Kingstowne: Ultimate Neighborhood Guide
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Kingstowne: Ultimate Neighborhood Guide

Kingstowne Ultimate Neighborhood Guide
Kingstowne Monument off Hayfield Road by Abraham Walker

We moved from New Orleans, LA to the Kingstowne area in the Fall of 2013. Having a family member already living in the community made the decision easy to pick this location.

Let’s face it,

Since I live in Kingstowne, it’s easy to take for granted everything this area has to offer its residents. Home buyers have the ability to live in every type of home imaginable; Single family, townhouses, condo, and apartments.

But,

When you’re presented with the number of options you have when choosing to live in Kingstowne, how do you choose between the different styles of homes or sections of the community?

My name is Abraham Walker, Your Kingstowne Real Estate Specialist, and author of the Kingstown Ultimate Neighborhood Guide. This guide is designed to answer every question you have about the Kingstowne community.

Here are the popular questions that home buyers like you are considering moving to the Kingstowne area:

What is the history of Kingstowne?
Can I commute to work from Kingstowne?
What amenities are available to residents of Kingstowne?
What Fairfax County Public Schools serve the kids that live in Kingstowne?
How much is a single-family home in Kingstowne?
How much is a townhouse in Kingstowne?
How much is a condo in Kingstowne?
How much can I expect to pay for an apartment in Kingstowne?
What is the difference between the three villages that make up Kingstowne?
South Village | Middle Village | North Village

Let’s dive into all the reasons why Kingstowne is a great place to live.

Quick aside.

Before we get into the history of Kingstowne, you should know that Kingstowne has two meanings. If you do a quick Google search for the term Kingstowne, you’ll notice that the zip/postal code 22315 shows up as one of the first results.

You’ll also notice on the same page that a Homeowners Association is also on the same results page. It’s common for people to refer to the entire 22315 zip code as the Kingstowne area versus naming one of the smaller communities.

Hopefully, this clears up any confusion about the Kingstowne area. Now you can continue with your guide.

What is the history of Kingstowne?

Kingstowne Virginia Community Map
Kingstowne Virginia Map

Kingstowne is the 2nd largest planned community in the Northern Virginia area. In the mid-1980s, the Halle Companies began constructing the Kingstowne community on 1,200 acres of land.

The project consisted of 5,000+ homes (and counting) and commercial development. The commercial section of Kingstowne is called Kingstowne Towne Center.

Located in the 22315 zip code, Kingstowne is a Homeowners Association (HOA) named Kingstowne Residential Owners Corporation (KROC). KROC has a business office in the Thompson Center and is open Monday through Friday from 9 am – 5:30 pm. The business office has extended hours until 8 pm on Wednesdays to accommodate all schedules.

Use the following information to contact KROC:

Kingstowne Residential Owners Corporation (KROC)
6090 Kingstowne Village Pkwy
Alexandria, VA 22315
(703) 922-9477
Kingstowne@Kingstowne.org

There are pros and cons to living in an HOA. One of the main benefits of participating in HOA is the confidence you have in land issues being solved and the proper maintenance of common areas. Love having pristine common areas and high-end amenities.

In addition to land use and maintenance of common areas, the HOA dues are also reasonable for the amenities available to residents. We’ll discuss what amenities are available in the upcoming sections.

Owners of Condos pay a higher fee because their units are in a condominium complex and an HOA. We’ll discuss how much each condo charges for their condo fees in an upcoming section.

Now that you know the history, let’s talk about the location.

Can I commute to work from Kingstowne?

Whether by car, carpooling, or public transportation, Kingstowne convenient location makes it very easy to commute to work. Since the community is located right outside the beltway, you have quick access to the mixing bowl, the place where the 3 major interstates meet; I95, I395, and I495.

When you are traveling to work by car, you can get to the interstate, HOV lanes, and back roads quickly. It takes 7 – 15 minutes to get to either the mixing bowl entrance or I495 on-ramp. There’s also an HOV on-ramp for both North and South access less than 15 minutes from the community.

Carpooling from the Kingstowne area gives you two options. The commuter lot off Backlick Road and slug line on Old Keen Mill Road are located less than 15 minutes from the community.

Public transportation options are wide open from the Kingstowne community. You have three options for getting to your destination; bus line, metro, and train.

The public bus line that services the Kingstowne area is called the Fairfax Connector. Bus line 231 and 232 have stops throughout the community 7 days a week and starts running from 4:50 am to the last stop at 10:28 pm. On weekday mornings, the bus makes two stops both directions every two times per hour.

Kingstowne is located between two metro stops along the blue line. The Van Dorn Metro station is closer to the North Village and Springfield/Franconia Metro station is more convenient for the South and Middle Villages.

