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Oakton is an affluent community in Fairfax County, Virginia, that sits about 18 miles west of Washington D.C. The Oakton real estate market attracts the interest of both renters and home buyers because of its modern and historic reputation, rural equestrian feel, modern amenities in close proximity to the city center, and excellent schools. Real estate in Oakton appeals greatly to upper middle class households and working professionals, and it’s the perfect peaceful area in which to settle down without losing those city life perks.
Oakton is located right off Route 66 in northern Virginia and is known for its long rows of tall oak trees and country scenery. The Oakton real estate market is primarily residential, with scenic vistas and affluent homes. Voted one of the top 100 Best Places to Live by CNN, this gorgeous area is home to many Washington D.C. commuters. Because of the desirable location close to D.C., the Oakton real estate market tends to promote a luxury lifestyle. There is a lot of new construction, and many Oakton homes for sale go over the million dollar price tag. The tranquility of the community is one of the best features of the area. Many homes in the Oakton real estate market are nestled in large lots overlooking hiking trails or small forests.
The Oakton real estate market offers a variety of townhouses, condominium communities, manor and estate homes with extra land, and Colonial-style single-family homes, all snuggled into the beautiful countryside around them.
If owning your own country home has been a long-time dream, you can find beautiful manor homes in the Oakton real estate market. For example, there’s a spacious 5-bedroom, 6-bathroom home off Fox Mill Road that sits on 1.4 acres of beautiful scenery.
For those who want to have a nice-sized piece of property with their home, consider choosing an estate home in the Oakton real estate market, such as a 4-bedroom, 4-bathroom estate home on Fox Mill Manor Drive with a resort-like backyard area, a pool and .86 acres of land that backs up to trees on a quiet street. Part of the Manors of Fox Hill community, this home is conveniently located only minutes from everything you need for day-to-day living.
If you would rather be closer to the city center, a townhome or condominium community may be a better Oakton real estate choice for you. The Treebrooke subdivision offers lovely townhomes, some with four bedrooms and 3.5 baths, private yards or gardens, and within close proximity to restaurants and commuter options. There are also a number of condo units available in the Oakton real estate market that offer the security of a close community. For example, a condo at the Four Winds at Oakton could be the right home for you.
These examples are only a small handful of the communities and home options available to you in the Oakton real estate market.
Like many of Virginia’s towns, Oakton shares a rich history that dates back to the Revolutionary War and the Civil War, with many buildings that were used by both Union and Confederate soldiers still standing today.
The Oakton Schoolhouse was the third schoolhouse to be constructed in this area. The first schoolhouse, built in 1854, when Oakton was known as Flint Hill, burned to the ground just after the Civil War. The second one was built in 1873 on land owned by Gibson Whaley, and sat at the intersection of what is now Hunter’s Mill Road. What is now known as the Oakton Schoolhouse was constructed in 1987 and faced the Vienna and Fairfax roads.
The school closed for a period in 1900 when its first teacher, Mary Sager, resigned from her position. That autumn the school opened once more, run by Mr. Moss Love and assisted by Nellie Shawen. Due to overcrowding, an annex was built by 1904, but by 1905 the school had reached full capacity once more.
The Hunter Mill Corridor holds many stories about its Civil War past, having served as the major roadway used by both Confederate and Union armies. The area saw many tragedies, such as farmlands being decimated, families fleeing the area for safety, troops occupying family homes, and the Gray Ghost. The road itself was the main roadway to the Fairfax County Courthouse, which was a significant supply outpost throughout the Civil War.
The area’s families were split between being Southern and Northern sympathizers, and due to occupation of the area shifting between Confederate and Union command, many families fled the area based on which side had control of it.
In 2009 a historical marker was placed to honor this important road. The corridor had provided rich farmlands and water in abundance, both of which were vital to support the encampment and movement of the calvary and armies.
One intriguing local story is that of the Gray Ghost. This was not actually a ghost, but Colonel John Singleton Mosby and his Partisan Rangers of 20 to 80 men, who took revenge on any Northern sympathizers and used guerrilla warfare tactics to do so.
Oakton has a quiet nightlife scene, but those who purchase real estate in Oakton can easily travel to nearby areas if they want a night out. Local eateries serve a range of delicacies from many countries, such as Yoko Japanese Restaurant, located on the Chain Bridge Road and specializing in sushi. The Tigris Middle Eastern Grill offers a true taste of cuisines from the Middle East and offers a separate vegetarian menu.
