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    Fairfax, VA

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    The good, the bad, the ugly???
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    Good: schools, lots of stores, restaurants, culture, close to DC, safe
    Bad: traffic, traffic, traffic! and fairly expensive in some areas--although the whole metro DC area is! it's a little too far from DC for me but I don't have children or a family to worry about and I am in the city frequently for school/work/social reasons.
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    Cool! thanks!

    we will have a 2nd grader and a kindergartner (and a newborn)
    DH will be at Andrews but commute is second and third behind good schools, family friendly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KSP123 View Post
    Good: schools, lots of stores, restaurants, culture, close to DC, safe
    Bad: traffic, traffic, traffic! and fairly expensive in some areas--although the whole metro DC area is! it's a little too far from DC for me but I don't have children or a family to worry about and I am in the city frequently for school/work/social reasons.
    I would have to say GREAT schools instead of just good. I grew up in this area and know all the ins and outs so PM me anytime. If you know the specific area you will be in then I can give you info there too.
    I do agree the traffic is outragous and your DH is in for some looooong commutes, but your kids will be growing up in a wonderful county. I remember when much of Fairfax was farms.
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    back in the day (10+ years) it was a nice area... now its all traffic, apartments & buildings, lol..

    but its a great area!! and tons to do!!
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    Northern Virginia rocks like nobody's business

    You will love it here so much that the traffic is nothing.. Those who think traffic is a problem must not know all the back roads, shortcuts that I know LOL I was born and raised here.. PM if you want the skinny, pictures, info sent to you etc..
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    i love it in VA we are currently in DC but we are moving around fairfax county im super excited well DC to AAFB is a little commute with traffic but its cool i love it here.
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    Fairfax is wonderful, lived here since I was 12...

    Traffic? Not so bad, I agree with the other girls, you definitely have to use the back roads, but be prepared for it to take you 20 minutes to go a mile on any random day for no apparent reason.

    Schools? Came here in the middle of 7th grade and I LOVED it. Rocky Run MS/Chantilly HS were wonderful, great teachers and both really safe schools.

    The Bad AND Ugly?
    1.) Fair Oaks Walmart. Good lord, I want to punch a wall just thinking about it.
    2.) Greenbriar Shopping Ctr. Piece of advice? One word, patience.

    Feel free to PM me if you have any questions or need any advice
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    DH used to go to Fairfax all the time..he lived in Culpeper and had family in chantilly and he loved fairfax! he's always wanting to head back to VA

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