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Old 12-31-2007, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Bettendorf, IA
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My wife and I have been scouting for a SFH in the Sterling/Herndon area. Based mostly on where I work (Tysons), and what we can afford (around 375-450 thousand). I know this price ceiling limits where we can go; however, it seems like Forrest Ridge, Seneca (Hills, Falls)? and some areas in Herndon look decent. Any recommendations for these or other areas in these two towns? We don't want a neghborhood that is on the verge of declining.

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Old 12-31-2007, 11:00 AM
 
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When we were looking for homes in Oak Hill/Herndon, these seem to be good neighborhoods: Fox Mill Estates, Borneham Wood, Spring Lake Estates West, Franklin Farm, Chantilly Highlands, Moneys Corner. I don't know much about Sterling except that Cascades is often mentioned as a good area.
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Old 12-31-2007, 11:28 AM
 
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You might be able to get a single family in Sterling in the Countryside neighborhood (zip 20165) or also some of the neighborhoods in 20164, make sure you get into a neighborhood with an HOA and in the Potomac Falls or Seneca school districts - you will be totally fine, and the areas are great.
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Old 12-31-2007, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Bettendorf, IA
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MLV311, are these neighborhoods outside the Herndon Parkway?
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Old 12-31-2007, 11:30 AM
 
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Countryside is still very nice. You can do well for under 400K; i even saw a townhome listed for 210K--it's 20165. Sterling Park is dropping precipitously; I would avoid it. Herndon has quite a few problems, but you may be able to find value there.
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Old 12-31-2007, 12:01 PM
 
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MLV311, are these neighborhoods outside the Herndon Parkway?
They are south of the Toll Road and Herndon Parkway.
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Old 12-31-2007, 01:39 PM
 
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I second the Countryside suggestion. You can get the most for your money there, and it doesn't appear to be a neighborhood on the downswing.
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Old 01-01-2008, 12:16 PM
 
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I saw a really nice Victorian look home in Countryside, 20165, for 350K. Premium lot, on the trail, finished walkout basement. It's a real good neighborhood. They were getting close to 500K a few years ago.
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Old 01-03-2008, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Sterling, VA
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I can recommend Countryside, it is well kept, has an active HOA and the value is there for the homes. Some of the areas still have polybutylene pipes that should be replaced, make sure your agent looks for that.
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Old 01-03-2008, 10:42 AM
 
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I know someone, who replaced the water main for 1400, and the rest of the house for 600--so it was actually less than a new heatpump, and you may need that, too. The house I mentioned, did disclose that the pipes had been totaly replaced with copper. The Victorian homes are very vertical, so it doesn't involve miles of pipe.
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