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

6719 Quander Rd

Show Stopper!!! One of the few homes in Bucknell Manor with a full finished basement! Absolutely charming and expertly renovated top to bottom with over 1850 Square Feet of Living! Stunning Whole House Renovation Down to the Studs! This home has it ALL~Location, luxury features, new systems, loads of charm, and a walk-up basement! You won't find anything like this anywhere close to the city for this amazing price! 4 Bedroom, 3++ bath home located just 7 minutes from old town Alexandria. Luxurious Main Level Master En-Suite features sitting room, walk-in closet, custom tiling and dual sink vanity. Open concept main level living w/ superior attention to detail including gorgeous new kitchen with ample cabinetry, beautiful high end stone countertops, & black stainless steel appliances.Upper Level has two large bedrooms with fabulous storage, plus spacious full bath. Lower level has second living area with wet bar/mini fridge, 4th bedroom plus full bathroom with partitioned 1/2 bath attached. All systems updated throughout including wiring and circuitry. Endless Curb appeal & Modernized Layout that make for truly comfortable living. ALL NEW: HVAC, H2O heater, Appliances, Bathrooms, Siding, Roof, Entry, Windows, Recessed lighting+more! Great fenced in backyard and covered carport! All work completed is FULLY PERMITTED AND APPROVED by Fairfax County. ESSENTIALLY A NEW HOUSE WITH THE CHARM AND CHARACTER OF YESTERYEAR! A unique and turn-key find unlike anything you've seen in Bucknell! Great Commuter location with easy access to Old Town Alexandria, Ft. Belvoir and the Pentagon. Less than 3 miles to Huntington Metro. Experience nature at Mt. Vernon District Park, Bike or Run along Mt. Vernon Trail, Skate Or Swim at the Mt. Vernon Rec Center and so much more. Belle Haven, Shopping and dining are just minutes away! [Bucknell Manor - $625,000] SOLD!

2404 Mary Baldwin Dr

Close to DC, Old Town Alexandria and Metro Station. Gorgeous 4 levels with walk out basement that could be used as a guest room, office, gym. Freshly painted. Roof was replaced in July. New carpet. [Bucknell Manor - $375,000] SOLD!

2204 Dartmouth Dr

**OPEN HOUSE 11/10 CANCELLED! PROPERTY IS NOW UNDER CONTRACT!!**This complete renovation in 2015 will knock you off your feet! All for your future enjoyment, approximately $75k in remodeling to remove walls and create an open concept kitchen with copious cabinets, a huge breakfast bar island, new appliances, farm house sink and trendy tile back splash! Also included a new roof, new HVAC, new tankless water heater with limitless hot water, a new 200 amp electrical panel and finished basement adding cozy radiant floors. The 2015 deluxe basement bathroom has dual shower heads, and the upper full bath was completely updated in 2017. Gleaming hardwood floors! Deck for entertaining in private yard. Off-street parking. Great commute either north to Old Town, Amazon HQ2, DC and Pentagon or south to Fort Belvoir! Shopping and restaurants close by! [Bucknell Manor - $400,000] SOLD!


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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. Aubrey is a service-disabled retired veteran and a part of our family. We give him the opportunity to work at the office and on the web as part of his recovery. The opinions and statements presented by Aubrey are his own and we don't necessarily agree with them.