Douglas Park is an expansive neighborhood in South Arlington bounded by Columbia Pike to the north, S. Walter Reed Drive to the east, S. Four Mile Run Drive to the west and the intersection of these two roads to the south.
Are you thinking of renting an apartment in Arlington?
Well, whether you want to rent alone or with a roommate, it’s best to get in touch with your local real estate agent ASAP. Real estate agents make it their business to know what’s going on in the housing markets they work in. Most people think that they would only need a real estate agent when they are selling or buying a home. But, renting a home also requires a market knowledge that only a real estate agent can provide.
A condominium is a multi-unit building which is individually owned with common areas jointly owned by residents and building owner (s). Condominiums are more affordable than a single family house. Most condominiums offer additional amenities such as pool, work-out room and party room. While some condominiums are located in large multi unit buildings, other condominiums may be detached and be located in a gated or planned community. In Alexandria condominiums are often available for sale or for rent and these housing units are popular real estate choices among many homeowners.
The prices of condos are going up in some parts of Northern Virginia and down in other areas, but one thing is for sure, condos are here to stay! Condo living looks like being the way of the future and there are several quite diversified reasons for their popularity.
In 1944 Joseph Cherner established the Shirlington Corporation and had several stores built in the area. In the 80’s the area was home to more office buildings. By 2000 Shirlington began to boom with opportunity. Today Shirlington is nicknamed the “Arts and Entertainment District”. There are plenty of things to do in Shirlington from shopping, entertainment, and dining. WETA-TV, WETA-FM and USPTO satellite offices are located in Shirlington.
Shirlington is served by the Shirlington Bus Station and is a transfer center for Metrobus and Arlington Transit. Commuters have no trouble moving about as extensive network of Metro bus routes shuttles them to and from Pentagon City and Crystal City Metro stations as well as other locations. The Shirlington Station is situated at 2975 South Quincy Street.
Homes for sale in and around Shirlington
$522,000 : 3631 S Four Mile Run Dr, Arlington 22206
3 beds, 2 full baths
Living area: 884 sq. ft.
Year built: 1945
Days on Market: 3
$415,000 : 2821 Wakefield St S #7-8, Arlington 22206
2 beds, 1 full baths
Living area: 935 sq. ft.
Year built: 1983
Days on Market: 18
$414,900 : 4069 S Four Mile Run Dr #203, Arlington 22204
2 beds, 2 full baths
Living area: 1,135 sq. ft.
Year built: 1966
Days on Market: 59
Situated on a rolling forest terrain in West Springfield, Cardinal Forest is a condominium development that was constructed in 1968 and converted into a condominium community in 1978.
Below are the available floorplans at Cardinal Forest:
Cardinal Forest highlights 130 acres of landscaping with trails and pools near Lake Accotink offering tranquil living near nature.
The community of Cardinal Forest comprises of 1050 units wherein 501 are townhouses and 549 are condominium units. The units have brick exteriors while some are stucco that results in reduced maintenance fees for condo owners. Cardinal Forest offers a variety of 26 floorplans which are 1 to 3 bedroom townhouse style floorplans and 1 to 3 bedroom apartment style floorplans.
Available Homes at Cardinal Forest
$625,000 : 8316 Botsford Ct, Springfield 22152
4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
Living area: 2,693 sq. ft.
Year built: 1965
Days on Market: 49
$575,000 : 6001 Sherborn Ln, Springfield 22152
4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
Living area: 2,096 sq. ft.
Year built: 1966
Days on Market: 149
$200,000 : 5898-D Surrey Hill Pl #681, Springfield 22152
1 beds, 1 full baths
Living area: 819 sq. ft.
Year built: 1968
Days on Market: 11
$288,500 : 5926 Minutemen Rd #302, Springfield 22152
2 beds, 1 full, 1 half baths
Living area: 1,120 sq. ft.
Year built: 1968
Days on Market: 107
Established in 1974 with a mission to reduce homelessness, increase community support and promote self sufficiency, the Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services is operated by a multi-denominational board of directors and staff managing over 70 housing units.
Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services is located in the Mount Zephyr Business Center at 8305 Richmond Highway, Suite 17B, corner of Richmond Highway and Reddick Avenue of Alexandria VA. Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services have been serving the areas by I-495 to the north, I-95 to the west, Potomac River top the west and the Occoquan River to the south, covering the Lee and Mount Vernon Districts of Fairfax County and the entire Fairfax County, including the county’s Planning Districts with Mount Vernon and Rose Hill Districts, Lower Potomac District and the eastern part of the Springfield District.
