What is Alexandria Crossing?

Formerly known as the old Glebe Park development, the newly constructed Alexandria Crossing is a townhouse community located between the Shops of Shirlington (on I-395) and the Shops of Potomac Yard (on Route 1).

Of Alexandria Crossing’s 12 units, four are handicap-accessible and eight have regular accessibility. Units have two bedrooms and one-and-a-half bathrooms or three bedrooms and two full bathrooms. All units come with a washer and dryer, dishwasher, garbage disposal and other new appliannces. The larger bedrooms also feature a walk-in closet.

In addition to beautiful exterior architecture, an outside security phone allows residents to buzz in guests.

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Upmarket Homes At Governor’s Grove

Governor’s Grove contains over 150 large brick-fronted homes that were built at the turn of the new century. These upmarket residences comes compete with 2 garages. Outside, in the common areas you will find tennis courts, walking paths and playgrounds.

Governor’s Grove is situated close to the intersection of Franconia Road and Telegraph Road and is within easy reach of the Huntington Metro and Old Town Alexandria. Interstates 495, 395 and 95 are also easily accessed.

For more information or to set up an appointment call Julie at (703)765-0300.

What is Shirley Highway?

Shirley Highway is another name for Interstate 395. The I-395 corridor doesn’t have Metro train service, but it carries a massive load of traffic nonetheless. In addition to its 8 to 10 lanes of traffic, 395 has an extra 3 lanes of HOV that switch direction depending on the hour of the day.  It is THE major artery from Virginia into the District of  Columbia.

395 leaves DC between the Pentagon and Crystal City (both in Arlington) and on the way out to I-95 and the Beltway at Springfield, I-395 passes Shirlington, LandmarkWest End Alexandria and other neighborhoods. Traffic on 395 is nearly always heavy but usually slows only during rush hour.

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Aubrey NesbittAbout the Author --- Aubrey Nesbitt is a native of Northern Virginia who attended Virginia Commonwealth University. He is a veteran of the US Army and helps his family business by providing informational articles like this one. In addition to photography and blogging, Aubrey provides administrative support for the office.

A gallery on the Fountains — condos in the West End of Alexandria VA

The Fountains Condominium is conveniently located in the West End of Alexandria just a few blocks from I-395. Residents at the The Fountains can walk to nearby shops and restaurants and public transportation is available at the front door.

Every condominium at the Fountains has plenty of light and windows. Many condos at the Fountains have balconies with views toward the city or the Blue Ridge.

Where is Arlington Ridge Road?

Hume School in Arlington VA
Hume School is now a museum about Arlington past.

Arlington Ridge Road traces the crest of Arlington Ridge, a steep rise of land that parallels the Potomac in Virginia.  This the same geographic feature that creates the bluffs in Mclean and the rise of land through Arlington National Cemetery. Throughout Northern Virginia, this rise of land is home to some of the most desirable land in the Metro area and the neighborhood around Arlington Ridge Road is no exception.

Residences here have easy access to DC, Arlington and Alexandria because of both the road network and the neighborhood itself. In addition to easy access to thoroughfares like Rt. 1, I-395 and Army Navy Drive, this old neighborhood has plenty of back streets and cross-streets to help avoid trouble when things back up. In addition because this is an older neighborhood, it’s generally very low density.

The homes in this neighborhood often have sweeping lawns with mature and towering hardwoods.  Many of these homes were built as summer get-aways for old-time Washington DC. Some were not much more than simple cottages. Some are spacious lodges. Many of these homes have had extensive renovations and additions. A good many have been replaced entirely by stately manor homes that speak to the affluence and prestige of this community.

Crystal City as seen from Arlington Ridge
View from Arlington Ridge toward Crystal City

The real estate here is among the priciest in Northern Virginia, but if you’re seeking convenience, elegance and a quiet neighborhood, it’s really tough to beat Arlington Ridge.

