Cameron Station is located in Alexandria’s West End, just four miles from the edge of Old Town and ten miles from Washington, DC. It is bordered by Duke Street to the north, Ben Brenman Park to the east, Backlick Run to the south, and Armistead Boothe Park to the west.
Cameron Station consists of approximately 975 townhouses, 762 condominiums, and 32 detached homes.
Cameron Station construction began in 1999. Its single family homes, townhomes and condominiums were inspired by America’s small town homes of the 1700s and 1800s. Its hallmarks are brick sidewalks, colonial street lamps, pocket parks, and plentiful green space. There are also some retail establishments within the community.
Its single family homes, townhomes and condominiums were inspired by America’s small town homes of the 1700s and 1800s.
Cameron Station sits on a former US Army post of the same name. This section of Alexandria, located along the Southern Railway tracks, was developed during World War II in what was at the time a largely rural area. Cameron Station opened in 1942 as a quartermaster depot in the Military District of Washington. Cameron Station then served as a receiving and holding station for war dogs during the Korean War. Later, it became headquarters of the Defense Logistics Agency and the Army Institute of Heraldry. The base closed in 1988 under BRAC. Some of its land became the current residential development and some was transferred to the City of Alexandria (now Ben Brenman Park). Many of the community’s street names honor people associated with the base’s history.
Local Real Estate
Cameron Station includes single family homes, townhomes and condominiums in the architectural style of the 18th and 19th centuries. These homes tend to be spacious, come in a wide variety of models and offer garage parking, which makes them especially appealing to those buyers coming from other areas of the country where these things are the norm.
Prices range from just under $300,000 to about $600,000 for condos (1-3 beds) and mid 500s to the mid 800s for townhomes. Single family homes tend to sell for around a million dollars. The quarterly assessment fee for townhouses and detached homes is currently around $350. Quarterly condo fees are around $300. There are six smaller condominiums in Cameron Station, which are managed separately from the master homeowners’ association.
Residents will enjoy concerts and movies within Cameron Station at Ben Brenman Park. Onsite dining is available at the London Curry House and Caboose coffee shop.
Cameron Station offers an active civic association and schedule of social events. The Cameron Club is a community center offering three different spaces residents can reserve. Its fitness center is open seven days a week and offers many complimentary classes including boot camp, yoga, and Zumba.
Cameron Station provides a shuttle bus to the nearby Van Dorn Metro station, an outdoor pool, and plentiful walking paths within the community.
There is a City of Alexandria public elementary school within Cameron Station, Samuel Tucker, as well as a private daycare facility. There is a farmer’s market, convenience store, and hair salon within the community as well.
Visit nearby Fat City Kitchen for Modern American cuisine and its fabulous offering of beers (14 draft lines) and wines (a 50+ bottle wine list). Its 100% scratch-made food uses sustainable and renewable foods. Other nearby restaurants are Cava (Mediterranean), Burger 7, and Samurai Hibachi & Sushi Bar.
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