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By Will Nesbitt | Agent in Alexandria, VA
  • Eisenhower Metro on the Yellow Line in Alexandria VA

    Posted Under: Traffic & Public Transportation in Eisenhower East, Home Buying in Eisenhower East, Property Q&A in Eisenhower East  |  July 1, 2014 8:58 AM  |  43 views  |  No comments
    Eisenhower Metro

    Platform of Eisenhower Metro Station

    The Eisenhower Metro stop is located at 2400 Eisenhower Avenue. It is across the street from the Hoffman Town Center and entertainment complex. Eisenhower station is just inside the Capital Beltway (I-495) at the Telegraph Road exit. The Eisenhower Metro is served by the Yellow Line.

    Eisenhower is a two platform station. Access to both platforms is provided to two escalators and an elevator. Bike parking is available with 10 bike racks and 6 lockers in the station.

    The first train departs at 4:51 am Huntington and the last train departs at 12:37 am Huntington. Service became available to the public on December, 17, 1983. The REX bus provides service nearby at the corner of Swamp Fox Rd. and Eisenhower. Eisenhower is served by DASH buses 2, 6, & 7.

    Metrorail fares are posted on the WMATA site. Fares are discounted for children and seniors.

    The Eisenhower Metro serves the Carlyle District and is convenient for workers at businesses in and around the Hoffman Center. The Eisenhower Metro is also useful for many residents in the condos of the Carlyle District. For some residents, the Eisenhower Metro is more convenient than the King St. Metro.

    The Eisenhower Metro is in the 22314 zip code, which is generally considered Old Town Alexandria, but there is very little that is “old” anywhere near this stop in the Carlyle District.  The Carlyle Towers and several other new structures dominate the skyline here. For more information about Carlyle Towers, or the condos of the Carlyle District, please contact Nesbitt Realty 703 765 0300.

    entrance to Eisenhower

    Entrance to Eisenhower Metro


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  • Eisenhower Metro on the Yellow Line in Alexandria VA

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Eisenhower East, Home Selling in Eisenhower East, Property Q&A in Eisenhower East  |  May 14, 2014 7:53 AM  |  161 views  |  No comments
    Eisenhower Metro

    Platform of Eisenhower Metro Station

    The Eisenhower Metro stop is located at 2400 Eisenhower Avenue. It is across the street from the Hoffman Town Center and entertainment complex. Eisenhower station is just inside the Capital Beltway (I-495) at the Telegraph Road exit. The Eisenhower Metro is served by the Yellow Line.

    Eisenhower is a two platform station. Access to both platforms is provided to two escalators and an elevator. Bike parking is available with 10 bike racks and 6 lockers in the station.

    The first train departs at 4:51 am Huntington and the last train departs at 12:37 am Huntington. Service became available to the public on December, 17, 1983. The REX bus provides service nearby at the corner of Swamp Fox Rd. and Eisenhower. Eisenhower is served by DASH buses 2, 6, & 7.

    Metrorail fares are posted on the WMATA site. Fares are discounted for children and seniors.

    The Eisenhower Metro serves the Carlyle District and is convenient for workers at businesses in and around the Hoffman Center. The Eisenhower Metro is also useful for many residents in the condos of the Carlyle District. For some residents, the Eisenhower Metro is more convenient than the King St. Metro.

    The Eisenhower Metro is in the 22314 zip code, which is generally considered Old Town Alexandria, but there is very little that is “old” anywhere near this stop in the Carlyle District.  The Carlyle Towers and several other new structures dominate the skyline here. For more information about Carlyle Towers, or the condos of the Carlyle District, please contact Nesbitt Realty 703 765 0300.

    entrance to Eisenhower

    Entrance to Eisenhower Metro

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  • Exchange at Van Dorn- Full Court Basketball and More!

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Eisenhower East, Home Selling in Eisenhower East, Property Q&A in Eisenhower East  |  November 20, 2013 12:49 PM  |  60 views  |  No comments
    Exchange at Van Dorn

    Entrance to the Exchange

    The Exchange at Van Dorn is a condominium community located in the Eisenhower Valley inside the Beltway between the Eisenhower Metro and the Van Dorn Metro. The community is near the Eisenhower Connector, a short road that connects Eisenhower Avenue to I-495. Between the Eisenhower Connector and Van Dorn, the Exchange has easy access to the Beltway. Van Dorn also provides relatively easy access to I-395. The community is a long walk to the Van Dorn Metro, but the community boasts a free shuttle to the metro.

