"Everything close without a high price"
This is a street where the neighbors are very friendly, an anomoly for a DC suburb. Many parties and cookouts are held on the street. The VRE train is about 2 miles away which is a fast way to commute to DC and avoid the horrible area's traffic. Old Towne Manassas has been revitalized. It is quaint, has concert in the summer and ice skating outdoors in the winter. It has one of my very favorite restaurants (which is not a chain). It is about 15 miles from Potomac Mills outlet shopping. Tysons Corner is about 25 miles away. If you like dozens of chain restaurants, you can travel 10 miles and end up on the 234 side of Manassas or down 28 to Centreville for every restaurant imaginable. Want to see a show? DC is 35 miles away with many theatres. Wolf Trap outdoor theatre is even closer. The schools are all close. One of the counties High School's was Time Magazine's school of the year about 5 years ago.