Burke: Off Base Area of Town

Review

We did a LOT of research on the neighborhoods that would be family friendly, good schools, rent/buy that our BAH would cover, and ease of commute to the Pentagon. The last thing that I wanted after moving 3,000 miles from Washington State was for my husband to be tired from the horrible commute we had heard about, and huge schools that the kids would get lost in. I am so happy to say Burke is the best of both worlds!! Our school is right around the corner and is small and manageable. The teachers really communicate and are hands on. Wonderfully diverse and unique! My husband takes the Metro bus in to the Pentagon every day, which is only about a 30 minute commute and he gets to decompress before he gets home. Close to shopping, wonderful neighbors and I feel extremely safe. Also, if you are a working spouse, close to Fair Lakes and Hwy66 which has some great job opportunities. If you want to go back to school, George Mason University is about 3 miles away. PERFECT LOCATION!!!

  • Family Friendly:

Price: N/A

  • Pet Friendly: Yes
  • Recommended: Yes
  • How would you describe this Area of Town: Outdoor Activities
  • Recommendations: Another thing I love is the ease to get to the Metro (subway) to take the kids into see the museums on the weekends. Makes it nice because you can just go to one museum or park and not be overwhelmed with feeling like you have to see EVERYTHING in one day. If you want to drive into DC, only do so on the weekends! PS Everyone told me we would be miserable "so far" from DC (we are only 10 miles), but we absolutely love it. We are close to everything but don't feel cramped or unsafe. Also, the walking trails here are amazing! You don't need a gym membership; its too beautiful here to be inside! CONS: The ONLY con I can think of is it is expensive. Make sure your BAH covers your rent and utilities, because extra things like sports and daycare is really spendy.

Local Favorites

  • Restaurants: Glory Days is a great family restaurant
  • Shopping: Costco, Home Goods, etc are all about 5 miles away in the other direction from DC (against traffic
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Navy, O-3
30-40 years old
Previously lived in: Honolulu
Bronze medal 4 reviews

I lived her briefly for over 6 months in 2009 and absolutely loved it. I was able to go jogging with my doggy every morning on sidewalks and go shopping just a couple of miles in either direction for groceries, prescription drugs, vet clinics, and misc. items. The school system there is highly rated compared to the rest of the United States so I would have no problem enrolling my soon-to-be children into this school system. The houses are big and have nice yards for pets and children to play. I also found the neighbors to be extremely friendly and helpful, especially the other local military families in the neighborhood. Burke Lake is just around the corner and has a wonderful walking/jogging trail that encompasses the entire lake (over 3 miles long). The park also includes many outside sport activities and BBQ pavilions. If things work in our favor, I would love to get orders to a base nearby so I could live here for a tour or more!

  • Family Friendly:

Price: N/A

  • Pet Friendly: Yes
  • Recommended: Yes
  • How would you describe this Area of Town: Outdoor Activities, Shopping, Restaurant and Bars, Parks and Recreation
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Navy, Officer
20-30 years old
Previously lived in: Jacksonville, DC, Norfolk, San Diego
Silver medal 23 reviews

I recommend living near Burke, VA or Springfield. There are a ton of Pentagon commuters in this area. There are a lot of express busses to Pentagon. The Virginia Railway Express (VRE), which is a train during the week that takes commuters to DC, and it’s in Burke plus Springfield/Franconia metro station. Slug line is down the road too. It’s almost like carpooling. You drive to a specific lot and wait in line until a car going in your directions stops. Then they can get on the HOV lane. totally normal here. A lot of business men do it and look nice in their suits..

  • Family Friendly:

