I’ve written before about finding rentals in the Charlottesville area … to give you a taste of what the rental market is like, keeping in mind that the Charlottesville MLS tends not to have the majority of rentals as it does homes for sale … … Of these 116 rentals that meet the above criteria, 31 are vacant – meaning, most likely, less than a third of the available rental inventory is available for immediate occupancy. So, if you’re staying in a hotel looking for a place to live, you are going to face a challenge. Further, of those 31, one indicates they will do either a short-term or month-to-month lease . 12 of the 116 indicate they will accept such terms.
Friends/clients note two years in the Belvedere neighborhood ; they provide a candid look at the good and the not-so-good of living in a green neighborhood in Charlottesville that was hit hard by the recession.
Culpeperâ€™s Terremark campus just doubled in size, thanks to a recent acquisition of 27 acres adjacent to its sprawling facility â€” known as the Network Access Point of the Capital Region â€” just southeast of town on Technology Drive. The global IT infrastructure provider announced Wednesday that it spent $5 million on the deal, adding room for another 250,000 square feet of datacenter space and nearly 100,000 square feet of office space. Terremark in Culpeper, Courtesy of DataCenterKnowledge.com If this expansion continues (and I’m just a layman here): The NAP of the Capital Region is the lynchpin of Terremarkâ€™s push to capture additional market share in the market for ultra-secure government hosting. … Terremark recently unveiled a 72,000-square-foot headquarters building that features a 150-seat auditorium built to the federal governmentâ€™s Physical Security Standards for Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities (SCIF) and approximately 50,000 square feet of Class A office space that can be built to SCIF specifications in order to meet customer demands. … The fact that the brand-spanking-new commuter rail ” actually stands a chance of turning a profit ” makes this thought not entirely nutty. … until the businesses that are now locating in Reston and Herndon start choosing Culpepper (sic) instead, Câ€™ville wonâ€™t be a bedroom town of the NY-PHILLY-BALT-WASH megalopolisâ€¦ Now what might that do to real estate values in the Charlottesville region?
Right Now *, There are: – 289 Homes for Sale within five miles of the NGIC/DIA facility on 29 North. – 113 have “NGIC” in the public remarks. (one of these listings is mine, and it’s GREAT .)
…But understand that obtaining a new clearance, probably higher than TS, for most of the professional jobs at NGIC will be a long process (12 to 18 months), and site security policy may not allow personnel into the building until a clearance is finally granted. In that case, two issues apply. #1, even if it takes 2-4 months and several thousand dollars to relocate, a pre-cleared person from DC or straight out of the uniformed services can come on much faster than Saraâ€™s fresh, uncleared UVa graduate. #2, assuming that fresh, uncleared Hoo gets hired, whatâ€™s s/he going to do for the next 12-18 months while awaiting clearance?
…Quite a few people have been moving to and buying homes in the Charlottesville area due to the NGIC/DIA relocation, and I suspect there will be more as the move continues its phase-in over the next few years.
In just over 4,000 words, he provides one of the best, most insightful analyses I’ve read. ( and gets a few swipes in at the DP) But military intelligence isnâ€™t likely to improve our quality of life in the way UVA does. … With the DIA relocation, some people will clearly win: a few locals who successfully switch careers; qualified UVA students who want to stick around after graduation; engineers and analysts who want to resettle near an idyllic college town; the UVA research park and University employees who teach classes needed for military intelligence; developers with land near NGICâ€”most especially Wendell Wood and his heirs, who stand to keep selling land to the U.S. government as long as Rivanna Station keeps needing it.
…But understand that obtaining a new clearance, probably higher than TS, for most of the professional jobs at NGIC will be a long process (12 to 18 months), and site security policy may not allow personnel into the building until a clearance is finally granted.
In that case, two issues apply. #1, even if it takes 2-4 months and several thousand dollars to relocate, a pre-cleared person from DC or straight out of the uniformed services can come on much faster than Saraâ€™s fresh, uncleared UVa graduate. #2, assuming that fresh, uncleared Hoo gets hired, whatâ€™s s/he going to do for the next 12-18 months while awaiting clearance?
I’m working on integrating listings into normal blog posts. This one for instance is for homes that are reasonable close to the NGIC/DIA facility on 29 North in Albemarle. [idx-listings linkid=”18516″ count=”7″]
Last Wednesday (11/4), the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors received a briefing titled â€œSurvey of DIA Personnel Moving to Rivanna Stationâ€. The survey, conducted by the Center For Regional Economic Competitiveness , a non-profit research organization affiliated with George Mason University , provides interesting analysis of the jobs (and some of the individuals) who will be relocating to the expanded Rivanna Station in Albemarle County. … The first question most folks were interested in are how many of the current employees are going to relocate when their jobs move to Rivanna Station. It is important to note this does not mean they will be moving the residence. 39% of those surveyed indicated they would be Definitely Moving, while an additional 9% indicated they would probably be moving.