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  1. #1
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    Default OT - Need Help - what is area like

    We might be taking my step son to the Thomas Jefferson Theater this weekend to see Snow White. From what I can tell the closest metro stop is Ballston-MU. It looks to be a 1/4 to 1/2 mile walk from there.

    What is the area between the metro and the theater like? How safe is it?

    He is a 10 yr old with a high function form of autism so his mother is very very leary in new environments. This might be a deal breaker.

    Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.
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    Default Re: OT - Need Help - what is area like

    Ballston, is a very, very busy area...lights of stuff going on....Cars, thousands of people...Ballston might be one of the more crowded areas in NOVA.

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    Default Re: OT - Need Help - what is area like

    Arlington is plenty safe. Though I guess technically that stretch is slightly less safe. I certainly wouldn't have a problem wandering around there at night.

    With that said, I think the theater is a bit farther from the metro stop than you are estimating. It's about 1.5 miles. Would taking a cab be a problem for the kid? There are plenty of cabs around.
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    Default Re: OT - Need Help - what is area like

    I totally live there in Ballston.

    I will grant you and your family safe passage.
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    Default Re: OT - Need Help - what is area like

    I don't know the theater, but I live in Ballston, and the whole area is safe. Try Metrobus.
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    Default Re: OT - Need Help - what is area like

    Quote Originally Posted by Jollay
    I totally live there in Ballston.

    I will grant you and your family safe passage.

    I wish you friggin' VCU fans would stay off our boards. Go back to RamNation Jollay!

    Nah, I kid, I kid, you're welcome to visit here. I'm actually glad to see you posting again. Was a little worried about you after that Craig's list/GMU Cop incident. You doing OK? Did you work out the misunderstanding?
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    Default Re: OT - Need Help - what is area like

    Yeah, the misunderstanding was, she thought I wanted to RAPE her, when in fact I just wanted to sexually assault her.

    I am the King of Ballston, the "KOB" if you will, and I say ODUTrueBlue or his family is not to be impeded or harmed in any way.

    Now back to the VCU boards with me!

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    Default Re: OT - Need Help - what is area like

    I live in Ballston too, as a loyal subject of King Jollay.

    The area right around the Ballston Metro station is very safe but it's not quite as good once you get closer to the Theatre you're going to (still not bad though, I'd walk around there by myself at night). It is a bit far to walk, though, I'd recommend taking a cab or the bus.

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    Default Re: OT - Need Help - what is area like

    thanks for the help. I obviously misread the map and it is much further than I thought. So when we leave the hotel instead of going to the closest metro stop we'll just drive to KOB's area and park there. Then drive to theater that night when we return.
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