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It gives the rest of Virginia a bad name. The area of the Commonwealth of Virginia, with about 3 million snobs next to Washington DC, that should to do the rest of Virginia a favor and seceed to Maryland. It's an urban hell on earth and the epitome of urban sprawl gone ammock. Unlike the rest of Virginia, it is generally liberal, highly diverse, highly urbanized, streets gangs (MS 13 is the largest), a ridiculous cost of living, agonizing traffic, too much urban sprawl, a highly skilled and young workforce, and too many arrogant yuppies who live close to DC. The most jobs are in the Federal Government, high-tech firms, healthcare, law, and communications. Asians, Hispanics and blacks live everywhere. As much as Northern Virginia sucks, the best places to live are in Centerville, Chantilly and Leesburg. Dont live any closer to DC than Fairfax or Reston. The people are very materialistic, fake, shallow, stuck up and think the country revolves around them. There is a megamall called Tyson’s Corner near the 495 Beltway that only rich people are allowed to patronize, and the regular middle-class ilk are mocked. Washington Dulles and Reagan National Airports are located in Northern Virginia. The people are up in the clouds and often forget they are SOUTH of the Mason-Dixon line and part of the old Confederacy. It is often difficult to get anything done in Northern Virginia (especially extending the METRO to Dulles and other plans to ease traffic congestion) because EVERYTHING is full of politics and Red Tape--perhaps due to the closeness of Washington, DC.

Northern Virginia gives the state a bad name.
I live in Northern Virginia for a few years, and hated every minute of it.
by krock1dk May 09, 2008
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The northern part of virginia, comprised of suburbs of washington DC. Taxes collected in northern virginia are spent in southern virginia on poor people and farming equipment, while the people of northern virginia destroy their cars attempting to drive on roads full of pot holes and trash.
Southern virginia: you guys in northern virginia suck! you arent the south. stop calling us red necks and acting like rich yuppies!
Northern virginia: stop taking out tax money and calling us names, we cant help living slightly north of you, and we are NOT (all) rich. obviously you have not been to northern virginia.
by 70333333333 July 10, 2008
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Region that makes southern virginia hicks envious because of its jobs, wealth, and abundance of literate adults.

Region used to describe a suburban area of DC; a region where cool people live.
Northern Virgnia is the coolest place in the world.
by Yeah northern viginia October 02, 2003
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Northern Virginia is the region of Virginia that generally serves as a suburb to DC. Fairfax County, Alexandria, and Arlington are the REAL northern Virginia. Prince William and Loudon are alright but they are just riding on the coat tails of those above. People in other places of VA (especially Richmond) like to talk shit about NoVA even though most have never been here. This is because they think they are hot shit but nova puts their hick asses to shame. NoVA is hated in most of the rest of VA even though the taxes we pay keeps this fucking place afloat and improves the rest of the state. Many of our parents have money that we spend on booze, drugs, cars, and clothes. We have connections, not with the state gov. with the federal gov. We don't support Bush, we don't go to Church, our public schools are private schools, we recognize that the civil war ended 150 years ago and that it is a good thing that the north won. we are baller and we know it. We fucking own your ass.
Hick from Richmond: Ohhhh you're from Nooooorthern Virginia...
Northern Virginian: Yea, and I'm the reason you're red neck ass gets to go to a well funded state school, now lick my balls.
by BallXX August 11, 2008
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the place were you get good weed and the girls are fine as hell. Alexandria, VA BITCHES.
new yorker:nigga were you from
person from va: northern virginia
new yorker: what part
person from va: alexandria nigga
new yorker: i know some people from there and they cool people, plus i herd yall bitches is fine
person from va: you heard right
by va huztla July 12, 2006
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Might as well be considered seperate from Southern Virginia. One day it'll happen, I'm sure. There's a totally different attitude up here in the north. I won't be as arrogant to say we're better though. NoVAns are always amused by visitors to the state who are in awe of the DC sights, and in my case, of Potomac Mills Mall. NoVAns tend to take a lot of our amazing resources for granted, unfortunately. We refuse to call our part of the state "southern, or respond without putting the "northern" in front of Virginia.
Person: So where do you live?
NoVAn: *NORTHERN* Virginia. Not the south. No.

