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Old 02-26-2010, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC, formerly NoVA and Phila
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I agree that the Town isn't uber-cute (nor did I ever say or imply that it was) - not by a longshot. And for someone coming from New Jersey where there are walkable towns galore, no one will be impressed. Having said that, she said she already visited so I assume she knows what it looks like. I agree that everyone has different priorities. If a larger house is a priority then you are more likely to find it outside the Town limits. If walking is a priority, it can definitely be done in the Town of Vienna. No matter where you choose, within the Town limits or outside the limits but still in Vienna, you cannot go wrong, as long as you are honest with yourself with what you want. I could have bought a bigger home outside the Town limits at the same price as my old 1950's rambler inside the Town, but walking was a priority to me. I lived in downtown Bethesda prior to moving here and I really enjoy being able to walk to amenities. It has worked out well for us here, and I don't regret our choice for a minute. Clearly others don't feel the same way, but I wanted to make sure that OP knew that walkability to amenities is an option if she wants it, whether the town looks quaint or not.
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Old 02-26-2010, 06:13 PM
 
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Thank you everyone for your thoughts. You have set my mind at ease regarding Wolftrap and helped me to understand the Vienna area better. I might have more questions as we proceed through this process. Right now we are busy digging out of snow..again!!
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Old 02-26-2010, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC, formerly NoVA and Phila
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Thank you everyone for your thoughts. You have set my mind at ease regarding Wolftrap and helped me to understand the Vienna area better. I might have more questions as we proceed through this process. Right now we are busy digging out of snow..again!!
Yes, absolutely nothing to worry about. And regardless of which elementary school you end up at, there's going to be a high student to teacher ratio. You might luck out somewhere for a year or two with fewer students but that is the exception rather than the norm.
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Old 02-27-2010, 11:24 AM
 
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Thank you everyone for your thoughts. You have set my mind at ease regarding Wolftrap and helped me to understand the Vienna area better. I might have more questions as we proceed through this process. Right now we are busy digging out of snow..again!!
Good luck with your search.

One other good thing is that the Wolftrap ES area is now fairly well built-out. There are some newer developments off of both Beulah and Clarks Crossing Roads that are still being built, but only modest growth in the number of students is projected over the next four or five years.

Wolftrap used to have more students who lived further out toward Reston, but some were redistricted from Wolftrap ES/Thoreau MS/Madison HS to Sunrise Valley ES/Hughes MS/South Lakes HS a few years ago. As a result, there are about 60 fewer students there now than there were five years ago. This doesn't mean the class sizes may not be big, but it does reduce the odds your child or children will end up in classes in trailers.

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