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Old 10-01-2014, 11:55 AM
 
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Hello, New to the forum. My parents are looking to move to Virginia to be near the grandkids of my sister.
Sister lives in Fredericksberg. My parents are not too internet savy.
They are looking to move close to the grandkids, but don't like the hustle and bustle of
Fredericksberg. How are the house prices (they are looking below the 325 range) and are there towns and villages near Stafford, Georgtown?, King George? My mother is a social butterfly, loves tea shops, and shopping and yoga. My dad likes to be home more and tinker in the garage. Hoping to find a happy medium for these retired New Yorkers. Let me know if anyone has any suggestions. Thanks.
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Old 10-01-2014, 11:58 AM
 
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Fredericksburg would be a good fit for Mom but not sure about Dad. Georgetown is in DC and 325,00 might buy a shack. Stafford surrounds Fredericksburg but is more an open county while Fredericksburg has more charm. King George will be cheaper but not sure Mom would find what she's looking for.
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Old 10-01-2014, 12:12 PM
 
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My mom would take a town 20 minutes away. Like a village with shops and library. Things to do. Festivals. They both
like restaurants and going out to eat. They don't want to pay more than 340 for a house but don't want to be out in the woods
either. It's a tough one.
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Old 10-01-2014, 12:19 PM
 
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My FIL lives near Lake of the Woods in Locust Grove, VA. This is about a 25 minute ride from the "hubbub" of Fredericksburg, yet gives you the country feel.

You won't find many "towns" and "villages" in NoVA unless you go more west to places such as Winchester, Middleburg, Waterford, et al.

This might be right up their alley.

Lake of the Woods Virginia Area Information, Lake of the Woods Real Estate
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Old 10-01-2014, 12:45 PM
 
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Check out the Town of Orange and surrounding area. A short drive to Fredericksburg (40 minutes), it's a small town in rural central VA and has shops, some restaurants. $325k will get them a nice house in Orange County.
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Old 10-01-2014, 12:45 PM
 
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Where is Georgetown? Is that near Alexandria? Does it have a village and shops?
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Old 10-01-2014, 12:46 PM
 
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Where is Georgetown? Is that near Alexandria? Does it have a village and shops?
Georgetown is in Washington, DC. Your parents would hate it if they don't like the hustle and bustle of Fredericksburg. Fredericksburg is mild compared to the DC Metro region.
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Old 10-01-2014, 01:02 PM
 
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Since they are retirees they might want to consider the Celebrate by Del Webb community. It is off Route 17 just north of Fredericksburg. It's a new development.
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Old 10-01-2014, 01:04 PM
 
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My mom would take a town 20 minutes away. Like a village with shops and library. Things to do. Festivals. They both
like restaurants and going out to eat. They don't want to pay more than 340 for a house but don't want to be out in the woods
either. It's a tough one.
It's not so tough. take a map or a google earth screen, find and draw a 10 mile circle with your sister's place in the middle and go from there. 20 minutes in heavy traffic is much different than 20 minutes of easy open roads so if there is some leeway, it would only help.

From what you stated here, they would want to be south or west of Fburg but if they see themselves going into or towards DC and/or Richmond, they might want to be closer to Fburg than 20 minutes.

The thing about this area is that we have so much development going on that it only makes sense to get with a professional as quickly as possible. My advice would be to contact a realtor that specializes in these things. Check AARP and other retirement type websites for references and pose the question to them because they probably deal with this every day.
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Old 10-01-2014, 01:07 PM
 
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Hello, New to the forum. My parents are looking to move to Virginia to be near the grandkids of my sister.
Sister lives in Fredericksberg. My parents are not too internet savy.
They are looking to move close to the grandkids, but don't like the hustle and bustle of
Fredericksberg. How are the house prices (they are looking below the 325 range) and are there towns and villages near Stafford, Georgtown?, King George? My mother is a social butterfly, loves tea shops, and shopping and yoga. My dad likes to be home more and tinker in the garage. Hoping to find a happy medium for these retired New Yorkers. Let me know if anyone has any suggestions. Thanks.
Why hasn't your sister offered suggestions? One would think she would be the best person because she knows your parents and knows the area.
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