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Thai.judy, Home Buyer in Alexandria, VA

22306 is a safe place to live?

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

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Ed & Will,

Thank you for "rescue" me from under the bus!!! As I said before, great & convenient area to live! Great location to drive to & from DC, Ft Belvoir, Huntington Metro. We are on our second purchased home since moving to the area 13 years ago and we CHOSE to stay in the zip code 22306, Richmond Hwy.area.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Fri Nov 30, 2012
I have lived in 22306 since 1974, and have loved being surrounded by Huntley Meadows Park and
Lee District Park. My community is Vantage Kingsbrook and since we have only one way in or out
crime has not been a problem. The community has changed over the years by the the people are all
very friendly and helpful. 22306 is a great place to raise your family or retire like me.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jun 18, 2013
I live in 22306 presently. There is a big difference between the area on the east side of the zip code (near route 1), and the area on the west side of the zip code (west of Harrison Ln) . I live in the western part of the zip code, and I can tell you that it is the safest place I've lived in the NoVa area (and I've lived in at least 6 different zip codes). Very family oriented area, lots of parks, access to lots of transportation.
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Thai,

I take exception to the statement: John makes below, "The 22306 Zip code area defines a secondary area: the only reason people live there is that they cannot afford their home style of choice in a more highly sought after location." Nothing could be further from the truth. 22306 has some of the nicest homes and neighborhoods in Northern Virginia. Residents of 22306 are remarkably close to the Metro, Alexandria VA, the Potomac River and I-495.

In addition to having some of the finest neighborhoods in Northern Virginia, the same Zip code has some of the most affordable homes in Northern Virginia. So 22306, like much of the Mount Vernon District of Fairfax County, is one of the area's most economically diverse neighborhoods.

I highly recommend you find an agent who knows what they are talking about.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Nov 5, 2012
I'd like to add that he is referring to the other John's statement, not mine. Thank you!
Flag Mon Nov 5, 2012
We as Realtors cannot give you the answer you are looking for. It was violate fairhousing laws. The websites given below by my fellow Realtors are great sites to check out and make your own judgement on this issue. If you are need of a highly qualified Realtor to find you a great home give me a call and we can started today.

Sincerely,
John Ginty
Realtor
Keller Williams Capital Properties Fairfax
10300 Eaton Place, Suite 120
Fairfax, VA 22030
Cell: 703-307-3449
JohnGinty@kw.com
http://www.JohnGintyRealEstate.com
http://www.facebook.com/johngintyrealestate
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Nov 5, 2012
John and Anna,
I am curious to know what law prohibits Realtors from giving advice on on neighborhood safety or crime statistics. What law specifically?
Thanks,
Ed
Flag Fri Nov 30, 2012
Hi. Maridol is a good agent: so am I. She gave you good advice about the official Fairfax County Web site. You need to check it out. The following is just my personal opinion; I live in the 22207 Zip code. The 22306 Zip code area defines a secondary area: the only reason people live there is that they cannot afford their home style of choice in a more highly sought after location. The same thing is true of the 22209 Zip code area, unless you are really close to the Potomac.

If you are looking for an affordable place to live in a rental, you should take a long, hard look at the town of Reston. The Reston homeowners' association is totally intolerant of bad behavior. The question is, can you stand the commute?
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Nov 5, 2012
When it comes to any safety/crime related issues, it's always best to contact the local police department with all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand. If unfamiliar with the area(s) do revisit more than once and at different times of day, possibly chat with locals/neighbors, read local print media, etc. Real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase/rent, or not, in specific neighborhoods.
http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/
https://www.crimereports.com/
http://www.homefair.com/
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Nov 5, 2012
Judy,

Very subjective question... you may find statistical information about crime & other offences on the Fairfax Co site.
http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/

I personally had lived on zip code 22306 for the last 12 years and love my community and the surrounding Mt. Vernon area.

Regards,

Maridol Garcia-Joy, Realtor
Ling & Foster
maridol@LNF.com
703-655-0777
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