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Old 09-10-2013, 07:39 AM
 
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Hello,



My friend is accepting a job at Quantico and is looking at the Stafford/Fredericksburg area to rent. She is coming from SE VA and would prefer to be south of Quantico. She is a single female in her early 50s and would prefer a safe, quiet, and adult oriented (or family friendly area).



She has the following criteria:

Rent <$1800/month
Townhouse preferred (minimal yard maintenance)

Newer than say mid 1990s construction
<30mins commute to Quantico

Does anyone know of any preferred locations/subdivisions? Any places to avoid? She is pretty active and likes to workout/run so gym recommendations would be appreciated!


Thanks
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Old 09-10-2013, 12:43 PM
 
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You mentioned that she wants to live south of Quantico, but in case you don't know traffic around Fredericksburg is terrible. Interstate 95 at Rt 17 and Rt 3 should be avoided if possible. Maybe look around Aquia and Garrisonville Road which are just south of Quantico.
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Old 09-10-2013, 03:14 PM
 
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You mentioned that she wants to live south of Quantico, but in case you don't know traffic around Fredericksburg is terrible. Interstate 95 at Rt 17 and Rt 3 should be avoided if possible. Maybe look around Aquia and Garrisonville Road which are just south of Quantico.
Thanks that is exactly where we have been looking. Is that a relatively safe/good area?
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Old 09-11-2013, 06:59 AM
 
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Is there anywhere in Stafford that's really unsafe? I'm not aware of it.

There is a VRE stop right on base, so anywhere from Fredericksburg on up would be fine.
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Old 09-11-2013, 10:20 PM
 
Location: northern va
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Woodstream has a handful of garage townhomes currently for rent for <$1,800. right off 143, so close to quantico. all built earlier than 2006-2007.

I'll admit I'm not sure what, if, anything they have for a fitness center. they do appear to have a pool, and plenty of jogging area with minimal traffic

just a thought
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Old 09-12-2013, 06:44 AM
 
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Thanks all, very helpful!
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Old 09-14-2013, 12:45 PM
 
Location: The Mountains of AlaBAMA!
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Port Aquia is right off Route 1 in Stafford (eight minutes to Quantico without traffic). 3-4 bedroom 3-level Townhomes rent for 1600-1800 a month. Excellent location to shops and restaurants, but traffic getting up to 610 during rush hour can be bad at times. Residents are only responsible for cutting the back of their yards inside the fence line.

Stay out of Garrison Woods and Sky Terrace.
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Old 09-14-2013, 06:11 PM
 
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Port Aquia is right off Route 1 in Stafford (eight minutes to Quantico without traffic). 3-4 bedroom 3-level Townhomes rent for 1600-1800 a month. Excellent location to shops and restaurants, but traffic getting up to 610 during rush hour can be bad at times. Residents are only responsible for cutting the back of their yards inside the fence line.

Stay out of Garrison Woods and Sky Terrace.
Thanks for the info and tips.
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Old 09-15-2013, 04:39 AM
 
Location: Virginia-Shenandoah Valley
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Why does she want to be south of Quantico? Does she not know about I 95? Why not look at something like Montclair. She goes south for a short distance on 95, if she even wants to use 95. 95 has to be the absolutely worst interstate and it always has something happening on it. Have them check WTOP.com daily for a while and they will see it's a nightmare more often than other roads.
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Old 09-15-2013, 06:48 AM
 
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Why does she want to be south of Quantico? Does she not know about I 95? Why not look at something like Montclair. She goes south for a short distance on 95, if she even wants to use 95. 95 has to be the absolutely worst interstate and it always has something happening on it. Have them check WTOP.com daily for a while and they will see it's a nightmare more often than other roads.
Bigfoot is correct. I live in Woodbridge (north of Quantico) and commute into DC everyday. I am on the road by 5:15AM and I turn on WTOP right away to see what I'm facing. In the last 2 years, there has been, it seems, at least 2 incidents per week, that early, right along the area of I95 where the drivers can access the HOV lanes (a little north of Quantico). This invariably causes a major backup south of Quantico with horrendous overflow onto Rt. 1. The morning rush hour for those people never recovers.

The best thing to do, if she can afford it, is to move north of Quantico and do a reverse commute. Montclair is an excellent neighborhood (no fitness center though) but I'm sure there are others just slight north of Quantico that she could look into.
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