Glen Alden Townhomes Fairfax Virginia, along with being close to the Government Center and Fairfax City, is an awesome neighborhood for families. I might be biased, as I grew up there on Glen Alden Road, or I might have the perfect insight into what living there is like. I prefer to think it is the latter.
The Glen Alden townhomes are located off of Lee Highway, better known as 29, right next to the exit for Fairfax County Parkway. The subdivision backs to The Fairfax County Government Center and is just down the street from Fairfax Corner, Costco Plaza, and Lee Plaza, although when I lived in Glen Alden Fairfax Corner and Lee Plaza were not built yet, so the accessibility to shopping centers has improved greatly. There is also a Wegmans just a little further down 29, in addition to the nearby Costco.
Glen Alden’s townhouses range from 1,200 square feet to 1,900 square feet and most homes have 3 bedrooms and 2.5 to 3 bathrooms. Each home has a basement, an attic, and reserved parking in front of the homes, as well as a fireplace and a deck or fenced in backyard. The layout of the homes within the neighborhood works well, separating them into smaller sections of 7 to 8 houses in a row and making sure each home backs to either woods, a park, or the large drainage field, which is perfect for playing games and sports and also provides a great view from the kitchen window.
The park is a typical playground, and has been newly renovated within the past 10 years with all new materials. Surrounding the park are more open fields, as well as some magnificent climbing trees. Towards the entrance to the neighborhood, off of Artery Drive, is a tennis and basketball court, as well as a gazebo for sitting and relaxing. The drainage field at the back of the neighborhood surrounds a small patch of woods where Queen Anne’s Lace grows in the summer, and where you can sit and watch the fireworks from the Fairfax Fair every June.
If I had continued to live in Glen Alden, I would have gone first to Eagle View Elementary School, than to Lanier Middle School, and finally to either Chantilly High School or Fairfax High School, all of which are under 3 miles from Glen Alden. However, we moved to a home near Fair Lakes Shopping Center when I was eight, although my dad still continued to drive back to Glen Alden every day for some time, forgetting we no longer lived there; a testament to the quality of the neighborhood. As a child, growing up in Glen Alden was a dream come true, providing endless opportunities for adventures and fun while still remaining close to home.
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