Edsall Bluff Condominiums - Alexandria, VA

Tucked into stands of mature trees in the northwestern part of Alexandria, Virginia is the Edsall Bluff condominium community. This contemporary garden-style development is made up of more than 20 four-story buildings with a total of 165 one and two-bedroom residences. Completed in 1974, Edsall Bluff offers competitively priced condos for sale in a fast-developing part of Washington Metro.

While the formal street address is 6135 Edsall Road in Alexandria’s 22304 zip code, the buildings have their own street numbers and are set back from the main road. This part of the city is just south of I-395 and commonly associated with the Landmark/Van Dorn neighborhood. Each unit has its own HVAC system, with water and electricity covered by condo fees.

The design of these low-rise buildings owes to the rich tradition of the garden-style communities that became so popular in the DC area during the World War II era, albeit with a slightly more modern feel. Featuring limestone brick construction, the buildings feature either a patio or balcony for each residence, with entrance to each unit by way of exposed stairways.

Inside, you’ll find hardwood floors, plenty of light from floor-to-ceiling windows and spacious kitchens, many of which have been updated with granite counters and other bells and whistles. Each unit has a washer and dryer, plus two parking spaces. There is also extra storage for each unit on the ground levels. Condos for sale have recently listed in an affordable range, from the mid $100s to high $200s.

Residents at the pet-friendly Edsall Bluff enjoys a swimming pool that is located at the bottom of a hill and surrounded by greenery, tucked away from the noise of city streets or traffic. In fact, the oasis like atmosphere is one of the real calling cards here. That carries over to nearby parks like Bren Mar and Stevenson Square Park, each of which are within easy strolling distance.