For buyers relocating to Fairfax County who are looking for classic homes on larger lots still within commuting distance to DC the Fairfax Station area may be what you are looking for. Located just minutes from the Fairfax County Parkway, 15 minutes from the Springfield Metro or Burke Centre VRE, the area boasts great community centers, county parks and historic sites for families to explore. Cachet Magazine has ranked Fairfax Station in the top ten for "Best Quality of Life" and it is easy to see why when you explore some of the neighborhoods.
Three neighborhoods in Fairfax Station; Barrington, Crosspointe and South Run are great examples of why this area is so popular with families moving into or moving up to the area. Bordered by Fairfax County Parkland and Lake Mercer the community of Barrington includes 475 executive homes made of brick and stucco homes on large treed lots. For families looking for a fun way to spend some time with friends or family the proximity to Burke Lake Park is a plus and in the summer come cheer on the Blue Fin swimming team at the community pool.
Across Silverbrook Road from the community of Barrington is the community of Crosspointe. With almost 1400 homes developed by a variety of builders including the William Berry Company who copyrighted their in house designs so they would not be duplicated, the Crosspointe community boasts a significant amount of preserved land protecting the community from future development. With two community pools, community center and tot lots, the tree lined streets area haven for the residents.
Just a minute down the Fairfax County Parkway is the neighborhood of South Run. Nestled on tree lined 1/3 acre or larger lots the 530 homes that make up the South Run neighborhood seem like they area world away from the hustle and bustle of shopping and commuting. Homeowners in South Run also enjoy the feel of a long along neighborhood spirit. With BBQ's in the summer, pool parties, Halloween activities and an active neighborhood social committee that plans dozens of events a year the neighborhood has an unusual community feel in an area known for the commuter lifestyle.
For families with school age children these neighborhoods are served by terrific Fairfax County Schools. Elementary age students attend Silverbrook Elementary School or Halley Elementary School and older students attend the new South County Secondary School which currently includes a middle school (7-8th grade) and a high school (9-12 grades). The new Lorton Arts Workhouse is nearby which provides the opportunity for students interested in the arts to participate in a number of theater and arts workshops offered throughout the year.
So if you are thinking of making a move up from your current home in the area or just moving to Northern Virginia then these Fairfax Station neighborhoods are ones that you might want to consider. Home prices currently range between $649,000 to $880,000.
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