I'm considering a relocation/promotion at my job to northern VA- specifically the Manassas area (for example, I think there's a Micron semiconductor plant there. ). I'm curious to the costs. I should probably have a decent idea, as I'm from near Cumberland, MD, and lived in Norfolk for several years, but I don't. Most of the relo calculators online show that required salaries (for standard of living) are close to equal for Orlando vs. Manassas. My thought is "yeah, right." I know Fairfax county is world-renowned for its high home prices. I'm thinking I'd probably look west- up the I-66 corridor, perhaps as far as Warrenton. How about taxes? My property taxes are not quite 1% of market value (not assessed, but actual market value). State income tax? Personal property tax? How much, and for what? I was in the military in Norfolk, so I was exempt, and never dealt with it. What else? Schools are undoubtedly better. How about "stuff" to do for my wife (stay-at-home-mom) and two small kids? Anything that can help me make a more informed decision would be great.