We Serve the Greater Alexandria Area

Keyrenter Alexandria has proven to be successful time and time again, which is why we are eager to expand in order to offer our services wherever we can.

We know our strategy works, and we hope each one of our customers can experience that strategy firsthand.

By realizing that each person and property has unique needs, Keyrenter is able to find the right tenants, perform proper maintenance, and much more so you can reap the benefits you deserve.

We currently provide our services to select areas in the Alexandria area but may expand to others down the road.

Cities We Serve

Alexandria

The City of Alexandria, located in the commonwealth of Virginia, sits on 15.5 square miles of land directly adjacent the Potomac River, seven miles south of neighboring Washington, D.C. Many of the nearly 160,000 people living in the city work in public service fields and commute daily to the nation’s capital. The city is among the largest and highest-income earning communities in Virginia, making it a highly desirable area for property investment.

The city consistently ranks among the best places to live in the United States because of its proximity to other urban areas as well as its impressive park system and unique cultural history.

Founded in 1749, Alexandria, Virginia is home to many rich architectural areas. The historic center of town, known colloquially as Old Town, features a wide variety of restaurants, theaters, and antique shops. The area was rated one of the prettiest places to live in the south by Southern Living, and among the best value travel destinations by Money magazine. In 2017, tourists spent approximately $790 million in the city, generating $26.6 million in tax revenue.Old Town’s main thoroughfare, King Street, is an eclectic mix of over 200 boutiques and restaurants, which sit alongside museums and other compelling architectural must-see attractions near the waterfront.

King Street spans 5.1 miles and features a trolley that guides city residents and tourists along its course. The brick-lined streets of Old Town bustle with traffic, lending ambiance to this booming cultural and business district.

Key landmarks like the George Washington Masonic National Memorial, constructed to resemble a historic lighthouse in ancient Egypt, City Hall (built in 1871), and the Pope-Leighey house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright are big draws to tourists in the state of Virginia and the nation at large.

Nature lovers will also enjoy a stroll in Huntley Meadows Park and those interested in learning more about the cultural heritage of the city may relish a tour of Christ Church, completed in 1773. The city is a key location for architectural tourism and careful attention has been given to restoring and preserving historical buildings in the area.

Alexandria’s Residential Charm

The city features an alluring blend of new development and historic areas, consisting of urban and suburban living areas. Houses and buildings constructed in the late 1800s stand side-by-side with new apartment, condo, and storefront development. This rich mix of development presents many options for property development.

Highly desirable neighborhoods, like Northeast and Fairlington/Bradlee are home to refined mansions and smaller houses alike and an excellent public education system. The area has been rated among the healthiest places to live by Forbes Magazine. Other notable neighborhoods include Seminary Hill, Del Ray and Old Town West, each of which reflect the nuance and vibrancy of the local community.

The compact design of neighborhoods makes the city highly walkable and contributes greatly to the overall feeling of community in the city. Water taxis, bike sharing services, and the city’s Metrorail system ensure reliable and quick transit across and beyond the city. Nestled up to the Potomac River, the area offers great views and a diverse range of activities out on the water, including sightseeing cruises of the nation’s capital.

A Stable and Growing Economy

The median income is $87,319 and the median home sales price as of 2018 is $538,100. Listing prices average $401 per square foot and rental properties average $2,100 per month, which speaks to the high desirability of neighborhoods in the city in comparison with other areas in the state.

Top employers in the area include the Department of Commerce, located in downtown Alexandria, and the Department of Defense in nearby Washington, D.C. Many city residents work at the Institute for Defense Analyses and in related civil service fields.

The region boasts one of the highest rates of median expendable income in the nation in comparison with cities like San Jose and Durham, NC.

The city’s beautiful neighborhoods, strong public-school system and services, and steadily employed workforce make it a great area for property investment. Relatively high property values, rates of employment and expendable income ensure a strong return on investment. There are many opportunities for those interested in getting into the rental property business for the first time or in expanding on existing rental properties.

As with any investment in property, a thorough understanding of local property values and city services can significantly improve opportunities for success in the market.

