This is a wealthy area and the home values and apartment rental costs reflect that. Come with a loaded bank account, all your necessary paperwork and think about having a guarantor in the event your salary doesn’t meet the astronomical rental costs you find here! Scoring an all utilities paid apartment will certainly help you make ends meet. But regardless, you can rest assured that you’ll have a lot of entertainment, great schools for your kids and an easy commute to D.C. if this is where you decide to settle down.
With the recent redevelopment of Merrifield, a number of different neighborhoods have cropped up in town, and each one has its own specific appeal. The main challenge the city faces now is getting rid of traffic problems and creating more pedestrian-friendly solutions to make the small town more walkable. Here are a few of the more popular neighborhoods as of late.
Mosaic District: This is the center of the new action, right near the giant complex of shops and entertainment that cropped up last year. Now is definitely the time to get in as new apartments for rent are being built every day! $$$$
Vienna Woods: On the south side of town, it has great proximity to the Metro and shopping on Maple Avenue. Great schools and older homes. $$$
Jefferson: Quiet area with great park and lovely golfing and recreational facilities. $$$$
Mantua: Home to many great schools and a great area for young families. $$$