Finally, you can board the VRE at the Springfield/Franconia Metro station. VRE stands for Virginia Railway Express. The train has fewer stops than the metro, which may decrease your commute time.

Let’s look at the different amenities available to all residents of the Kingstowne community.

What amenities are available to residents of Kingstowne?

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Kingstowne residents have access to every amenity you would want in a planned community. Access to the amenities is included in your homeowner’s association dues. Only residents have access to the amenities.

Here’s the current list of amenities:

  • Two Outdoor Swimming Pools
  • Two Fitness Center
  • Aerobics Studio
  • Two Community Centers
  • Six Tennis Courts
  • Three Multi-Purpose Courts
  • Sand Volleyball Courts
  • Twenty-five Tot Lots
  • Twelve Miles of Walking Trails

Residents gain access to the swimming pools and fitness centers through valid resident passes. The passes can be picked up at the Business Office located in the Thompson Center.

Fitness Center Information

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The Fitness Centers are in the South and North Villages. The South Village fitness center is called the Thompson Center Fitness Facility. The North Village fitness center is called the Snyder Center Facility. Both facilities have the same hours of operation.

Thompson Center Fitness Facility
6090 Kingstowne Village Parkway
Alexandria, VA 22315
703-922-4216

Snyder Center Fitness Facility
6450 South Van Dorn Street
Alexandria, VA 22315
703-719-7909

Hours of operation:
Monday – Friday: 5 am – 9:30 pm
Saturday – Sunday: 8 am – 7 pm

Pool Information

Kingstowne has three swimming pools. One of the three pools is in Stratford Place and is only available to residents of the condominium development. The other two pools are available to any resident in Kingstowne with a valid resident pass.

Both pools that are available to all residents have a kiddie pool, diving section, and restricted lap lanes for swimmers. One pool is located at the South Center, 6080 Kingstowne Village Parkway, and the other at the Snyder Center, 6450 South Van Dorn Street.

My family prefers the South Center pool because we live in the South Village. The Snyder Center is in the North Village and most of its visitors are from that section of Kingstowne.

Tennis Court Information

Kingstowne has six tennis courts for residents to use. The tennis courts are in sets of two with lights and only accessible through combination code. Unfortunately, to use the courts, you will need to stop into the business office at the Thompson Center to sign a waiver and receive the security code.

One set is located at the South Center, another set is located at Snyder Center, and the last one is in the North Village off Van Dorn on Hogan Court.

Now that we know what amenities are available to residents, let’s discuss the different schools that service Kingstowne homeowners and residents.

What Fairfax County Public Schools serve the kids that live in Kingstowne?

Kingstowne is on the Fairfax County side of Alexandria Virginia. Since the community is a prime example of urban sprawl, different parts of the community attend different schools.

Fairfax County Public School system services the children in the Kingstowne subdivision. The schools are defined by their regions and classified by their pyramid.

The two high school pyramids that service Kingstowne are part of Region 3. The names of the two pyramids are Edison High and Hayfield High.

The pyramid is the best shape to describe the structure of the schools in this area because multiple Elementary Schools feed in one High School. Depending on what part of Kingstowne you live in, your kid could go to one of three Elementary Schools; Lane Elementary School, Hayfield Elementary School, and Franconia Elementary School.

Lane Elementary School services most of the students from 6th and below. There isn’t much difference between the Elementary Schools in the area because they’re all ranked similarly on all school ranking websites.

Hayfield Secondary and Twain Middle School service the middle school students grade 7th – 8th grade. Hayfield Secondary starts at grade 7 and ends at 12. For some parents, this is a concern because the school is larger than a 9th – 12th High School.

Kids that attend Twain Middle School will attend Edison High School. Edison High School is the 2nd high school that services the Kingstown area.

The following table displays the Fairfax County School Programs available at each High School:

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If you have athletic school-aged kids, they will love the number of sports programs available at Hayfield and Edison. Here’s list of athletic sports offered by both schools:

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Since Fairfax County Schools offer different programs, it’s important to confirm the school that service the Kingstowne house you’re interested in purchasing. Use Fairfax County School Boundary locator tool to confirm the school that services the any property in the area.

Now that we’ve talked about the schools, location, and history, we can cover the different property types that will be available to you when choose to live in Kingstowne.

Home Buyer’s will use this guide to compare different sections in Kingstowne to find the perfect home.

Home Seller’s will find this guide useful to determine the selling features of their unique neighborhood.

Kingstowne is divided into three villages called South Village, Middle Village, and North Village. The following sections will take a look at the differences between the 3 communities.

