You’ll find the elegant, large condominiums, with impressive architectural features, many of which boast two bedrooms and two baths at Stratford Place. Stratford Place residents have access to tennis courts, basketball courts, swimming pools, and playgrounds. Commuting is easy from Stratford Place, which is within minutes from the Franconia-Springfield metro stations as well as to I-395 and I-495. It is also close to Old Town Alexandria.
The community boasts over five thousand large townhomes, condominiums, apartments and single-family homes built in recent years. Residents enjoy walking paths as well as access to area lakes. Commuting is easy from Kingstowne, which is within minutes from the Franconia-Springfield metro stations as well as to I-395 and I-495. It is also close to Old Town Alexandria.
The Edsall Terrace Condos are located at Edsall Road in Alexandria, Virginia. Built in 1974, the Edsall Terrace is a one story, garden-style community. Amenities include, a pool, all electric and a brick exterior.
For convenience and affordability, the Edsall Terrace is an ideal location.
Alexandria’s Little Theatre is a wonderful addition to this community of Old Town Alexandria Virginia. In 1934 it was founded by Mary Lindsey and was first named Peacock Players. Located in the Old Town area at 60 Wolfe Street Alexandria, Virginia it not only produces intriguing shows, you can also volunteer, audition, or take a class. The theatre offers:
One-Act Playwright Competition
Becoming a member, with an annual fee, you become part of the theatre family by volunteering, using your skills, receiving a newsletter and receiving discounted fees to the productions. If you have any questions or just want to see more you can visit The Little Theatre at www.thelittletheatre.com
This condo community’s more than 100 units were built in the 1980s but many have been updated since then. They contain one, two or three bedrooms and often more than one bathroom. On the exterior, the quaint living space features pastel colors, white trim, porches and fences. Residents also have access to ample parking space and a tot lot.
Pembrook Village residents have easy access to Route 1 (Richmond Highway), which contains a recently built Walmart.
Being near Route 1 also makes for an easy commute to Alexandria and Fort Belvoir. Shoppers looking for more than Walmart will enjoy Pembrook Village’s proximity to Beacon Hill Mall, which contains everything from Giant Food and Drug to Lowes home improvement. It’s also located near Mt. Zephyr Park.
At one point, Quakers lived on the Wessynton site, which was originally settled by Native Americans. Eventually, George Washington’s half-brother, Lawrence, inherited the land where George Washington built the Mansion House. A South Carolinian restored the Mansion House, at the time in disrepair, shortly before the Civil War.
Homes that stand in the area today were built mostly in the 1960s and they tend to have a more contemporary style than other homes in the Mount Vernon area. Architectural features include odd sizes, tall windows and a lack of ornamentation.
Wessynton homes tend to enjoy partially or fully furnished basements along with garages and plenty of windows to let in natural light. Plus, community amenities include a boat ramp, common grounds, an outdoor pool, tennis courts, tot lots and playgrounds, making this community a great place for families with children.
Near the intersection of Rt. 1 and Old Mount Vernon Highway lies Riverside Estates, a somewhat private and hidden placed tucked near a Potomac tributary. Despite its privacy and serenity, Riverside Estates is located near a highway that allows for easy access to many Northern Virginia hotspots, including Fort Belvoir, Old Town, the Metro, Reagan National Airport and the Pentagon.
Because of its privacy, this neighborhood is desirable, and the homes fit the community’s beautiful peacefulness. Built primarily in the 1960s, the homes come in many varieties and have received renovations and upgrades.
Duke Street is a popular and vivacious street in Alexandria. It is lined with offices, high-rises, shops, and restaurants. It is quite the eclectic mix of old and new. Alexandria is rich with history and full of new life as it has grown to be one of Northern Virginia’s top places to settle. Local delicacies are easy to find and the adventurer never gets bored.
Landmark Mall caters to traditional shoppers with stores such as Sears, Macy’s, and Victoria Secret. There is plenty to do to pass the time. Walking down the street you can explore various international cuisines such as Mayur Indian Restaurant. This is fine Indian dining that any palate could enjoy. You have a number of choices if you prefer Asian, Italian, or American cuisine. Whatever your taste buds desire, you will not be disappointed.
There is no shortage of history with civil war reenactments, 200 year old buildings, and monuments. Tourists are amazed at the amount of historic richness that the city itself has managed to preserve and pass on from generation to generation. Walking down Duke can almost transport you back in time but you are quickly reminded that it is 2011 by all of the modern hot spots available.
Located in the heart of one of 2011 Dozen Distinctive Destination winners, this street is sure to leave a memorable impression. Its year round draw has kept visitors swarming in year after year.
Located near Ferry Landing Road and Forest Haven in southern Fairfax County, Mount Vernon Park sits beautifully under shade provided by mature trees. In fact, that’s how this community got its name: The trees give it a park-like feel.
Boasting its Victorian architectural beauty, the Lee- Fendall House interprets the life and living of the Lee family from 1850 to 1870 with the well restored house and cared for garden. The Lee-Fendall House is situated in the Historic District of Old Town Alexandria on Lee Corner, at the junction of North Washington and Oronoco Streets within the neighborhood where other Lee Homes were located in the 18th and 19th centuries.
General Robert E. Lee’s father, Henry “Light Horse Harry” Lee who was a revolutionary war hero, sold the piece of land situated at the corner of Oronoco Street to his cousin Philip Richard Fendall who later on built his family home on this land in 1785. The Lee family resided on this land from 1785 to 1903 even when the Union Army had taken over the property to establish a hospital for its soldiers in 1863. After the departure of the last Lee member from the property, Robert Downham resided in the house till 1937 when he conveyed the property to John L. Lewin, who in turn lived there till his death in 1969.
The half acre garden of the Lee-Fendall House is a well managed garden overseen by the Alexandria Council of Garden Clubs consisting of 24 garden clubs ever since 1974. A variety of heritage roses, collection of herbs, English boxwoods, Black Walnut Trees, Gingko, Magnolia Grandiflora and scampering squirrels along with the tombstone of Philip R. Fendall’s mother, Eleanor Fendall can be found in this cared for garden.
The Lee- Fendall House Museum and Garden is located at 614 Oronoco Street in Alexandria VA 22314. For more information about tours, events, rentals and the like, please call 703 548 1789 or visit www.leefendallhouse.org.