New Providence Village Condominiums were built in 1984 and are conveniently located off of Interstate 495 Express Lane. Fairview Lake borders the Condominiums providing scenic walking paths for nature lovers. Dunn Loring park is walking distance and provides basketball courts, minature golf, and more. Quick routine shuttle service is provided to Dunn Loring-Merrified Metro roughly 1 mile away. Shopping is minutes away with a array of restaurants and grocery stores. Inova Fairfax is also located within close proximate making this a prime location for many. Low monthly condo fees make this a very attractive buy.
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When it comes to finding a place to live, almost every woman will agree that having close access to great shopping is a priority. With extreme gas prices, no one wants to drive far to spend their money or waste a precious clothing dollar on their gas tank. Tyson’s Corner is jam packed with plenty of shopping options from malls to shopping centers. Tyson’s Corner mall and Tyson’s
Galleria are within walking distance from one another. The only thing that separates the two is the amount of money you are willing to spend.
Tyson’s Galleria caters to more upscale shoppers who are looking for designer style from children to menswear. It has several nice restaurants which include Maggiano’s Little Italy. The stores include Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Juicy Couture. I enjoyed going in and out of the shops and enjoying the pleasant atmosphere.
Tyson’s Corner Mall is a huge mall with three levels that include all sorts of stores and shops. I thought I would never get through walking around. It seemed that when I thought I had reached the end of it that more magically appeared. It had a play area for the kiddos, huge food court and other restaurants to choose from. I’m not sure how they got so many things in one place, but as a shopper, it was really nice. They also had a nice sized movie theater, which were an added benefit and a great escape from all the walking. This mall had just about every store you knew and could think of. I was able to go to Nordstrom, Macy’s, Gap, Old Navy, Coach, LL Bean, and Footlocker. There is no way to name all the stores I saw, but it was a shopper’s delight. The mall also had several smaller food courts to prevent shoppers from having to go to one section of the mall to replenish themselves. This was a smart idea by whoever designed this monstrosity of a mall. I left the mall satisfied with my purchases and workout.
Driving around the area, it appeared that you had more than enough shopping options to choose from whether you were in need of books, clothes, shoes, furniture, or jewelry. If having access to lots of different shopping options works for you, then Tyson’s Corner is definitely a place that could make you feel right at home.
At Tysons Corner Center where you can shop, dine, and be entertained. Tyson’s now has new stores including Fink’s Jewelers, Michael Kors, Vans, and many more on the way. After a great shopping experience you can dine at one of their many restaurants. You can chose from Asian, Italian, Chinese, Mexican and American. There is something for everyone.
Tysons also features several events through the summer. There are choices for children and adults. A movie theatre, Build-A-Bear, and a children’s play area are some of the wonderful things to do at Tysons.
The mall is open Monday-Saturday 10:00a.m.-9:30p.m. and Sunday 11:00a.m.-7:00p.m. For more information, including gift cards and visitor information please contact Guest Services at 888-2tysons or 703-847-7300.
Located on the ground floor of the Crestwood Heights condominiums between Freddie Mac and the Galleria, Harris Teeter is open 24 hours and includes a pharmacy, wine consultant and free underground parking. Harris Teeter was the first grocery store in the Tysons Corner area. Previously Tysons area residents had to travel into downtown McLean for groceries or a pharmacy. Harris Teeter now draws customers from single family homes, condos and apartments along International Drive, Spring Hill Rd and Lewinsville Rd.
Harris Teeter’s salad bar, sushi bar and homemade pizzas attract the lunchtime business crowd, especially those from neighboring Freddie Mac. A brightly lit eating area, with a fully staffed Starbucks, includes an outdoor patio with seating for more than 20. It is also open through the evening for early dinners.
Grocery shoppers will find a wide variety of fresh produce, including many organic items. There are plenty of free samples in the bakery, deli and cheese areas, too. The wine and beer aisle is smaller than you would expect but makes up for it in variety.
They No. Carolina-based chain seems to have created a Wegman’s, but on a smaller scale. All the amenities of the super-size store but in a smaller footprint. They even thought to include cup holders in the grocery carts so you can sip your latte as your shop. (and yes, the cups fit perfectly) Shoppers who park on the first level leave the store via the escalator while their cart rides in the nearby cart-o-later. And no worries if another “snowmaggeden” hits while you are shopping since all parking is underground, well lit and very clean.
