The 20152: What To Do In the Second Most Boring Place In Virginia
What is now The Madame Curie School
South Riding, VA was ranked as the second most boring place in the Commonwealth of Virginia by movoto.com. This might bring up certain thoughts and images but South Riding is the opposite of what you're probably thinking. The Washington, D.C. suburb, that has a population of around 27,000, is a different kind of boring. It's not all dirt fields, factories and blue collar. In reality, it's a boring white collar suburb that was built over what used to be country fields years ago. It's not boring in the sense that there is a lot of open land and nothing in it's place but rather all the buildings and places that make up South Riding are just the essentials, insignificant and...boring.
Bars & "Nightlife"
The only real bar is the South Riding Inn which is a decent place to go if you prefer the dive bar feel. Thankfully South Riding's location right off of Route 50 and 28 provide easy access to great bars in Fairfax, Clarendon and of course the Nation's Capital in D.C.. You can check out Velocity Wings which is not technically part of the South Riding suburb/subdivision but shares the same zip code. For the sake of confusion Velocity claims South Riding to separate itself into the Loudoun County side of Chantilly instead of the Fairfax County side of Chantilly. Chantilly is split between the two counties but you almost never hear of the Loudoun side referred to as Chantilly. Velocity is actually located in the East Gate subdivision. It gets confusing but Velocity has a sports bar feel with a tv at each table. The wings are quality and the atmosphere isn't too bad either. It was voted by Leesburg Today as The Best Of Loudoun. Other than those two you're nightlife and food/drink options are essentially narrowed down to McDonalds...
South Riding Golf Club
The one thing South Riding has got going for it is the great Dan Maples championship golf course which is the only Dan Maples designed course in Northern Virginia. The greens and fairways are more than perfect and make up for the price or any other complaints you might have. South Riding Golf Course is quality all around and won't disappoint. The course is challenging for the average golfer but it definitely makes you better.
A creek runs through the middle of the fairway on hole twelve making it scenic and frustrating at the same time. You might find a massive tree in the middle of a fairway as well which is a staple of a Dan Maples course. Eighteen is a straight shot that requires some control and accuracy.
You get a sense and feel of community even if you aren't from South Riding. South Riding Golf Course is definitely a great place to bring family and friends whether you're from the area in D.C., Maryland or Virginia or getting off the plane at nearby Washington Dulles International Airport. SR Golf Course is definitely a saving grace to the second most boring place in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Sports & Entertainment
If you're out and graduated from high school then going to a high school football game becomes a touchy subject. Obviously going to the homecoming game a year out of high school is expected and acceptable. It becomes more confusing after that. It's your call but Freedom High School/Freedom-South Riding/Freedom of Loudoun County/whatever you want to call it has games every Friday during the season. The team however was terrible before I started high school, while I was in high school and after high school to this day. For some reason everyone in the area is small and undersized making Freedom terrible at football. It's gotta be something in the water. Other than watching a football loss, the other thing of interest is to hang out at McDonalds and waste your day and night. Unfortunately, The George Washington University Soccer team left town years ago. Their home field in South Riding used to be a main attraction for residents and GW fans alike as everyone would watch the game on the hill looking down on the field. The scoreboard has since been torn down and the field unused.