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Old 01-25-2011, 12:56 PM
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We are looking to move our family of 4 to the Fredericksburg area this coming summer. We are looking for a single-family home with a decent yard (no smaller than a quarter of an acre) and relatively easy access to the VRE. We would like to be in a newer subdivision (no more than 10 years old) but don't know where to start looking. We are hoping to stay under $375,000, and schools ARE important since we have 2 school-aged children. Any suggestions on where to start looking?? Any neighborhoods to avoid?? We've already looked around a little bit online and don't think we can afford to go as close to D.C. as Dale City (unless we go with a much smaller house or yard, which we don't want to do.) Are there any subdivisions in the Quantico area? Thanks in advance!
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Old 01-25-2011, 06:08 PM
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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You probably won't get the "newer" home you want for the price you're willing to pay. It's expensive around here!

We love the Ferry Farms area (not the subdivision by the same name!!) as it's close to almost everything, and the everyday traffic on the East side of the City of Fredericksburg is nothing like the traffic on Rt.3 west! Not far from 3 I-95 entrances, and you have good, Stafford County schools (the elementary's are great!). Around this area, you should be able to find a decent sized yard with easy travel to almost anywhere. Not far from 2 VRE stations!!! (Downtown and Leland!)
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Old 01-28-2011, 01:47 PM
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Thanks so much. I'll look into Ferry Farms.
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Old 01-29-2011, 08:21 AM
Location: Woodbridge
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There are quite a bit of homes in your price range in the Woodbridge/Manassas area which would definitely provide you with a shorter commute on the VRE. New construction is started in the mid-upper 300's in the area and existing construction is certainly around that price as well. Some subdivisions in this price range are Montclair, Lake Ridge, Cardinal Crest, Cardinal Estates, Beau Ridge Estates, Dale City, Eagles Point (New Construction), Forest Vista, Hampton's Grove, Minnieville Manor, Winding Creek, Ashland, Newport, Ridgefield Crossing, Lake Terrapin, Old Bridge Estates, etc. So as you can see there are plenty. I performed a search on 4+ bedrooms and 2+ baths in Woodbridge alone and there are 130 properties.

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Old 01-29-2011, 10:01 AM
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King George County is worth a look. You'll have a yard, ok schools (in general not as wonderful as Stafford's), and a job (especially id you have an engineering degree). There is not very much crime. However, the closest VRE station is Leeland Road in Stafford and that's 30-45 minutes away. DC and Richmond are about the same distance away (45 minutes-2.5 hours depending on traffic). For shopping, you'll be spending a lot of time on rts. 3 and/or 301 because the shopping's mostly in Fredericksburg and Waldorf, MD. There is a lot of growth in the county (#2 in Virginia) with a large shopping center planned. Nightlife is almost out of the question, unless you like the Pancho Villa or China Garden. Housing's pretty cheap; you can get a decent-sized house on at least 3/4 acre of land for maybe $350k. Century 21 is the main realty company. All in all King Ge
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Old 01-29-2011, 10:04 AM
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*All in all King George isn't a bad place to raise a family.
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Old 01-29-2011, 11:20 AM
Location: Spotsy
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Spotsylvania is very nice and affordable. The commute would be a bit longer. We looked for the better part of a year and found the neighborhoods west of Fredericksburg on RT 3 and south on Courthouse Rd were the nicest in that price range.
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Old 08-05-2011, 12:43 PM
Location: Fredericksburg, VA
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Have you moved here yet? Fredericksburg is a nice area. If you have kids and are looking for house, FOX POINT is a great place.
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