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Old 09-17-2019, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Town of Herndon/DC Metro
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Dranesville, Virginia: Best Places to Live in U.S. | Money

Dranesville is part Town of Herndon Part Hendon Address in Ffx County

No. 14
Dranesville, Virginia

With an average household income more than double the national average, Dranesville District is one of the most affluent places on our list. That’s not necessarily surprising: the multi-town Virginia district is known as a Washington, D.C. commuter hub.
A conglomerate of smaller suburbs, Dranesville stands out for its low unemployment rate (2.4%), good schools, and access to all the cultural offerings of Washington, D.C. Located along the southern shore of the Potomac River, the Virginia district offers something for everyone — you can get a small-town feel in the suburb of Herndon or close proximity to D.C. via a 10-mile drive from McLean.

The district’s reputation as an affluent commuter suburb does come with a price. The average home sold for $681,657 in 2018, according to Attom Data, which provides property data for MONEY's analysis. While that’s well above the national average, it’s not necessarily out of budget for the average Dranesville District resident, who earns about $153,000 annually.
Living near the nation's capital is a clear draw, but the district offers perks of its own. Residents can hike or picnic along the Potomac River at McLean’s Great Falls Park or practice their swing at the Herndon Centennial Golf Course. — Shaina Mishkin
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Old 09-17-2019, 03:26 PM
 
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Interesting.

Personally, I don't think Herndon has "a small-town feel". Many years ago, that would have been true but it hasn't been that way for a long time.
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Old 09-17-2019, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Town of Herndon/DC Metro
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Interesting.

Personally, I don't think Herndon has "a small-town feel". Many years ago, that would have been true but it hasn't been that way for a long time.
When I am walking along the W&OD, def small town feel especially when activities on the Town Hall Lawn. Driving on Elden along Walgreens and strip malls and gas stations, just another suburb. So True!
The Mini Mosaic Center that will be built across from the Library is a huge game changer and might destroy that small town feel, just like all the huge complexes going up in City of Falls Church.
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Old 09-17-2019, 04:14 PM
 
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When I am walking along the W&OD, def small town feel especially when activities on the Town Hall Lawn. Driving on Elden along Walgreens and strip malls and gas stations, just another suburb. So True!
The Mini Mosaic Center that will be built across from the Library is a huge game changer and might destroy that small town feel, just like all the huge complexes going up in City of Falls Church.
I once talked with a man who was born in 1949 and was a life long Herndon resident. He told me that when he was a kid, Leesburg Pike was a 2 lane road with flashing red and yellow traffic lights at the intersection of Dranesville Road.

I didn't know about the mini Mosaic District. Traffic is already congested around there. Once the building is done, it will be ever worse---yikes!
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Old 09-17-2019, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Town of Herndon/DC Metro
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I once talked with a man who was born in 1949 and was a life long Herndon resident. He told me that when he was a kid, Leesburg Pike was a 2 lane road with flashing red and yellow traffic lights at the intersection of Dranesville Road.

I didn't know about the mini Mosaic District. Traffic is already congested around there. Once the building is done, it will be ever worse---yikes!
Yup

I believe Comstock breaks ground this fall...

https://www.herndon-va.gov/departmen...t-project-2869

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Old 09-17-2019, 06:46 PM
 
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Best place to live?! Have they looked at the crime reports in the area?
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Old 09-17-2019, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Town of Herndon/DC Metro
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If you mean my cat scratched my dog, then yes, crime is terrible here

My children walk to school and boy scouts, we walk to church, the golf course and the retail and restaurants from my townhouse, and I walk my dog at night when its ya know dark, so yes, its obvi frightening here and you....crime stats
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Old 09-17-2019, 07:12 PM
 
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This ranking seems to compare the Dranesville magisterial district in Fairfax County (which includes McLean, Great Falls and Herndon, and some other areas) to other parts of the country that may have a more obvious geographical identity.

https://patch.com/virginia/mclean/dr...ive-2019-money
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Old 09-17-2019, 08:33 PM
 
Location: Town of Herndon/DC Metro
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Posted wrong place..
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Old 09-17-2019, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Town of Herndon/DC Metro
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According to the FBI, Town of Herndon (4 sq miles) crime stats are 1 in 75, 13 crimes per 1000 residents. Compare to the City of Falls Church (2 sq miles, 22046) FBI says they have a 1 in 65, 15 per 1000 rez. I think ill take photos of the town of Herndon during my daywalk.If i can figure how to post photos here...this is hard to do on a phone....
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