Barcroft Hills is another living option for those in the Falls Church area. Homes range from condo style high rises, to single family homes. High rise complexes usually have 1 bedroom and 1 full bath with wall to wall carpeting interiors. Single family homes are more likely to be spacious with legacies dating back to the 1950s. These homes are stocked with large living rooms and several bedrooms.
Residents of both condos and single homes enjoy the same access to JEB Stuart Park Baileys Park, Culmore Shopping Center, and the Munson Hill Park. Moreover, road access is extremely convenient in the area for those seeking travel to D.C. or the Potomac River.
Barcroft Forest offers a variety of single-family home options built in the 1950s. Many homes in the neighborhood were completed in 1995, and several others have been renovated after having been torn down. Homes are roomy and boast of high lot size square footages. Many homes have finished basements, ceramic tiling, hardwood floors, and stainless steel appliances.
Barcroft Forest’s location also is convenient for those seeking to visit places such as the Department of Motor Vehicles, Fur-get Me not Pet Care, Barcroft Diamond Park, Barcroft Park Community Field, and Barcroft Park. Local schools include Claremont Center Elementary School, Wakefield High School, and Jefferson Middle School.
Arlington Village is a townhome neighborhood located just by the Pentagon and Crystal City. The neighborhood is situated in a wooded area and has a very green and nature-like feel. The community provides a jog/walk path, and outdoor pool, tennis courts, and tot lots/playgrounds. With 1 or 2 bedrooms, living is very cozy and interiors are aesthetic with hardwood flooring and ceramic tiling.
The vintage Arlington Village is conveniently located near a plethora of interests including Ledo Pizza, Arlington Cinema N’ Drafthouse, Rincome Thai Cuisine, Walter Reed Community Center and Park, and the Walter Reed Tennis Courts.
The Defense Contract Management Agency located in Alexandria, Virginia is a sub-component of the Department
of Defense primarily responsible for ensuring that “DoD, Federal, and allied government supplies and services are delivered on time, at projected cost, and meet all performance requirements. DCMA directly contributes to the military readiness of the United States and its allies, and helps preserve the nation’s freedom.” This department is usually the office that handles Foreign Military Sales contracts. Employees serve as “information brokers” and representatives for military, federal, and allied government buying agencies throughout various transactions.
Hunters Woods Elementary School is a magnet school for arts and sciences where all students benefit from an
enriched program. The school’s staff weaves fine arts, performing arts, science, and technology into their curriculum for full impact. The school is business partners with Freddie Mac, George Mason’s Center for the Performing Arts, Kinko’s Copies, and McDonalds. Special features of the school include: English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), School Age Child Care (SACC), full day kindergarten, Special Education, Young Scholars, and Magnet School Curriculum. Hunters Woods Elementary School for the Arts and Sciences is located at 2401 Colts Neck Road, Reston, Va 20191.
Located on the Waterfront of Historic Old Town Alexandria, the Torpedo Factory Art Center is a great place for art lovers and tourists alike. The center is stocked
with pieces ranging from “The Nest Project” to at “Fiberworks” Gallery. The museum has over 500,000 visitors annually and has over 82 artist studios, six galleries, two workshops, and the Alexandria Archaeology Museum. The center also houses over 165 visual artists who produce artwork ranging from painting to stained glass. The Torpedo Factory is located at 105 N. Union Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. (703) 838-4565.
Across the street from the Torpedo Factory Art Center is the Torpedo Factory Condominiums, a collection of apartment and townhouse-style condos at the heart of Old Town’s most desirable waterfront locations.
Fairfax County Public Schools System is located in Northern Virginia with central offices in Falls Church, Virginia. It is the largest public school system in Northern Virginia and has over 170,000 students enrolled. It is the 12th largest in the nation and has the largest school bus fleet of any school system in the entire United States. This year’s county budget revealed that in 2010-2011 the county will spend $12,550 on each student until they graduate. Notable schools include the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Annandale High School, Langley High School, Mount Vernon High School, and West Springfield High School.
Falls Church City Public Schools serves more than 2000 schools and is located in the heart of Falls Church, Virginia. Falls Church City Public Schools have an outstanding academic reputation; in 2010, 97% of students graduated on time and 95% of graduates sought post secondary education. The county is very diverse with 37 different native languages and 181 ESOL students enrolled. Schools include Mount Daniel Elementary School, Thomas Jefferson Elementary School, Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School, and George Mason High School.
The City of Fairfax Public School system is an independent district separate from Fairfax County Public Schools. A small and quaint school division, City of Fairfax Schools are controlled by the Fairfax County School Board and the school board members consult with superintendents to make decisions regarding the schools. In 2007, the City Schools Close-Up Newsletter won an award for Excellence from the National School Public Relations Association. Schools include Fairfax High School, Lanier Middle School, Daniels Run Elementary School, and Providence Elementary School.