Tips for searching by zip code

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There are a few key concepts that any prospective purchaser should know when seeking real estate by zip code:

  1. ZIP Codes are categories for grouping mailing addresses and are not exact geographic regions.
  2. The centroid of a ZIP Code may be in one County and the associated city/town in another.
  3. In rural areas, a single ZIP Code may be used for cities and towns in several different Counties / Independent Cities.
  4. ZIP Code “areas” can overlap, be subsets of each other, or be artificial constructs with no geographic area.
  5. ZIP Codes are only loosely tied to cities.

Search for Real Estate by Zip code

Using our powerful Northern Virginia Real Estate Search you can search by zip code anywhere in Northern VA. In addition, we’ve compiled this list of zip codes in Northern Virginia.