Kingstowne South Village

Kingstowne South Village - Alexandria Virginia Real Estate
Kingstowne Virginia South Village Map

Stratford Place is located in the South Village section of Kingstowne. Stratford Place has 244 condominiums.
Amherst Village is located in the South Village section of Kingstowne. Amherst Village has 71 single-family homes.
Beccles Field is located in the South Village section of Kingstowne. Beccles Field has 20 single-family homes.
Belford is located in the South Village section of Kingstowne. Belford has 20 single-family homes.
Devonshire is located in the South Village section of Kingstowne. Devonshire has 21 single-family homes.
Hunters Crest is located in the South Village section of Kingstowne. Hunters Crest has 40 single-family homes.
Winsford is located in the South Village section of Kingstowne. Winsford has 14 single-family homes.
Nottingham is located in the South Village section of Kingstowne. Nottingham has 102 single-family homes.
Aldenham I is located in the South Village section of Kingstowne. Aldenham I has 62 townhouses.
Aldenham II is located in the South Village section of Kingstowne. Aldenham II has 78 townhouses.
Cantwell is located in the South Village section of Kingstowne. Cantwell has 222 townhouses.
Collingwood is located in the South Village section of Kingstowne. Collingwood has 93 townhouses.
Founders Ridge is located in the South Village section of Kingstowne. Founders Ridge has 80 townhouses.
Kenwood Forest is located in the South Village section of Kingstowne. Kenwood Forest has 78 townhouses.
Queens Court is located in the South Village section of Kingstowne. Queens Court has 37 townhouses.
Wickford is located in the South Village section of Kingstowne. Wickford has 25 townhouses.
Wiltshire is located in the South Village section of Kingstowne. Wiltshire has 66 townhouses.
Windermere is located in the South Village section of Kingstowne. Windermere has 88 townhouses.

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Kingstowne Middle Village

Kingstowne Middle Village Map - Alexandria Virginia Real Estate
Kingstowne Virginia Middle Village Community Map

Sussex at Kingstowne is located in the Middle Village section of Kingstowne. Sussex at Kingstowne has 556 apartments.
The Edgemoore is located in the Middle Village section of Kingstowne. The Edgemoore has 358 apartments.
The Elms at Kingstowne is located in the Middle Village section of Kingstowne. The Elms at Kingstowne has 294 apartments.
Eton Square is located in the Middle Village section of Kingstowne. Eton Square has 298 condominiums.
Ashleigh is located in the Middle Village section of Kingstowne. Ashleigh has 99 townhouses.
Chatsworth is located in the Middle Village section of Kingstowne. Chatsworth has 90 townhouses.
Derbyshire is located in the Middle Village section of Kingstowne. Derbyshire has 115 townhouses.
Dorset is located in the Middle Village section of Kingstowne. Dorset has 113 townhouses.
Dunwich Square is located in the Middle Village section of Kingstowne. Dunwich Square has 88 townhouses.
Edinburgh is located in the Middle Village section of Kingstowne. Edinburgh has 217 townhouses.
Terrington is located in the Middle Village section of Kingstowne. Terrington has 114 townhouses.
Yorkshire is located in the Middle Village section of Kingstowne. Yorkshire has 125 townhouses.

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Kingstowne North Village

Kingstowne Village North Map - Alexandria Virginia Real Estate
Kingstowne Virginia North Village Community Map

Chancery of Kingstowne is located in the North Village section of Kingstowne. Chancery has 170 condominiums.
Bradford is located in the North Village section of Kingstowne. Bradford has 50 single-family homes.
Eastbourne is located in the North Village section of Kingstowne. Eastbourne has 75 single-family homes.
Kingstowne Overlook is located in the North Village section of Kingstowne. Kingstowne Overlook has 5 single-family homes.
Prestwick is located in the North Village section of Kingstowne. Prestwick has 75 single-family homes.
Waterford is located in the North Village section of Kingstowne. Waterford has 34 single-family homes.
Northampton is located in the North Village section of Kingstowne. Northampton has 100 single families, townhouse & duets.
Abbey is located in the North Village section of Kingstowne. Abbey has 86 townhouses.
Attenborough is located in the North Village section of Kingstowne. Attenborough has 136 townhouses.
Breighton is located in the North Village section of Kingstowne. Breighton has 114 townhouses.
Canterbury is located in the North Village section of Kingstowne. Canterbury has 73 townhouses.
Carlisle is located in the North Village section of Kingstowne. Carlisle has 173 townhouses.
Coventry is located in the North Village section of Kingstowne. Coventry has 73 townhouses.
Dumbarton is located in the North Village section of Kingstowne. Dumbarton has 88 townhouses.
Newcastle is located in the North Village section of Kingstowne. Newcastle has 177 townhouses.
Sheffield is located in the North Village section of Kingstowne. Sheffield has 40 townhouses.
Waterside is located in North Village section of Kingstowne. Waterside has 38 townhouses.

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