Several years ago I decided to start a blog called Tuesdays On The Town. My goal was to design a day spent discovering areas in proximity to new construction developments. I’d grab a coffee, meet at the sales center and talk with builder reps about what they were planning, how long it would take to finish and what they had immediately available. Then I’d have an Instagram-fabulous lunch and highlight our favorite parts of the up and coming zip code. I posted a dozen or so articles before we were so busy, we couldn’t keep up with it.
Recently I’ve had a few clients considering new construction in Ashburn, Fairfax, and Woodbridge – I thought it might be time to reignite the idea since I’ll be working on a few new construction contracts and I’m looking forward to sharing the process.
The City of Fairfax has become such a desirable location in recent years, some buyers will have noticed that the area comes with its own MLS code. When looking at MLS numbers, Fairfax County properties will be identified as FX whereas the City of Fairfax will start with FC. The area is perfectly situated around downtown with third wave coffee shops, live music (and trivia night!) and a rather well-known university where you can catch a concert or basketball game – all walkable by design. Naturally, the demand prompts newer housing options.
Pulte Homes is one of many active builders in the area and Mount Vineyard, being about 75% completed is just three-quarters of a mile from downtown on the corner of Oak and Main Streets. A picturesque blend of 22′ and 24′ wide garage townhomes, two-level condos and two elevator condo buildings make up 132 new properties.
When I visited last, the Devonshire Crest model had just been closed. The last dozen or so remaining lots will all feature the Edinburgh, which is the model now available to tour. The 24′ wide two car garage townhouse is four finished levels with up to 5 bedrooms and 4 and a half bathrooms, just over 3,000 square feet. Prices starting at $729,990 and HOA fees at $114 a month, to include individual homeowner lawn maintenance, snow and trash removal, recycling and the community amenities – a large courtyard and walking path.
Also available to tour are the elevator condos, known as The Flats. Six floorplans ranging from 1,208 square feet to 1,615 square feet and priced from $439,900 to $539,900 and condo fees at $337 a month to include secure building entrance, underground parking and elevator service.