Insiders’ Tips: What are the best things about living in Burke?

Interviews conducted by Steve Hibbard at the Pohick Regional Library on Saturday, Aug. 17 in Burke.


Poonam Noorani

“We like to go to Burke Lake. I love that place. The shopping centers are also awesome. I also bring my friends here to the Pohick Library—and the I-Hop.”

—Poonam Noorani, a Burke resident for 29 years and a consultant for VDOT


Sarah Wilson

“There is the Burke Lake Park where I go to play volleyball with friends. There’s Kingstowne for shopping and the movie theater.”

—Sarah Wilson, a student at Radford who has lived for 21 years in the Townes of Orange Hunt.


Shay Alston

“It’s safe and people are friendly. Everything is accessible within a small area. And there are good schools.”

—Shay Alston, who has lived in Burke Commons for 13 years.


Audrey Sydnor

“I actually like the fact that it isn’t a big city, but at the same time you get the best of both worlds.”

—Audrey Sydnor, a 16-year resident of Fairfax Station


Caroline Hanson

“I love how there’s so many things to do. You can drive into D.C. and there’s a lot of great restaurants.”

—Caroline Hanson, a one-year Burke resident and student at Lake Braddock Secondary