I going to have to disagree with part of #3. Although the Fairfax area is relatively new, the DC metro area as a whole is among the oldest in the US. Perhaps many of the road surfaces are new but that doesn't fix the problem that they were never meant to handle the sort of traffic present in this area. I lived in Woodbridge, VA and commuted into DC for a little over 3 years. I hated every second of the commute. In fact, that is the number one reason I left that area. The number two reason is the cost of living.wlf said:Why??
1. Fairfax VA gives decent tax incentives for large company investments.
2. Dulles Airport is a major international airport with easy access to Washington (Nations Capital), Europe (including Germany), the entire East Coast and is a major hub for travel to the Mid West and California.
3. The area is completely new (constructed mostly within the last 20 years) so roads, highways and housing are all top notch.
4. Labor is reasonable, certainly less then the west coast.
5. VW is seeing major success with the remodel (not excluding the GTI).
Since I live in Maryland it is reasonably close for me but I donÂ't think that is going to make much of a difference in my ownerÂ's experience. Good to know that VW is doing well and investing money here in the good old USA.