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Annandale

Annandale is located near the heart of Fairfax, County, Virginia and is considered to be part of the Washington Metro area. This census-designated place (CDP) gets its name from Annandale, Scotland. The total area of this CDP is 7.86 square miles, making up a portion of the coastal plain and characterized by heavy red clay soils, stream valleys and rolling hills. The Virginia town was first settled in during the year 1685.

As of the 2010 Census, there were just over 41,000 people living here, a 25 percent decline from the year 2000. The Census reported 13,890 households in town from 2012 to 2016, including approximately three people per household. More than 86 percent of these people had been living in the same house during the previous year.

According to Zillow, the median home value for homes here is estimated to be around $532,200. This has increased by 4.9 percent since 2017 and is expected to increase by 3.1 percent during 2019. The median price of homes listed here is $608,000, but the median price for homes sold is closer to $517,800. The median list price is $309 per square foot, higher than the $227 median list price per square foot reported for the Washington Metro area.Approximately 16.1 percent of the listing here eventually have their prices cut. Current market conditions are cool, with a local foreclosure rate that’s lower than the Washington Metro average and the national average.

The foreclosure rate here has been declining steadily since peaking early on during 2009.

Only 7.8 percent of the homeowners here are underwater on their mortgage, much lower than the 12.1 percent in the Washington Metro Area or 10.4 percent average for the U.S. The foreclosure rate here is 0.4 percent, while foreclosures average 1.7 percent in the Washington Metro area and 1.6 percent across the country.

Zillow estimates the rentals here to be around $400 more expensive than the rest of the Washington Metro area and around $1070 more than the rest of the country. The rent list price here is around $1.63 per square foot. Rentals in this suburb typically go for slightly over $2,500 per month, while the average for the U.S. is closer to $1,450.

Neighborhood Scout

North Springfield, Ravensworth, Kings Park and Jefferson are all within 1.6 miles of town. Other cities nearby include Fairfax, Dunn Loring, Vienna, Falls Church and Burke. Rose Hill, Springfield, Lincolnia and Franconia are also close by. The median home value in Dunn Loring and Vienna is substantially higher, while Alexandria and Falls Church are most comparable. Franconia, Lincolnia, and Springfield have some of the lowest median home values in the immediate area.

Things to Do in Annandale

One of the most popular destinations for enjoying local boat rentals, fishing, and bike trails is Lake Accotink. The Fairfax Cross County Trail stretches along the Accotink Creek for about 20 miles. This is a popular destination for enjoying uninterrupted cross-country skiing, running, biking and hiking. Other local attractions nearby include the Alexandria Coliseum at Kid’s Choice, the Annandale farmers market, the Ernst Culture Center Theater and the Beltway Beer Trail in Springfield.

Pine Ridge Park and Eakin Park are located northwest from the heart of town near New Hope. However, there are actually close to 25 parks scattered about the town. The Audrey Moore RECenter in Wakefield Park has an indoor pool and offers over three dozen fitness classes every week. The Wakefield Skate Park offers BMX and skateboarding camps and classes to children of all ages. The Hidden Oaks Nature Center maintained by the county park authority is also worth a visit.

Downtown here is also known locally as Koreatown. There are more than 900 South Korea-owned businesses and over 65 South Korean restaurants operating in this area of town. Known for its large Korean community, it’s not uncommon to see Korean businesses scatted throughout a shopping center. An American Community Survey administered from 2009 to 2013 reported the other leading ancestry groups in town to include Vietnamese, Bolivian, Salvadoran, and German.

Historical Landmarks

Founded in 1965, the largest and oldest branch of the Northern Virginia Community College System is located in this suburb. Today, more than 75,000 students and 2,600 faculty members are part of the “NOVA” North Virginia Community College system. Little River Turnpike is the oldest road in own and actually served as the first toll in the United States. During colonial times, tobacco and other items were loaded from Little River Turnpike onto ocean-going ships using the Accotink Creek.