    Exchange

    Exchange at Van Dorn

    The buildings themselves are fairly new, most being built in the last 5 years or so. These are garden style condos of brick and siding. There are three floors and elevators on the parking side of the building. The community has a parking garage with plenty of resident parking, but a limited amount of visitor parking.

    view to courtyard

    View to courtyard of the Exchange

    Most units here have nice carpeting but many have wood floors in the living and kitchen areas. The kitchens are nice and modern, but most are not luxury level. Black appliances are common. Most units have Formica countertops.

    kitchen at the Exchange

    Kitchen at the Exchange

    The Exchange amenities are found in the building closest to the entrance. There you will find a very nice business center, party room and media room. There is a basketball court here if you want to shoot a few hoops. The fitness room is modern and well-kept. The condominium offices are found in this building. Behind this building is the pool of the Exchange. Click Exchange at Van Dorn to view listings and prices of homes for sale near Exchange at Van Dorn.

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    Exchange at Van Dorn

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  • Shops and Entertainment Complex at Eisenhower Metro

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Eisenhower East, In My Neighborhood in Eisenhower East, Property Q&A in Eisenhower East  |  August 29, 2013 1:30 PM  |  194 views  |  No comments
    AMC movie complexes are located all throughout the United Sates and Canada with over 350 theaters and over 5,000 screens. AMC Hoffman 22 is a 22-screen theater, making it the largest movie complex in Northern Virginia and second largest in the region. Built in 2001, it is a relatively new theater. There are ATM machines for purchasing tickets and advance ticket pickup. Ten of the screens are on the first floor with a very large lobby leading to an escalator or elevator to the second floor with 12 more screens. Two of the theaters seat 410, and three others seat 318.

    In addition to easy service from the Eisenhower Metro, the entertainment complex has plenty of parking. There is paid parking available in the garage next door and surface parking available for free. At night and on the weekends. when the offices of the Hoffman Center are closed, there is additional surface parking available for free.

    Tickets:
    Adult $10.50
    Matinee $8.50
    Child (ages 2-12) $7.50
    Senior (ages 60+) $9.50
    Student Day (Every Thursday for a limited time ages 13+ w/ valid student ID) $7.50
    Senior Day (Every Thursday for a limited time, ages 60+) $6.00
    A.M. Cinema (All shows before Noon on weekends) $6.00

    AMC Hoffman 22
    206 Swamp Fox Rd.
    Alexandria, VA 22314
    (703) 998-4262

    There are several eating establishments in close proximity to the theater. These include:

    Condo Alexandria serves Alexandria, Arlington, Falls Church and Fairfax County

    There are many condos and residences located in and around the
    Eisenhower Valley. Will Nesbitt there to help make sense of it all and
    to help you find your next residence.

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  • Eisenhower Metro Station

    Posted Under: Traffic & Public Transportation in Eisenhower East, Home Buying in Eisenhower East, In My Neighborhood in Eisenhower East  |  July 18, 2013 12:20 PM  |  284 views  |  No comments
    Eisenhower MetroThe Eisenhower Metro stop is located at 2400 Eisenhower Avenue. It is across the street from the Hoffman Town Center and entertainment complex. Eisenhower station is just inside the Capital Beltway (I-495) at the Telegraph Road exit. The Eisenhower Metro is served by the Yellow Line.

    Eisenhower is a two platform station. Access to both platforms is provided to two escalators and an elevator. Bike parking is available with 10 bike racks and 6 lockers in the station.

    The first train departs at 4:51 am Huntington and the last train departs at 12:37 am Huntington. Service became available to the public on December, 17, 1983. The REX bus provides service nearby at the corner of Swamp Fox Rd. and Eisenhower. Eisenhower is served by DASH buses 2, 6, & 7.

    Metrorail fares are posted on the WMATA site. Fares are discounted for children and seniors.

    The Eisenhower Metro serves the Carlyle District and is convenient for workers at businesses in and around the Hoffman Center. The Eisenhower Metro is also useful for many residents in the condos of the Carlyle District. For some residents, the Eisenhower Metro is more convenient than the King St. Metro.