For the nightlife scene, you can travel less than 3 miles away from the Oakton real estate market to Vienna and the Jammin' Java venue that is home to live music, savory snacks and craft beers. On Lee Highway you can find the Epicure Café, a Mediterranean bar and café that features live music, as well as open mic nights.
Those who purchase real estate in Oakton will also enjoy its prominent music scene, with many annual events taking place in and around nearby towns, such as the Fairfax Fair and Vienna's Performing Arts Festival held by the Wolfe Trap Foundation.
Shopping is a popular activity for those who live in Oakton real estate. The majority of Oakton's shopping centers are just outside the borders of the neighborhood, Vienna and Fairfax Boulevard. There is a small cluster of service and convenience stores in the neighborhood along Hunter Mill and Chain Bridge Roads, which intersect inside the Oakton Shopping Center. Here you can find Giant Foods and Tiger Mart. There are many local shops as well, including a children's boutique called Tabby Cat, and Abbey's Hallmark Shop.
Because Fairfax is only a few minutes away, many people who own Oakton real estate travel to Fair Oaks Mall only four miles away for shopping and dining experiences. You'll find the best places to shop in Tysons Corner and the heart of Vienna, which has a variety and abundance of bargain and high-end shops to choose from, such as Wardrobe Rescue Upscale.
Although there aren't any specialty grocers in Oakton, residents can still find locally raised meats and fresh produce at the Oakton Smart Market, a farmers market that runs every Saturday and offers better deals than some of the local supermarkets. There is also the Vienna Farmers Market nearby.
People who own Oakton real estate love that the community is surrounded by parks. Three large parks of note are Difficult Run Stream Valley Park, Nottoway Park, and Oak Marr Park. These areas provide Oakton real estate owners with plenty of activities year round. You will also find plenty of small neighborhood parks where you can get to know your neighbors or bring your pet.
Among Oakton’s peaceful green areas to enjoy, the favorite is Nottoway Park, just off Courthouse Road. This large park offers hiking trails, some of which are paved; separate baseball and basketball courts; and often hosts events, such as the occasional car show or sports league activity. Further into the wooded area you can find the historical Hunter House, which was built in 1890 and presently plays host to a series of free concerts during the summer called Nottoway Nights.
If you’re looking for play areas and tot lots near your Oakton real estate, visit Borage Street Park, which has play areas with swings, tot lots, and semi-fenced-in areas. Old Town Square is another park that hosts small festivals and live music. It also has many lovely areas to sit and enjoy the scenery, as well as a splash pad.
There are also 71 off-leash parks made especially for pets, with fenced-in areas for your dog to run free and enjoy some outside time.
Because of its central location, people who invest in the Oakton real estate market are not far from some great location attractions. For instance, residents are close to the Reston Zoo, Children’s Museum of Northern Virginia, and some of the art galleries in Fairfax. There is plenty to do in the area and many people find that purchasing real estate in Oakton provides a simple, peaceful place to unwind after a busy day.
The preferred mode of transportation for exploring the Oakton real estate market is traveling by car because the neighborhoods stretch almost 10 miles long. If you want to get your errands done by foot, you can do so around the intersection of Chain Bridge Road and Hunter Mill Road. It is a 35-minute commute to the city via I-66, or there is plenty of public transportation accessible, such as the Metro Orange Line, which brings you directly into the city center via the Vienna Metro Station. Destinations within the town of Oakton can be reached by the 123 bus route from many areas in the Oakton real estate market.
Oakton is 20 miles from Ronald Reagan National Airport, 14 miles from Washington-Dulles International Airport, and 56 miles from Baltimore-Washington International Airport.
Those searching for Oakton real estate may be pleased to know the town is home to nine primary and secondary schools with high ratings, including the 10th-ranked Navy Elementary School. You can find both public and private schools for all school ages near the Oakton real estate market, including:
If you’re in the market for Oakton real estate, call me at 703-462-0700 or email me at DarrenRobertsonHomes@gmail.com. Having grown up in Northern Virginia, I’m extremely knowledgeable about the area. I’m also a skilled negotiator who works hard to get my clients the best deal possible on their home purchase.
If you own an Oakton home and are curious about how much it’s worth, contact me for a no-obligation home value report. This will give you a good idea of your property’s fair value in the current Oakton real estate market.