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Living in Herndon, VA

Set among the rolling green hills of Fairfax County is the town of Herndon, Virginia. The community is part of the Dulles Technology Corridor, and it rests on the outskirts of Washington, D.C. Because of its proximity to the nation's capital and its small-town feel, homes for sale in Herndon are highly desirable, without the steep price tag of urban D.C. homes.

Things To Do

Residents living in Herndon are proud of the town's heritage, which dates back to the 1850s. In fact, a popular landmark is a little red caboose preserved from the heyday of the Washington and Old Dominion Railroad. The proximity to the nation's capital means plenty of historical sites to see. If you're trying to stay in town, though, the W&OD trail goes right through Herndon; simply park over at the Herndon Depot. AtFrying Pan Park in Herndon, VA, families can see the newest farm animal arrivals in spring and crop harvesting in the fall. Tours of the 1930s-style farmhouse are available year-round.

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Federal-style houses are located around town, along with multi-story townhouses. Houses in the Herndon neighborhood south of the Dulles Toll Road are newer and a bit more pricey than you'll find in some other areas of Herndon. No matter in which part of town you reside, there are plenty of long-standing businesses, which shows the care and support that residents give to Herndon. Experience a live local performance at NextStop Theatre Company, then go enjoy cuisine ranging from Russian and Indian to Thai and American classics along Elden Street.

Since Herndon, Virginia, is considered part of the Dulles Technology Corridor, industry giants like AOL and Verizon are only 7 miles away from the town, and this means there are job opportunities in the area—from tech support to IT developers to CEOs. Amazon, Boeing, and the Air Line Pilots Association are some of the top area employers.

Getting Around

While Herndon is only about 22 miles from Washington, D.C., commutes can be long because of the heavy traffic congestion in the greater capital area. Most residents use public transportation so they can speed up their travel time and avoid parking. Commuters can take the Fairfax Connector bus or park over at the East Falls Church Metro station to take the rail. You could also head to the Silver Line in nearby Reston to reach Tysons Corner. Business travelers or vacationers can head 6 miles west to Dulles International Airport to have easy access to the world around them.


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  • Kids and adults alike enjoy the sights and sounds of Frying Pan Park, which features a petting zoo, wagon rides, and barn tours. Beginner horseback lessons are also offered at the park.
  • Fitness enthusiasts can add another option to their exercise plan—the W&OD trail is a 45-mile long paved trail and features an adjacent 32-mile gravel trail for horseback riding.
  • The NextStop Theatre is a professional black box theatre that showcases a wide array of local talent and Broadway headliners.


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