Vienna real estate is particularly sought after by Northern Virginia home buyers for a number of reasons, not the least of which is its great blend of small town and big city features. Vienna is a small, quiet community of only about five square miles, located less than 18 miles from Washington, D.C., in Fairfax County.
Vienna homes for sale comprise a mix of charming single-family detached houses, townhomes, condos, and apartments. As a home buyer here, you’ll find a great combination of suburban properties, but also more rural ones as well. The community’s small-town feel is warm and welcoming, and its history gives the area a solid sense of tradition. Residents also love the excellent schools and the historical, cultural and recreational resources around Vienna.
Vienna does offer some hotels for those traveling or staying in the area for business, but the town remains mostly residential. It is close to a number of cities that offer a variety of entertainment, including Washington D.C. Arlington is also a short drive away and offers several shopping and dining opportunities. Many of the people who own Vienna real estate commute to these areas every day for work. Moorfield Park is also a quick drive from the neighborhood and provides a wide range of outdoor activities.
Whether you are a potential buyer who already calls this area home or are thinking of making a move, you’ll appreciate the selection of single-family homes, townhomes, and condos that are currently on the Vienna real estate market. Here’s a quick look at what you can expect when searching for a new home in Vienna, as well as all the benefits this small, quiet community has to offer its residents.
Vienna real estate is filled with a wide variety of neighborhoods, all of them worth looking at by potential home buyers. Shouse Village is a walkable community that has lots of sidewalks for safe walking along the roads, and a nice walking path through beautiful wooded lots. There is even a pond nestled in the woods. A swimming pool, community center, and tennis and basketball courts are other great features offered by the community.
A walk through the neighborhood reveals stunning Vienna homes for sale, such as large red-brick Colonial-style homes with spacious screened-in back porches; two-story, four-bedroom Ramblers with large grassy front yards and a ton of trees in the back; and two-story split foyer homes featuring red bricks, white siding and red trim. The unique styles and designs of the real estate in the Shouse Village neighborhood are vastly different, and the varying sizes of available homes plus a prime location and amenities make these homes very popular among home buyers.
The Tysons Corner area also has a wide assortment of single-family detached homes for sale in Vienna. There are many large four-bedroom, three-bath red-brick homes for sale on smaller lots. The mature trees in the backyards of this neighborhood provide tons of needed shade in the summer.
On Valeview Drive, in the Valewood Manor neighborhood, there are gorgeous four-bedroom, four-bath homes on smaller lots that appear larger than they are. Sweeping driveways and a lot of mature foliage in the front yards makes this community very walkable, beautiful and friendly. Lots of people can be found outside tending to their plants in the warm months of spring and summer.
When searching for real estate in Vienna, it is not unusual to come across homes with four or more bedrooms and bathrooms and more than 3,000 square feet of living space. In fact, the Vienna real estate market offers quite a few palatial homes that are well over 4,000 square feet and sit on more than half an acre of land, making it an ideal community for larger households. These primarily Colonial- and Craftsman-style homes can often be found in the highly sought after Wickens, Victoria Farms, and Beulah Heights neighborhoods. It goes without saying that most of these Vienna homes for sale offer spacious rooms, high-end finishes, and amazing outdoor space.
There are also plenty of single-family homes for households who don’t need quite this much space. Ashlawn, Lee Manor, and Lakevale Estates, which provides residents with a pool and tennis courts, are just a few of the quiet neighborhoods in Vienna where homes range in size from 1,350 square feet to 2,750 square feet. Mostly built from the 1970s to 1990s, many of these homes have undergone renovations and updates prior to going on the market, making it easy to move in immediately. However, it is also possible for potential buyers to find a home in need of a little bit of work, allowing them to incorporate their own sense of style into their new home in Vienna.
No matter the neighborhood, Vienna real estate offers a lot to please prospective buyers. Prices can be expensive; many homes cost well over half a million dollars, and many newer and recently renovated Vienna homes for sale may go for well over a million. Buyers should be sure to drive around to see what is available, or talk to a real estate agent who is familiar with the area.
On the lower end of the price scale, in the $200,000s, you can find nice two-bedroom, one-bath condos on Park Terrace Court, where charming three-story brick buildings feature ground-floor patios and balconies on upper floors.
Several Vienna condo communities, including Westbriar Plaza, Wilton House, and Halstead at the Metro, are ideally located within walking distance of the Dunn Loring/Merrifield Metro station. Westbriar Plaza provides potential buyers the option of single- and two-story condos with as much as 1,700 square feet of living space and underground parking.
Both Wilton House and Halstead at the Metro offer an array of floorplans, starting with studios that provide just the right amount of space for everyone. These two communities include numerous luxury amenities for their residents, including a pool (Wilton’s is on the rooftop), fitness center, party room, and more.
On the opposite end of Vienna, you’ll find condominium communities located within walking distance of the Vienna Metro Station, such as Marquis at Vienna Station and Acadia at the Metro. Both have one- and two-bedroom units available, as well as an abundance of great amenities. Both have a pool and fitness center, and Acadia also features a golf simulator room, indoor basketball court, game room, and media cinema room.
