This Neighborhood Spotlight is brought to you by The Seward Group of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty.
This month’s neighborhood spotlight shines on Kingstowne, Virginia.
This popular community is loved for its unique environment, beautiful landscape, vibrant town center, and quick access to D.C., Fort Belvoir and the Pentagon. The tree-lined streets, miles of walking trails, acres of green space, multiple outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts and numerous tot lots are where you will find the families who call Kingstowne home.
This planned community was developed in the 1980s in stages called villages. The South Village, North Village and Middle Village all contain a mix of apartments, condominiums, townhouses and single-family homes.
The Crest, a new high-end 55+ planned community includes condominiums, elevator townhomes and single-family houses.
Not many communities have their own ZIP codes, but Kingstowne does — 22315. Kingstowne’s own post office, UPS store, movie theater, library and town center are just some of the places that serve this neighborhood of over 5,300 homes. You never have to travel out of the community to find what you need.
Many families choose to live in Kingstowne so their children can attend school very close to the neighborhood. Younger students may attend Lane Elementary, Hayfield Elementary or Franconia Elementary depending on which part of Kingstowne they live in. The older children will attend either Mark Twain or Hayfield Middle School and/or Hayfield Secondary School or Edison High School.
Dining and shopping
Even long-time residents have a hard time keeping up with Kingstowne’s dining and shopping options! Anything you want or need is right in the neighborhood.
Kingstowne Towne Center is a beautiful retail shopping and professional services center. It is hard to believe there are so many options in one single community location. HomeGoods, T.J. Maxx, Ross, World Market, Kohl’s, Walmart, Old Virginia Tobacco Cigar Shop, GameStop, Lane Bryant and more. (Ashley Home Store is opening soon!) Grocery stores include Giant, Safeway and Aldi.
The Kingstowne Farmers Market is located across the parking lot from Giant and is open Fridays, May 7 to October 29, 2021, from 3 to 7 p.m. And Amazon’s first new concept grocery store in Northern Virginia is opening here soon! (No official opening date, but hiring has started.) With amazing professional services also available (think: massage, nails, hair, optometrist, cat clinic, dentist and dermatologist), Kingstowne Towne Center is truly a one-stop location for the families who live here.
From seafood to Italian to Indian to Thai and Vietnamese, Kingstowne Towne Center has it all for dining options! Some family favorites include Romano’s Macaroni Grill, Bone Fish Grill, and Uno’s Pizzeria & Grill. But residents and visitors also love Starbucks, Panera and all the fast food restaurant options! (The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors has approved a drive-thru Chick-fil-A coming soon!) And don’t forget Sweet Frog and Dairy Queen for a fun dessert! Now that spring is here, residents take advantage of all the outdoor dining opportunities available in the Towne Center.
We can’t forget these Kingstowne keepers around the neighborhood! Wegman’s is a favorite destination in Kingstowne as well as Burton’s Grill & Bar, LA Fitness and all the small (and large) businesses and dining options in Hilltop Village Center.
The Hayfield Shopping Center is another local place to check out! House of Dynasty is a 5-star Chinese restaurant that has been a neighborhood staple for decades. Dancensations has been providing dance and gymnastics classes to the children of Kingstowne since 1989. Planet Fitness, fast food options, professional services and more can be found in this center.
Kingstowne is an expansive community in the Fairfax County section of Alexandria. Located just 12 miles from Washington, D.C., this 1,200-acre community is convenient to I-95, the Capital Beltway, two Metro stations, Fort Belvoir and the Coast Guard Station.
The boundaries for Kingstowne are:
- Franconia Road to the north,
- Beulah Street to the west,
- S. Van Dorn Street to the east and
- Telegraph Road to the south
According to Bright MLS, at the time this article was written there were 13 homes for sale in Kingstowne. Prices ranging from $265,000 for a one-bed condo to $850,000 for a four-bed single-family home. Homes in this popular community have been selling quickly. On average, homes receive seven offers with waived contingencies and sell in less than a week.
About The Seward Group: We are award-winning real estate agents with TTR Sotheby’s International Realty. Lyssa Seward, Brittanie DeChino, Anita Edwards, Melody Abella, Laura Catron, Gina Wimpey and Elaine McCall make up our team. We offer our clients Full-Spectrum Concierge Real Estate Service at all price points, assisting with every step of the process from beginning to end. We are licensed in Virginia, D.C. and Maryland with TTR Sotheby’s International Realty in Old Town Alexandria.