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Posted: 8/25/2013 8:41:15 AM EST
Hi, I am looking for a house to rent for my family (the wife, myself and the 2 young kids.) I work at the Pentagon so I am looking for an area no more than 40 miles from work. Schools are important and of course. Which place (or other areas) would you guys recommend? Thanks, C.
Link Posted: 8/25/2013 9:26:06 AM EST
I can't speak for Leesburg. But have been living just east of Warrenton for nearly 10 years. I love it here.

On the east side of Fauquier county you have the newest schools in the county. During my time here there has been Elemenatry, Middle, and High School all built to service the New Baltimore/Vint Hill area. With the new schools came a complete dedicated staff getting high remarks and testing results. Not saying other schools of Faquier are doing bad or anything just these seem to be excelling.

The whole county here seems to have more of a small easy living atmosphere.

If you have any other questions give me a shout I will be glad to answer.

Have a nice day.

Bill
Link Posted: 8/25/2013 11:23:17 AM EST
C, where are you moving from? Do you know the DC area? That commute is going to be looooooooooooooooong.
Link Posted: 8/25/2013 5:02:36 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/25/2013 5:04:50 PM EST by crazeeman13]
I have been working in DC for a couple of months. The past 3 weeks I have been staying at my older daughter's apartment in Alexandria. I work off hours (12 noon til 8pm) so the commute shouldn't be too bad.
Link Posted: 8/25/2013 5:06:43 PM EST
I feel like Warrenton is a little more real country, Leesburg a bit more money country. There's a lot of options south too (not that I'm advocating that). Working off hours though 66 might be a good choice since you'll be outside of HOV restrictions. Worth asking though, what are you looking to spend in rent and what kinda place do you want? There are quite a few semi-affordable options closer to the pentagon.
Link Posted: 8/26/2013 8:31:23 AM EST
I lived in Leesburg 20 years ago in my journey back to B-ville, but Leesburg has changed a lot since then; Warrenton by a mile in my book just based upon urban issues and type of characters I have seen walking around Leesburg lately.

Marshall is further than Warrenton, but a very nice community, every consider there? FWIW Marshall is WAY more rural if you like that.
Link Posted: 8/26/2013 10:22:05 AM EST
I think I will concentrate between Warrenton and Marshall. Thanks, C.
Link Posted: 8/26/2013 12:42:40 PM EST
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Originally Posted By crazeeman13:
I think I will concentrate between Warrenton and Marshall. Thanks, C.
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I recommend that you do a couple of test runs before you settle. Depending on the hour, you will be looking at 1.5+ hour commute in stop and go traffic. You maybe able to catch VRE or get in a commuter bus, as other possibilities.
Link Posted: 8/26/2013 1:10:36 PM EST
I'm in Ashburn - one step closer to DC from Leesburg and I love it - but I'm not so sure I'd be happy if I had to commute to the Pentagon every day. Tolls add up quickly as well.
Link Posted: 8/27/2013 3:44:00 AM EST
Like I posted earlier I work off hours so traffic wont be as bad
Link Posted: 8/30/2013 3:50:20 AM EST
I went out to Manassas yesterday, crossed that town off my list of places to move.
Link Posted: 8/30/2013 4:23:01 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/30/2013 4:23:19 AM EST by shooter220]
I work in North Arlington, and commute from Herndon. On the toll-road. In a hybrid that is HOV eligible. My commute on a great day is 30 minutes, and on a bad day is almost 2 hours. One of my office mates commutes from Ashburn, and he doesn't mind it too much. However, I would be hard pressed to have a much farther commute. You don't get as much house for your money closer in, but you don't live your life around your commute. I would love to have 5 acres, but I will happily settle for my 1/4 acre backing to woods.

If you aren't used to a monster commute as part of your life, you may find yourself getting miserable in a hurry - especially if you want to see your kids.

-shooter
Link Posted: 8/30/2013 6:16:23 AM EST
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I went out to Manassas yesterday, crossed that town off my list of places to move.
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Very wise - driving down there is murder.
Link Posted: 8/31/2013 4:41:38 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/31/2013 4:43:37 AM EST by crazeeman13]
I drive into Arlington after 10 am and head home after 8 pm so I wont be dealing with the crazy traffic
Link Posted: 8/31/2013 5:00:49 AM EST
We live in Manassas(Prince William Co part) not in the city. It is quiet, dark at night ( unless full moon) and a lot of wildlife run through the yard daily. Had a 6 pt buck with velvet last night in front yard eating apples off the tree. Red fox all over the place. Our dogs love it. Renting on 1.5 acres. Again-- in the county part of Manassas-down 234 between Lake Jackson and Woodbridge. A lot of BFL's out here.
Link Posted: 8/31/2013 8:03:13 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/31/2013 8:04:33 AM EST by crazeeman13]
I stay during the week at my adult daughter's in Alexandria and head north on the weekend.
Link Posted: 9/2/2013 3:12:20 PM EST
It looks like I will be trying for a house in Warrenton. Thanks guys, C.
Link Posted: 9/3/2013 6:16:42 AM EST
you'll enjoy it down here
Link Posted: 9/3/2013 5:14:35 PM EST
Welcome to the neighborhood. Give me a shout if you want and we could go down to Clark Brothers for some shooting.

Have a nice day.

Bill
Link Posted: 9/5/2013 8:32:32 AM EST
Thanks!
Link Posted: 10/22/2013 10:52:52 AM EST
Update..

I am still looking for a rental. perferrably Faquier County. I need a 3br 1+ bath. My budget is 1500+ or -. Thanks, C.
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 6:04:15 PM EST

If you're still considering Leesburg I have a 3br, 2.5 bath, in a community that butts up to a nature preserve so it's pretty quite, but only 5 minutes to the toll road. However, it is $2350.
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