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A place right across the potomac from Washington D.C. Home to the C.I.A and where most of the really wealthy senators, politicians and high government officials live.

Northern Virginia (and the D.C. area) are home to some of the most competitive, elite and exclusive preparatory schools in the country (see: NCS, St Stephens St Agnes, St Albans, Holton, Madeira, Woodberry and Sidwell) Northern Virginia is among one of the richest counties in the country and is one of the areas of the highest expense to live as well.

However, Northern Virginia ranges from poor and full of immigrants (South Arlington... Arlington for the most part) to haunts of the fabulously wealthy (Great Falls, Langley, McLean, Falls Church, Northern Arlington, Alexandria and Middleburg).

Northern Virginia is in no way Southern, though some southern people live there... the rich ones of course. Northern Virginia is, however, slower and friendlier than NYC, making New Yorkers hate NoVAers because they get the best of both worlds.

NoVAers like to complain about how there's nothing to do when the nation's capitol is a 10 minutes drive away. They also are amused about how afraid everyone was of the sniper and when relatives come to visit and are actually interested in D.C. The traffic is awful and the drivers are really uptight and agressive. It takes 15 minutes to drive 7 miles and people honk the horn if you don't peel out the *second* the light turns green.
NoVA1: Omg, so I went to South Carolina and I went to McDonalds because I was desperate for a drink and the people there spoke ENGLISH!!!
NoVA2: WTF!!!! WERE THEY LIKE... WHITE???

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NYC chick: OMG THE DRIVERS DOWN HERE ARE FUCKING CRAZY!!

NoVAer: SHUT THE FUCK UP AND FIND THE GAS PETAL RETARD.
by firefly212 June 11, 2005
 
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Has some of the America's worst traffic jams.
He got stuck in the traffic in Northern Virginia for hours and hours.
by Pancakes and Syrup June 22, 2007
 
2.
the part of virginia that ignores the rest of virginia because the rest of virginia isnt as rich, and is therefore labled a home for "hicks." Also known as the blue part of a traditionally red state, mostly because of its diverse cultural background. This part of the state of virginia is comprised of many identical developments with cliched names such as "oak hill", "maple ridge", or "pine meadow." Of course , the irony behind the situation is that the oaks, maples, and pines have all been cut down.
guy1: hey im a douchebag
guy2: move to northern virginia.
guy1: im way ahead of you.
by Felicio Vandette September 25, 2005
 
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A detestable suburban backwater of America's lame, bland and culturally vacant capital. Filled with characterless subdivisions populated with characterless people and the poor immigrants that serve them, this place is so utterly conventional and uninteresting that it actually makes Westchester, Long Island, and Northern New Jersey look like they aren't cultural wastelands. NoVA doesn't suck simply because it lacks museums and "culture"--this is to be expected of any suburb. It sucks because the city it borders sucks. That city sucks because it is the center of government, and to be successful in government, one must be as uncontroversial (hence, boring, conventional) as possible. Any individual considering giving birth and raising children should realize that forcing them to grow up in NoVA will stunt them intellectually, emotionally, and aspirationally, for the rest of their lives.
Kid: "Why am I so bored that all I do all day is (smoke pot/drink/smoke cigarettes) and/or try to act like a (redneck or rap star)?

Wizened person: Because you live in Northern Virginia. Hope you at least get into college or something.
by JLB3 April 29, 2005
 
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A region in the north of Virginia consisting of Fairfax, Arlington, Loudon, Prince William, Alexandria, and Falls Church. It is a largely suburban area. It is home to an unusually high proportion of immigrants and minorities, particularly Asians. Because most Northern Virginians either moved to the area recently or are descended from people who did, the region's culture is not primarily Southern as the rest of Virginia is, and it tends to vote liberal more than the rest of the state. Its economy is heavily influenced by its proximity to Washington D.C., and many residents work in the government or technology. These industries have made Northern Virginia is very affluent, and as of 2009, 4 of the top 10 highest-income counties in the U.S. are in Northern Virginia. Lower education in Northern Virginia is some of the best in the country.

Some immature Northern Virginians condescend to Southern Virginians and whine about their tax dollars going to the south. Some immature Southern Virginians complain about how arrogant, bratty, and stupid they like to imagine Northern Virginians are. Most people in both regions are normal, perfectly nice people who know better than to define themselves by the patch of geography they happen to live on.
Alice: Hi, I'm from Northern Virginia.
Bob: Hi, I'm from Southern Virginia.
Alice: Uh oh... you're not an illiterate, racist redneck, are you?
Bob: Um, no. You're not a shallow, soulless trust-fund brat, are you?
Alice: Not really. Hey, do you want to go make fun of Californians instead?
Bob: Yeah, I can't stand those guys!
by lukebn May 23, 2010
 
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Northern Virginia is a vast wasteland of overpriced, cheaply build, homogenous real estate that is inhabited by "upper-crust of society" suburbanites with no sense of community or civic responsiblity to others. Generally the people who live here are rude, elitest, pampered, disconcerned, ineffectual and perfectly content with the aformentioned.
Welcome to Northern Virginia, please leave your soul at the Stafford County line.
by Rezilution August 12, 2008
 
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Home of Latino gangs such as MS-13 ,South side locos, and 18th Street. If you don't believe google it!
In Northern Virginia, where police estimate MS-13 gangs have over 2,500 members in Fairfax county. People think Northern virginia have no gangs but they do!!!! try living in an area where you got to watch your back from gang members who would chop off your hands and fingers also they have enemies such as South Side Locos, 18th street, and crips such sets as GD, UGC, and 33rd.
by Uknown Va October 20, 2006
 
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Northern Virginia has some of the nations worst traffic jams. The area of Northern Virginia now legally extends from D.C. South to Spotsylvania County, Virginia. The only reason Spotsylvania and Stafford Counties are considered part of Northern Virginia is because of the vast commuters to D.C. (Stafford is not any better than Spotsylvania what so ever, in fact Stafford has less population then Spotsylvania. Stafford - 138,000 ; Spotsylvania 145,000) Anyways, There are over 2 million residents in the Northern Virginia region. There are many cultures and languages and also a decent music scene.
I live in Northern Virginia.

I'm moving to Northern Virginia.

Northern Virginia has thirty mile back ups.

Yes, Spotsylvania and Stafford Counties are now technically in Northern Virginia as of mid 2007. If you have a problem with it, move away.
by glamourcide November 28, 2007