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Old 01-29-2009, 07:24 AM
 
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I am a long time lurker, first time poster in these forums. My family is moving to NOVA and I was wondering if anyone has any info about the Foxfield development in Fairfax. There are several Townhomes for rent in that area that are around $1600-$1700 a month. The elementary school reports as being okay, but I am curious about that specific area. We live in a TH community right now that reads well on paper, but I discovered after moving here that it is known around town for its problems with crime. We also have developments here which have become home exclusively to illegal immigrants. In this area that means a 3 bdrm is home to 15-20 people, mostly unrelated, making living conditions difficult for others in many ways. If this is the case, please let me know. Thanks for your help!
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Old 01-29-2009, 09:47 AM
 
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Hello!
I am a long time lurker, first time poster in these forums. My family is moving to NOVA and I was wondering if anyone has any info about the Foxfield development in Fairfax. There are several Townhomes for rent in that area that are around $1600-$1700 a month. The elementary school reports as being okay, but I am curious about that specific area. We live in a TH community right now that reads well on paper, but I discovered after moving here that it is known around town for its problems with crime. We also have developments here which have become home exclusively to illegal immigrants. In this area that means a 3 bdrm is home to 15-20 people, mostly unrelated, making living conditions difficult for others in many ways. If this is the case, please let me know. Thanks for your help!
If you don't get a specific response here, you might go to the Lees Corner Elementary PTA web site and start contacting individual PTA members asking for their opinions.

In general, that seems like a pretty decent part of western Fairfax/Chantilly to me. It's quite suburban, reasonably close to good shopping, and in an area with good schools. The Foxfield townhouse complex is mostly surrounded by neighborhoods of SFHs. At the same time, the townhouses are a good bit more affordable than those in other parts of the county, and there's certainly some chance that at least some units will house multiple, unrelated individuals.
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Old 01-29-2009, 11:22 AM
 
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I used to live in Fair Woods, which is on the same side of 50, but the next TH complex east (off Rugby Road, on the opposite side of the golf course from Foxfield). I thought the neighborhood was really nice, not at all a concern about crime, etc. Though, I was one of "multiple, unrelated people" in the house.

I would expect Foxfield to be similar based upon location and general appearance.

Will say this though--while our rent was comparable to yours (1550 2 yrs ago), I do notice that the purchase prices for Foxfield are a lot lower, and I don't know why. Our TH was really cheap construction, your basic 1980 special, so I can't account for that, given that both complexes are half a mile apart, same shopping/schools/zip.

Like the area overall though--convenient to Fairfax, Reston, Herndon, 66.

Hope you get more specific info on Foxfield.
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Old 01-29-2009, 01:06 PM
 
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Brookfield , which is just opposite side of 50, is really mixed.

Actually, it went downhill really in the early 2000s
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