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The top 6 New Townhomes in Arlington, Fairfax and Alexandria Virginia

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There are some great new townhomes being built in Arlington, Fairfax and Alexandria with move-in available in 2012. We have picked out our six favorites and are providing a brief description below. There are some other new townhome options available in Northern Virginia that you are welcome to ask me about offline or by posting a comment below.

1. The Court at Lyon Village - Arlington VA

Located on the corner of N. Veitch and Lee Highway – three blocks north of Courthouse Metro – 13 new townhomes are currently being constructed. This puts you within one metro stop or a few traffic lights of DC. Each townhouse includes generous outdoor space perfect for entertainment, gardening and grilling; on lots that range up to 3053 square feet. Each home also includes a 2-car garage. Another bonus is the view. The Court at Lyon Village sits on hill with vistas that reach parts of McLean, Georgetown and the National Cathedral.

Price: $$$$$ (starting in the low $900's)

Performance Rating: Energy Star

2. Mosaic District Townhomes - Fairfax VA

Old Town Commons InteriorWhat will soon be a vibrant town center is now a massive construction site that spans for acres. The one major component already in place is Dunn Loring metro station. Based on artist renderings of Mosaic District Towhomes, they will have a modern / urban rowhouse type look to the exteriors. The floor plans are nice and open. The generous amount of windows and high ceilings will make the homes feel bright and bigger than they actually are. This particular developer has made their 4th level loft and terrace a signature feature of their homes.

Price: $$$ (starting in the upper $500's)

Performance Rating: LEED

3. MetroWest Townhomes - Fairfax VA

Almost every home within MetroWest will be no more than one quarter mile (a five minute walk) to Vienna metro station. A quaint pedestrian access trail will make it especially easy to get from the doorstep of your townhome to the turnstile at Vienna metro station. In case you are not familiar – Vienna metro is the last stop along the popular Orange Line. MetroWest will not only be residential. It is designed to accommodate over 125,000 square feet of retail space and a plethora of green space. The vision for this space to include a grocery store, coffee shop, dry cleaning, day care, fitness center, restaurants and other personal services. The townhomes include a long list of premiere finishes that include granite counters, recessed lighting, high efficiency HVAC systems, etc. But, early purchasers can customize your home with an endless array of options.

Price: $$$ (starting in the low $500's)

Performance Rating: none

4. Madison Mews - Fairfax City VA

It's hard not to have a soft spot for old town Fairfax. It has a quaint feel to it and the vibe is anything but old. New construction in old town Fairfax is rare so this new townhouse neighborhood immediately caught my attention. Madison homes has impressed me before with their craftsmanship and attention to detail. Madison Mews is no exception. The floor plans are spacious ranging from 2200-3100 square feet. These are the largest townhomes on our list. There are a total of 26 homes and 5 different floor plans. Each homes comes with a 2-car garage.

Price: $$$ (starting in the low $600's)

Performance Rating: none

5. Old Town Commons - Alexandria VA

Old Town Commons TownhomesOld Town Commons provides a luxurious urban-living option in Old Town Alexandria. The Old Town Commons brand new townhomes with rooftop terraces occupy 5 city blocks. The exteriors are made of brick or the highly durable HardiPlank siding, and the colors are vibrant. These new townhomes set a new tone for homes in Old Town Alexandria while maintaining the local charm. You’ll love the rooftop terraces with views for miles. The location earns a Walk Score of 89 out of 100. This is likely to improve once Harris Teeter opens its doors as well as the other restaurants and shopping options on the way. Braddock Metro station is located only 3 blocks away. The Potomac River and all the heart of Old Town Alexandria are within easy walking distance.

Price: $$$$ (starting in the $700's)

Performance Rating: LEED

6. Potomac Yard Townhomes - Alexandria VA

Potomac Yards has long been the bridge between Arlington and Old Town Alexandria. What was once a no-mans land is becoming one of the hottest strips of real estate in town. Beside the bustling shopping center is the construction of new homes, retail and parks. There is also always the underlying talk about the possibility of a Potomac Yard metro station one day. These homes will vary between three and four stories. Sizes range between 2,169 and 2,506 square feet. I really like the 10 foot ceilings on the main level and nine foot ceilings on all other levels. A few homes are available for immediate purchase and move-in. Others, can be customized to your tastes.

Price: $$$$ (starting in the upper $700's)

Performance Rating: none

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