Anyone with PCS orders to Fort Belvoir looking for an affordable townhouse community just minutes to the Telegraph gate should take a look at the Village of Mount Air.
As one of the smaller townhouse communities close to Fort Belvoir, the Village of Mount Air has 182 townhouses, both garage and non-garage models. Originally the Village of Mount Air was part of a historic estate that dated back to the 1700's. The estate changed hands over the years and of course parcels of land were sold off. The original home on the property burned in 1859 and second home was built on its foundation. The second home and property remained in use from 1859 to 1992.
The last owner of property in the Village of Mount Air deeded 40 acres of the estate to developers to build the townhouses and kept 25 acres as a buffer to the estate property. The current townhouse community was built between 1986-1989. Shortly after the owner of the estate died a fire destroyed the historic home on the property and the remaining land was sold to a second developer. You can still find the ruins of the two homes that stood on the property as well as a few outbuildings which are maintained by the Fairfax County Park Authority and protected as part of a Historic Overlay district in Fairfax County.
Today the Village of Mount Air provides owners with access to all of the modern amenities. Besides the close proximity to Fort Belvoir, it is only a few miles to the Landsdowne shopping center and the Kingstowne library. The Springfield or Van Dorn Metro Stations are within a 15 minute drive and the neighborhood has easy access to I-95 & I-495 and the Fairfax County Parkway. A recent change in bus service has discontinued the Fairfax County Connector Bus that ran through the neighborhood.
When you need more activities you can head to the Lee District Recreation Center (pool closed Aug-Sept 2009 for renovations) or the Greendale Golf Course both run by the Fairfax County Park Authority. The restaurants and movie theaters at Kingstowne are close by as well as historic Mount Vernon and Woodlawn Plantation. Elementary school children attend Island Creek Elementary School and older students attend Hayfield Secondary School. Always check the schools boundaries with the Fairfax County Schools as schools do occasionally change.
If living in a smaller community close to Fort Belvoir with a bit of history close by appeals to you then give the Cindy Jones team a call at 703-346-2213 to take a tour. No hassle, no pressure just straight talk about whether buying a home in today's market is the right choice for you.
Photos of the Mount Air Historic Site
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