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By Will Nesbitt | Agent in Alexandria, VA
  • An Overview of Franconia Residences

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Franconia, In My Neighborhood in Franconia, Property Q&A in Franconia  |  June 30, 2014 11:00 AM  |  42 views  |  No comments
    Franconia, located southwest of Alexandria in Fairfax County, is accessible both through the Franconia-Springfield Metro station
    Franconia real estate agents.

    (located at the end of the Blue Line) and the Van Dorn Metro Station. It is also serviced by other commuter routes like the Virginia Railway Express, the Metrobus, plus local and regional bus lines. Major communities found in Franconia include Founder’s Walk and Kingstowne.

    Founder’s Walk

    Garden-style condominiums. A peaceful neighborhood. Large condo units at a fair price. These are only some of the perks that the residences found in Founder’s Walk can offer. Picture yourself sitting by a fireplace, cozy and warm, enjoying the tranquility of a relatively large and affordable home. Enticing thought, isn’t it? Find out how you can make it a reality by visiting Founder’s Walk.

    Kingstowne

    Kingstowne is a planned community which can let numbers speak for it. Three villages, around 5,400 homes located in 22,000 acres of land. The numbers don’t stop there because Kingstowne also has access to multiple recreational areas that is enough to keep its many residents satisfied. Find out more about Kingstowne and how you can be one of the satisfied homeowners living there

    Kingstowne real estate agents.
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  • History of Franconia

    Posted Under: General Area in Franconia, Home Buying in Franconia, Property Q&A in Franconia  |  December 6, 2013 10:28 AM  |  69 views  |  No comments
    Franconia

    This brief history of Franconia is from the sign pictured above, which is posted by the Fairfax County History Commission in front of the Franconia Post Office on Franconia Road in Fairfax County VA.

    “‘Frankhonia Farm’ was situated on 191 acres purchased in 1859 by Alexandria merchant and businessman William Fowle from John Broders of Oak Grove Farm. His son, Robert Rollins Fowle, sold 18 acres to the Alexandria & Fredericksburg Railway Company in 1871 for a station which was named after the farm. The station served as Garfield Post Office from 1881 to 1890 and again from 1898 to 1907. Initially situated south of Franconia Road near present day Fleet Drive, the station was relocated after a fire in 1903 to the north side of Franconia Road. Regular service at Franconia Station was discontinued circa 1953.”

    Homes for sale in Franconia

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  • Prospering Community – Homes for sale near Franconia Springfield Metro

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Franconia, Home Selling in Franconia, Property Q&A in Franconia  |  October 11, 2013 8:42 AM  |  83 views  |  No comments

    Kingstowne

    Kingstowne

    Kingstowne is a planned community near Springfield and Alexandria Virginia. It has easy access to Fort Belvoir, I-495, I-395 and Franconia-Springfield Metro Stops. Here are a few selected communities to consider near Franconia and Van Dorn:

    • Kingstowne— condos, houses and townhouses for sale in and near Kingstowne
    • Amberleigh— walk to the metro from this townhouse community
    • Carrdinal Place— modern garden-style condos
    • Eton Square— condos at the center of Kingstowne near Kingstowne Towne Centre
    • Founder’s Walk— elegant garden-style condos between Kingstowne and the Beltway
    • Island Creek— a quiet community with nicely appointed suburban-style condominiums and single-family homes
    • Manchester Lakes— condos and townhouses in a suburban setting
    • Surrey— the feel of a suburban rambler in a condo
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  • Island Creek Condos and Townhouses for Sale

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Franconia, Home Selling in Franconia, Rentals in Franconia  |  February 13, 2013 11:24 AM  |  362 views  |  No comments
    Island Creek

    Island Creek is located in Franconia near Kingstowne.

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    Currently For Sale

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    (all data current as of 2/13/2013)

  • What is it like Living in Franconia Virginia?

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Franconia, Home Selling in Franconia, Rentals in Franconia  |  December 5, 2012 8:42 AM  |  842 views  |  No comments
    Franconia Rd stretches from Telegraph Road to Old Keene Mill Road, along the way there are several businesses and neighborhoods. Franconia is close to Springfield Mall. Also within driving distance is Kingstowne. Franconia is serviced by the Franconia Springfield metro.
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    Lee High School is close to Franconia Lee High School is close to Franconia
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  • Stay Fit at the Exchange at Van Dorn

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Franconia, Home Selling in Franconia, Rentals in Franconia  |  July 23, 2012 10:25 AM  |  219 views  |  No comments
    The Exchange at Van Dorn is conveniently located 2 blocks from Van Dorn Metro. This condo association is one of the few in the area that offer a 24 hour indoor full basketball court along with 24 fitness center and 24 hour billiard room. The Exchange is surrounded with activities for the professional on the move. Urban Evolution, Cameron Run Water Park and Rock Sport are all business’s located on Eisenhower minutes from the Exchange.  Staying fit and easy commuting make the Exchange at Van Dorn highly sought after.
    Exchange

    Exchange at Van Dorn



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    (all data current as of 7/23/2012)

  • Housing Near Rose Hill Shopping Center

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Franconia, Home Selling in Franconia, Rentals in Franconia  |  June 21, 2012 9:36 AM  |  218 views  |  No comments
    Rose Hill shopping center is located at the intersection of Rose Hill Dr and Franconia Road. Inside the shopping center there is a myriad of stores and restaurants. Rose Hill is in Northern Virginia near Alexandria and Springfield. The zip code for this part of Fairfax County is 22310.

    Welcome to Rose Hill

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    (all data current as of 6/21/2012)

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