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Old 12-04-2008, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Hello, my husband and I will be moving to NoVA in about 3 months but we are still uncertain of which city to live in. Right now it is a toss up between Sterling and Manassas and the commute will be a major deciding factor. My husband will be working in the Tyson's area, just a little further south on Gallows. He will have to drive a company car, so the trains are unfortunaly not an option for us. Can anyone please tell me what the average commute would be like taking Rt 7 from Sterling vs 66 from Manassas and then exiting at Nutley? My hope is that he would avoid the bulk of traffic backups by exiting 66 before the Beltway, but that may just be wishful thinking. All thoughts and opinions are appreciated. Thank you!
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Old 12-04-2008, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Reston
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oh definitely Sterling. Only drawback is the toll road.
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Old 12-04-2008, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Manassas, VA
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I live in Manassas and would typically recommend our fair locale, but not here. Manassas to Tysons in a single passenger auto is hell. Single passenger auto from Manassas to Tysons is 90 minutes in rush hour traffic. Pick Sterling - that'll get you down to ~45 minutes.
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Old 12-04-2008, 09:44 AM
 
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Sterling will be an easier commute, for sure. You will pay 30+% more to live there (Probably worth it).
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Old 12-04-2008, 11:36 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Live in Manassas, but be out of the house by 0600 every morning and leave the office before 1500 and you should be relatively fine.
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Old 12-04-2008, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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It sounds like Sterling is the commuting winner. Thanks to all of you for your help!
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Old 12-04-2008, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Reston
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Live in Manassas, but be out of the house by 0600 every morning and leave the office before 1500 and you should be relatively fine.
I expect every minute of the VP's PC to be taped and broadcast...within hours of his arrival.


Something funny, Garlick?
Well, perhaps you'd like to
share it with the rest of us.



No, sir. The former vice president
is a delight, sir.



Excuse me, sir. Seeing as how
the VP is such a VIP...



shouldn't we keep the PC on the QT,
'cause if it leaks to the VC...



he could end up an MIA,
and then we'd all be put on KP.
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Old 12-05-2008, 09:37 AM
 
Location: TX
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Sterling to Tysons is not that bad. an hour most days avg. some less some more. esp if leaving early around 7am it will probably be 45 minutes in and an hour or so home.

Look in the neighborhoods that feed into Potomac HS (country side, cascades, lowes island etc...) north of rt7, good schools etc...
Lots of nice houses/TH along the potomac river, very pretty. TONS of kids and families and various actives, Claude Moore park rec center etc...

There is NO train/Metro service to Tysons or out in Loudoun county so thats not something to even factor in.

Good luck...(your fellow TTU red raider!)
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