Price: N/A

  • Pet Friendly: Yes
  • Recommended: Yes
  • How would you describe this Area of Town: Outdoor Activities, Shopping, Restaurant and Bars, Parks and Recreation
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# Name City State Overall Rating Distance
1 Burke Centre Burke VA 0.7 mi
2 West Springfield West Springfield VA 3.1 mi
3 Daventry Springfield VA 3.8 mi
4 Springfield Springfield VA 4.5 mi
5 Fairfax County Springfield VA 4.7 mi
6 Annandale Annandale VA 5.1 mi
7 Lorton, Va Lorton VA 6 mi
8 West Falls Church Falls Church VA 7.1 mi
9 Kingstowne Alexandria VA 7.4 mi
10 Vienna Vienna VA 7.7 mi
11 Falls Church Falls Church VA 8 mi
12 Woodbridge Woodbridge VA 9.2 mi
13 Mt. Vernon Alexandria VA 10.1 mi
14 Chantilly Chantilly VA 11 mi
15 Old Town Alexandria Alexandria VA 11.6 mi
16 Arlington Arlington VA 11.7 mi
17 Pentagon City Arlington VA 12.1 mi
18 Northern Virginia (Fort Belovir) Alexandria VA 12.3 mi
19 Montclair Montclair VA 12.6 mi
20 National Harbor Fort Washington MD 14 mi
21 Georgetown Washington DC 14.5 mi
22 Washington DC Washington D.C. DC 15.3 mi
23 Capitol Hill Washington DC 16.2 mi
24 Gainesville, Haymarket, Bristow Gainesville VA 18.2 mi
25 Silver Spring Silver Spring MD 19.2 mi
There were no nearby Public Elementary schools found.
There were no nearby Public Middle schools found.
There were no nearby Public High schools found.
There were no nearby Private schools found.
There were no nearby Charter schools found.
# Address Type City State Bedrooms Bathrooms Distance
1 6007 Ridge Ford Dr For Sale Burke VA 4 3 1.2 mi
2 7206 Beachway Ct For Rent Springfield VA 4 2.5 2.3 mi
3 6373 Victor Gray For Rent Alexandria VA 5 4.5 6.5 mi
4 5822 Pratt St For Rent Alexandria VA 4 2 7.6 mi
5 5615 Marble Arch Way For Rent Alexandria VA 4 2 8.2 mi
6 8515 Hallie Rose Pl For Rent Alexandria VA 3 2.5 9.7 mi
7 2816 Schooley Drive For Rent Alexandria VA 4 2.5 10.6 mi
8 916 Taylor Run Parkway West For Sale Alexandria VA 5 4.5 10.7 mi
9 104 Roberts Ln #400 For Sale Alexandria VA 2 2 11 mi
10 1931 N Cleveland St. For Rent Arlington VA 1 1 12.3 mi
11 915 PATRICK ST N #307 For Sale Alexandria VA 1 1 12.3 mi
12 411 North Lee Street, For Sale Alexandria VA 3 2.5 12.7 mi
13 16737 Shackleford Way For Sale Woodbridge VA 3 2.5 13.9 mi
14 705 River Mist Drive For Rent National Harbor MD 3 5+ 14.3 mi
15 4025 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SW For Rent Washington DC 3 2 14.5 mi
16 25255 Laureldale Ter For Rent Chantilly VA 3 4 14.9 mi
17 18542 Kerill Rd For Rent Triangle VA 2 1 16.8 mi
18 18746 PIER TRAIL DR For Sale TRIANGLE VA 5 3.5 17.2 mi
19 509 Franklin Street, NE For Sale Washington DC 4 3.5 17.5 mi
20 3200 Saint Mary's View Rd For Sale Accokeek MD 5 3.5 18.4 mi
21 3319 Tianna Way For Sale Accokeek MD 3 2.5 18.6 mi
22 43459 Ridgeview Place For Rent Ashburn VA 3 3.5 20.3 mi
23 3818 Woodridge Ave For Rent Silver Spring MD 5 3.5 20.4 mi
24 110 Whitmoor Terrace For Rent Silver Spring MD 1 1 21.8 mi
25 50 Mason Lane For Sale Stafford VA 4 3 25.1 mi
# Approved Name State Affiliation Category Cities Bases Specialties
3 MTA Approved Mike Petras
Veterans USA Realty
MD Veteran Real Estate Agents/ Broker Accokeek, Annapolis, Bowie, Brandywine, Bryans Road, California, Chesapeake Beach, Broomes Island, Charlotte, Chaptico, Clarksville, Hall, Clinton, Cobb Island, College Park, Columbia, Crofton, Davidsonville, Dowell, Dunkirk, FortWashington, Gambrills, Hughesville, Huntingtown, Indian Head, La Plata, Laurel, Leonardtown, Lothian, Lexington Park, Lusby, Mechanicsville, North Beach, Odenton, Owings,Oxon Hill, Port Tobacco, Prince Frederick, Saint Leonard, Solomons, Sunderland Andrews AFB, Patuxent River NAS, Indian Head Naval Base, Bolling AFB Joint Base Anacostia, Pentagon Buyer Agent,Seller Agent,Relocation
4 MTA Approved Missy Walden
eXp Realty, LLC.
