Buy a Home or Find a Date for Saturday Night!

By
Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Allegiance, Managing Broker/Branch Vice President

Homebuyers should carefully consider and research different neighborhoods and select those that they prefer before setting out to find the right home.  

Saturday Night dateMany factors are weighed in choosing the right neighborhood for your lifestyle, including the school system, commuting time, parks, pricing, etc.  Do you want to be close to public transportation? Close to shopping? Do you love the nightlife? Do you want to live around people in your age group? Are you married? Single? Looking?

 

People relocating to Northern Virginia or D.C. from other areas of the country usually require an orientation to the region and the different communities before even previewing a single home.

 

Northern Virginia homebuyers are always interested in finding out the demographics about different neighborhoods. Now with the online tool, ZipCodeStats, people can research neighborhood statistics and information by zip code, city, or county.

ZipCodeStats

I compared three Northern Virginia zip codes on several criteria. Here’s what I turned up:

Clarendon (zip code 22201):   31% of the population is married. 51.25% of the population is male, 48.75% female. 58.27% of the residents have bachelor degrees or higher education. The median age is 32 years and the median household income is $86,552.

Kingstowne (zip code 22315):   46.29% of the population is married. 48.19% male, 51.81% female population. The median age is 35 and the median household income in Kingstowne is $97,965.

McLean (zip code 22101):   54.11% of the population is married. 48.05% male, 51.95% female population. Median age of 44 years old and median household income of $150,467 in McLean.

Whitlow's on Wilson

 

eligible bachelorSo, there are higher numbers of eligible bachelors in Clarendon than in Kingstowne, but if you’re looking for style, sophistication, and wealth, you might bypass Whitlow’s on Wilson in Clarendon and head for somewhere like the McLean Hilton.

 

 

On a serious note, ZipCodeStats also provides statistics and information on other demographics including total population, ethnicity, housing values, owner occupied housing versus rental units, and additional social and economic data.

 

 

Try it on some of the Golden Zip Codes or zip codes in your area.

Search for Northern Virginia Homes

 

 

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Rainer
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Rick Tourgee
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Brian- great post and great links!  Like you, I advise my Buyers to spend time driving around and researching each area- visiting the City or Town Hall and ask all kinds of questions.  Even once they found a home that they like, I ask them to drive by the home all hours of the day to learn traffic patterns, listen for barking dogs, see where the school buses stop, the closest park, etc., I guess know they can check to see how many married or single people are in the area.

December 24, 2007 06:31 AM
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Jeanean and David Gendron
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Brian - I took a little tour of your blog and you really do a wonderful job blogging for the consumer. I am so impressed with your work. It is so nice to have people that we can be inspired by and learn from. I appreciate your work. Happy Holidays and I hope your have a wonderful and prosperous New Year!

"goatnut" now that's better. My wish came true! 

December 24, 2007 07:19 AM
Rainer
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Diane Aurit
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Brian, thanks for all that you have contributed this year on AR.  This post reminds me about how I ranked possible colleges to attend...yep, male vs female ration:)  Have a very Merry Christmas and wonderful 2008!
December 24, 2007 08:01 AM
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Brian Block
Northern Virginia & D.C. Real Estate
RE/MAX Allegiance, Managing Broker/Branch Vice President
NEAL:  I can't stress enough to clients how important finding the right neighborhood is before proceeding to find the right house.  Sounds like you've got the same types of issues with your clients down there.
December 26, 2007 08:50 AM
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Brian Block
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PATRICIA:  Yes, they taught us in Fair Housing that just about everything is a protected class in D.C., including party affiliation. 
December 26, 2007 08:51 AM
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Brian Block
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HANK:  Thanks for your comment.  I hope you enjoy exploring the site and find it useful.
December 26, 2007 08:51 AM
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Brian Block
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DAN:  Thanks for your comment.  Happy New Year!
December 26, 2007 08:52 AM
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Brian Block
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MATTHEW:  Thanks for your comment.  Let me know if you dig up any other interesting area stats.
December 26, 2007 08:54 AM
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Brian Block
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BILL:  I'll have to check out zipskinny as well.  Thanks.
December 26, 2007 08:54 AM
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TOM:  Thanks for your comment.  Hope you find it useful.
December 26, 2007 03:07 PM
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Brian Block
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BILL R:  Thanks for stopping by -- I love all the good information that I find here as well.
December 26, 2007 03:08 PM
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Brian Block
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MARGARET:  Thanks for your comment.  I'm certain that some of these demographics will find its way into my posts as well.
December 26, 2007 03:09 PM
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Brian Block
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KAREN:  Buyers definitely benefit from an orientation to the area.  Thanks for your comment.
December 26, 2007 03:10 PM
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Brian Block
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RE/MAX Allegiance, Managing Broker/Branch Vice President

RICK:  Thanks for your comment and compliment.  Understanding the neighborhoods and communities is so important.  You can always fix up and change a house, but you can't change a neighborhood (at least not on your own).

December 26, 2007 03:26 PM
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Brian Block
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JEANEAN:  Thank you for your compliments.  I appreciate you taking a tour of my blog.  I'm truly flattered by the sentiments you've expressed in this comment.  Best wishes for a terrific 2008!

December 26, 2007 03:28 PM
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Brian Block
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DIANE:  Thanks for your comment.  Writing here on AR has been a great pleasure for the last 6 months.  Cheers to a fantastic new year!

December 26, 2007 03:29 PM
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Nancy Pav
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Long & Foster
Brian-great stats...looks like I'll be heading to the McLean Hilton this weekend!
December 26, 2007 04:25 PM
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Brian Block
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NANCY:  Let us know if you meet anyone!
December 26, 2007 05:09 PM
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Brian- Thanks for this post. This is great to have our clients go to this since we are not allowed to steer them to any particular neighborhood. Katerina
December 26, 2007 06:35 PM
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Brian Block
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KATERINA:  It's always good to have several sites to recommend to clients regarding demographics, crime reports, etc.
December 27, 2007 03:41 PM
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