Military

Military

Northern Virginia is considered part of the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area. Few areas in the world can match the diversity or history of this area. Minutes from our Nation’s Capital, its location in one of our country’s most historic and culturally rich foundations makes living in the Northern Virginia community as unique an experience as one will ever find. Families here have access to a variety of amenities, entertainment venues, recreational facilities and historic sites that make living in Northern, VA accommodating to people of all ages. 

Fort Belvoir (South campus) and the new NGA/Fort Belvoir North Campus reside in Fairfax County. The areas and zip codes in closest proximity to Fort Belvoir are: Lorton (22079), Springfield (22153, 22152), Alexandria (22306, 22308, 22309, 22310 and 22315 - note 22315 is known as Kingstowne), Burke (22015) and Fairfax Station (22309). This said, some of our military personnel stationed on Fort Belvoir choose to purchase a home in Woodbridge, which is Prince William County. The housing prices in Woodbridge are lower making them more affordable, however, commute time is increased. Woodbridge zip codes include 22192 (Northern Woodbridge/Lake Ridge area) and 22191, 22193. If you would like more specifics, please call or send us an email. We truly appreciate our military and understand the strain of frequent moves. We will do whatever we can to make your PCS move as seamless a move as possible. 

Note: any of the zip codes listed for Fort Belvoir are within reasonable commute distance to The Pentagon. Many commuters walk or drive to nearby Metro Bus Stops or commuter lots where a Metro Bus Stop resides. Additionally, Virginia Rail Express Stations exist throughout these zip codes to take commuters to Crystal City and then to The Pentagon by shuttle. 

As far as market conditions are concerned, there is no better time to purchase a home in this area than now. Bolstered by the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) initiative, nearly 20,000 jobs moved to Fort Belvoir and Quantico MCB. Purchasing a home now will afford the homebuyer leverage to sell in the future, as demand and prices are expected continue to increase at a steady pace. When comparing a Buy vs. Rent scenario in our area, military personnel often choose to buy due to the low selection and high prices of rental housing. Consequently, there is also the confidence of knowing that a property can be easily rented should you receive PCS orders to a different station.

Susan Borrelli Real Estate is aligned with USAA and Navy Federal military home buying programs. Our military clients receive all the same benefits of these programs coupled with the advantage of working with Realtors that know the area well because they live, work and play in the area surrounding Fort Belvoir!