Prior to making the move, scout out potential neighborhoods by talking to local residents, eating in the restaurants and walking the streets. There is no better way to determine whether or not you like a place than by seeing it firsthand. If an older home is on your short list, be sure to have a qualified home inspector check the house to ensure it is fine working shape. If you don't, you may be stuck with the repair costs after purchase.
Because Rose Hill, VA did not become a CDP until 1950 many of the homes in the subdivision have been built in the last 50 years. However, many of the homes mimic the historical charm found in older subdivisions. Expect to find homes and rental properties in Rose Hill, VA with large wrap-around porches and Victorian era-style architecture. Because it is considered a subdivision of Fairfax, VA there are not many individually defined neighborhoods in Rose Hill. Instead, many residents live in the Rose Hill Farms subdivision.
Rose Hill Farms: Considered the largest housing development in Rose Hill, Rose Hill Farms features single-family homes and many large 3 bedroom houses for rent. The neighborhood is characterized by large lots, plenty of green space and friendly residents.
Downtown Rose Hill: If a home is not what you are looking for, Rose Hill has apartment rentals in the downtown area of the city. Although nice, these rental properties are often in older buildings and may lack the amenities that some residents have come to expect in apartment living.
Even though Rose Hill is just 10 miles from Washington DC. it feels more like a quiet New England town. This small city offers spectacular hiking, biking and fishing at any of the numerous trails near the foot of the Adirondack Mountains. In addition, residents rave about the annual town events, like the reenactment of Christmas with the Lincolns and other historical activities.