In the DC area, commuting is the frustrating and constant reality for most professionals. If, at the end of the day, a longer drive is worth the destination, you may consider a home a little further out. This weekend, we’re featuring two lovely open houses at homes where the property and price are well worth the drive west.

1036 Retreat Rd | Bluemont
Open House: Sun 1/19 | 12:00 – 2:00 PM
$635,000 | Listed by Marcy Cantatore

Must-see feature: The property features a private, mostly wooded lot with a pleasant and easily manageable yard space, a 30×56 metal building with electric and a wood stove, another shed, and your own personal hunting blind.

268 Alcott Ave | Inwood
Open House: Sat 1/18 | 2:00 – 4:00 PM
$220,000 | Listed by Josh Beall

Must-see feature: The open and bright living and kitchen area with cathedral ceilings make a great space for entertaining.

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The open house scheduling information in this article is updated as of Friday at 12:00 PM. Possible rescheduling and/or cancellations may occur. For up to date open house information about the properties above, please visit