Buying A Townhouse In Kingstowne
When you’re buying a home deciding on where you want to buy is a big decision. Kingstowne is an area many buyers select because of its close proximity to Washington DC, public transportation, amenities and access to daily needs. If you’re thinking about buying a townhouse in Kingstowne there’s a lot to consider.
Kingstowne Townhome Features to Consider
As a starting point, you’ll want to think about how many bedrooms and baths you’re looking for but, that’s just the basics.
There are many other features to consider when purchasing a townhome.
End unit vs. interior unit
Garage vs. no garage - 1 car vs. 2 car garage
Yard – fenced in vs. open, patio, grass
Two or three levels
Basement vs. no basement – finished basement vs. unfinished
What Is It Like To Live In Kingstowne?
There are many neighborhoods within the Kingstowne community to consider. They all have their own personalities. Every neighborhood in the Kingstowne community is a part of the Kingstowne Residential Owners Corporation. This means that if you decide to buy in one of the neighborhoods you’ll be agreeing to abide by the rules they have in place. When you’re purchasing a home within an HOA you’ll receive a resale packet with the covenants and bylaws. It’s important to thoroughly read through it and be sure you’re comfortable with the rules.
Living in Kingstowne also comes with its perks in the form of access to amenities. Kingstowne is unique because it has over 1,200 acres of green space and the owners association has done a wonderful job of maintaining it. Other amenities include –
- Aerobics Studio
- Community Centers - 3
- Fitness Centers - 2
- Multi-Purpose Courts - 3
- Ourdoor Pools - 2
- Tennis Courts - 6
- Tot Lots - 25
- Volleyball Courts - 3
- Walking Trails – 22 miles
Kingstowne Lake is a beautiful area to enjoy, read more about it and other things to do in Kingstowne.
Commuting From Kingstowne
Traffic in Northern Virginia is a challenge and many residents find Kingstowne’s proximity to the beltway appealing. It’s also within minutes to two metro stations, Franconia-Springfiend Metro and Van Dorn Metro. Many of the neighborhoods also offer commuter bus stops making it just a quick walk to get your commute started.
Shopping and Dining In Kingstowne
Access to daily needs, entertainment, and dining are within minutes of every house in Kingstowne. The Kingstowne Towne center is home to two grocery stores, over 25 dining options, retail, and Kingstowne 16 Movie Theater. Other shopping centers in the area include Festival At Manchester Lakes, Landsdowne Center, and Hilltop Village Center. Just a few minutes down Franconia Road is Springfield Town Center, home to Target and plentiful retail and dining options.
Schools In Kingstowne
Depending on where your home is in Kingstowne will determine where the kids attend school. There are two high schools in the area, Hayfield and Edison. With the exception of homes in the North Village high school aged children will attend Hayfield. Homes in the North Village tie to Edison High School. You can get more information about these schools at www.GreatSchools.org – including test scores.
If you don’t have children something to consider when purchasing a townhome in Kingstowne is whether or not you want to live close to a school.
Whether you’re looking to buy a townhouse in Kingstowne or just have questions about the area reach out to Amanda Davidson, firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-431-3755. I have lived, worked, and played in Kingstowne for over 10 years and truly love it here. I’m always happy to answer questions!
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