Two Royal Communities in Fairfax County-Kings Park & Kings Park West

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Real Estate Agent with Integrity Real Estate Group

In conjunction with my new listing at 4948 Gainsborough Drive in Kings Park West I have updated my original Kings Park post from Feb 2008. 

Crown for Kings Park
It isn't hard to figure out what the developer of the first Kings Park was planning when they laid out the plan for the community and the homes. With one look at the street names Thames, Victoria, Trafalgar and Cromwell among others you might think you have made a trip back to England. Then when you add the names of the five original models; King, Queen, Princess, Duke and Duchess, you realize absolutely there is a royal connection!

 

 

King Model in Kings Park
My family bought our very first home in Kings Park in 1981. Having just returned from five years overseas we were anxious to settle down for awhile and having grown up in Springfield it was an easy choice to make the original Kings Park our first "real home." We were attracted to the neighborhood due to the mature trees, green space parks, community pools and easy commuting to our jobs. With the gentle slope of our 1/3 acre lot we were able to set up a zip line between the top of the back yard and the back fence which became a neighborhood hangout for the under 5 age group!

 

Since Kings Park was first built over 40 years ago it has been popular with military families looking for easy access to the Pentagon and for families with children who want to attend schools in the Lake Braddock School Pyramid. You can walk or ride your bike through two different "back" entrances to Lake Accotink or stay in the neighborhood and play at the community park. This year the community is starting the redesign process with the Fairfax County Park Authority to revitalize the community park to bring it up to date with the activities of today's family. One of the original pools in the community was closed (Royal Pool) and the land will now be incorporated into the expanded park.

 

4948 Gainsborough Drive-Kings Park WestAt the same time that the original homes in Kings Park were going up at "end of Braddock Road" the developer also had their sights set on land just a little further west. In 1967 the deed to the land that would then become Kings Park West was approved by the county and in 1968 the first homes were completed. The theme continued with more names right out of the history books of England and with the addition of five new models; Essex, Regent, Baron, Cromwell and York, larger than in the original Kings Park neighborhood. Just as the first neighborhood had access to community parks Kings Park West also has Royal Lake and four community pools.

During the summer both Lake Accotink Park and Royal Lake host free Friday night summertime concerts which are an absolute hit with everyone. Music ranges through swing, jazz, pop and rock. If you haven't seen your neighbors for a few days chances are you will find them there with a picnic basket and folding chairs. So if you are looking for two neighborhoods with royal lineage then take a look at Kings Park and Kings Park West. You may find your next home among the mature trees.



If you are interested in learning more about Kings Park and Kings Park West or other local Northern Virginia neighborhoods give me a call.  We can meet for a cup of coffee and talk about your real estate needs.   As a native of the area I can give you a tour not only a new place to call home but other areas of interest for you and your family.


Kings Park and Kings Park West Map



©2008 Cindy Jones "Two Royal Communities in Fairfax County-Kings Park & Kings Park West"

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If you are interested in learning more about the Northern Virginia Real Estate market including Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William Counties give Cindy Jones and Integrity Real Estate Group a call at 703-346-2213.

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Steven Wright
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Welcome back home. Hopefully you had a great experience overseas. I have heard that real estate in VA is pricey, never owned a home there.

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I shared this post with some relocating clients the first time I saw it.  Terrific repost and congrats on the new listing in Kings Park West!

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Wow, great localism post.  It is funny how time flies.  I looked at that subdivision when I moved to DC in 1980's.  It is hard to believe it is almost 30 years later.

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Cindy:  Kings Park is such a great location.  Close to everything.  And as you put it, the mature tree lined streets are definitely a crowd pleaser.  That's the one thing that bugs me about new construction.  They don't leave any mature trees and the saplings take forever to grow.

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Steven-I loved the years I lived overseas.  Now with my daughter living in the UK I still get to make frequent trips to visit.

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Pat-thanks for the reblog of the original post.  Send a referral to buy the listing.  SWEET!

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Jim-yes time does get away from us.  Thanks for the kudos on the post.

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Chris Ann-I was out showing houses today in a couple of our local neighborhoods to a couple relocating from Atlanta.  They decided they liked the feel of the older neighborhoods over the newer ones too.

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