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Aurora Highlands

If you’ve ever thought about becoming a rental property owner in Aurora Highlands, Virginia, now is a great time. Many opportunities await for first-time small business owners ranging from government grants, state incentives, to generous tax breaks. One of the first things you will want to study is your target area. Read on and see if Aurora Highland, Virginia could be your rental dream come true.

Aurora Highlands is a quiet historic district nestled within Arlington County, Virginia. The Pentagon is to the north and the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport flanks the east side. The Arlington water treatment plant sits to the south. Officially recognized in 1910, Aurora Highlands began as a 1000-acre farm belonging to George Washington Parke Custis (Martha Washington’s grandson) along with his son-in-law, Robert E. Lee. Over half of Aurora Highlands’ industry and occupation comes from professionals and government personnel. According to Areavibes, the median household income for Aurora is $132,000 which is almost double that of the state.

The unemployment rate is 39% lower compared with the national average. Roughly 74% of residents have some college education all the way up to a master’s degree or higher.

The median age is 34 years old for both male and female and racial diversity hovers around 30%. Half of the residents are married or have been, and 38% of married couples have children under eighteen years of age. The majority of families rent versus owning a home at a ratio of 82:18, perfect for those looking to own rental property.

Single-family homes dot the landscape and as of June 2018, Zillow costs the average 3 bedrooms, 2 bath home at $660,000 while renting the same house will run an average of $3000 per month.

Amenities

Residents of all ages can enjoy a myriad of activities close to home. For the college-bound student, it will come as a relief to know the Arlington / Greater DC area is home to many colleges and universities. Georgetown, Marymount, and Chamberlain, just to name a few, are within a fifty-mile radius making travel convenient. Not surprisingly, internships are numerous here attracting many young adults looking for things to do. The nightlife scene doesn’t disappoint. Heading north toward Pentagon City, a bastion of nightclubs awaits whether you’re looking for a quiet martini or a raucous dance floor. Restaurants are just as abundant in this area and the cultural diversity is reflected in the variety of food available. This translates into 206 pizza parlors, 118 Chinese restaurants, 159 Mexican restaurants, 62 Indian restaurants and 246 Italian bistros; enough thrill to satisfy an adventurous palate. You can make a casual day out of shopping from Crystal City’s stores or sleuthing through antique shops for hidden heirlooms. Some stores offer free parking for hassle-free shopping. There are plenty of family-friendly venues to explore from the educational: The Arlington House: Robert E. Lee Memorial, to the Great Waves Water Park, a mere five miles from Arlington.

Business Opportunities

There are many steps to becoming a rental property owner in Aurora Highlands, but the first thing to do is check to see if you qualify for any incentives the state or Arlington County offers to small business owners. This will give you a step up and help you network with other like-minded entrepreneurs. On the state level, Virginia offers the Small Business Job Grant Fund (SBJGF) which helps small businesses create jobs. You may be reimbursed up to $2000 for creating jobs along with free recruiting and training services if you qualify. In addition, Arlington County offers grants such as Industrial Development Authority (IDA) Performance Incentives along with the Rehabilitation Tax Exemption. On the government level, the new Tax Cut and Jobs Act (TCJA) that passed Congress on December 22, 2017, will greatly benefit landlords. The TCJA allows you take a pass-through income deduction so your rental income is taxed at the individual level and not at the business level. Another tax perk for a new landlord is the cost of furniture and appliances can now be deducted up to $1,000,000 in 2018 under Section 170 Expensing. Be sure to talk to a tax professional to find out about other tax benefits.

Decisions

If you decide becoming a rental property owner is for you, you may consider hiring a property manager to handle the day-to-day minutia with your rentals. Property managers will advertise, schedule repairs, deal with tenants, collect rent, show the property, and anything else you deem necessary or would rather not deal with. The property management company likely has solid real estate statistics at their fingertips and know more about your neighborhood than you do. They can tell you about tenant retention rates or help you decide if raising rent is a good option to absorb rising taxes. And who wouldn’t want to hand off a 2 a.m. emergency plumbing nightmare to a professional team?

Once you feel like you’ve done enough research, get out and talk to other business owners that have rental property. Find out what some of their struggles are so you can avoid the same pitfalls and enjoy making your dream a reality.

