5 Homes For Sale or Rent Near Marine Corps Base Quantico

Wed, Nov 18, 2015 @ 08:11 AM Danielle Keech Renting/Buying a Home

Do you have orders to Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia? Not sure where to even begin in your search for a new home?

Make sure you're armed with information about the area and what might be the ideal location for your home while you're stationed at Quantico. Check out these 5 homes for rent or sale in the area right now, then read on for more tips about life in the Quantico area!

 

1) Easy commute, townhome with finished rec room.

For Rent: Stafford

Stafford townhome with easy commute to Quantico.

Stafford neighbhorhood Woodstream. Attached garage. Entry into basement level which features a half bath, laundry, and large finished rec room. Doors out to patio and fenced in backyard. Community amenities include pool, clubhouse, park, playgrounds, and private basketball courts. Convenient to shopping, dining, commuter lots and I-95. 

 2) Looking for a condo? Move-in ready former model home with tons of upgrades.

For Sale: Triangle

Condo seconds from quantico.

Seconds to Quantico Marine Corps Base, I-95 and Route 1. Completely remodeled! New hardwood floors, custom paint, and carpet. Granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, 6-burner cook top, ample cabinet space plus pantry, spacious patio with views of Marine Corps Museum. Click on the listing link above for more details and to view the virtual tour. 

3) 5-bedroom open floor plan

For Sale or Rent: Dumfries

Family home near Quantico.

Open light-filled floor plan. Generous size additional bedrooms. Recently remodeled bathrooms and new water heater, air conditioner, and furnace. Includes deck overlooking huge lawn with fenced backyard and private wooded area. Walkout basement is finished with rec room, bath, and 5th bedroom. Southbridge subdivision community pools, tennis courts, clubhouse, and tot play areas are within walking distance.  

4) Designer architectural features on a corner lot, with mother-in-law suite.

For Sale: Woodbridge

Living in Woodbridge near Quantico.

County Center home on premier corner lot. Designer architectural features throughout, five bedrooms, four full baths and a half-bath on main floor. Basement mother-in-law suite with tile floors, full bath, gas fireplace, and wet bar rough-in. Chef's kitchen, granite counter tops, cherry wood cabinets. Large study, fireplace in family room. 

5) Custom built home with a lake view.

For Sale: Montclair

Home in Montclair.

Lake view home in Montclair with upgrades throughout. Two-story wood floor entry; gourmet kitchen with wood floor, upgraded cabinets, granite, and stainless steel appliances. Master suite boasts lake view. Large lot with deck that backs to woods and lake.

Not sure where to live while stationed at Quantico? Check out these insider tips: 

My husband was stationed at MCB Quantico last year for The Basic School, otherwise known as TBS. This was our first move with the military, so we made a few mistakes that I hope others can learn from. First, we didn't understand that MCB Quantico was split into two sides: main side and "not main side." We'd been advised to live somewhere convenient to the main side. Unfortunately, his training was located on the far area of “not main side,” which meant a commute of 30 minutes from our home. 

Living near the main side: The gym, the exchange, the commissary and community activities are all located on the main side. There is also base housing in this area. Several of my friends lived very comfortably in the housing located just inside the main gate by the golf course. If the military member's new assignment is located on main side, this is about as close as you can get to work.
 
Triangle and Dumfries: With just a couple minutes' commute, Triangle provides the closest civilian housing to the main side of base. There are several pleasant neighborhoods just off base. Dumfries is generally considered nicer, but slightly further from base than Triangle.
 
Stafford: Stafford is about 10 minutes from the back entrance to main side and about a minute to the south entrance of “not main side,” which conveniently leads to Camp Barrett, the location of The Basic School. Stafford is very much a military town. It has a Target, Walmart, Panera and several wonderful local shops. One disadvantage of living in Stafford is the morning commute if you're driving before 9 a.m. to the main side. You may also feel a lack of separation between work and home since many military live in Stafford. Although the highway was updated last year, you will fight with morning traffic headed to D.C.
 
Woodbridge and Montclair: Woodbridge is located north of main side, just a few miles north of the main entrance. Opposite of Stafford, your morning commute regardless of whether you are going to main side or “not main side” will have you driving against traffic. I personally enjoyed living in Woodbridge because it is bigger and does not feel like a military town. There's an outlet mall and an endless number of restaurants. We enjoyed having a separation between work and home. However, if we had to do those nine months over again, we would probably choose to live closer to his work.
 

**Note: While the above properties are no longer listed, if you're looking for a new home close to MCB Quantico, then head over to the Quantico page on MilitaryByOwner for even more listings for town homes, houses, and apartments.

Good luck in your house hunting endeavors!

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