In the Stafford, VA area, neighborhoods that have community pools generally hold their value better over the long run because they usually have other amenties such as tennis courts, tot lots, etc. These make the areas attractive to families. That being said, these neighborhoods also typically have homeowner's associations and many buyers either really want an HOA, or don't. Be sure to look at the HOA fees if you're looking to buy in a neighborhood with a pool and other amenities. The extra expense may not be worth it to you if you're not going to be using those things.