Bailey’s Crossroads

Bailey’s Crossroads, Virginia, is in Fairfax County in the northern area of the state. Its total area is only 2.1 square miles, all of which is land. Its level and broad plain was chosen by the Union Army for a massive review of troops during the Civil War. Taking place on November 20, 1861, thousands of troops marched in formation and paraded before President Abraham Lincoln.

Bailey’s Crossroads lies at the “crossroads” of State Route 244 (Columbia Pike) and State Route 7 (Leesburg Pike). The city honors the Bailey family of circus fame. Hachaliah Bailey, one of the first American circus showmen, was the first to purchase an elephant. Needing a place to winter his circus animals, on December 19, 1837, he bought land on the outskirts of Falls Church in Bailey’s Crossroads. He also built a large house known as “Bailey’s Mansion,” which was said to have contained 100 rooms.

Population

The last official census in 2010 showed 23,643 residents, 12,192 males and 11,451 females.

Real Estate

According to Realtor.com, homes for sale in Baileys Crossroads, Virginia, have a median listing price of $339,500, a price of $258 per square foot, and an average rental of $2,500.

Schools:

Public schools in Bailey’s Crossroads, Virginia, belong to Arlington County Public Schools or Alexandria City Public Schools. They include Campbell Elementary School (Grades PK-5), John Adams Elementary School (Grades PK-5), Glasgow Middle School (Grades 6-8), and Glen Forest Elementary School (Grades PK-5).

Examples of Local Cuisine
Seasons 52 in McLean, 3.1 miles away

Founding Farmers in Tysons Corner, 3.5 miles away

True Food Kitchen in Fairfax, 3.0 miles away

ATTRACTIONS near Bailey’s Crossroads, Virginia
Signature Theatre

This is located in Village at Shirlington, Arlington, Virginia, 2.3 miles away. It is known for its world-class spectacular musical theater productions and the works of Stephen Sondheim, presented in an intimate environment. It attracts major talent from the entire eastern United States. There are also about a dozen restaurants within a short walk and lots of free parking.

Green Spring Gardens

Located in Alexandria, only 2.4 miles away, this is a small but beautifully maintained park with a Public Garden Inn Historic Site, a Gazebo Garden, and a wonderful mix of gardens and walkways. The large plants and trees have become a nice canopy for lower growing plants. You will find flowering plants, evergreens, fruiting, and others. This is a great place to walk and relax and is open all year round. Their visitors center has interesting books about gardening and birds.

Long Branch Nature Center

Also in Arlington, this is another place to learn about nature. The Four Mile Creek runs through the center and the park. It is a nice place to walk around with children and dogs. The Center has activities for all ages, a large room for events and classes, a short nature trail, bird feeding on the patio out front, and even a red-headed vulture in a large cage out back.

Nook Play Well

While in Arlington, you can take the children to this indoor Playcentre that has creative areas for arts and crafts, ball pit, toys, hiding spots, reading, dress up, and more in addition to play areas for the children and an area for parents to relax and have refreshments. Nook also specializes in putting on birthday parties and having a baby speak class taught by a pediatric speech pathologist. Any child under the age of one is FREE!

Port City Brewing Company

In Alexandria, 3.4 miles away, they brew award-winning craft beer and are open seven days a week for tastings, growler fills, six-packs, pints, and kegs. They have tours Thursdays through Sundays, every Friday night there is live music, food trucks on Fridays and Saturdays, and special events. The brewery was opened because of the conviction that the DC market was in need of more local choices for great quality craft beer!

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Washington, DC is only 5 miles away, and there are so many places to see there. This is just one of them. The professionalism of the actors here in their presentations and touring Broadway musicals in this premier venue for performing arts is fantastic. Be sure to go to the roof terrace and observe the spectacular views of the city and its structures, the amazing sunsets, and perhaps take some pictures. Parking is available at or near the center, and the Metro stops nearby. If you time your visit to a performance, you can take a free shuttle from Foggy Bottom Metro.

Contact

Feel free to contact our property management company for a comprehensive market analysis of your property, to answer any of your questions, and to get more details.

