Whether you are a young single woman, a family with children, or even a supposedly tough guy, chances are a major consideration when deciding on a community in which to live is the following question:
IS IT SAFE?
I believe that every single client that I've helped purchase a home told me that one of their criteria was to have a home in a safe neighborhood.
Good news for Northern Virginia homebuyers (and current residents): According to a just-released study from the University of Virginia,
NORTHERN VIRGINIA IS A SAFE PLACE TO LIVE!
UVA Professor William Lucy analyzed traffic fatalities and homicides by strangers in Virginia from 2003 through 2007 to produce his report. Lucy stated that "Most people think about crime when they think about neighborhood safety. But the greatest danger of leaving home is from traffic injuries and fatalities. This research demonstrates that the danger of leaving home is much greater in low-density suburbs and exurbs than in higher-density cities and inner suburbs."
Falls Church City, the City of Alexandria, Arlington County, and Fairfax County all made the top ten list for safest jurisdictions in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Of these Northern Virginia areas, the City of Alexandria was deemed the safest.
So, if safety concerns have been holding you back, put that fear to rest.
Sure... real estate might be much cheaper in Richmond, Virginia or other areas, but consider this, Richmond's combined homicide and traffic fatality rate is about 6 times greater than that of Alexandria!
And you can feel safe trusting your real estate needs to me...
Give me a call at 703-626-0715 and start your search for a Northern Virginia home.
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