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Old 06-26-2010, 08:25 AM
 
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Hi there,

Where are the cookie cutter sub divisions in Alexandria, VA? (single family homes and town homes?)

Do you know zip codes? or names?

Are there any elementary schools WITHIN the sub division? therefore in walking distance?


Thanks.

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Old 06-26-2010, 08:48 AM
 
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I don't know that we really do "cookie-cutter" here. That would be more in the newer exurbs out toward the edges of the metro area. Neighborhoods around Alexandria were built at various times and have different characteristics. However most communities around here do have walkable elementary schools within them. You probably need to be more specific as to your requirements (price, home and lot size, etc.).
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Old 06-26-2010, 08:53 AM
 
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Found Lowes Island, anything of that sort in Alexandria?

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I don't know that we really do "cookie-cutter" here. That would be more in the newer exurbs out toward the edges of the metro area. Neighborhoods around Alexandria were built at various times and have different characteristics. However most communities around here do have walkable elementary schools within them. You probably need to be more specific as to your requirements (price, home and lot size, etc.).
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Old 06-26-2010, 10:00 AM
 
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Are you referring to more of a master planned community? Kingstowne in Alexandria (Fairfax county portion...not city of) would be the only place I can think of that might meet that critiera. It is a mix of SF, TH, and apt. With nearby shopping and schools.
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Old 06-26-2010, 01:03 PM
 
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Yes, we have small kids and I don't think that we want to get involved in a property that needs a lot of work, or is older and can have surprises (heating/freezes etc) in the middle of the winter....once there for a while, and close to a "buying" point, we can deal with fixing up stuff...but for starters we decided that we don't want that, so we rather drive a bit longer but not have any issues. So new(er)is what we'll have to stick with


I am looking to see what communities of this type are over there...we want to do a drive by in a few months when we come to DC...and want to know where these are located, we will be staying by the Ronald Reagan Airport, so in respect to that location....where are the planned communities so I can get directions ahead of time...can anyone help???

When does school start over there? here it starts on August 24th....is it the same there too? or does it start in September there?


Also, where are the closes hiking areas/trails? (not on flat land, hills)

Thank you.


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Are you referring to more of a master planned community? Kingstowne in Alexandria (Fairfax county portion...not city of) would be the only place I can think of that might meet that critiera. It is a mix of SF, TH, and apt. With nearby shopping and schools.
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Old 06-26-2010, 01:09 PM
 
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Sounds like you really want to be in the exurbs. However, there are a few tear-down/in-fill neighborhoods around here that would meet your specifications. How much do you want to spend?
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Old 06-26-2010, 02:20 PM
 
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around $2000...preferably under....where would I find these community(S) names? and zip codes?
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Old 06-26-2010, 02:31 PM
 
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Just out of curiosity, where are you coming from? Are you looking for something similar to wherever that is?
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Old 06-26-2010, 02:48 PM
 
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Florida....Tampa....."planned community heaven" lolol

We drove through areas up north and it would be ideal to just buy a fixer and have our way with it, maybe down the road....but if we can keep the same lifestyle for a while to where we don't have to "fix" stuff it would be great.....
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Old 06-26-2010, 02:54 PM
 
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You have to understand that this area is a lot older and developed a longer time ago (40 years or more) than places like Tampa. There isn't a whole lot of new construction close in that isn't way above your price range, particularly in SFHs. You'll probably be looking at a townhouse in Kingstowne as was suggested by slduvall.
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