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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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