Living near the United States Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria VA

US Patent and Trademark Office

The United States Patent and Trademark Office is located in the Carlyle District of Old Town Alexandria VA. The USPTO is one of Alexandria’s top employers and a magnet for sharp, well-educated folks from across the country. Commuters have easy access to the USPTO because it’s located a few blocks from Alexandria’s King Street Metro and just inside the Capitol Beltway. The mission of the USPTO is to protect the interests of inventors of intellectual property, while providing for the good of the nation and the market.

The Carlyle District and Old Town have many upscale shops, restaurants, hotels and restaurants. Young patent examiners may have a hard time finding an affordable residence in Old Town or the Carlyle District, but have many choices close by in Huntington, New Alexandria and the West End of Alexandria.

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Homes for sale at Victorian Hills

Nestled between King Street (Route 7) and West Braddock Road in Alexandria VA, Victorian Hills dates back to the late 1960s.  These beautiful single family homes are a rare find.  With ample size lots and a secluded feel granted by trees with history this community combines being close to the heart of Alexandria without the metropolis feel.  The colonial style construction gives a comforting air that can only say “Welcome Home”.

Properties in Alexandria

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Nottoway Park in Vienna VA- Weekend Fun in Fairfax County

The Parks and Recreation system in Fairfax County, Virginia, is the primary public instrument for the preservation of natural land and environmentally sensitive resources in Fairfax County. Nottoway Park is one of the assets of the Fairfax County Park System.

Nottoway Park is located at 9601 Courthouse Road in Vienna, Virginia. Local residents can enjoy tennis, basketball and volleyball recreational facilities, as well as garden, picnic, and fitness trails. For those who enjoy a quieter atmosphere, a stroll through the densely wooded nature paths provide for a solitary and peaceful surrounding. The tennis courts and picnic shelters can be reserved for a small fee by calling 703-938-7532. During the summer season, Nottoway Park hosts a summer concert series entitled Nottoway Nights where locals can enjoy free, weekly public concerts featuring a variety of musical ensembles from international and nationally acclaimed artists.

Of the 416 parks in Fairfax County, Nottoway Park provides special opportunities to sustain healthy and wholesome living by developing positive life-style and recreational interests.

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Live in Northern Virginia — without a car!

Leave your car behind?  I can help you live in Arlington, Alexandria or Falls Church–without owning a car. Outside the City of Washington DC, Arlington County has the highest number of Metro Subway stops in the Capital Region.

Many large employment centers–Rosslyn, Courthouse, Clarendon, Crystal City, The Pentagon, Pentagon City and all of Falls Church City are on either the Yellow or Blue Line of the Metro system These areas are also loaded with all kinds of residential properties–single family homes, townhouses and condos.   Properties of all different sizes and prices ranges are available for purchase of lease.

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Want to get around? Try the healthy alternative–bikes!  Arlington, Alexandria and Fairfax counties are home to one of the nations most extensive system of bike trails.  Want to know a local secret–bikes are permitted on both the subway trains and Metro buses!  Bike lockers are available at most Metro stations.

Still need are car from time to time?  Use Zip Car. Hundreds of cars are available at dozens of sites all around the area-Metro stops, shopping centers, the business district, restaurant areas, museums–even the airport. Here is another local secret–Zip Car parking spots are just about as convenient as handicapped parking.

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Springfield Town Center’s Farmers Market

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Springfield Town Center hosts a small farmers market every Saturday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce is working with Smart Markets to provide some of the freshest fruits and veggies.

Smart Markets was established to provide well-managed, guaranteed producer-only farmers’ markets in Northern Virginia.

When operated with vision, commitment and enthusiasm, farmers’ markets can bring together a diverse population around a shared objective: supporting families by buying and serving real food — with real flavor.

When you shop at a farmers’ market, you are supporting local farmers, preserving small farms, and promoting sustainable agriculture. You are buying real food that is actually healthy for you, your family, the economy, and the environment, both locally and globally.

Check out the local Springfield properties for sale. The Springfield Town Center is bringing life back into the heart of Springfield!

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Ballston Commons Mall- Fun in Arlington

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Ballston Common Mall

Bring the kids to take part in the annual Halloween trick or treating all throughout the mall. If you have a lazy teen who will be going off to college soon, why not send him over to Ballston Common Mall’s yearly college fair?  Or you can simply shop in over 200 of their stores.

Ballston Common Mall has something for every single person in the family. If you’re looking to kick back and enjoy a good laugh, then the Comedy Spot is just the hangout spot for you. If you’re treating yourself to hair and nail treatments, you can choose from four beauty salons. Or if you want to keep the kids busy with something fun and energetic, you can always send them over to the nearby Kettler Capitals IcePlex for ice skating or to play hockey. Something that the whole family can enjoy is the Ballston Common Mall big movie theater! As you can see, this mall offers a diverse mix of services and goods. From their CVS Pharmacy to their Cyber Star Services they cater to every person’s wants.

The mall’s main features are their Macy’s, Macy Furniture Gallery, Gourmet Restaurants and the Sport & Health Club. Ballston Common Mall stretches out over 1.3 million square foot piece of land, it has four levels and is located at the corner of Glebe Road and Wilson Boulevard only four miles from Washington D.C in Arlington Virginia. Ballston’s mall is quickly becoming the new “downtown” of Arlington.

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Why buying a condo is not like buying a house.

Some folks like to imagine that buying a condo is like buying a house without yard work. In some ways this is true, but it many ways it does not tell the full story. There are real differences between buying a condo, whether you are a first time buyer seeking affordability, or if you are a long-time homeowner down-sizing.

Legal

Consider the legal limitations of condominium ownership. For example, the title of a single family home provides to the owner near total control of any legal use of the property. That means total control of the landscaping, the colors of the house and the types of windows and doors you have.

But condos are titled differently.  The governing documents in a condominium complex describe common areas and shared resources. The common area and shared portions of the property are controlled by a—sometimes burdensome—democratic apparatus of owners in the complex. The association might restrict the color you can paint your door. It is not uncommon for the association to decide what plants are planted and what types of windows you may install.

On the other hand, some homeowners associations make similar restrictions. A cynic might note that a homeowner does not have control over the street or “common area” that is controlled by the county. In a real sense we all have an association with the community at large. It’s just a matter of where the community starts and what responsibilities we cede to the community.

In a single family home, community control begins at the curb, but in a condo, community control begins somewhere just beyond the paint on your walls.

Lifestyle

Because the community has shared elements, condo owners don’t just have neighbors. Instead, condominium owners actually live next door to their investment partners. Condominiums force a relationship with your neighbors that goes beyond what the owner of a single family home might find. If your neighbor ruins the carpet outside his door, he ruins your carpet too.

Life is simpler in a condominium: you don’t need to worry about maintenance. Many times some or all of the utilities are managed by the association.  Often the building insurance is managed by the condo association.  Freedom from responsibility means less control and fewer choices about the community: but do you really care who cleans the gutters?  Do you really want to spend your life picking the insurance company?  If not then, a condo might be for you.

Condo Benefits

Condos are a lifestyle choice. In Northern Virginia, where prices are high and choices are limited, condo ownership makes a lot of sense. However, condo ownership has unique challenges and aspects that you should fully understand before buying.

If you choose a condo specialist like us, you’ll know that we have answers to important questions.


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