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Old 04-23-2012, 02:08 PM
 
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I'm planning to move to Landmark Mall area in Alexandria on Edsall Road. I have two specific questions: (1) How's the neighborhood. Is it safe? (2) Does anyone has any knowledge on public elementary school in this district?
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Old 04-23-2012, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Arlington, VA and Washington, DC
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I'm planning to move to Landmark Mall area in Alexandria on Edsall Road. I have two specific questions: (1) How's the neighborhood. Is it safe? (2) Does anyone has any knowledge on public elementary school in this district?
1. Edsall Rd is ok, provided you have street smarts like don't walk by yourself late night, keep valuables out of sight in your car, etc.
2. I believe the elementary school for the Alexandria City side is Samuel Tucker.
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Old 04-23-2012, 02:40 PM
 
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Default Landmark area school

Thank you for quick response. For some reason on Schooldiger Bren Mark Public Elementary shows up. How do I confirm that? I tried FCPS (Fairfax County's school district map) but if I enter apartment building number and street name it shows no record found. Is there any other place where I can try to find this info.
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Old 04-23-2012, 02:42 PM
 
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most of the landmark area (and SOME of edsall road) is in the City of Alexandria, not in Fairfax County. So I think it depends on what address on Edsall you put in.


Are you working in the Landmark mall area? How did you decide to live there?
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Old 04-23-2012, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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The part that goes to Bren Mawr is the side closer to 395. As you head towards Van Dorn, it's ACPS, not FCPS.
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Old 04-23-2012, 02:52 PM
 
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Default Landmark Area

Actually I'll be working in DC downtown so close by metro station is an attraction to me (also I guess the rents are not that bad in this area).
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Old 04-23-2012, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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You may want to look at the area around the Springfield Metro also. There's more parking at Springfield than Van Dorn, and there are also slug line options in the area.

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You can look up statistics on the various elementary schools on the FCPS web page.
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Old 04-23-2012, 03:20 PM
 
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Thank you so much. I'll do some research tonight.
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Old 02-26-2014, 06:59 AM
 
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Kind of an old thread, but I thought I would add detail in case someone else is considering this area.

The rents are about average, lower than Old Town and Vienna but slightly higher than Kingstowne (due to the proximity of the Metro station). There has been a LOT of development in the past few years, and most of it is still going on. Traffic is very bad; Van Dorn street is a parking lot during rush hour.

It is an okay neighborhood if you avoid the following locales: Anywhere ALONG S Van Dorn street between Holmes Run and the Beltway, Whiting Street (particularly the east side of the street), S Reynolds Street, and anywhere ALONG 236/Duke St BETWEEN Cameron Station and the Beltway (that includes most of Annandale, I know). Foxchase is a good area, but I'm not sure whether that's considered the same neighborhood. These are pretty much the directions I gave visitors when they were looking for nearby lodging.

I can't speak for all the folks in Landmark, but the best shopping is in Fairfax county, as many of the stores in Landmark area quite unimpressive. I know the Giant in particular is quite awful.
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Old 02-26-2014, 12:10 PM
 
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I remember a few years ago some guy got his hands chopped off in that area, some kind of gang thing
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