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Heard of Del Ray, Virginia?

Ever considered moving to Del Ray, VirginiaIf you are getting ready to move to Virginia you may want to consider Del Ray.  Del Ray is a neighborhood in Alexandria in the southern state which was once a mecca for families of those that were employed in the Potomac Yard.  You may not have known, but in the 1930s, this area was one of the most popular and busiest rail yards in the country.  In fact, many people relocated from all over because the work was so abundant.

As you may expect, when train usage began to dwindle because of advances in transportation technology, many of the rail yards closed up through the 1980s.  It was during that time that many people decided to move away from Del Ray and into other parts of the state.  The neighborhood went through a severe economic downturn and trouble

As you may expect, when train usage began to dwindle because of advances in transportation technology, many of the rail yards closed up through the 1980s.  It was during that time that many people decided to move away from Del Ray and into other parts of the state.  The neighborhood went through a severe economic downturn and trouble moved in.

It wasn’t until the late 1990s that Del Ray got its second wind.  The streets, situated in a grid, are filled with charming homes and all are within a short commute of Washington, DC.  This proximity to the country’s capital was appealing for many families, so they began relocating back into the abandoned neighborhood.

It wasn’t until the late 1990s that Del Ray got its second wind.  The streets, situated in a grid, are filled with charming homes and all are within a short commute of Washington, DC.  This proximity to the country’s capital was appealing for many families, so they began relocating back into the abandoned neighborhood.

Today, Del Ray is a bustling area and you can move into historic homes but also new condos and apartments.  If you want to move near the center of the neighborhood’s activities, you’ll want to look for a place on or near Mount Vernon Avenue.  Though the area was once high in crime, things have settled down as shops, businesses, and homes started going up.

Jon Huser

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