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Old 05-23-2014, 06:29 AM
 
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What are the best apartments on Route 1 - Huntington to Fort Felvoir (22306) and (22309)?
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Old 05-23-2014, 07:44 AM
 
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Depends how much you're looking to spend. Huntington gateway seemed the nicest when I was looking a few years back. I only toured it so can't comment on living there. There's a new really nice looking complex called beacon of groveton that opened in the past year and is more pricy. I think there are some aparents near belle view and fort hunt rd but I'm not sure. I just remember people saying they could walk over to the shopping center there. Also another new building is opening soon called the Shelby.
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Old 05-23-2014, 07:57 AM
 
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I would be looking to spend around 1100-1200 for a one bedroom.
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Old 05-23-2014, 08:02 AM
 
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If you want to stay on Rte 1 due to the bus routes and/or not having a car, I would say Huntington Gateway as well or Montebello. You may also want to look at Mt. Vernon Square for a less expensive option with a grocery store within easy walking distance.
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Old 05-23-2014, 08:19 AM
 
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I would be looking to spend around 1100-1200 for a one bedroom.
Are you looking to be closer to Huntington (Metro) or Fort Belvoir?

Your budget eliminates most of the suggestions offered so far. Mount Vernon Square may be the best choice within your range if you're looking for a midpoint between the Metro and Fort Belvoir. It's probably got the best amenities of any of the garden apartment complexes (outdoor pool, fitness center, child care center) and there is a townhouse community in the back. In my experience living there in the mid 00's, neighbors can be hit or miss. Mild street wisdom can be useful late at night. If that doesn't all sound encouraging, note that none of the other garden apartment complexes on or near Route 1 are exactly Wisteria Lane, either.

Cityside may offer less amenities but it does offer a walkable commute to the Huntington Metro. If you can bump up your budget a few hundred, the newish Beacon of Groveton may appeal.
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Old 05-23-2014, 08:32 AM
 
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I realize this is slightly above your budget, and it's a 2BR but my husband and I rented a condo (from a private owner) in this complex for 18 months beginning in 2009. Although some of the surround area is sketchy (Sacramento Drive), the complex was pretty secure and we never had a problem.

This is not the exact unit we rented, but just wanted to put this out there as an option.

Home for Rent - 8616 Shadwell Drive Unit: 68, Alexandria, VA 22309 - realtor.com®
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Old 05-23-2014, 09:12 AM
 
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I am looking closer to Fort Belvoir due to being close to the base and easier access to Fairfax County Parkway. I do own a car so access to public transportation won't be necessay.

Apartments that I've seen closer to Fort Belvoir:

Sacramento Square
Skyview Apartments

Although Sacramento Square seems newer.
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Old 05-23-2014, 12:00 PM
 
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I am looking closer to Fort Belvoir due to being close to the base and easier access to Fairfax County Parkway. I do own a car so access to public transportation won't be necessay.

Apartments that I've seen closer to Fort Belvoir:

Sacramento Square
Skyview Apartments

Although Sacramento Square seems newer.
I've heard of Sacramento Square but not Skyview. Although I don't know people that have lived in SS, I can say that "clean, safe [and] quality" is a relative term at your budget and towards that end of the Route 1 corridor. Odds are that your neighbors at SS will be a mix of enlisted servicemembers and working-class households.
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Old 05-23-2014, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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I am looking closer to Fort Belvoir due to being close to the base and easier access to Fairfax County Parkway. I do own a car so access to public transportation won't be necessay.

Apartments that I've seen closer to Fort Belvoir:

Sacramento Square
Skyview Apartments

Although Sacramento Square seems newer.
I believe Sacramento Dr. does not have the best reputation but you may want to look up crime stats yourself.
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Old 05-23-2014, 06:00 PM
 
Location: Arlington, VA and Washington, DC
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I would be looking to spend around 1100-1200 for a one bedroom.
Any way you would be willing to do a studio? If so, I'd do Riverside apartments. Personally i think it is a little removed from most of the BS on Rt 1.

I used to work on Sacramento Dr. I never liked that area. Not horrible but for the same price you can find better if you can search and move quickly.
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