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Old 02-26-2008, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Sterling, VA
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There are some wonderful areas in Sterling Park, especially near the county line abutting Herndon. In my opinion, many of the problems in Sterling Park could have been avoided by starting off with a strong homeowner's association. You may complain if they won't let you put a basketball hoop in your driveway or cite you for small infractions, but you won't have commercial vehicles parked in front of your house and the yards will be maintained and so will the common areas. I love the large lots and the mature trees. There are some tremendous bargains to be had there and I would like to see some young families move in and work to improve the area.
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Old 03-20-2008, 05:07 AM
 
Location: Sterling
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Hello,
We are in town to look for housing, and are looking at a home today in the Cascades Park neighborhood, zip code 20166. Is this considered a "good" area of Sterling?
Thank you!
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Old 03-20-2008, 06:54 AM
 
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Its a pretty nice neighborhood, but I'd try to stay in 20165 or the Potomac falls or dominion high school districts if you can.
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Old 03-20-2008, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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I agree, 20165 is a better place to be.
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Old 05-19-2008, 06:33 PM
 
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Default sterling-zipcode 20164

My wife and I (and our 1-month old baby) are planning to buy a townhouse in Sterling (Trumpet Circle, zipcode 20164) , about 1mile south of Rte 7.

Does anyone have info about how safe this area of Sterling is? Whether its a good area or a bad one, and the reasons why.

Thank you.
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Old 05-21-2008, 05:54 PM
 
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BTW, I forgot to mention earlier that in there are some concerns about Countryside noted by previous posters. I forget what they were exactly--sewer problems maybe or something along those lines. Be sure to read through the archives if you are interested in Countryside. It looks pretty and the neighborhood seems very nice--but there could be some problems there too.
This is probably referring to the old Hidden Lane Landfill site that is located between Broad Run Farms and Countryside. This is more of a problem for Broad Run Farms as they are on well water and a few of their wells have tested positive for some sort of industrial solvent. Countryside is on the Loudoun County water/sewer system and is not impacted. In my opinion this is a total non-issue when looking at Countryside unless you are looking at houses on Dudley or Brinks streets which back up the the Hidden Lane site. The EPA has plans to clean up the Hidden Lane site; I'm guessing that will take many years and could be a mess during that time.
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Old 05-23-2008, 06:35 AM
 
Location: Sterling, VA
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My wife and I (and our 1-month old baby) are planning to buy a townhouse in Sterling (Trumpet Circle, zipcode 20164) , about 1mile south of Rte 7.

Does anyone have info about how safe this area of Sterling is? Whether its a good area or a bad one, and the reasons why.

Thank you.
As a Realtor, we cannot comment on neighborhoods because of fair housing laws. However, I always advise my buyers to do the following to check out a neighborhood: Walk or drive the area after high school is out, that way you can check to see if there are bands of unsupervised teens roaming. Walk around the neighborhood on the weekends when everyone is home and out working on the lawn. Talk to the residents, get a feel for the "spirit" of the neighborhood. The residents will give you better advice than anything you can get on this list. Welcome to Sterling, I love it here.
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Old 05-27-2008, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Rainy Mauka
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fius10456~ As others have mentioned, Sterling Park (20164) isn't that great of an area right now, and if you're considering living there when you baby enters school, they aren't that great.

It's a pretty area, with some really cute homes, but while we lived there I always felt uneasy, and hated being outside with my son.

We now live in 20165, and I highly recommend it. The schools are great, the homes are becoming more & more affordable, and IMO, it has a much nicer feel and charm than 20164. We still live in the lower priced area, but even these neighborhoods feel safer to me--not to mention much nicer neighbors.
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Old 05-28-2008, 01:28 AM
 
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As a Realtor, we cannot comment on neighborhoods because of fair housing laws. However, I always advise my buyers to do the following to check out a neighborhood: Walk or drive the area after high school is out, that way you can check to see if there are bands of unsupervised teens roaming. Walk around the neighborhood on the weekends when everyone is home and out working on the lawn. Talk to the residents, get a feel for the "spirit" of the neighborhood. The residents will give you better advice than anything you can get on this list. Welcome to Sterling, I love it here.
Thanks for your post and your advice Margery. And thank you for welcoming us to Sterling. I'll do my homework per your advice before we finally decide to commit.
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Old 05-28-2008, 11:28 AM
 
Location: San Francisco/East Bay and Los Angeles, formerly DC and Boston
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Welcome to Sterling, I love it here.
Glad to see someone from Sterling admit to living there, it's not a bad place. But depending on exact location of their homes and which zip they're in, people who live in the 'ling have told me they lived in Potomac Falls, Cascades, Dulles, near Dulles, near route 7, Countryside, in Loudoun with a backyard on the Fairfax line, Sugarland Run, behind the Giant, anything but "Sterling".
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