About 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.
The Oakton condominiums are garden-style condos located in Fairfax County, Virginia. The Oakton is located near Interstate 66 and route 123 but it feels like it’s in the countryside. The community is only 1.5 miles from the Vienna Metro station.
The Oakton has 240 units in 24 buildings which are surrounded by lush landscaping and lots of trees. This condominium community has a community pool. All condos at the Oakton have balconies or terraces, fireplaces. Many units here have sunrooms or lofts.
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.
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.
For more information or to set up an appointment call Nesbitt Realty at (703)765-0300.
Oak Marr Golf Course of Oak Marr Park and RECenter in Northern Virginia is well known as one of the quality teaching facilities with the largest lighted short game practice area. It features 9 hole par 3 golf course with 76 station driving range, target greens and covered heated trees. Park attractions available beside the course include a large indoor recreation center with a miniature golf course.
9 Hole Course
Clubhouse with Pro Shop
Short Game Practice Area
76 Station Driving Range
Golf Instruction for individuals and groups (adults and juniors)
Oak Marr Park and RECenter is located at 3200 Jermantown Road in Oakton VA 22124. You can call them at 703 – 255 – 5390.