What to Expect
The cost of housing in Laurel Hill is more expensive than most neighborhoods in Virginia. The median home price is higher than the state average and much higher the national average. As far as rental apartments in Laurel Hill go, expect more luxury apartments, townhomes, and single family homes with higher prices.
When to Start Looking
Hot new communities like Laurel Hill tend to have more owner-occupied properties. This means rental properties may be limited in number and type. Look early and often to find an apartment that not only meets your needs, but stays within your budget.
What You Need
Be prepared to strike when you find your dream unit. Have your application information and references ready before looking to rent an apartment. Don't forget about the deposit. You will need at least one month's rent, plus the cost of the application fee, and credit check.
It's true that there aren't really any neighborhoods inside this community, since the town itself is so small. Homes rent fast in this community, so it's important to keep your eyes peeled if you're interested.
The Community Buzz
According to the neighborhood association, the community is "nestled between thousands of acres of open space and park land." They also herald it as a "premier community in southern Fairfax County." No bias there. Seriously, if you move to Laurel Hill, expect scenic beauty and plenty of people who love where they live. That's a good thing.
In addition to having a small town feel with community-centered amenities, Laurel Hill is close to Washington D.C., which is only 17 miles up the road on Interstate 95.
Having a car makes moving about Laurel Hill and surrounding areas easier. But for the carless, the Fairfax County metro system provides public transportation to the Laurel Hill area. Surprise, surprise! Bus routes connect small towns to big cities. Who knew?