Nestled in the middle of suburban Washington DC is a small lake neighborhood in high regard.
Lake Braddock is a neighborhood in Burke, Virginia. Lake Braddock mostly features competitively priced midsize homes and townhomes, with primarily three- to four-bedroom residences available, though four, five, or more bedroom single-family homes can be found.
This well-established community continues to attract interest from buyers looking in the Burke area. With the current state of the market, homes in this popular neighborhood are selling faster than ever, though currently, there are a number of units for sale.
The community is made up of 1298 homes, 417 are single-family homes and 881 are townhouses. Since there are over twice as many townhomes as single family homes in Lake Braddock, it shouldn’t be surprising that townhomes hit the market more often than stand-alone residences.
One of the most popular features of the Lake Braddock neighborhood is, obviously, the lake, which is a private nature feature for the residents of Lake Braddock Community Association and their guests. The neighborhood also boasts the amenities such as two pools, multiple small playgrounds, a basketball court, a pond, and more.
Overall, the lake is conveniently located, and this makes Lake Braddock an interesting neighborhood treasure to take a walk, a run, or spend time with your pet and clear your head. The setting is also friendly for a diverse community and makes living in Lake Braddock a great place for families.
The average age of Lake Braddock residents is in the early 50s, though younger families with children are moving in to this neighborhood as often as the opportunity presents.
Lake Braddock residents are generally high educated, which influences the academic success of the local schools. Neighbors here will often have higher education degrees and full-time white collar careers. You’ll also notice higher-end vehicles in Lake Braddock driveways and on daily commutes, which are usually into Washington, DC and its bustling surrounds.
Lake Braddock has a winning combination of highly-rated public schools, low crime rates, and owner-occupied single-family homes, all of which make this neighborhood one of the most coveted communities in Northern Virginia.
Also one of the wealthier communities in America, most — over 90% — of the residential real estate in Lake Braddock is owner-occupied. Real estate here is exceptionally well-maintained and tends to retain its value over time.
Lake Braddock was established at the end of the 1960’s, officially incorporating in May of 1969. Some older homes built in the 40s and 50s can still be found here, however. While it is comprised of a mixture of aged homes, most of its residential real estate was built between 1970 and 1999, so the area offers housing options that are established, but not old. When looking around the neighborhood, many residences have a similar look and feel because they were built around the same time period. A smaller number of homes built between 1940 and 1969 have a different character and add some uniqueness to the community.
The Raintree Section of Lake Braddock has been particularly recognized for the unique style of its contemporary homes, as well as for the extensive and varied Christmas decorations installed by individual homeowners. So be on the lookout for these distinctions while searching for homes in this neighborhood and be ready to keep up if this is where you choose to settle!
The Lake Braddock Community Association is rather active and has a number of Community Management committees of which you should be aware if you are considering a move to this popular neighborhood. Of particular note, the Association has particular standards for home and yard maintenance, and the Architectural Control Committee reviews applications submitted by homeowners to ensure exterior changes are in harmony with existing structures throughout the neighborhood.
Monthly assessments in Lake Braddock may be higher than other areas, but the fee comes with many conveniences and perks. Homes continue to be exceptionally popular in Lake Braddock because the area is especially inviting for families. In addition to well-sized homes, the community has large grassy areas in multiple parts of the common property that are mowed frequently, large wooded areas that are full of mature trees, active and sporting areas for users of all ages, and, of course, that centerpiece lake that is only for Lake Braddock homeowners and their guests so facilities are seldom crowded.
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