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Old 04-13-2007, 06:40 PM
 
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My wife and I are considering moving to Warrenton. We both are doctors and would be working there. The kids will be in college. So what do you like about Warrenton. Also, what don't you like?
Thanks.
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Old 04-14-2007, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Gainesville, VA
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I like that it is one of the few affordable areas in the extended NOVA region. It is also in the only county (IMO) that seems to have a grip on controlling the sprawl that has surrounded it. Fauquier hospital also seems to be a rising star in the medical world. From what I have been told, they recently hired away some top specialists from some of the best hospitals in the area. Warrenton is also one of the few areas around here that has retained its "old town" feel while still having the conveniences of larger suburban areas like Fairfax.

I don't like that Warrenton is still very "small town America." There is a strong "good ole boys" network there that is tough to crack. Everyone knows everyone else's business...and they like to talk about it.
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Old 04-14-2007, 02:21 PM
 
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From what I've been told by friends that live there, they can use some more doctors. And, it's true, it's got a real small town gossip/information spread thing going on. Everyone I know who lives there knows a lot about everyone else and they do talk. I work with several people who live there and most grew up there and have relatives all over the area and they know more about most of their family and neighbors than most people I know would want spread around. Small towns have their disadvantages too.
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Old 04-14-2007, 05:20 PM
 
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Thanks. Where do you go out for a nice dinner with your wife around the area. How about if you wanted to do some fine shopping, do you have to go to DC?
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Old 04-16-2007, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Gainesville, VA
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It depends on how nice you want to get. The Inn at Little Washington is consistently voted as one of the top 2 or 3 restaurants in the world. Be prepared to drop $500 though. For a nice restaurant with normal prices, I would suggest Napoleon's. My wife and I love that place. The food and service is always good. For shopping, there are some boutiques in old town Warrenton, but you will have to go to Tysons Corner for the time being (about an hours drive away). However, within the next 2-3 years, you will be able to go to Gainesville (about 20-30 minutes away).
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Old 04-17-2007, 07:29 PM
 
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Default What's coming to Gainesville?

What will be happening in Gainesville in a couple of years in terms of shopping?
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Old 04-17-2007, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Gainesville, VA
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What will be happening in Gainesville in a couple of years in terms of shopping?
Wegmans Grocery store
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Old 04-18-2007, 07:07 AM
 
Location: Gainesville, VA
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What will be happening in Gainesville in a couple of years in terms of shopping?
There are at least two town centers (one on the south side of 29 and one on the north side) that will be built and both are being billed as "upscale retail". Madison Crescent, which is currently under construction, should also have some upscale retail. It will be anchored by a Harris Teeter and hotel/conference center.
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Old 04-18-2007, 02:59 PM
 
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We have lived in Warrenton for 2 years(have 1 child at GMU) and really enjoy the area. We live in the historic district and enjoy being able to walk to restaurants, wonderful shops and galleries, music, the p.o., farmers market and much more. Sure, there is a good ole boy network here; lots of the same builders, lawyers, architects on the local boards. No different than most small towns. My experience has been that people are quite friendly and open. It's really what you make it.
They're are some good restaurants in town; "Claires at the Depot "and "Cresendo" come to mind. The Inn at Little Washington isn't far and is worth every penny (dinner starts at about $160 each ). Nearby Culpepper has Foti's (begun by ex-Inn chef) and "It' about Thyme".
The Fauquier County countryside is gorgeous and land conservation is very big here. People speak highly of the hospital and from experience I have found staff to be especially attentive to patient needs.
It's also wonderful to be so close to world class galleries and entertainment in D.C. without enduring the terrible Northern Va traffic every day.
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Old 04-18-2007, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Gainesville, VA
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Anything been heard about the 600 or so acres at the intersection of Rollins Ford and Linton Hall in Gainesville? I heard a "rumor" that there was a deal in the works for housing and shopping.
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