Del Ray
Del Ray, Virginia is a community that is ever evolving, changing, and morphing with the youth of America who flock to the neighborhood in search of affordable, safe, and comfortable housing. Situated within easy reach of Washington, DC, the neighborhood seems to embrace the concept of the ideal American community with all its challenges, rewards, setbacks, and advances. Like the American dream, this neighborhood experience is one that is always changing—upgrading to a new and better model.

Huddled within the confines of Alexandria, Virginia, the Del Ray neighborhood is full of trees that hover over lush lawns. The sidewalks bulge up in places, but that is not a subject of condemnation, rather, it is an indication of age and maturity mixed with an ever-changing influx of youth. Along these sidewalks, residents walk dogs, jog, push strollers, and provide a safe place to run and jump and do cartwheels for the youth. Basketball backboards line some streets, and in the fall months, youth gather together for a friendly street game. The sound of balls bouncing on the streets fills the air with expectation.The bluster of winter surrenders to the burgeoning spring when leaves reach for the distant sun, their soft green presence creating a halo around each tree. Living in this community quickens the pace of spring into the breathless summer when the young splash the neighborhood swimming pools and play baseball on well-kept diamonds.

The fall brings an instant surprise of color to the cheeks of the neighborhood. Greens surrender to orange, red, and rust-colored spangles that witness the area youth bouncing their basketballs and firing away at the basket. Halloos and fist-pumps celebrate success followed by chiding banter.

Many who live in this neighborhood work in the Washington, DC area. Sloughing the cares and concerns of their labor, they come home to a safe and comfortable environment. The central business area of the neighborhood is along Mount Vernon Avenue. On this street, cozy businesses still exist, turning a kind smile on the world, attracting customers with a wink and a nod instead of the brazen splash of colorful advertising.

The neighborhood attracts first-home buyers with affordable and varied housing. The average home price in the Del Ray area runs at $401.00 per square foot. That makes the normal three-bedroom home of 1400 square-feet come in at a price of $561,400. If you prefer more room in your home, the price-per-square-foot ratio remains the same. The homes in the area are varied. In some sections you may find the standard ranch-style one-floor home, in others, you find Craftsman Homes and Continental styles as wells as modern condos and townhouses. Within walking distance, there are homes worth over a million next to homes that you can purchase for far less.

Renting a house, condo, townhouse, or apartment is easy in Del Ray. Homes rent for an average of $2.02 per square-foot. The average monthly payment for a home runs around $2100.00 per month, close to the average for the Washington Metro area. However, for that price, you get the peace of mind of living in an area that is free from the bustle of Washington while being close enough to drive or use public transport with ease.

The options to transport from Virginia to Washington are considerable. You can make the 10-minute drive yourself, use a bus, or call a taxi. The George Washington Parkway and I-395 are close at hand. The Braddock Road Metro station for the Blue and Yellow lines is placed in the southern section of the neighborhood and is within walking distance of nearly every home. With a large number of Universities in the Alexandria, Virginia and Washington, DC area, many students exercise the option to live in the Del Ray neighborhood. Often seen walking from homes to transports carrying notepads and laptops, students find the peace and tranquility of the area to be conducive to study.

Families, students, and visitors find many things to do in the neighborhood that are unique to its makeup. The cozy eateries and coffee shops along Mount Vernon Avenue provide a diverse diet with considerable ethnic diversity. “First Thursday,” is a monthly event celebrating the season and the month that is beginning. Every first Thursday of the month, shops take to the streets to present something new, something different, and something very Virginia. Sometimes the events are classic, sometimes they are quirky, and sometimes they are weird, but they are always fun. The yearly “Music Festival” accents summer months, and every fall the “Art on the Avenue” celebration takes over Mount Vernon Avenue with new and classic art presentations. The “Halloween Parade” encourages participants of all ages. Seniors walk amongst children, masked, joking, and playing roles while bands offer various music styles from block to block along the Avenue. At Thanksgiving, the “Turkey Trot” is a forty- year tradition that is a lively way to open the season, to be immediately followed by the neighborhoods Holiday Tree Lighting.

