Located next to the I-395 Quaker Lane exit, Parkfairfax is a lovely community of condos that offers a highly convenient location for commuters, and proximity to all that our area has to offer. Its boundaries are N. Quaker Lane to the east, W. Glebe Road to the north, Gunston Road to the east and Martha Custis Drive to the south.
Parkfairfax is a lovely community of condos that offers a highly convenient location for commuters.
In order to meet the growing demand of the wartime federal workforce and at the request of President Roosevelt, the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company of New York purchased just over 200 acres on the western end of Alexandria in 1941. A total of 286 apartment buildings were then built, offering 15 different floor plans. The Parkfairfax began as a rental community for these many federal workers.
The units were converted to condominiums in 1977, originally selling between $27,000 to $54,000. Parkfairfax counts Presidents Richard Nixon and Ford among its previous residents. In 1999, Parkfairfax was named to the National Register and the Virginia Landmarks Register as a Historic District.
Local Real Estate
Parkfairfax is comprised of nearly 1,700 condo units with either one, two, or three bedrooms. Prices are in the $200,000 – $300,000 range for a one bedroom unit, while two bedrooms also start in the $200,000s and range to the mid $300,000. Three bedrooms hover in the upper $300,000 to mid-$400,0000 mark.
When looking at Parkfairfax units, it’s important to note if the windows have been replaced and if a washer/dryer has been installed. These factors should play into the listing price of these condos.
Before making any changes to their units, like installing a washer and dryer, residents must complete a covenants application and submit it to the Covenants Committee.
Parkfairfax offers three swimming pools, two volleyball courts, eight tennis courts, playgrounds, exercise facilities, a library, and rental party rooms. Residents enjoy Parkfairfax’s leafy community with rolling hills that are great for walking. Social events include a monthly book club meeting, an annual wine and cheese social, and Christmas tree lighting. There are more than ten active committees within Parkfairfax, ranging from activities to buildings and utilities; from finance to transportation and land use.
Parkfairfax is conveniently located near the shops at Village at Shirlington, as well as the Bradlee and Fairlington shopping centers. Stroll over to Shirlington for drinks or dinner at Carlyle or take in a movie at the AMC Theater. Walk up the hill to Cafe Pizzaiolo for amazing pizza and pasta or watch the big game at Ramparts Tavern.
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