7.0 out of 10

Landmark / Van Dorn

38.8081664660648 -77.1288372869406
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Public Transport
  • Schools
  • Cost of Living
  • Internet Access
Not great for
  • Parking
  • Nightlife
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Peace & Quiet
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters


2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5

"Older, more cost-effective area of Alexandria"

The Van Dorn area of Alexandria is an older part of town this has a lot of very nice people. It's inviting, but to be honest, if you're new to the area, you need to know that it's not very accessible to the Metro, and it has a much higher crime rate than the Eisenhower East or Old Town areas. On the flip sides, it's MUCH cheaper than those areas as well. It's a bit rundown so the resale values are less; however, it may be good for rental property purchases.
  • Close to DC
  • Valued property and location
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Students
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5

"Established and Diverse"

There is a wide variety of property types available. Condo living is the top choice for professionals. Depending on which community you choose you can get amenities such as shuttle service, an indoor workout center, indoor and/or outdoor pools, indoor and/or outdoor tennis courts, underground parking, and even more at some places. You need to make sure that condo fees don't intimidate your decision because some places include electricity, other utilities, and more. Single family homes are quite costly, rarely below $500k, and it's tough for a working person to keep one up during the winters. Well constructed condo buildings, most during the 1970s, hold up well, are not made of mere wood like newer ones. Do some research.
  • Public transit
  • Close to DC
  • Valued property and location
  • Few restaurants
  • Culturally diverse
  • City mayor
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters

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