Properties in 22202 $500,000 to $5,000,000

Why do residents love the Grove at Arlington Ridge?

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The Grove at Arlington Ridge is a condo community located just of I-395 well inside the Capital Beltway. The location provides residents easy access to Pentagon City, Shirlington Village and downtown DC. This community has 1 Bedroom, 2 Bedroom and 3 Bedroom condos that feature:

  • Hardwood floors in living and dining rooms
  • Deluxe kitchens with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, maple cabinetry and stainless steel undermount sinks with designer faucets
  • Ceramic tile in kitchens and baths
  • Maple vanities
  • In-unit washers/dryers
  • Designer lighting
  • Private balconies
  • Nine-foot ceilings
  • Plush carpeting in bedrooms
  • Crown molding in living rooms

Many condominums at the Grove have fireplaces. The Grove offers a full bank of amenities:

  • Internet café
  • Resort-style swimming pool
  • Expansive sundeck
  • Fully-equipped business center
  • State-of-the-art fitness center
  • Giant screen media room with surround sound
  • Direct access garage and controlled access entries
  • Clubhouse with billiards room
  • Storage available
  • Courtyard patio garden area with barbeque grills
  • Wellness Center with personal training, yoga, Pilates, massage therapy, Swedish massage and Thai massage

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Association Contacts for Pavilion on the Park

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condos in West End Alexandria

If you have any questions about condo documents, insurance or maintenance, please contact the office below:

Pavilion on the Park Condominiums

5340 Holmes Run Pkwy., #104
Alexandria, VA, 22304

If you’d like to buy a condo, call us at Condo Alexandria.

Purchasing a home near the highway?

Four Winds of Oakton
Four Winds of Oakton

In an area crisscrossed with high volume commuter routes and heavily-trafficked Interstates, it’s inevitable that some folks are going to live in close proximity to a highway. It’s great to be near the Beltway or Route 66 because this can take a serious bite out of your commute. But the downside is that the highways can generate a lot of noise. In most areas, there are towering concrete walls to dampen sound in the neighborhoods in close proximity to the Beltway, I-66, I-395 and other highways.

I-495 / the Beltway
Beltway traffic at speed

In the picture above the wall has been taken down as work crews expand the road. Once the expansion is completed, they’ll reassemble the wall. There’s not much you can do about construction, but once the wall is back up, the neighborhood should be relatively quiet. In the homes and condos closest to the walls, I find that the noise sounds a bit like a waterfall—a wooshing white noise that is not particularly offensive. The noise is perhaps worst near an exit. Exit ramps create noise because every so often a trucker exiting the highway will use his “jakebrake”. That is to say, the truck will gear down and emit a loud, low growling noise not unlike a Harley Davidson’s loud pipes.

Here’s a thought to consider if you are purchasing a condominium near the highway. In my travels I’ve found that the condos at the ground floor are much quieter. This is because the condos on the top floor are often just above the sound-break and therefore get the full brunt of the highway noise. Some folks like the noise … it sounds like busy and they like being in the city. Some folks can’t stand the noise and find out the hard way … after they’ve purchased … that they could have gotten a first or second floor unit.

traffic noise
The lower floors hear little traffic noise in this diagram but the upper floors hear traffic all day.
For more information or to set up an appointment call Nesbitt Realty at (703)765-0300.

I-395 / Roadway to the Heart of DC

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I-395 in Arlington VA near the Pentagon and Crystal City.

Interstate 395Interstate 395 doesn’t have Metro train service but it carries a massive load of traffic none-the-less. In addition to its 8 to 10 lanes of traffic, 395 has an extra 3 lanes of HOV that switch direction depending on the hour of the day. 395 leaves DC between the Pentagon and Crystal City (both in Arlington) and on the way out to I-95 and the Beltway at Springfield, I 395 passes Shirlington, Landmark, East Falls Church and other neighborhoods. Traffic on 395 is nearly always heavy but only slows during rush hour. Along the I-395 Corridor:

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