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Old 03-12-2009, 08:34 PM
 
Location: mount pleasant, sc
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I'll be moving back to the east coast in 2-3 months and just saw pics of Leesburg and fell in love. Then I saw what homes go for in that area- yikes! I'm looking for a condo/townhome within walking distance of restaurants/shopping in the 200-300k range. At all a possibility in Leesburg?? If not, are there any other towns that anyone can think of that have a similar feel? I like VA in general but I'm not married to it either...
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Old 03-12-2009, 10:25 PM
 
Location: Richmond
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I'll be moving back to the east coast in 2-3 months and just saw pics of Leesburg and fell in love. Then I saw what homes go for in that area- yikes! I'm looking for a condo/townhome within walking distance of restaurants/shopping in the 200-300k range. At all a possibility in Leesburg?? If not, are there any other towns that anyone can think of that have a similar feel? I like VA in general but I'm not married to it either...
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Warrenton is kinda like Leesburg. Similar style and pace of life. Its the Southern end of "Hunt Country".
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Old 03-13-2009, 08:15 AM
 
Location: VA
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I'll be moving back to the east coast in 2-3 months and just saw pics of Leesburg and fell in love. Then I saw what homes go for in that area- yikes! I'm looking for a condo/townhome within walking distance of restaurants/shopping in the 200-300k range. At all a possibility in Leesburg?? If not, are there any other towns that anyone can think of that have a similar feel? I like VA in general but I'm not married to it either...
Thanks!!
hmmm, IMO you should be able to easily get a townhome within your price range in Leesburg. Do extensive house-hunting when you come back, keep an eye out for foreclosures. I'm pretty sure you'll be able to find something nice.

P.S. The prices have fallen A LOT here in Leesburg. We bought a SFH for 435k last year which was sold in 2006 for above 650k.
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Old 03-13-2009, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, VA
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You might want to check out Fredericksburg.

There are condos for sale at Cobblestone Square by the train station (new construction) and condo's for sale at Maury Commons, which is an old school.

I'd personally check out Maury Commons. I saw one unit for sale that was $265k, 12 foot ceilings, rooftop deck, really nice kitchen, walk-in closets, and only a couple blocks from all the downtown shops and entertainment.
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Old 03-15-2009, 08:02 PM
 
Location: mount pleasant, sc
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I have a friend who lives in Fredericksburg and I love the downtown area- but worry about all that I-95 traffic. What's the traffic like in Leesburg? Really, I could get a condo in the 200-300 k range?? Within walking distance to restaurant/shops??? I will definitely do some more research!! THANKS!
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Old 03-15-2009, 09:33 PM
 
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Any idea where you'd be working?

All of the areas mentioned (Fredericksburg, Leesburg, Warrenton) are pretty far out and would be a massive DC commute. You'd want to at least work along the same "spoke" (for Leesburg something on 7 like Herndon/Reston or Tysons, for Warrenton something on 66/29 like Manassas or Fairfax, etc.) and even those are painful.

It's unfortunate that traffic drives our lives so much down here, but worth considering in deciding where to live.
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Old 03-16-2009, 05:44 AM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, VA
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If you can take the VRE into work (or transfer to the metro or bus), then you could get a condo at Coblestone square, and be a short walk from the train station. You could walk from the other condo's too, but it would be a few blocks. (Could easily bike it though) Coblestone square is maybe 3ish blocks from the train station, and Maury Commons is about 6-ish... but I'd say that Maury Commons is closer to the main downtown area.
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