At V Star Real Estate, we help members of the military settle down in the area. We know all of the ins and outs with regard to military transfers, and work to make the transition a smooth process for our clients. If you’re stationed at Quantico, housing options on base may be limited. Or perhaps you just want to put your loan benefits to good use and invest in something of your own. If you’re PCS-ing to the area and are curious about homes, here’s some valuable information about Quantico homes.
For those stationed at Quantico, Stafford is one of the best places to look for a home. I-95 is easily accessible, so you can get wherever you need to go more quickly. Not only is the drive to Quantico less than 20 minutes, but the VRE makes a stop in Stafford at Brooke Station. This allows some commuters to avoid the drive altogether. There are also several Park & Ride lots located throughout the city.
Stafford is not as busy as other Northern Virginia cities, and there are more housing options than in areas closer to Quantico. And in Stafford, buyers get more “home” for their money. Buyers in need of a large single-family home or townhome because they prefer more space or have a large family and need more bedrooms, will find many spacious homes on the market. Most of the homes in Stafford were built in the last 20 years, and from new construction houses to brick ranch-style homes to three-story townhomes, there are a lot of options.
Some of the best neighborhoods include Augustine North, Hampton Oaks, Widewater Village, Shelton Woods, and Liberty Knolls. Embrey Mill is one of the most sought-after communities, and homes here feature architecture inspired by Virginia’s historic houses. Aquia Harbour is yet another popular community in Stafford, as it is a gated community with extensive amenities.
The town of Dumfries offers more newer-construction options than any other area close to base. Depending on the neighborhood, Dumfries is a 10 to 20 minute drive from Quantico and is located just off of Route 1.
When looking at homes for sale in Dumfries, it is impossible to miss the community of Potomac Shores. It is a substantial, planned community that is still in development. You can find two- and three- story townhomes, large single-family homes with up to 7,000 square feet of living space, and everything in between. Potomac Shores is popular due to its appealing amenities, including its own golf course. It is also the site of a future VRE station, which can make the commute to Quantico even easier.
Southbridge is another great area of Dumfries that is worth a look. It is a master-planned community on 600 wooded acres of land. The home sites in Southbridge are often smaller in size, but the homes themselves are quite spacious. Southbridge consists of townhomes, duplexes, and single-family homes. Montclair and Brittany are also great choices. Homes in these neighborhoods can be harder to come by, because there simply aren’t as many of them. Overall, homes in both Montclair and Brittany can be more affordable than those in the larger communities, and they offer up more privacy.
Triangle is the closest opportunity for housing near the base. It’s minutes from Quantico, so homes sell quickly. Triangle doesn’t offer the same amount of options as Dumfries and Stafford, but it is still possible to find a great home.
Some of the best homes can be found in an area called Cardinal Heights. Homes in the Cardinal Heights neighborhood are sizable and were built in the 1990’s and 2,000’s. They also have between four to six bedrooms and good-sized yards. For those who prefer a home with more land and character, there are options closer to the town of Joplin.
You’ll find a good variety when looking for Quantico homes - buying a home in Northern Virginia doesn’t have to be stressful. At V Star Real Estate, we assist clients stationed at Quantico navigate the Northern Virginia real estate market. Send us a note or give us a call, and we’ll help you find the home of your dreams.