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Thai.judy, Home Buyer in Alexandria, VA

Alexandria, VA 22309 is a safe place to live?

Asked by Thai.judy, Alexandria, VA Mon Nov 5, 2012

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REALTORS are not supposed to advise clients as to the safety of a particular area/neighborhood as it is outside the scope of their expertise,and at best be a personal opinion. Your best bet is to contact Fairfax County police and ask for crime statistics for the area you are concerned with. Then You can make the determination for yourself.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon Nov 5, 2012
Hello Judy.

In this Spring Market, we just wanted to reach out and see if your real estate needs were met.
Both Shristhi and I would love to answer any questions you might have.

Feel free to drop us a line.


Chris & Shris Dudley
Long & Foster, Realtors
Licensed in DC, MD & VA
Office #: (703) 556-8600
Office Address: 8227 Old Courthouse Road, Tysons Corner, VA 22182
Chris Cell: (202) 297-3047
Email: chrisdudley@longandfoster.com
Shris Cell: (301) 655-1521
Email: shristhi.dudley@longandfoster.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue May 7, 2013
Hi Judy

Talk to a local expert check out many fine sites that advise on cime:


also do not forget to call the local police department, they have all the
neighborhood data, as they patrol it 2-3 times a day.

Good luck

0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Nov 5, 2012
Fairfax County in general is one of the safest places in the world to live. While agents are prohibited from talking about the people who live in certain neighborhoods, they can speak to the houses found in particular neighborhoods.

22309 is found in the Mount Vernon District of Fairfax County. Homes here are among the most expensive and luxurious in Northern Virginia. In the same zip code, you'll find some of the most affordable real estate in Northern Virginia. Northern Virginia has a highly efficient market with well-informed and well-educated buyers and sellers. Generally the prices you see that are low ... are low for a reason. And the prices you see that are high . . . are high for a reason.

I highly recommend you pick a local expert to help you on your home search. You can read more about Mount Vernon at the link below.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Nov 5, 2012
22309 is a large zip code area. As always, it is important that buyers do their "due diligence" and research an area thoroughly. There are many websites that you can visit to get crime stats as well as you should always check the sex offender registry. VA is a "caveat emptor" state, which loosely translates to "Buyer Beware". So, that means that the onus is on the buyer to do his or her homework about a property prior to buying it. That includes investigating everything that you feel you can reasonably research from doing a home inspection to looking up zoning laws to crime statistics.

You can access crime stats through the search feature on my website. Simply search for a property then click on the community info links found there. I also have links to Alexandria and Fairfax county public school sites. Check it out at http://www.RachelCarterRealty.com.

As a resident of 22309 myself, the zip code encompasses many different types of neighborhoods and holds a lot of history. It is on parts of George Washington's original five farms, includes many other historic sites and has both suburban as well as urban-type neighborhoods. Single family homes, water front properties, rental apartments, townhouses and condos are all found in the zip code. So, you have a wide choice in variety of home styles and price ranges.

As realtors, we are bound by our ethical code and Fair Housing Law to advise you of these things but we cannot do the research for you. We can point you in the right direction. I hope this information has been helpful.
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