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Old 04-03-2013, 07:57 AM
 
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Is Belvoir Area Safe . I just saw a site that said it was not and that car insurance jumps a great deal in the area.

It anyone lives in the area please let me know. There are alot of nice town homes and apartments in little nooks in the area that are nice but not sure of surronding.

Thanks
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Old 04-03-2013, 08:03 AM
 
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Someone is pulling your leg. Area is safe, low crime, good schools, not cheap. The area is chock full of professionals. Now there are pockets that may look shaky, but even those areas are pretty safe. I was born and raised in DC until 5 years old, grew up in the Maryland suburbs, moved to Fairfax Va in the 80s. I know what I'm talking about. By the way, I live near Belvoir--south Springfield and my car insurance is a non issue and has been that way ever since I moved to VA.
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Old 04-03-2013, 08:28 AM
 
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What part of Belvoir?

Over by Kingstowne (22315) is a nice area. Along the Rt. 1 corridor (22309), is mixed with some decent areas and seriously sketchy areas.. Your car insurance won't be affected.
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Old 04-03-2013, 08:48 AM
 
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Immediately around the base, mainly on the west side of Rt 1 is rough and has been for many years. If car insurance rates are higher around there, it's for a reason...a lot of car thefts/breakins.

It's not South Central LA by any means, but it's easily the roughest part of Fairfax County. Example, the ultra no-frills grocery store, Aldi, has armed guards in their store on Rt 1. They aren't paying for that for no reason.
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Old 04-03-2013, 09:45 AM
 
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Immediately around the base, mainly on the west side of Rt 1 is rough and has been for many years. If car insurance rates are higher around there, it's for a reason...a lot of car thefts/breakins.

It's not South Central LA by any means, but it's easily the roughest part of Fairfax County. Example, the ultra no-frills grocery store, Aldi, has armed guards in their store on Rt 1. They aren't paying for that for no reason.
Can't be as bad as other parts of the DC metro area. Which would you accept, the roughest part of PG county or Fairfax? No brainer really.
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Old 04-03-2013, 10:20 AM
 
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Is Belvoir Area Safe . I just saw a site that said it was not and that car insurance jumps a great deal in the area.

It anyone lives in the area please let me know. There are alot of nice town homes and apartments in little nooks in the area that are nice but not sure of surronding.

Thanks
I worked North of Ft. Belvoir in the Woodlawn area for a couple of years. It is not an awful area. Rougher than other parts of Northern VA? Yes. I would say crime is average when compared to the rest of the US. I highly doubt that car insurance would jump that much if you moved to that area's zip 22309 than compared to other closeby areas like 22315 (Kingstowne), 22304 (Western Alexandria City), or 22150 (Eastern part of Springfield). Now moving to Maryland, different conversation.
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Old 04-03-2013, 10:53 AM
 
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The area I am looking at is by a Roy Rodgers or
One of the burger spots on a back gate of the
Base. There are really nice town homes tucked away
Back there and look like the are building a express
Way connector there to fairfax parkway
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Old 04-03-2013, 11:11 AM
 
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Safe from a violent crime standpoint but there is more property crime there (car break-ins and such) than in nicer parts of the county.

The road project is Mulligan Road. It's not related to FFX County Parkway. Mulligan will cut through Fort Belvoir from Route 1 to Telegraph Road. The intersection with Telegraph will be between Hayfield Rd. and Beulah St.
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Old 04-03-2013, 12:37 PM
 
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The area I am looking at is by a Roy Rodgers or
One of the burger spots on a back gate of the
Base. There are really nice town homes tucked away
Back there and look like the are building a express
Way connector there to fairfax parkway
I lived in a condo in that neighborhood (Old Mill condo complex off of Pole Road) for a little over 18 months. I never felt unsafe when within the condo complex. Never had an issue with our vehicles (cost of insurance never changed). Never had an issue with our neighbors.

I will say that as a female, I would not walk (I like to walk for exercise) along Pole Road without my husband. I'm a bit cautious, and it didn't feel overly safe doing so. Also, I would advise staying away from the townhomes on Sacramento Drive. Those are definitely sketchy and in researching the area, discovered there are more than a few registered sex offenders the neighborhoods around Sacramento & Frye.

Also, the construction of that road was well underway when we moved in Sept. of 2010. I'm surprised to hear that it's not finished yet.

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Old 04-03-2013, 02:54 PM
 
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I lived in a condo in that neighborhood (Old Mill condo complex off of Pole Road) for a little over 18 months. I never felt unsafe when within the condo complex. Never had an issue with our vehicles (cost of insurance never changed). Never had an issue with our neighbors.

I will say that as a female, I would not walk (I like to walk for exercise) along Pole Road without my husband. I'm a bit cautious, and it didn't feel overly safe doing so. Also, I would advise staying away from the townhomes on Sacramento Drive. Those are definitely sketchy and in researching the area, discovered there are more than a few registered sex offenders the neighborhoods around Sacramento & Frye.

Also, the construction of that road was well underway when we moved in Sept. of 2010. I'm surprised to hear that it's not finished yet.
Mulligan road has had some issues - a mix of lawsuits - right of way issues, stuff like that. Came to a complete stop for a bit. But is now up and running, at the least connection with Telegraph road is up and running and a complete mess! I'm not sure what the other end looks like yet.

OP - bear in mind that the intersection and new road will become a MAJOR cut thru in time. The building behind Roy Rogers (IMP)also has an immigration office or parole office or something, and can get kind of scary at times. My husband works there for a defense contractor and you have to have a key card to get past the main floor.
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