Their staff is very helpful. Their prices competitive. And their loyalty card is a must-have. Next time you are in Tysons Corner, take your eyes off the high rises and construction cranes and take a look inside Harris Teeter for a glimpse of the future.
495 passes through Springfield, Alexandria, Annandale, Merrifield, Idylwood, Tysons Corner, Bethesda, DC, and New Carrollton. This road is a connector to several commuters’ daily work routine. There are lots of neighborhoods near 495. Also this road gives access to countless businesses.
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Located twenty minutes outside of Washington D.C., McLean Virginia is home to several prominent businesses and residences. This town is cozily nestled in Fairfax County by Vienna and has been burgeoning exponentially within the past few years. McLean is perfect for those seeking D.C. living, without the D.C. chaos or traffic.
The nation’s fifth largest mall, Tysons Corner Center is located in the heart of McLean, with its sister branch Tyson’s Galleria just across the street. The shopping center has over 300 shops and boutiques and a movie theater. For the more high end shopper, the Galleria offers and impressive bouquet of luxury stores including Chanel, Gucci, and Neiman Marcus.
Alf Laylah is located at 8605 Westwood Center Drive #100 in Vienna, VA 22180. If you are looking for a fun time around the Tysons Corner area, Alf Laylah is the place to be on Friday and Saturday nights. Alf Laylah is a restaurant that on these nights turns into a lounge. It is a great place to listen to live Arabian songs and get familiar with the Middle Eastern culture. The lounge has a dance floor, a full bar and has a variety of hookahs available for customers. The social scene is a fun and youthful. The prices are modest for the lounge and the food is amazing.
A great fact about Alf Laylah is that when you go you feel welcomed since the staff is very friendly and the restaurant is very chic and has a modern feel to it. It is not something that you would expect from a typical Middle Eastern restaurant, and the live music is just spectacular. The fun fact about the weekend nights is that they have live belly dancing performances, which is a very exciting experience for most. It is a great place for a date or for a group of friends to go eat, drink, dance and smoke.
Scott’s Run Nature Preserve is one of Fairfax County’s most rugged parks and public areas. Scott’s Run Nature Preserve is located at 7400 Georgetown Pike in McLean, just outside the Beltway near Tysons Corner and Dunn Loring. The nature preserve is named for Scott’s Run, a tributary of the Potomac River. The creek springs from a very large ancient gravel deposit that is the highest altitude in Fairfax County. The point of origin is just below the parking lots of the shopping centers of Tysons Corner. Flowing east, through many business parks and condominium complexes, Scott’s Run empties into the Potomac at the waterfall.
Hikers will find two entrances into the valley park. One path trails along the stream and the other path leads to the bluffs above the river. Hiking the trails of Scott’s Run can be challenging and rewarding. Some trails are gentle and wind quietly through the forest. Other trails require hiking up and down very steep hills and cliffs. Be aware that the trails down the bluffs to the Potomac River are sheer in many places, and visitors must very carefully pick their way down the rocky cliffs.
On Monday, December 6, 2010, the public is invited to attend an open house on on-going Tysons Corner planning and implementation activities following the adoption of a new Comprehensive Plan in June. Representatives from Fairfax County agencies will provide updates and answer questions. Rezoning applicants who have submitted plans to redevelop in line with the new vision for Tysons Corner will also be available to present their proposals and answer questions.
This will be an open house to include information on;
Recent development applications in Tysons (the applicants will be there to explain their proposals and answer questions from the community)
Department of Transportation will provide info on a number of ongoing studies including;
Dulles Toll Road Ramp Study
Tysons Corner Interim Parking Study
Ongoing Tysons Corner Bicycle Master Plan
Tysons Corner Grid and Circulator Studies
Update on public facility planning and transportation funding
First look at new Tysons website
Additional details on open house participants will follow. For more information on the Comprehensive Plan for Tysons, please visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/tysons. For more information on the open house or to request special accommodations, contact Matt Ladd at 703-324-1380, TTY 711.