I got this newsletter from Fairfax EDA a few days ago. This is the first issue that I received. I'm impressed. Lots of information. The Q1 2010 edition has Burke profiled on its location, which gives you snapshot of Burke neighborhood. Like the demographics, housing cost, total housing units, selected businesses and organizations in Burke.
Selected highlights on Burke:
- Burke is 1,700-acre of enclave of nearly 20,000 homes.
- Burke has nearly 528,000 SF of office space, 240,000 SF of industrial/flex space and 1.8 million SF of retail space.
- The Burke submarket is served by two Virginia Railway Express (VRE) stations- at Burke Center and Rolling Road that take you to Union Station in DC.
- Fairfax County Public School is the largest employer in Burke.
- Walmart has between 249-500 employees here.
- The median family income past (2008 dollars) is $132,602.
- Total housing units: 46,650
- and more...
You don't hear a lot real estate agents promote the two VRE stations in Burke. They should. Because more DC bound employees take alternative transportation like trains, the better it is for their life style and the environment.
On the bigger picture, Fairfax county based companies suppose to add or maybe already have added 5,000 new jobs in 2009. If you're looking for jobs, you can scan the 40 companies listed here that said they're either in expansion stage or new. From there, you know the drill.
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