What type of dwelling do I want to buy?

Single-family house at 5610 Justis Pl, Alexandria, VA 22310
Single-family house at Glenwood Park is in Alexandria 22310

To start a home search, beginning with a certain type can narrow results. For example, selecting  a townhome moves towards different features than a garden style condominium, such as a townhomes potential for cozy levels and easier to maintain grounds than that of a Belle Haven property. On a different end of the spectrum is a luxury high rise which can boast scenic views of the surrounding landscapes.

Preferences can play a big role in finding a home that correctly aligns with the occupants lifestyle, such as that of a metro commuting corporate employee seeking a moderate Montebello dwelling versus that of a distant Springfield contracting handyman whom might prefer something with access to materials such as Lowe’s, and Home Depot and a quieter location like that of Newington.

Additionally, a type selection can make it easier to determine a neighborhood location. Some might prefer a townhome near a shopping center while others may weigh water accessibility as more desirable, such as a Potowmac Crossing condominium. Furthermore, I have seen that once the move has occurred, getting acquainted can be an endearing process of increasing familiarity with a region.

Some might love to settle into a Bucknell Cape-Cod, due to the detached ruggedness and the suburban appeal, while others might prefer the shopper friendly location of a Kingstowne townhome with easy entrance to 495.

Properties in Bucknell Manor

6722 Williams Dr

Absolutely Adorable 3 bed 2 bath cottage in Bucknell Manor. FULL WATERPROOFED BASEMENT!!! Beautifully renovated kitchen, newer appliances. Updated Baths. Gleaming hardwood floors. Fully fenced yard. Nestled on a quieter side street. Professionally landscaped.Tons of storage. Minutes to everything: Schools, shopping, transportation. [Bucknell Manor - $535,000]

2315 Mary Baldwin Dr

BEAUTIFUL 4- LVL DUPLEX WITH EXTENSION.. FRESHLY PAINTED/ REFINISHED FLOORS THROUGHOUT/ ALL NEW APPLIANCES/ LIGHT FIXTURES/ NEWLY RENOVATED KITCHEN/ . REFINISHED FLOORS , GORGEOUS BATHROOMS. WALK WONDERFUL WALK- UP BASEMENT/ (NEW) FENCED YARD WITH A BARN SHED/ REDONE DECK/ MOVE IN READY/ GREAT LOCATION, A FEW BLOCKS FROM SHOPPING AND RESTAURANTS/ MOVE- IN READY! A MUST SEE! [Bucknell Manor - $389,900]

6625 Cavalier Dr

Totally transformed. If you saw it before, you must come back. Expanded Bucknell Manor Cape w/garage. Kitchen w/granite & ceramic floor opens to fam rm addition. 2 full baths. New HVAC system just installed! Hardwood floors on mn floor - under carpet upstairs. 2BR's & office w/ full bath highlight upper level. Fully fenced. Short to West Potomac HS, shopping and restaurants. Terrific buy! [Bucknell Manor - $520,000]

2112 Rollins Dr

Rooms galore! This renovated Cape Cod is perfect for the multi-family buyer or a buyer that wants rooms for rent! 6 Bedrooms & 4 Full Baths + 1 Bedroom efficiency w/ 1 Full bath with Separate entrance for a TOTAL OF 7 BRs & 5 FBAs! Hardwood & Ceramic floors everywhere. Very clean and well maintained home. Over-sized Driveway plus tons of street parking. [Bucknell Manor - $479,990]

2201 Sweetbriar Dr

This splendid single family home that has 3 bedrooms and 1 full bathroom has an approximately 1,280 square feet of living space. This home also features full basement, open garage and a backyard with rear elevated deck. Located in between of White Oaks park and Mount Vernon district park. This home is worth taking visit, contact a local agent now for your viewing. Buyer pays entire transfer tax. [Bucknell Manor - $355,100]

7006 Colgate Dr

Updated and expanded four bedroom two bath single family home. Move in ready. Big yard. Refinished floors,fresh paint updated baths. Kitchen is lovely and large with eat in space. Office nook! Smart home features. Enclosed sun porch expands entertainment options. Large back yard. Near shopping at Beacon Hill. Easy access to Old Town. [Bucknell Manor - $499,999]

6617 Princeton Dr

BEAUTIFUL ONE OF A KIND, ONE OF THE LARGEST COLONIALS IN BUCKNELL MANOR HANDS DOWN! INCLUDES TWO MASTER BEDROOMS, ONE ON EACH LEVEL. HUGE BEDROOMS, OPEN CONCEPT KITCHEN, WITH GRANITE COUNTER TOPS, STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES, 42" CHERRY OAK CABINETS WITH A CENTER ISLAND. SHOWS WELL. GREAT CURB APPEAL. FOR THE SIZE AND LOCATION, YOU CAN'T BEAT THE PRICE! [Bucknell Manor - $675,000]

7004 Vanderbilt Dr

*Big Price drop. Amazing value* Completely renovated and expanded Cape Cod that is like a brand new home! Contemporary kitchen with 42'' white cabinets and large island. Private master suite with 2 closets, master bath w/ double sinks & separae tub & shower. New Baths, HW flooring, Oak stairs, Roof, Siding, Windows, Doors, Electrical wiring, Plumbing, 2nd HVAC zone. [Bucknell Manor - $625,000]

1605 Fort Hunt Ct

SPECTACULAR! COMPLETELY REMODELED 5BEDROOM4 BATH HOME WITH BRAND NEW KITCHEN, BATHS, AND MORE! CIRCULAR DRIVE, LANDSCAPING, SCREENED IN PORCH, DECK. WHOLE HOUSE GENERATOR, NO DETAIL OVERLOOKED. HARDWOOD FLOORS, PLANTATION SHUTTERS, ALL IN A GREAT LOCATION WITH SEVERAL CONVENIENT COMMUTER ROUTES AND SEVERAL SHOPPING, DINING AND RECREATIONS CHOICES. [Bucknell Manor - $649,999]


Aubrey NesbittAbout the Author --- Aubrey Nesbitt is a native of Northern Virginia who attended Virginia Commonwealth University. He is a veteran of the US Army and helps his family business by providing informational articles like this one. In addition to photography and blogging, Aubrey provides administrative support for the office.