A father walking with his dog and his son in the suburbs

Can You Find Walkability and Value?

Jessica Richardson Local Lifestyle

A recent survey by the National Association of Realtors revealed that the demand for walkable neighborhoods has more than doubled over the past 10 years and will only continue to increase.  The two largest generations in America’s history  –  Millennials and Baby Boomers –  both sited walkability as one of the most important criteria to them when searching for a home.

There is growing demand for walkable suburban neighborhoods and there really aren’t many of them in the DC area.  When we think of walkable areas in Alexandria, Old Town and Del Ray immediately come to mind, but homes in those areas can also come with a premium price tag.

If you explore some of the lesser known neighborhoods tucked into Alexandria’s suburbs, you’ll find great homes in walkable areas that are also an excellent value.

Dyes Oakcrest, for example, is a tiny Alexandria subdivision located just off of Quaker Lane and part of the greater North Ridge community.  Here you’ll find various styles of post-war homes from Cape Cods to red brick Colonials.  It is a quiet residential neighborhood with sidewalks and tremendous walkability.

If you are looking for value and walkability you should check out my new listing in Dyes Oakcrest

1719 Crestwood Drive, Alexandria –   Here’s what you can walk to……..

2 Blocks

Weekly farmer’s market, parks and bus stop

3 Blocks

Cafe Pizzaiolo, Ramparts, Baskin Robbins, Great Harvest Bread Co, Fern Street Gourmet, Reunions, Fairlington Pizza, hobby shop, gift shop, CVS & Spokes, etc.

1/2 Mile

Community dog park, athletic fields, Safeway, Fresh Market, UnWined, UnWined, Rite Aid, Zoe’s Starbucks, Alexandria Pastry Shop, Potomac Paint, a nail salon, Post Office, GNC & more

3/4 Mile

Shirlington Village – Carlyle Grand, Palette 22, Guapos, Copperwood Tavern, Cap City Brewing Co., AMC Shirlington, Harris-Teeter, Cheesetique, Ping, T.H.A.I. Shirlington, Ichiban Sushi, Lotus Grill, Hula Grill, Medi,  Busboys & Poets, Arlington Public Library & more.

2.5 Miles

Old Town Alexandria, the King Street Metro

3.5 Miles

The Pentagon, Pentagon City

4.5 Miles

Reagan National Airport, Crystal City, Clarendon

5 Miles

And just one traffic light to the District of Columbia

 

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