VA Military Spouse Real Estate Agents/ Broker Woodbridge, Dumfries, Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, King George, Triangle, Caroline Quantico Marine Base, Fort Belvoir, Andrews AFB, Pentagon, Bolling AFB Joint Base Anacostia Buyer Agent,Seller Agent,Rental Searches,Property Management,Relocation
5 MTA Approved Dinah Richardson
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select
VA Military Spouse Real Estate Agents/ Broker Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania County, Stafford, Prince William County, Fairfax, Orange County, Caroline County, Louisa County, Mineral VA, King George, Fairfax Fort AP Hill, Quantico Marine Base, Pentagon, Dahlgren NSWC Buyer Agent,Seller Agent,Rental Searches,Property Management,Relocation
6 MTA Approved Heidi Robbins
Buck & Associates, Inc. Arlington, VA
VA Military Spouse Real Estate Agents/ Broker Alexandria, Annandale, Arlington, Ashburn, Burke, Centreville, Chantilly, Fairfax, Fairfax Station, Falls Church, Great Falls, Herndon, Leesburg, Lorton, McLean, Oakton, Reston, Springfield, Sterling, Tysons Corner, Vienna, Woodbridge, Pentagon, Fort Myer, Fort Belvoir Pentagon, Fort Myer, Fort Belvoir, Coast Guard Headquarters DC, Henderson Hall Buyer Agent,Seller Agent,Rental Searches,Relocation
7 MTA Approved Pete Dallman
Long and Foster
VA Veteran Real Estate Agents/ Broker Fairfax, Vienna, Burke, Annandale, Alexandria, Arlington, Oakton, McLean, Falls Church, Springfield, Woodbridge, Lorton, DC, Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Capitol Heights, Fort Washington. All of Northern Virginia, District of Columbia, and Maryland. Fort Belvoir, Pentagon, Walter Reed Medical Center, Bolling AFB Joint Base Anacostia, Fort Myer Buyer Agent,Seller Agent,Rental Searches,Relocation
8 MTA Approved Daniella Serven
Century 21 Redwood
VA Family Member of Service Member Real Estate Agents/ Broker Prince William, Stafford, Dumfries, Triangle, Spotsylvania, Fredericksburg, Fairfax, Alexandria, Annandale Quantico Marine Base, Fort Belvoir, Pentagon, Dahlgren NSWC Buyer Agent,Seller Agent,Rental Searches,Relocation
9 MTA Approved Karen Hall
@home real estate
VA Former Military Spouse Real Estate Agents/ Broker Alexandria, Springfield, Mclean, Lorton, Arlington, Vienna, Great Falls, Fairfax, Falls Church, Centreville, southern Maryland, DC. Fort Belvoir, Pentagon, Fort Myer, Bolling AFB Joint Base Anacostia, Henderson Hall Buyer Agent,Seller Agent,Rental Searches,Property Management,Relocation
10 MTA Approved Jeannie Jarrett
Keller Williams Realty
VA Family Member of Service Member Real Estate Agents/ Broker I service all Cities in the Northern Virginia area. Manassas, Woodbridge, Dumfries, Fredericksburg, Stafford, Lorton, Fairfax, Arlington,Alexandria, Loudoun, Gainesville, Bristow, Haymarket, Nokesville, Fauquier, Frederick, Quantico Quantico Marine Base, Fort Belvoir, Pentagon, Andrews AFB, Annapolis Naval Station Buyer Agent,Seller Agent,Relocation
11 MTA Approved Catherine Jouet
Keller Williams
VA Family Member of Service Member Real Estate Agents/ Broker Alexandria, Arlington, Springfield, Bowie, Waldorf Fort Belvoir, Pentagon, Washington Navy Yard, Andrews AFB Buyer Agent,Seller Agent
12 MTA Approved Tracy Vitali
Coldwell Banker
VA Military Spouse Real Estate Agents/ Broker Alexandria, Old Town, Kingstowne, Springfield, Burke, Fort Hunt, Mt. Vernon, all the Northern Va/DC metro area Pentagon, Fort Belvoir, Andrews AFB, Mark Center Alexandria, Fort Myer Buyer Agent,Seller Agent,Rental Searches,Relocation
13 MTA Approved Greg Kolandjian
New Castle Group at Keller Williams Capital Properties
VA Veteran Real Estate Agents/ Broker Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Woodbridge, Triangle, Fairfax, Alexandria, Manassas, Culpepper, Springfield, King George Fort AP Hill, Fort Belvoir, Quantico Marine Base, Pentagon, Dahlgren NSWC Buyer Agent,Seller Agent,Relocation
14 MTA Approved Cheryl Spangler
EXP Realty LLC
