Living in Loudoun’s Bubble: Ashburn Patch Article

My Ashburn townhouse in a buuble.Do kids need to live in urban areas to understand “real” life?

I recently went on a girls’ weekend with friends from college. One is now a single lawyer living near the U-Street corridor in Washington, DC. Though her neighborhood is one of those deemed “hip” and “up-and-coming” by real estate agents and yuppies, last week two people were shot in their ankles in a gang ritual just a few blocks from her townhouse. With the topic of living conditions on our minds, we chatted about an absent friend’s recent move to Charlottesville, VA.

“I don’t know,” my lawyer friend said. “It’s weird to live in such a bubble. That kind of suburban living just isn’t real life.”

Continued on Patch

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