For those looking for the night-life, the scene is sublime with an outdoor cinema where you can enjoy family-friendly films while lying on the ground covered by a blanket munching on home-made popcorn. For indoor entertainment, visit the Birchmere where famous musical performers play your favorite tunes while you sit close to bask in their talent. The 500-seat auditorium is famous for its acoustics and its friendly confines.

Lake Barcroft

Lake Barcroft, Virginia, located in Fairfax County, is an unincorporated community that is categorized as a census designated place (CDP). Washington, DC lies just nine miles northeast of the community. A CDP includes an unincorporated community and the population in the surrounding countryside. This designation provides a basis for census-related statistical information.

History

The community grew out of the construction of the dam that was started in
1913 and completed in 1915. The dam was built to supply water to Alexandria, Virginia. In 1949, Alexandria started using the Occoquan Reservoir as its source of water. So in 1950, the dam along with 680 acres of land were purchased by Colonel Joseph Barger and Associates for $1 million to develop this community. The Lake Barcroft Community Association (LABARCA), a homeowner’s association, was established by the residents of the community. This group formed the Barcroft Lake Management Association (BARLAMA) in 1970 and bought the lake, dam, and other common areas for $300,000. LABARCA and BARLAMA combined in 1992 to form a homeowner’s association known as the Lake Barcroft Association (LBA).

Demographics

The 2010 United States Census reported the population of the community as 9,558 living in 3,603 households. Among the population, 91.4-percent had earned a high school degree or higher and 60.6-percent had earned a bachelor’s degree or higher. The population earned a median household income of $116,435 and a median per capita income of $55,676

From 2012 to 2016, 73.8-percent of the population owned their homes with the median value of homes reported as $629,900. Those with a mortgage were paying an average of $2,811 monthly for housing costs. Those without a mortgage were paying an average of $896 monthly. Renters were paying an average of $1,549 monthly.

Things to do in Lake Barcroft, Virginia

Lake Barcroft

The LBA owns five beaches and a community park to give residents who do not own lakefront property access to the lake. These areas are only open to residents and their guests. The LBA provides lifeguards in the summer. Community activities, such as Fourth of July fireworks and end-of-summer Labor Day activities, are organized by the LBA and held beside the lake. Except for lifeguards, no one can operate a gas-powered motorboat on the lake. Most residents opt for canoes, small sailboats, or an electrically powered boat.

Largemouth bass, catfish, and bluegill populate the lake. Muskrats, kingfishers, Canada geese, and ducks are among the species living alongside the lake.

Residents can safely swim and fish in the lake.

Mount Vernon, Home of George Washington
George Washington’s great-grandfather acquired part of the property in 1674. The Washington family increased the size of the property over time. It was originally called
Little Hunting Creek Plantation. Washington’s half-brother named it Mount Vernon, and Washington did not change the name when he became sole owner in 1761.

The house was built in stages from 1758 to 1778 on the site of his father’s home. After Washington died in 1799, the property remained in the family but was allowed to decline.
In 1858, The Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association acquired the property and has maintained the home and property ever since.

Woodlawn and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Pope-Leighey House

Both Woodlawn and the Pope-Leighey House are located on the same site. The site was originally part of George Washington’s Mount Vernon. In 1799, Washington presented the land as a wedding gift to his nephew, Lawrence Lewis and Eleanor “Nelly” Parke Custis Lewis, the granddaughter of George’s wife, Martha. The house has had several other notable owners and has been the focus of a couple restoration projects. In 1949, this house museum became the first location to be operated by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a privately funded nonprofit organization.

Architect Frank Lloyd Wright built the Pope-Leighey House in 1940 for journalist Loren Pope. Robert and Marjorie Leighey bought the house in 1946. The National Trust for Historic Preservation moved the house to this site after Mrs. Leighey gave it to them to prevent it from being demolished during the expansion of Highway 66. Mrs. Leighey was allowed to remain living in the house in its new location for her lifetime. In 1995, the house had to be moved 30 feet up the hill due to the instability of the ground underneath it.