    The Eisenhower Metro is in the 22314 zip code, which is generally considered Old Town Alexandria, but there is very little that is “old” anywhere near this stop in the Carlyle District.  The Carlyle Towers and several other new structures dominate the skyline here. For more information about Carlyle Towers, or the condos of the Carlyle District, please contact Stuart of Nesbitt Realty  at 703 765 0300.

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  • The Exchange at Van Dorn

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Eisenhower East, Home Selling in Eisenhower East, Property Q&A in Eisenhower East  |  July 15, 2013 10:56 AM  |  179 views  |  No comments
     
    Exchange

    Exchange at Van Dorn

    The Exchange at Van Dorn is found on Eisenhower Avenue between the Eisenhower Connector and the Van Dorn Metro. Residents can walk to the Van Dorn Metro in about 5 to 10 minutes. The Exchange operates a private shuttle and the DASH bus stops at the front door. The Exchange has a large well-maintained garage with controlled access. The Exchange has 404 units in four-story condominium buildings. Most buildings at the Exchange have elevators.

    The clubhouse at the Exchange has an elegant lobby that features a dramatic spiral staircase and ceiling that rises several floors above the lobby. The clubhouse allows 24-hour access for residents to the fitness center and cardio theater. The clubhouse also has a business center and party rooms. The billiards room is at your service and the gymnasium has an indoor basketball court.

    Outside, the Exchange has a swimming pool and sundeck. A sand volleyball court is available for residents and children will enjoy the playground. The Exchange is pet friendly and is nicely landscaped.

    The Exchange has an unusual variety of floor plans, ranging from 593 sqft to 1284 sqft in various combinations of one to two bedrooms with single or multiple baths. Units feature nine-foot ceilings.The Roosevelt floor plan is a one-bedroom, one-bath design, yet there’s nothing cramped or modest about its layout. It has an entry foyer, private laundry room with full-size appliances,

    pool

    Exchange at Van Dorn

    and a roomy living area that flows into an equally spacious dining room. The kitchen has an open corner with a breakfast bar and even a pantry. The Eisenhower design has the same kind of thoughtful design in a two-bedroom, two-bath arrangement, and even includes a den area that would make a perfect home office or library.

    Many units have gas fireplaces and most have garden-style soaking tubs. The kitchens feature newer and upscale appliances with built-in microwaves. Units have bold crown molding and upgraded lighting to highlight the modern designs and floorplans of the Exchange. All units have a full-size washer and dryer, walk-in closets, high-speed internet access and balconies.

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  • How About Eisenhower Metro Station?

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Eisenhower East, Home Selling in Eisenhower East, Rentals in Eisenhower East  |  July 1, 2013 8:29 AM  |  148 views  |  No comments
    The Eisenhower Metro stop is located at 2400 Eisenhower Avenue. It is across the street from the Hoffman Town Center and entertainment complex. Eisenhower station is just inside the Capital Beltway (I-495) at the Telegraph Road exit. The Eisenhower Metro is served by the Yellow Line.
    entrance to Eisenhower

    Entrance to Eisenhower Metro

    Eisenhower is a two platform station. Access to both platforms is provided to two escalators and an elevator. Bike parking is available with 10 bike racks and 6 lockers in the station.

    The first train departs at 4:51 am Huntington and the last train departs at 12:37 am Huntington. Service became available to the public on December, 17, 1983. The REX bus provides service nearby at the corner of Swamp Fox Rd. and Eisenhower. Eisenhower is served by DASH buses 2, 6, & 7.

    Metrorail fares are posted on the WMATA site. Fares are discounted for children and seniors.

    The Eisenhower Metro serves the Carlyle District and is convenient for workers at businesses in and around the Hoffman Center. The Eisenhower Metro is also useful for many residents in the condos of the Carlyle District. For some residents, the Eisenhower Metro is more convenient than the King St. Metro.

    The Eisenhower Metro is in the 22314 zip code, which is generally considered Old Town Alexandria, but there is very little that is “old” anywhere near this stop in the Carlyle District.  The Carlyle Towers and several other new structures dominate the skyline here. For more information about Carlyle Towers, or the condos of the Carlyle District, please contact Nesbitt Realty at 703 765 0300.

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