With Gas Prices Soaring, It’s a Good Thing Braemar is So Close to the VRE
I was filling up at the Safeway gas station in Braemar Village Plaza on Saturday and snapped this photo of gas prices. I am sure they are even higher now. Seems we all get numb to ever-increasing price of gas.
I’m fortunate in my career as a Real Estate Broker that I can pick and choose how far I wish to drive for work. And a lot of my job as a Listing Agent and Short Sale Agent can be handled remotely…so I get to work from my Braemar home just about every day. However, for those that commute to Washington, DC and Arlington every day, the price of gas can present quite a crisis. While gas prices continue to rise, many government employees have found their pay frozen.
It’s a good thing that Braemar is so close to the VRE. For those of you unfamiliar, the VRE is short for the Virginia Railway Express. Braemar is located less than six miles from the Broad Run VRE. The VRE is a great commuting solution for Braemar residents who work in DC or the Arlington area. The Crystal City VRE stop drops you off so you can hop a ride on the Metro to get you even closer to work.
The rising price of gas is likely to increase demands for homes like those in Braemar that are close to mass transit. If you’re looking for your next home and would like to investigate Braemar, give me a call. No one knows Braemar better!
Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker-Licensed in Virginia, Long & Foster REALTORS®