Charlestown Townhouses in West Springfield-There's a Surpise Inside

Charlestown Concord Model in West SpringfieldThey say that fine wine ages well. The same thing can be said for the townhouse neighborhood of Charlestown in West Springfield. Maybe it is the all brick construction or the tree lined streets that make it standout from other area neighborhoods. It might even be the residents of the neighborhood who have a strong home owners association which even maintains the exterior of the townhouses. But whatever the combination it has worked well for 40 years.

Anytime you read an MLS description for a Charlestown townhouse you will find out about the surprise inside. The first is the "dramatic curved staircase." The staircase are eye catching when you open the front door and provide a terrific open two story foyer that agents forget to mention but an owner will point out to your right away.

Charlestown Townhouses in the Spring

Another surprise for anyone exploring the neighborhood for the first time is the size of the townhouses. Though there are a few two level townhouses (rarely available) and the three level homes range in size from approximately 1900 square feet up to a whopping 2700 square feet. The Concord model has 4 bedrooms on the upper level, a den as well as living, room dining room and eat-in kitchen on the main level and a full basement that can often boast a legal additional bedroom as well.

Despite the feel of seclusion you get in the Charlestown neighborhood you are in fact only blocks away from two large shopping centers. One features a Whole Food Market and the other a Giant Grocery store. There are plenty of places to eat with both chain restaurants like Austin Grill or Chicken Out and smaller local haunts like Milano's. If you need to commute to DC you can walk outside your front door and catch a metro bus directly to the Pentagon or a Fairfax County Connector to the Springfield Metro Station. The home is only a few miles away from the new NGA building in Springfield and approximately 20 minutes to Fort Belvoir.

Lake Accotink Park Entrance For families with children the neighborhood falls in the West Springfield HS Pyramid. Younger children can walk to Cardinal Forest Elementary School and older kids skip the "cheese mobile" and walk to West Springfield High School. The intermediate school is Washington Irving and though it is in walking distance many kids elect to take the bus.

One of the biggest treats about living in Charlestown is the back door access to Lake Accotink though Carrleigh Park. Either by bike or by foot you can enjoy a few minutes or a few hours walking on the paths that will take you to the lake, the oldest carousel in Fairfax County or around the 3.75 mile loop.

In a time when older neighborhoods have been altered to a point beyond recognition having a neighborhood such as Charlestown maintain its original character and charm is a surprising treat. If you are interested in learning more about the neighborhood give Cindy Jones and CJ Realty Group a call at 703-346-2213. Let me show you why my family called Charlestown in West Springfield home.

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Comment balloon 8 commentsCindy Jones • October 22 2011 07:34PM



That's a great blog on what looks like a beautiful and  unique neighborhood.  Character and charm are difficult to find these days...sounds like you have an awesome community near you!  Good luck on sales!!


Posted by Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro (Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954) almost 8 years ago


The Charleston Townhomes in West Springfield Virginia looks like an outstanding townhome.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) almost 8 years ago

Cindy - All of that space AND close to shopping and everything else sounds like this is indeed a wonderful place to live!

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) almost 8 years ago

I believe a friend in college lived in one of these.  I remember thinking how enormous the townhouse was and I do remember the "dramatic curved staircase." 

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) almost 8 years ago

Rob-this is just one of a number of great neighborhoods in West Springfield.  But it is one of my favorities.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) almost 8 years ago

Lou they are wonderful all brick homes with plenty of space.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) almost 8 years ago

Barbara Jo-I owned one & lived in the neighborhood for a number of years and really loved it.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) almost 8 years ago

Chris Ann-they are bigger than folks think and you don't find to many places in our area that are all brick.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) almost 8 years ago

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