Lincolnia

Lincolnia, Virginia is a city that really has a lot going for it. It has a great deal of history, great demographics, and a great community feel with a population of just over 25,000 people. Real estate in this community is very plentiful. Here is some more information about this great little community:

History

There are many historical buildings within the general vicinity. This would include the Ravensworth Plantation in nearby Springfield, the Fort Ward Museum and historical site, the Green Spring Gardens, the Alexandria Black History Museum, and the Bruin Slave Jail among many other sites.

Green Spring Gardens

Located just 6 minutes from the town in Alexandria, VA, the Green Springs Garden Park is an immense floral garden with an ancient plantation house as a background. The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2003 and it is said to have been constructed and completed in 1784. It was donated to Fairfax County by a prominent family in 1970.

Ravensworth Plantation

The Ravensworth Plantation was built in 1796. Although it burned in 1926, the estate is still open to the public. The plantation had a lot of involvement in the Civil War and was actually protected by both sides. It even had reports of individuals sleeping on the grounds right under the noses of a Union Encampment.

Fort Ward Museum

Finally, the Fort Ward Museum is a former Union Army installation that has been 90 to 95% restored. Almost all of the original walls are now intact.

Bruin’s Slave Jail

Bruin’s Slave Jail is an 18th-century building that was used to house slaves. Slave trader Joseph Bruin would capture the slaves and then house them in this building until they were sold.

Alexandria Black History Museum

Finally, nearby Alexandria also has an excellent Black History Museum. Open since 1940, the museum highlights all of the contributions African Americans have made to Alexandria and the rest of the nation. The museum features a number of unique elements, including miniature dollhouses depicting many now-non-existent African American sites, a reading room, and an art gallery among many other attractions.

Things To Do In And Around Lincolnia
Nearby Alexandria has many things to do. First of all, it has been voted best travel destination and it was named the South’s Prettiest Cities 2018. Here is just a random sampling of some of the great attractions in Alexandria, which is just a quick drive away from this town.

Old Town Alexandria

Old Town Alexandria is located along the waterfront and it has over 200 restaurants and hundreds of shops to choose from. Here you can also receive the key to the city museum pass, and you can also walk along in King Street, which has been voted one of America’s greatest streets. This street offers a trolley which runs every 15 minutes between Union Street and the King Street intersection. It is completely free!

Mount Vernon Trail

Mount Vernon Trail is also nearby to Lincolnia. The National Park Service offers several Virginia residents opportunities to learn to ride and bike safety classes for kids on this trail that runs for 18 miles through the old town to George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate. There is a lot of great scenery, including DC monuments and the Reagan National Airport. There are also a whole host of natural settings, including many individuals who love to bike and jog.

Old Town Food Tour

Finally, there are a lot of individuals who enjoy the Old Town food tour, this would include a walking tour of various landmarks and historical architecture with stops at at least five different restaurants. Chefs at these restaurants work hard to give you an impressive, and tasty, tour of the Old Town part of Alexandria, Virginia.

Property Management in The Lincolnia and Alexandria Area

The greatest thing about the Linconia area is that you get all the benefits of nearby Alexandria but with a much less lower crime rate. For example, the overall crime rate and this town is 55% lower than the national average. This town is safer than 73% of the other cities throughout the United States and Virginia, whereas Alexandria is only safer than 35% of the rest of the cities in this country. And in this small suburb of Alexandria Virginia you only have a 1 in 79 chance of becoming a victim of any type of crime whatsoever.

Lincolnia Property Management

The overall age of the houses in this area is immensely respectable as well. Most of the homes built in this suburb where in the 1985 Style, and the area has a median housing price range of around $550,000. This town is definitely a hidden gem within the state!

Springfield
As a part of Fairfax County, Virginia, the area of Springfield is not a city, but rather a census-designated place (or CDP) for statistical purposes. The area has a population of 30,484 people as of 2010, although the neighboring CDPs of North and West Springfield as well as Newington are often given addresses under the same name too, encompassing a population of over 100,000 residents. Located in Northern Virginia, the CDP is part of the most heavily populated part of the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area. Its close proximity to the District of Columbia makes the mainly residential area an attractive place to settle.

