U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Virginia > Northern Virginia
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Old 08-08-2010, 10:07 PM
4 posts, read 65,970 times
Reputation: 14


Hi! middle-aged prof. couple moving to work at Andrews AFB. Found some houses to rent in the 22808 area of Virginia, near Ft. Hunt National Park or in Hollindale area. Kids are in college, we want some serene surroundings, low/no crime, good community center/activities, possible art leage, access to golf and some social life. Is this a good community? what others would you recommend? Safety and activities for my age group are paramount. thank you!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Old 08-09-2010, 02:24 PM
Location: Home is where the heart is
15,400 posts, read 25,774,950 times
Reputation: 18989
Wow, you've stumped me. I've usually heard a thing or two about most neighborhoods but this one is completely new to me. Anyone else out there know anything about this area?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-09-2010, 03:44 PM
141 posts, read 354,341 times
Reputation: 75
Are you talking about 22308? Fort Hunt and Hollin Hall? If yes, then those are great areas. Not so sure about the adult activities but you are so close to Old Town and I know a lot of Meetup groups congregate there.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-09-2010, 04:29 PM
7,965 posts, read 18,038,005 times
Reputation: 2588
You'd basically just outside of Alexandria proper in its Fairfax County section. I agree that you would be in a safe area but it is typical suburbia. The shopping center in Fort Hunt may be a mild social hub at best. There is also a rec center nearby as well: Mount Vernon RECenter, Fairfax County Park Authority .

Old Town Alexandria, only a few miles away, is popular with those 30 and up so you would fit right in. Among other activities, there is an Art League http://www.theartleague.org which features among other activities -an art league is indeed less than a mile away. If you like to run, walk or bike, you'll enjoy doing so along the nearby waterfront.

RE: Golf, there's a private country club in Fort Hunt that, if I recall, is fairly exclusive. Depending on your preferences, that may (not) be good news.

Last edited by FindingZen; 08-10-2010 at 12:47 PM.. Reason: fixed broken link
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-10-2010, 12:37 PM
5 posts, read 8,068 times
Reputation: 12
Hello, the Waynewood area in 22308 is a very nice order established neighborhood right near the Potomac river with biking trails alongside the river. "River Farm" is also there which is the American Horticultural Society headquarters (if you like gardening, it's a beautiful old house on the river with gardens to wander through) My husband and I are currently looking at houses in the area as well. The homes are from the 1950's - 1960's and can range anywhere in price between $500,000 up to $6 Million for the homes with Potomoc river views.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.

Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply

Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Virginia > Northern Virginia
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:15 AM.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. | Please obey Forum Rules | Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top