VA Family Member of Service Member Real Estate Agents/ Broker Alexandria, Arlington & DC (I also travel to woodbridge, stafford, fredericksburg) Fort Belvoir, Defense Health Headquarters Falls Church, Mark Center Alexandria, Pentagon, Quantico Marine Base Buyer Agent,Seller Agent,Relocation
15 MTA Approved Joyce Wadle
Long and Foster Realtors
VA Military Spouse Real Estate Agents/ Broker Alexandria, Springfield, Burke, Fairfax Station, Falls Church, Lorton, Stafford, Woodbridge, Dumfries, Lake Ridge, Great Falls, Herndon, Kingstowne, Vienna, Fredericksburg, Arlington, Clifton, Annandale, Reston, Manassas Fort Belvoir, Pentagon, Walter Reed Medical Center, Quantico Marine Base, Fort Myer Buyer Agent,Seller Agent,Rental Searches,Relocation
16 MTA Approved Jessie Saucer
Long and Foster
VA Veteran Real Estate Agents/ Broker Alexandria, Annandale, Arlington, Ashburn, Burke, Chantilly, Centerville, Clifton, Dunn Loring, Fairfax, Falls Church, Fairfax Station, Lorton, Manassas, Mclean, Springfield, Stafford, Sterling, Reston, Vienna, Arlington, Fort Belvoir, Mark Center Alexandria, Pentagon, Henderson Hall Buyer Agent,Seller Agent,Rental Searches,Relocation
17 MTA Approved Stephanie Wardwell
Keller Williams Realty
VA Former Military Spouse Real Estate Agents/ Broker Woodbridge, Dumfries, Manassas, Stafford, Lorton, Quantico, Occoquan Quantico Marine Base, Fort Belvoir, Pentagon Buyer Agent,Seller Agent,Relocation
18 MTA Approved Wendy Joachim
Fort Hunt Realty Group - Keller Williams
VA Former Military Spouse Real Estate Agents/ Broker Fort Hunt/Mount Vernon, Alexandria, Old Town Fort Belvoir, Pentagon Buyer Agent
19 MTA Approved Sharon Wildberger
TTR Sotheby's International Realty
VA Veteran Real Estate Agents/ Broker Alexandria, Arlington, Clifton, Centreville, Reston, Springfield, Annandale, Burke, Falls Church, Fairfax, Fairfax City, Fairfax Station, Mt. Vernon, Woodbridge, Lorton, Lake Ridge, Newington, Ft. Belvoir, Pentagon and surrounding Northern Virginia areas & The Golubin Group Services DC & MD Pentagon, Fort Belvoir, Walter Reed Medical Center Buyer Agent,Seller Agent,Rental Searches,Relocation
20 MTA Approved Kristin Tucker
The NoVA Dream Homes Group - Keller Williams Realty
VA Family Member of Service Member Real Estate Agents/ Broker Alexandria, Arlington, Lorton, Fort Belvoir, Falls Church, Vienna, Springfield, Woodbridge, Burke Pentagon, Fort Belvoir, Walter Reed Medical Center, Quantico Marine Base Buyer Agent,Seller Agent,Rental Searches,Relocation
21 MTA Approved Renee Mumford
Avery-Hess, Realtors
VA Civilian Real Estate Agents/ Broker Annandale, Alexandria, Arlington, Ashburn, Burke, Centreville, Chantilly, Clifton, Dunn Loring, Dumfries, Fairfax, Fairfax Station, Herndon, Manassas, McLean, Reston, Springfield, Stafford, Vienna, Woodbridge Fort Belvoir, Pentagon, Walter Reed Medical Center Buyer Agent,Seller Agent,Relocation
22 MTA Approved Natascha Carroll MD Family Member of Service Member Real Estate Agents/ Broker Greenbelt, DC Pentagon
23 MTA Approved Mark Halsey
Wise Agent Realty LLC
VA Military Spouse Real Estate Agents/ Broker Springfield, Fairfax, McLean, Arlington, Alexandria, Burke, Lorton, Vienna, Gainesville, Manassas, Falls Church, Herndon, Centreville, Stafford, Ashburn, Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir, Walter Reed Medical Center, Washington Navy Yard, Bolling AFB Joint Base Anacostia Buyer Agent,Seller Agent,Rental Searches,Property Management,Relocation
24 MTA Approved Sarah Bunn
Long & Foster
VA Family Member of Service Member Real Estate Agents/ Broker Arlington, Falls Church, McLean, Vienna, Oakton, Fairfax NRO Chantilly, Pentagon, Fort Myer Buyer Agent,Seller Agent,Rental Searches,Relocation
25 MTA Approved Barbara Willey
Century 21 New Millennium.
VA Former Military Spouse Real Estate Agents/ Broker Alexandria, Springfield, Arlington, Falls Church, Fairfax, Annandale, Burke, Lorton, Woodbridge. Pentagon, Quantico Marine Base, Washington Navy Yard Buyer Agent,Seller Agent,Relocation

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