With the reality of Global Warmingand the need for people to spend less time on the road and more time with family, popularity of communities with walkability are on the rise. Old Town Manassas is one of these communities that have restaurants, shopping, community events, museums, and many other activities within walking distance to many residential homes. The biggest benefit not mentioned is the access to the VRE, Virginia Railway Express, the commuter train that runs from Broad Run to Washington DC’s Union Station. This is a major benefit to a walking community like Old Town Manassas to have a commuter train station.
With the train commuters can enjoy the commuting time more because it allows people to work, read, or even catch some shut eye on the way to work. Mass transit like this also can have less stress on commuters who otherwise would be stuck in traffic. The other benefit for using mass transit is for the environment and generating less carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere. The truth about our environment is obvious and becoming more important to many people and businesses.
The communities with restaurants, shopping and events allow people to become more involved then they otherwise would. Many families are also looking to enjoy more time together which can be realized in a community that has these things within walking distance. Take for example the number of meals Americans eat out and the benefit people will gain by simply walking to those restaurants. This is also true for retail business and other service related businesses like insurance, attorneys, CPA’s and many others.
While searching for a new home it is smart to find an area that holds its prices better then most to protect the value of a home. These communities on average hold there value much better then areas that do not have such benefits and that is great for the value in a declining market. The challenge is with a demand for these communities the prices are generally higher then other areas. Whether it is this type of community that fits your needs or something else make sure you have a knowledgeable agentto help consult in that purchase.
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