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Old 07-15-2013, 02:49 PM
 
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Hello.

I'm curious to know more information about the Clinton/Rosaryville area before buying. We're currently in Alexandria, VA, but prefer to move away from VA for a few reasons. Maryland is where we're originally from and want to return. Anyway, I work in DC, so I when I started looking around for a single family home (no kids), I thought the Upper Marlb area was a good choice. We keep a horse in the Brandywine area (at a farm) and like going to the Bay (Deale, Chesapeake Beach) in the summer. And, home prices still seem pretty reasonable for being 15 miles outside of the city.

As we see homes we like, they tend to be in the Clinton/Rosaryville area, but know nothing about it--even from driving around. I'm familiar with DC's traffic situation, so not too concerned about the commute, but would like to know where good shopping centers, restaurants, movies, recreational areas, etc. can be found. Also, how diverse is the area? We'd like as much diversity among as many groups as possible.

Thanks very much!
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Old 07-16-2013, 02:37 AM
 
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Hello.

I'm curious to know more information about the Clinton/Rosaryville area before buying. We're currently in Alexandria, VA, but prefer to move away from VA for a few reasons. Maryland is where we're originally from and want to return. Anyway, I work in DC, so I when I started looking around for a single family home (no kids), I thought the Upper Marlb area was a good choice. We keep a horse in the Brandywine area (at a farm) and like going to the Bay (Deale, Chesapeake Beach) in the summer. And, home prices still seem pretty reasonable for being 15 miles outside of the city.

As we see homes we like, they tend to be in the Clinton/Rosaryville area, but know nothing about it--even from driving around. I'm familiar with DC's traffic situation, so not too concerned about the commute, but would like to know where good shopping centers, restaurants, movies, recreational areas, etc. can be found. Also, how diverse is the area? We'd like as much diversity among as many groups as possible.

Thanks very much!

The area is very black. other than that it's just another suburb but in a terrible school district. there are better places.
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Old 07-16-2013, 07:20 AM
 
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I'm not too concerned about school district not having any kids. "Very black," does that mean virtually no other groups and/or other groups not necessarily welcome? I don't care if a community is very one group or the other as long as all groups are welcome and respected. Thanks.
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Old 07-16-2013, 08:41 AM
 
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I'm not too concerned about school district not having any kids. "Very black," does that mean virtually no other groups and/or other groups not necessarily welcome? I don't care if a community is very one group or the other as long as all groups are welcome and respected. Thanks.
I lived in Rosaryville from 2001-04. The general area is very quiet. Yes, it is mostly black, but there are whites in the older parts. I lived in the newest part of Hollaway Estates. Neighbors mostly kept their properties up and they were mostly very nice people. We were excited about our new homes because in many cases, we were buying for the first time. I never got the impression that non-blacks were unwelcome.
But, again, I saw many of them in the older areas.

Drive around, talk to some neighbors who are outside doing yard work or chatting. You will get a feel for things. Good luck.
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Old 07-16-2013, 10:08 AM
 
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Thanks very much, very helpful.
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