Programs of Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services:
- Apartments Budgeting Counseling
- Emergency Services
- Housing as Top Priority
- Housing Locator Program
- Budget Counseling
- Children’s Resources
Assistance to people who have been denied housing due to bad credit or poor rental history as an alternative to homeless shelter by letting people rent while assisting in rental reference concerns and cleaning up their credit.
Application for assistance for grant costing up to $250 to help in preventing evictions and utility disconnections including assistance with the first rent or security deposit.
To prevent homelessness, services are offered for affordable housing including guidance, support and financial assistance for families near to homelessness.
Housing Search Assistance is offered for people near to homelessness as part of the federal Homeless Prevention and Rapid Housing Program. Partners of the program are FACETS, Housing and Community Services of Northern Virginia, New Hope Housing, Fairfax County Office to Prevent and End Homelessness, Reston Interfaith, Shelter House and more.
Financial education is provided and low income families and individuals of Good Shepherd Housing apartment programs, are given the opportunity to learn how to clean up their credit history and discover new money management skills leading to financial independence.
Regardless of families of Good Shepherd Housing apartment programs having low incomes, children are offered educational, social and recreational activities with school supplies, holiday gifts and paid for after school activities and summer camps.
Support given to the Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services will assist in reducing homelessness, increase community support and promote the potential for self sufficiency through the programs that serve the working poor, disabled and elderly. Ways to help Good Shepherd Housing and Family Service:
- Designate GSH
- Mortgage Club
- Donation of Computer Packages
- Donation of Cars and Trucks
- Donation of Home Kits such as Cleaning Supplies and Household Items
For more information on the other ways of how to help, please visit: http://www.goodhousing.org/help/.
Volunteers are welcomed at Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services to provide the following services:
- Budget Counselors
- Child Care
- Client Intake
- Event Planning
- Front Desk Reception
- Maintenance/ Repair
- Spanish Speakers/ Translators
- Technical Assistance
- Other Possible Assistance Once Can Offer
- Alderson, Richard (Dick) – Business development and strategic programming for EMC Federal
- Amundson, Kristen – Communications Manager at Education Sector; former Delegate in Virginia General Assembly; former Chair of Fairfax County School Board
- Bailey, Willie – Fairfax County Firefighter, Retired Army Reserves
- Catlin, James – Executive Vice President – Prosper (an online lending marketplace)
- Ellsworth, Cheryl – Attorney specializing in international trade, Customs and antitrust law
- Gillespie, Cathy – Current stay at home mother, former Campaign and Congressional staff member for Joe Barton, former Executive Director of Texas Freedom Fund Political Action Committee
- Goode, Ron – Commercial Developer, John Akridge Company
- Hyland, Ann – Retired Speech Pathologist, Ombudsman for Northern Virginia Long-Term Care program
- Lettice, Paula (Secretary) – Chief Financial Officer, Architect of the U.S. Capitol; Trustee, Trinity (DC) University
- Martin, J. Chris (Treasurer) – Manager, Business Analysis at Exxon-Mobil; president of civic association
- McCormick, Jr., Walter B. – President & CEO of the United States Telecom Association
- Meade, Louise – Retired GSHFS Emergency Services Director/Volunteer Coordinator
- Murray, Rosemary (Vice President) – Government Affairs Consultant, retired Vice President of US Airways
- Owen, Tofie M., Jr. – Senior Vice President, Corporate Development, SAIC, Retired Air Force Colonel
- Reiley, Rex – Real Estate sales
- Rosenthal, Philip – President of credit collection agency, low-income representative from Fairfax County Community Action Advisory Board
- Rotondaro, Kathleen – President and founding partner of national consulting firm for housing activities
- Souza, George – Retired Air Force officer, defense intelligence consultant; President of the Board of a non-profit professional association
- Stearman, Joseph – Business owner, Property Manager, Investor, low-income representative (census sub-tract)
- Utermohlen, Alison – Retired Senior Director of Government Affairs for Mortgage Bankers Association
- Wagner, Tim – Real estate appraiser
For more detailed information, visit http://www.goodhousing.org or contact 703 768 9404.