Anyone that says to avoid homes south of 495 does not know what they are talking about. A large part of Alexandria is located south of the 495 and nice homes can be found all around Alexandria.
The Wilton Woods area is one of my favorites. It is located about 15-20 minutes away from DC, nearest metro is Huntington Metro Station about 2 miles away, near to the popular Kingstown area, Near to old town alexandria and conveniently close to freeway access. This area also boast close proximity to the Brown Private School which is an extremely popular and one of the best schools in the area. DLA and Fort Belvoir are just a few miles south of this area as well.
Feel free to contact me ASAP if you are interested in home shopping in this area. I can offer you a buyers discount, lots of experience and top-notch service.
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Kareem Fleming, Broker, BPOR, Manager, NVAR