Ghent and West Ghent seem to have particular appeal to urban professionals and the availability of fun things to do and great places to eat remain strong incentives. There are also a lot of housing options that don't require a lot of outdoor upkeep, so if you don't need a swing set and a place to play ball than you may find more options that work for you.
Our multiple listing service (the big database that real estate professionals pay to subscribe to) can sort homes for sale by neighborhood, so if you'd like to see everything that's available for sale (or rent) in West Ghent, send me an email. I can set up the search to run automatically, and if you see something that appeals to you, you can call me to set up a showing. No muss, no fuss.
Also, please feel free to stop into our friendly Long and Foster office at the corner of 21st and Colonial. We have a duty agent from 9 until 6 and lots of agents familiar with this eclectic section of town.
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I was IN Harris Teeter the other day and some random guy tried to pick my pocket. I was running errands yesterday and saw the same guy walking by Suntrust bank with no business or purpose, just a random guy saying â€œwhatâ€™s upâ€ to people as he passed them. The same way he tried to distract me in the grocery store, fortunately, my wallet was not going anywhere. Before the economy soured most of these â€œtrendyâ€ places had security at the door. Now you need them more than ever because I would image some people are desperate.
Along Redgate in West Ghent, down Olney Road, Princess Anne Road, and all of the branches from these main roads thereâ€™s much of this "random traffic." More concerning there's a great little park many residents take their kids off of Redgate. Sandwiched between the houses are condos and apartments, which have a range of people barely scraping by to college kids & medical students to professionals. I feel downtown is a better choice for a single professional, so if you're not married that might be a better choice. If you feel you'll eventually marry or have kids and want a yard, then West Ghent may not be for you. Good Luck!
West Ghent is a very desireable area for many professionals because of all of the things mentioned in the two previous answers......just so much to offer! People there just seem to love their community.
My office is located in Ghent at 2000 Colonial Ave. #13 If you would like to get together and talk a bit and let me show you on the MLS what all is available, I would be happy to do so. Just give me a call and we will make it convenient to your schedule. And, if you have seen properties that are of interest to you, send me the address by email and I will forward the information on to you.
Hope to talk with you soon.........
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If you love eclectic, unique, quaint and fun restaurants and things to do then ABSOLUTELY! Call me if you need any help finding a place, I work in that area quite a bit.