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Old 05-05-2011, 10:35 AM
 
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Default Good Area to Live?

Hello! I was looking to move to Alexandria, VA (or around there!). Can you tell me a good neighborhood/area -- preferably condos/townhouse?

Thanks!
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Old 05-05-2011, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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You'll need to give a lot more info. What defines "good"? Schools? Walkability? Ease of access to public transportation? Crime statistics?

What's your budget? Are you looking to rent or buy? What are you hoping to get for that price range?

Where are you going to be working? Commute is everything around here.
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Old 05-05-2011, 10:41 AM
 
Location: the hometown of the 21st century
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1) Where do you work?
2) What's your budget?
3) Do you care about schools?
4) How big of a place do you want?

Sorry to answer questions with questions but Alexandria is a big place, ranging from TH/condo areas that are among the worst in Northern Virginia to newer condos in Old Town Alexandria that are easily worth 750k+.
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Old 05-05-2011, 11:54 AM
 
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Sorry!! I am new to this!

Not so worried about the school -- no kids! Somewhere safe, obviously. Would be able to go for a walk and not have to carry a bat! Looking to spend less that $300k. Doesn't have to be big -- but at least two bedrooms. I work in Alx (king street metro area) and would love to be closer than where I live now -- took me an hour and half to get in!!

Hope that answers both of you! Thank you!! Those are things I diidn't even think of!
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Old 05-05-2011, 02:10 PM
 
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Take a look at Palazzo at Park Center (22311 zip)...Nice, newer condos in a safe area. There's a 2 br/2ba listed at $239,000 right now.

Not particularly close to King st. metro, but a 2 br for <300,000 in that area is going to be difficult to find. From Palazzo, you could take the Dash to work.
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Old 05-05-2011, 03:05 PM
 
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Ok, cool. I will have to look into those! Thank you!!
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Old 05-05-2011, 03:11 PM
 
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Welcome to the forum!
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Old 05-05-2011, 03:24 PM
 
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Thanks! Trying to figure it out...
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Old 05-05-2011, 04:02 PM
 
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Kingstowne is a nice, newer planned development, you should be able to find a condo there on your budget. Parts of it are walkable to stores, movie theater etc.
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Old 05-07-2011, 06:11 AM
 
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Occassionally, you can find a small 2 bdr in North Old Town or South Old Town (off Washington Street) for under $300,000. For example, here's a 700 sq ft two bedroom in North Old Town (Moderator Cut). From there, you could take the DASH (AT) 2 or walk four blocks to the DASH AT 5. (here's the website for DASH - DASH: Welcome Aboard!) Depending on how much walking you like, you may even be able to walk to work.

For more space, more amenities, or a lower price you'll need to look to the western parts of the City. Most of the DASH lines go to King Street Metro, but if you want seven day a week service, look for a place on the AT 2, 5, 8, or 10.

Last edited by Tone509; 05-07-2011 at 06:46 AM.. Reason: Sorry, that's real estate advertising.
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