Parkfairfax Condominiums - Alexandria, VA
Parkfairfax is one of several large Washington Metro garden-style communities built during the lead-up to World War II. Located in the northwestern quadrant of Alexandria, Virginia, this community is similar to others that are nearby in Fairlington and Shirlington, in terms of architectural type and history. Originally built as apartment housing for Pentagon workers, the residences were converted to townhouse-style condos for sale in the late 1970s.
There are 1684 residences at Parkfairfax, contained in 200 two and three-story brick Colonial Revival-style buildings. Situated on 132 lush green acres, the community has the feel of a quiet college campus. The development was built by the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company per the request of President Franklin Roosevelt in 1940 and 1941. It is just south of the Arlington border, near the I-395 and West Glebe Road in the 22302 zip code area. The condos are in the part of Alexandria that belongs to Fairfax County, hence the Parkfairfax name.
Condos for sale in Parkfairfax are typically found in one bedroom, one bath, and two bedrooms, one bath floor plans, ranging in size from 750 to 930 square feet in size. For the most part, the one bedroom models are flats while the two-bedroom residences are two-story. Prices typically run in the high $200s to mid $300s, with some extensively remodeled residences approaching the $400s. There are also some larger residences as a result of combining two units—the prices on these select townhomes are higher.
These homes have abundant charm, with either parquet or strip hardwood floors, nice-sized kitchens, and private patios. The community itself has tons to offer, with three swimming pools, a library, tennis and basketball courts, and tot lots. There’s also sorts of walking trails, gardens, gazebos, picnic areas and wonderful landscaping. Plus, Parkfairfax is known for its organized events, such as summer jazz concerts.
This delightful neighborhood is near the Arlington border (with its many condos), and close to Jennie Dean Park, Four Mile Run, and the highly popular Village at Shirlington with its upscale shops, restaurants and entertainment. Residents are also reasonably close to the exciting new Potomac Yard development, as well as Old Town Alexandria.