Person: OMGITSDC!
NoVAn: Mehr. *has seen the Wash Memorial 50 times*
by krispie January 02, 2005
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Commonly abbreviated NOVA it is a distinct region of Virginia that ecompasses Loudoun, Fairfax, Arlington and Prince William counties. On occasion some people will extend the definition as far west as Winchester and as far southwest as Warrenton/Front Royal due to the number of DC commuters that have flocked there.

Northern Virginia is a place of extremes. Fairfax and Loudoun counties are two of the richest and highly educated in the country. Additionally it has the highest concentration of office square footage anywhere in the country. It is also home to some areas of organized crime, but these areas are isolated in small sections of Falls Church, Arlington, Alexandria Manassas and southern Centerville. Some areas of Herndon and Sterling (south of rte 7) are on that path but most of these areas are safe.

Culturally, the area is distinct as it lies in the southern edge of the Bos-Wash corridor taking on a more "Mid-Atlantic" feel which annoys the Virginians to the south to no extent. What people from SOVA fail to realize is while Virginia historically was a part of the south during the civil war, it is a state that lies within three regions: Appalacia, the south and, yes, the Mid-Atlantic. The south usually begins after Fredericksburg on I-95 and Appalacia usually begins upon leaving the sprawl of NOVA towards I-81. Most people here are transplants from the midwest, the west coast, the northeast and the south and are immigrants (legal and illegal) from all over the world..

NOVA is different from the rest of Virginia in that it is a multi-cultural friendly enviornment. People from all ethnicities, religions and walks of life live here. There are vibrant Asian, Hispanic, African and Middle Eastern communities. A plethora of restaurants of different cuisines exist, there are over five Persian restaurants alone. The largest Afghan community of the United States also calls Northern Virgina. Needless to say, it is the most culturally vibrant place in Virgnia.

The economy here is a bit ahead of the rest of Virginia due to its proximity to DC and it's transportation hubs. Northern Virginia is home to the pentagon, the CIA, USGS, AOL and many other entities call this area home. The area is home to many high end malls including the malls of Tyson's Corner. Tysons II has been frequently dubbed "the Rodeo Drive of the East Coast" due to the high end stores within the mall, some of which have their only east coast location in Tyson's Corner. Office Space is plentiful in this part of Northern Virginia - the further towards Maryland you go, the more affulent it gets. Rte 267, the Dulles Toll Road is dubbed the "Dulles Technology Corridor" from Reston to Dulles Airport due to the high concentration of IT officies along the freeway towards Dulles Airport. Northern Virginia is also home to two of DC's airports - National and Dulles. Both are the more important airports of the region and are within an easy reach to downtown DC.

NOVA is more fast paced than SOVA and lacks a "southern charm" that SOVA people from Richmond and Hampton Roads possess which makes the area hated upon. However crime in SOVA rivals that of some areas of DC, in particular crime in richmond is just inches away crime in Alexandria. However, these people end up coming here in the long run due to the lack of high-paying jobs within these areas.

Sure, there are some areas that are wastelands of vinyl homes but that's just Ashburn and Sterling (north of rte. 7). Alexandria is a very historic city that lies upon the potomac and have homes dating back to the 17th century. Areas such as McLean, Annandale and Vienna are home to extremely expensive real estate that rivals places such as Seattle and San Francisco. Reston is a successful planned community from the 1960s that is filled with woods, trees, paths and commercial districts along with very uniquely designed homes. There are many historic sites within the area, the bull run battlefield in manassas being one of them. you're also within an earshot, bus ride and train ride to DC where there are many things to do on a weekend.

All in all, aside from the occasional traffic jam (unless you live in Woodbridge or Springfield - god help you if you do) NOVA is a great place to live. It is different from the rest of Virginia, which makes it a neat place and it its success story is something that the state should be proud of rather than something to degrade. After all Virginia is a great state due to its diversity, which stems from southerners, northerners and appalacians all calling our state home.
Bob: Where are you from?

Amir: DC.

Bob: Where in DC?

Amir: Vienna.. it's in Northern Virginia.
by novairooni April 04, 2009
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