in a above-ground or in-ground pool?
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Old 08-11-2007, 03:43 PM
 
Location: TX
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There is no shopping in Round hill, you have to go to Purceville for groceries at the Giant. Leesburg has all the rest of shopping..Target, Costco, Outlet mall, staples, Best buys etc... (that means you could get stuck in the rt 7 traffic if you are leaving Target at 3:30-4pm it does bottleneck at the 15-7 interchange)

Ashburn has everything you need but lacks alot of privacy. Brambleton is building up and has the new town center going in.

Leesburg has a variety of housing options. I'd also stay away from Luckettes due to no shopping etc... you have to come into Leesburg for everything and traffic on 15 is getting bad.

so.... for what you want I'll rate the towns in my opinion for you...

Shopping
Leesburg/Ashburn
Purceville
Roundhill

young families
ALL are nice areas and have tons of young families etc...
for amenities for kids..
Ashburn...sports pavilion, library
Leesburg...IDA rec center,library
Purceville...public pool
Roundhill...(?)

Privacy and most home for your money (biggest yards)
Roundhill (mostly because nothing is out there)
Purceville
Leesburg (some 1/2acre lots)in city limits
Ashburn

Other towns to think about are Hamilton, Barryville
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Old 08-11-2007, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Ashburn, VA
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Default Pick and Choose

Most of the new developments in NoVa are planned urban developments with home owners associations. There's really no escaping it if you want to be near families with young children and a few minutes drive to all your necessities. Round Hill and Purcellville to a lesser extent are quieter, less populated area but lack the ammenities of larger areas like Ashburn. HOA's really don't affect your life much around here. They mainly serve to keep the neighborhood upkeep in good standing. Consult a local realtor who has experience in the area and lives in the area. A good realtor will be able to flush out all your wants/needs/desires and help you narrow your focus to where you want to live. This is a great area and as your friends can attest, you'll probably love it here.
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