If you are browsing for housing in Northern Virginia in anticipation of the Northern Virginia opening of Amazon HQ2, here are some of the best tips on moving to Northern Virginia for Amazon HQ2. But first, the details.
Crystal City, Virginia, known locally as a vibrant, urban tech hub in Northern Virginia is just minutes from Washington D.C., the Pentagon, Potomac Yard and more, and will soon be home to Amazon HQ2 at National Landing. Northern Virginia is the perfect location for Amazon HQ2 which will employee up to 25,000 people. The recently announced National Landing project will span parts of the Crystal City and Pentagon City neighborhoods of Arlington County and the Potomac Yard neighborhood in the city of Alexandria. If you are planning to move to the area for the Amazon HQ2 expansion, talk about an amazing place to live! Think lots of mixed-used planning, walkability, commuter friendly travel, killer dining, urban events, posh shopping, craft breweries and mixologists, and proximity to some of the Nation’s most historic landmarks, museums, and culture. If you have not visited Northern Virginia yet, you are missing out! Our summer festival season rocks, we are three hours from the beach, our local craft scene is exploding, and head east or west at any time for a quick weekend getaway! Much of Northern Virginia is educated, fit, outdoorsy, and loves to play just as hard as we work.
If you are heading to Northern Virginia to be a part of Amazon HQ2 you are going to need to know where to live, and you will need a great real estate agent. Northern Virginia is big and busy, commuting is a major consideration, and like with anything there are nuances. With that, it is critical that you know and work with the right real estate agent and get to know the local neighborhoods. I cannot stress this enough, get to know the local neighborhoods, which by the way I publish on every month (but we just started that project, so give us a little time…). Expect to see information on Ashton Heights, Ballston, Barcroft, Chain Bridge Forest, Clarendon, Cherrydale, Donaldson Run, Lyon Park, Old Glebe, Rock Spring, Westover, Williamsburg, Yorktown and more.
My advice to you, there are plenty of options and agents working in our area. If you want an agent who specializes in Arlington, Alexandria, McLean, Falls Church, and Fairfax real estate, and has a proven reputation demonstrated through countless client testimonials, then I think I am your guy. At the very least give me a look. What you will likely find is that I am a local guy, born and raised. I graduated from Virginia Tech–who–by the way is opening a satellite hub known as Virginia Tech’s Innovation Center at National Landing, which includes a redevelopment of Oakville Triangle (that is mouthful huh). I have a family history in real estate but I also worked in law enforcement so honesty and integrity are like my thing—for real, I take it pretty seriously. You will also find that I am a family man and that I have a tendency to make people laugh. But, I am also a stealthy negotiator and very organized, so you are going to get the best of both worlds with me. Law enforcement, military, government, Foreign Service and tech folks like working with me and I am willing to wager that you will too.
If you are looking to make the move to Northern Virginia for Amazon HQ2 and want to start browsing for housing, I am great resource. I am also a great listener and skilled in matching clients up with the perfect neighborhood for their lifestyle. Give my site a look and feel free to contact me with any questions. I am an easy going guy and would love to welcome you to our neighborhood.
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