As of the 2010 Census, the median age of residents was 38.4 years old. The median annual household income is well above the national average at $84,309 for non-families and $95,158 for families. The residential zone comprises 12,431 houses and 7,472 familial units. The population density is calculated to be around 3,869.5 people per square mile, spread over the area’s 7.9 square miles of land.The CDP is exceptionally ethnically and racially diverse and is located near other diverse pockets found throughout the Washington Metropolitan Area. Specifically, the racial composition of the area is 48.7% Caucasian, 9.0% African American, 0.7% Native American, 24.3% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 12.5% from races not specified before, and 4.7% from two or more racial groups.

Those indicating Hispanic or Latino origin make up 25.5% of the residents. It is interesting to note that there are sizable communities of those who report Irish, English, Ethiopian, and Italian ancestry. 43.47% of residents are recorded as foreign-born, contributing to the culturally diverse nature of the area. The population is among the most educated in the United States, seeing as 40.71% of adults 25 and over possess at least a bachelor’s degree. This is compared to just 21.84% of adults in the average American community.

Springfield offers a wide selection of real estate including waterfront homes, traditional houses, townhouses, duplexes, and apartments. According to Zillow, the median home value is estimated to be $469,900 with a projected growth in value of 0.3%. Nearby areas boast estimated average home values of $521,600 in Fairfax, $516,800 in Annandale, and $498,300 in Burke. NeighborhoodScout reports that the most expensive expanse of the CDP is near Lee Chapel Road and Old Keene Mill Road, with Pohick Hills coming in at a close second. Many of the homes were built between 1970 and 1999 and 42.19% of homes were constructed from 1940 to 1969. A lower portion were built recently with a mere 12.92% being constructed after the turn of the century. Although the majority of residents are home-owners, there is a solid mix as 36.27% rent their living space. Zillow advises that a renter can expect to pay anywhere from $1,150 to $4,500 a month depending on the size and location of the property.

A flour mill and farmland was originally what would later become Springfield in 1847 as more people were brought in by Daingerfield Station operated by Orange and Alexandria Railroad. The station still stands today as the Virginia Railway Express stop near Backlick Road. The settlement around the station would soon gain a post office and in 1946, suburban development was initiated and the population exploded as the nation’s capital sustained a larger metropolitan sprawl. The 1973 unveiling of the mall, today known as Springfield Town Center, transformed the locale into a popular retail destination.

Today, this part of Virginia is alluring for home-buyers and renters for a myriad of reasons. The area is serviced by the Blue Line of the Washington Metro and the aforementioned Railway Express commuter rail station, providing a hassle-free commute into the city. Many bus services cover the surrounding neighborhoods including the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, the Fairfax connector, and Greyhound buses. The public schools are operated by Fairfax County, the tenth biggest school system in all of the fifty states and the largest in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Due to the abundance of high-income residents, the public schools are among the best in the country. Nearby private schools include St. Bernadette School, Iqra Elementary, the Word of Life Christian Academy, and Al-Qalam Academy. The Richard Byrd Library, operating under the umbrella of the Fairfax County Public Library, is conveniently located in the area.

This historical locality offers a multitude of entertaining and interesting places to visit. The Sydenstricker School, a one-room schoolhouse from 1928, has a spot on the National Register of Historic Places and offers a glimpse into 20th century life in the suburbs. The DMV office in the shopping mall is of historical significance as well, seeing as two hijackers involved in the 2001 September 11 attacks purchased their falsified identification there. The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency center is situated at Fort Belvoir, and the area additionally lays claim to The St. James Sports & Wellness Complex, opening in October of 2018. The complex will offer 450,000 square feet of recreation space for football, swimming, basketball, and ice hockey. The CDP is serviced by a station under Fairfax County Police Department authority and a volunteer fire department. Commonly referred to as “The Mixing Bowl,” a three-interstate interchange in the area was revamped with $676 million in funding. This community is in the company of the most admired in America and of course has the added benefit of everything cultural, historic, and entertaining that the city of Washington, DC has to offer.

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