Franconia Elementary School in Alexandria Virginia is a part of the Fairfax County school system. If your budget is between $569,952 and $629,947, 6103 Scotch Dr has 5 bedrooms and 2 fulls baths. The community is not only a part of the Franconia Elementary School district, but residents here also enjoy subway – 1 mile, commuter rail – 1 mile, public bus service, and metrorail bus – 1 mile. Continue reading
I make no secret of my love of Southern Fairfax County. It’s definitely one of my favorite areas of Northern VA. From upscale and luxurious homes to budget-saving cheapos, you can find it here in a community that is close to town, easy on traffic and loaded with activities and amenities.
To make things a little more confusing, Fairfax County surrounds the City of Fairfax. Locals generally refer to the county as “Fairfax County” and the city as “Fairfax”, but Alexandria uses the opposite nomenclature. “Alexandria” generally refers to greater/postal Alexandria, while “City of Alexandria” refers to the jurisdiction of the City of Alexandria. So if you’re a newcomer here it can be a little tricky to find the right home at the right price in the South County area. Contact us if you’re looking for a local expert and we’ll put you on the path to finding the home that you really want. Some highlights of the Mount Vernon / Alexandria area include:
Kingstowne Shopping center is accessible to Franconia and the outskirts of 495, 395, and Telegraph. This is a huge shopping center with grocery stores, clothing stores, restaurants, and countless shops. There are several trails that hug the area right across for the Kingstone Shopping Center. There are several neighborhoods located close to this area.Continue reading
The homes here average around 2000 sq ft. The neighborhood is served by Rose Hill Elementary School, Twain Middle School and Edison High School. Jefferson Manor Park and Clermont Park are near to the neighborhood. Homes for sale in Governors Pond Cir.Continue reading
Heritage Hill is a townhouse subdivision located in the well established community of Franconia (established in the 1870’s). The area will appeal to commuters owing to its close proximity to the Huntington Metro, Old Town Alexandria and I-495. Many homes here are situated close to the forested area of Heritage Hill Park which divides Heritage Hill and Telegraph Road.
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Founders’s Walk is located near the Van Dorn Metro just outside the Beltway.
There are a couple of things that residential units in this community are known for. For one thing, the garden-style condominiums in this peaceful neighborhood have units that are considerably larger than typical condo units of the same price. The well-lit units, with its generous amount of windows, also allow for upgrades like fireplaces and hardwood floors in the dining area on top of the typical features expected from condominium units.
The Hayfield Plaza Shopping Center is located off of Telegraph Road in Alexandria, Virginia. Hayfield is located between Newington and Franconia, where downtown Hayfield is located near several gates of Fort BelvoirHayfield. For commuters who live in Hayfield but work elsewhere, the Hayfield Plaza Shopping Center off of Telegraph Road provides both variety and convenience in the same, easy location.
The Hayfield Plaza Shopping Center’s chief business and shopping mainstay is a Giant Food and Pharmacy grocery store; but other businesses include a Subway Restaurant, an H&R Block Income Tax Service, Hayfield Dental Care, Stone Hot Pizza, House of Dynasty Restaurant, the Hayfield Urgent Care Center and more.
Franconia Road, once the means by which Virginia tobacco entered the port city of Alexandria, is now a bustling city road catering to millions of pedestrians on a regular basis. Franconia, throughout history, witnessed events such as Mosby raids, the birth of the first Virginia governor coming from the northern part of the state, and even became the home of Carrolltown, a flourishing community of African-Americans.
Franconia Museum is at 6121 Franconia Road, Alexandria, VA 22310. Franconia Museum is a great place to learn more about the history of Franconia.
With a band of volunteers fueling its operations and the regular exhibits sponsored by the museum in local hotspots, the Franconia Museum is one of the uniting factors of its surrounding community, serving to educate its citizens and enrich their cultural and historical knowledge. To learn more about the Museum, you can join their many events, including regular gatherings where guests are encouraged to tell their stories and learn of the stories of others, and of course, their celebration of Franconia History Day during the fall.
For more information on Franconia Museum and their hosted events, you can contact the following phone number: (703) 971-7943.
This American style originated in homes built by German, or “Deutsch” settlers in Pennsylvania as early as the 1600s. A hallmark of the style is a broad gambrel roof with flaring eaves that extend over the porches, creating a barn-like effect. Early homes were a single room, and additions were added to each end, creating a distinctive linear floor plan.
End walls are generally of stone, and the chimney is usually located on one or both ends.
Double-hung sash windows with outward swinging wood casements, dormers with shed-like overhangs, and a central Dutch double doorway are also common. The double door, which is divided horizontally, was once used to keep livestock out of the home while allowing light and air to filter through the open top.
The style enjoyed a revival during the first three decades of the 20th century as the country looked back with nostalgia to its colonial past. This style is imitated in some of the townhouses in and around Franconia and Kingstowne. Throughout the seventies and eighties, Dutch Colonials were built throughout Fairfax County.
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An old part of Franconia, Guilford can be found intersecting both Kingstowne and Rose Hill. While many communities have begun to flow with these modern times, Guilford has managed to maintain its idyllic feel.
Guilford can be found north of Telegraph Road, east of South Van Dorn Street, west of Rose Hill Drive and south of Franconia Road. It is characterized by small, disconnected homes situated in large land areas (half-acre lots are quite commonplace), with some homes occupying as much as two lots.
Not much of a transportation hub, it would be odd to find pedestrians and vehicles clogging the streets of this town – thus, it is safe to say that Guilford is a relatively quiet community.
Some of the community establishments found here are Thomas Edison High School found in the northeast area, which is also the location of a post office. The Greendale Golf course and Washington Golf’s driving range can also be found in Guilford.
As a means of entertainment, Guilford citizens often make their way to Kingstown’s strip mall for a movie or to King Street Blues for a drink or two.