Real estate firm: 10 best-value neighborhoods in DC area for first-time buyers
WASHINGTON — With home prices in the D.C. metro area hitting an all-time high in May, more buyers may be resigned to look in less-desirable areas but real estate firm Trulia has identified 10 of what it calls Washington’s Best Value Neighborhoods for …
No. 1 on its list of Best Value Neighborhoods in Washington is University Park, Maryland.
The community gets high marks for schools, a low crime rate, a good commute and a median home selling price that’s well below the metro area average.
In D.C., Kingman Park in Northeast D.C., just North of the D.C. Armory and within blocks of the bustling H Street Corridor, is No. 2 on the list. It scores well for restaurants and schools.
Farlington-Shirlington in Arlington, Virginia, comes in third. It ranks high mostly for value, or what you get for your money.
Trulia’s top 10 best value neighborhoods in the region:
University Park, Maryland
Kingman Park, D.C.
Fort Belvoir, Virginia
North Springfield, Virginia
Groveton, Alexandria, Virginia
Pimmit Hills, near Tysons Corner, Virginia,
Broadlands, Loudoun County, Virginia
Fort Hunt (near Mt. Vernon), Virginia
Lincolnia, near Annandale, Virginia