The U.S. Census count is underway, the enormous effort happens once every 10 years to count every person living in the United States regardless of age or immigration status.
The census helps determine how much funding Fairfax County receives from money allocated by the federal government to improve transportation, provide education, healthcare, affordable housing and prepare for emergencies. It also determines how many representatives are sent to Richmond and Washington D.C to advocate for the county.
According to the Community Foundation of Northern Virginia, Fairfax County could lose $12,000 in potential funding over the course of a decade for each person who does not respond to the census.
In March, the U.S. Census Bureau began mailing every household an invitation to complete a simple questionnaire about who lives at their address on April 1. People can respond to the census online, by phone, or by mail.
The census will ask for names, age, sex, race and the relation of everyone living in each household. Federal law keeps those responses safe, secure and confidential.
Everyone should be counted to ensure Fairfax County receives its fair share of federal funds and representation.
Learn more at https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/topics/census.
Address: 217 S Fairfax Street
Neighborhood: Old Town
With enduring historic details and modern refinement this stunning home is one of the finest properties in Old Town.
Perfectly situated on two lots in the middle of the Historic District, this residence boasts over 8,000 square feet of finished space including 6 bedrooms, 6 full and 1 half baths, movie theater, fitness center, lush green space and oversized 2-car garage. With supremely designed living spaces, gleaming wide-plank original pine floors, elegant millwork and top-of-the-line appliances, the unparalleled attention to detail found throughout will leave you in awe.
Located in Old Town’s prized historic district, 2 blocks from King Street and the Potomac waterfront, and just minutes to the new Amazon HQ2 & D.C.
Address: 211 Prince Street
Neighborhood: Old Town
This elegant house on historic Gentry Row was completed in 1784 by Captain John Harper and was once the home of Dr. Elijah Cullen Dick, physician to George Washington.
The home is a fine example of early American architecture and interior design, enhanced over the years with a three story addition, updated kitchen and baths, plus an elevator, while original features such as heart pine floors, period mantles and exquisite moldings have been beautifully preserved.
The entry hall opens to double parlors with stately fireplaces, beautiful china cabinets and glass door opening to the walled garden from the dining room. At the rear of the entry hall is a pantry, with access to the horse alley, elevator and kitchen, which offers a raised hearth gas fireplace, eat-in space and French doors to the walled garden.
The sun-drenched great room on the second floor of the house stretches across the front of the house, with a grand fireplace at one end. Also, on this level is the quiet library paneled in original pine and a guest suite overlooking the walled garden and fish pond.
The third floor offers the master bedroom and en-suite bath as well as a third bedroom and hall bath. Just down a hallway is a laundry/exercise room and elevator landing. The fourth level of this grand house offers an open bedroom with original beams, full bath and attic access.
It’s often said that the best thing about traveling is coming home.
Array at West Alex is a brand-new, mixed-use development that features residential apartment homes and 100,000 sq. ft. of retail. As part of the new West Alex neighborhood, you’ll be surrounded by sophisticated shops, charming eateries and a new Harris Teeter.
Step inside our doors and you’ll realize we’re not your average apartment community. Explore our stunning studio, one- and two-bedroom floor plans offering the sophistication of sleek interiors, polished chrome fixtures, quartz countertops, tile backsplashes and ample closet space for the fashionistas.
The lobby lounge is command central — you’ll find coffee brewing (every day) and beer on tap (during happy hours). Our stylish clubroom, lavish outdoor deck and modern fitness center will be your sanctuaries; each offering a unique environment to recharge.
Our location in West Alexandria is the perfect launching point for all your adventures. Live within 12 minutes from D.C., 15 minutes from Old Town Alexandria and just moments from I-395. Access is more than an amenity — it’s a lifestyle and with convenience at your doorstep, you can experience the city like never before.
Whether you wander, know that coming home will be sweet, as you are met with a warm vibe, smart design and a playful spirit. Whether you need to make your days fun and functional, you’ll find it here.
Be one of the first to experience Array at West Alex — now leasing!
Address: 2211 Windsor Road
Neighborhood: Belle Haven
Open: Sunday, January 19 from 2-4 p.m.
With pronounced beauty and modern refinement this stunning custom home was newly completed in fall 2019.
Perfectly situated on a large flat lot, this residence boasts approximately 7,200 square feet of finished space including 6 large bedrooms, 5 full and 1 half baths. With supremely designed living spaces, gleaming wide plank oak floors, elegant millwork, top of the line windows, cabinetry and appliances, the unparalleled attention to detail found throughout will leave you in awe.
Minutes to Old Town, the new Amazon HQ2 & D.C.
Address: 212 S. Royal Street
Neighborhood: Old Town
Lot #67, one of Alexandria’s original 84 numbered lots, was laid out by surveyor John West, Jr. and his 17-year-old apprentice, George Washington.
Designed during the late Federal period, this Victorian-Era home is located in Old Town’s historic southeast quadrant — just steps from fine food and wine, the farmer’s market, boutiques, art galleries and the Potomac River.
Featured in The Twig’s Historic Alexandria Homes Tour twice over the years, 212 S. Royal Street has evolved over time to the exquisite residence it is today.
The character and charm of the past — high ceilings, moldings, tall windows, pine floors and fireplaces — are perfectly balanced with a contemporary flair and modern updates.
Its state-of-the-art kitchen includes SubZero, Bosch and Miele appliances, honed Italian Grigio Carnico Marble counters and custom high gloss Woodcraft cabinets.
Flooded with light from the many windows, a two-story glass wall, skylights in each of the two master baths and dramatic lighting… this house graciously welcomes you home.
For those that enjoy gardening and entertaining, the expansive tiered garden will capture your heart. Fully fenced and completely private with outdoor speakers and lighting, this bricked and landscaped oasis is a magnificent place to relax or entertain.
Showings by appointment only.