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March 10, 2012 2:56 AM Subscribe
What are some positives and negatives about living in Alexandria/Arlington Virginia area?
posted by AndrewKemendo to home & garden (14 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I will be moving to the D.C. area in two months to work near Bolling, AFB. So far most of the recommendations I have gotten are to live in Alexandria or Arlington (and give MD a wide berth) but I can't find a whole lot of atmospherics for some of the things I am looking for.
I looked at two similar threads, however their requirements were much different than mine and city-data while good, did not give me many facts on the pollutant environment.
My wife and I are early 30s and have two toddlers and no other wild animals. We like quiet places so townhomes/apartments are out. We don't want to have to drive for hours to go watch a comedy show or eat at an Ethiopian/Pakistani restaurant on the rare weekend either. She is vegan, I'm indifferent but we both are organic and grow our own veggies where possible - so places that have ample garden area and the laws to allow it are preferable and close access to farmers markets is desirable.
Ideally we would be close to public transportation or bicycle trails so we don't have to drive much. Prefer a place that is not in a flood plain or snowdrift area and is within stones throw of a hospital.
Is there much difference in water quality in the D.C. area or are there any major toxic output areas (Power plants/waste water treatment plants) around the D.C. metro we should avoid?
Any help is appreciated. Price range is between 2000 and 2500/mo.