Marlan Forest Real Estate: Prices, Pictures, Facts and Map

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aerial view of Marlan Forest
Marlan Forest is in close proximity to the GW Parkway

Marlan Forest and Marlan Heights in Fairfax County provides a highly desired location address just 2 miles south of Old Town Alexandria. Marlan Forest provides its residents with easy access to Mt Vernon bike paths for walking, running, biking and wildlife viewing as its location is just across the George Washington Parkway from the Potomac River. Most homes are brick ramblers, Cape Cods and Colonials built in the 50’s.

The forest is more than just a name in Marlan Forest.  Many trees were spared to maintain the natural environment and thus residents are surrounded by towering old growth trees. The nearby homes are usually beautifully landscaped, complimenting the luxurious greens of the development.

Fort Hunt Road borders the west along with route 1 offering vast shop stops such as Belle View, Hollin Hall, Mount Vernon Plaza and Hybla Valley. Wilson Bridge is an arm length away while the Parkway connects commuters to Alexandria and other north points. The Huntington Metro stop also services the area. Fort Hunt/Mount Vernon area is well known to buyers for its outstanding Fairfax County Public Schools, county services and safety.

Marlan Forest / Marlan Heights is a community of single family residences on large lots. Marlan Forest is at the northern end of the Fort Hunt area on a ridge overlooking the Potomac River.

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Finding a rental is not always easy. Depending on occupancy rates in a particular area, it actually might be quite difficult to find available rentals that are also within your price range and meet all of your pre-determined requirements. However, even in areas where there is not a great deal of competition for the available rentals, renters may still have some difficulty finding the perfect home.

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The first step of any rental search should begin with the potential renter carefully identifying all of their needs in a home. This list of needs will be different for every renter. While some renters are simply looking for a place to eat, bathe and sleep other renters may be looking for a living space which will serve a number of purposes including working, entertaining and participating in leisure activities or hobbies. Do you need to be close to the Metro? Do you want granite counters? Do you need a washer and dryer in the unit? What’s your budget?

It is important to prioritize your needs and distinguish between needs and wants because you’ll probably have to compromise.

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Once a renter has a good idea of the basic features he or she needs in a rental, it’s time to use our website to identify neighborhoods, condos and properties.  This research will give the renter an idea of the types of properties available for rent in Northern Virginia. Many people are shocked by the prices and what’s actually available.

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