On Glengyle Drive, you can find a boxy-looking building that is home to some really nice condominiums in the $300,000s range. Spacious rooms; bamboo floors in the dining, living and bedrooms; gorgeous Corian counters and maple cabinets in the kitchen; and a host of other terrific amenities make these condos highly desirable. The great neighborhood, close to shopping, restaurants, the Vienna metro and the Washington and Old Dominion bike trail, is the biggest reason people choose to purchase real estate in this Vienna condo community.
The Westbriar Plaza Condominiums on Manhattan Place and Park Tower Drive have some great two- and three-bedroom units. Beautiful wood floors, large windows and a cozy balcony on upper floors are just a few desirable features of these homes. Kitchens are bright and airy, and filled with an abundance of cabinet space. Built in 2004, this four-story red-brick building has two-story condos with elevators for residents' convenience. Residents also love the fireplaces in most units, and enjoy living in such spacious and bright homes. Most units come with two parking spaces in the underground garage. Prices vary with each unit, generally landing in the $500,000 range.
If high-rise Vienna real estate is your thing, you should check out the towering condominium complex on Gallows Road. Many units have one bedroom and one bathroom, which is ideal for home buyers who don't need a ton of space. The proximity to the Dunn Loring Metro is one of the biggest draws to this condo community, and it is located only minutes from almost any type of restaurant or entertainment venue you could want. This multi-story building also features a rooftop pool, which is great for relaxing on those warm summer nights.
A drive through Vienna will showcase the many condominiums in the city. While the demand for real estate in Vienna grew over time, the amount of land in this small city didn't. The city and developers realized there was a definite need for more housing in the area, and the 2000s saw a massive increase in the number of condos built. Although it is possible to find many older Vienna condos for sale under $500,000, most will cost at least that much, if not more. Condos in a prime location will always cost more than those located farther from the center of town.
Many Vienna townhouses are built out of red bricks. With such an abundance of brick buildings scattered around Vienna, it is hard to tell which homes were built 100 years ago, and which were built recently. One giveaway that a structure has been around for a long time is the landscape. Many mature trees surrounding a property indicate it was probably built decades ago.
The Vienna real estate market offers prospective buyers several townhome communities to choose from, such as Merry Oaks, which sits in the heart of Vienna and is within walking distance of multiple shops and restaurants. Built in the late 1980s, most of the townhomes in this community have more than 1,500 square feet of living space and have undergone renovations over the years to include updated flooring, lighting, fixtures, and more. The units also include a private garage and backyard.
Providence Park is another great all-brick townhome community in Vienna for potential buyers. Built in the late 1990s, these three-level townhomes offer plenty of interior space for families to spread out, as well as a one- or two-car garage, balcony or deck, and small fenced-in backyard.
Vienna townhomes for sale in the lowest price range will usually cost from the $300,000s to the $500,000s. Some of the cheapest properties are likely to be fixer-uppers, and they can be great bargains if you don’t mind renovating. For those who aren't interested in renovations, there are many move-in-ready units available throughout Vienna in this price range. You might get lucky and find a nice townhouse in the Country Creek subdivision. On Shawn Leigh Drive you can find homes that sell for less than $500,000, but some in the same complex may cost more. Again, it depends on the upkeep and past renovations on each property.
Many more Vienna townhouses are available in the $500,000 range. A quick search for real estate in Vienna will bring up dozens of homes for sale in every price range.
In the $700,000 range, you can find beautiful Vienna townhomes for sale on Wolftrap Court. This gorgeous community is located close to the metro station. Many homes feature carpet and wood floors, and lots of windows to let in the sunlight. Small decks give residents a place to enjoy the nice summer nights. Located close to everything, this community is home to a lot of commuters.
On the higher end of the real estate market for Vienna townhomes, at $850,000, the condos on Vigne Court have four bedrooms and 3.5 baths. Large windows fill many of these spacious townhome-style units with a lot of sunlight. Many units have kitchens that are a cook's dream with gourmet granite counters and center islands.
Also located in the Reserve at Tyson Corners are towering three-level townhomes with gorgeous hardwood floors on the main levels. Master suites feature large walk-in closets, corner bathtubs and separate showers. A two-car garage, fitness center, swimming pool and private bus service directly to the Dunn Loring Metro station make this townhome community highly desirable.
One of the newest townhome communities in Vienna is situated right in the midst of the Mosaic District. Designed and built by EYA, the contemporary-style townhomes at Townhomes at Mosaic boast open floor plans and rooftop terraces that are perfect for entertaining, as well as lofts in some units. When one of these luxury townhomes hit the market, you’ll need to act fast to make it your own.
In addition to its two Metro stations, Vienna is just a short distance from I-495, I-50, and I-66, making it easy for residents to get in and out of the nation’s nearby capital. At the same time, Vienna offers so many dining, shopping, and entertainment opportunities that there is really no need to go into the city unless you absolutely have to.
The Mosaic District, which is currently in the midst of an expansion, is definitely one of the advantages of purchasing real estate in Vienna. Here, residents can shop at numerous stores, dine at countless restaurants, and take advantage of a variety of service providers. In addition, they can catch blockbuster, independent, and specialty films at the eight-screen Angelika at Mosaic, while taking part in the various events the development frequently hosts. This includes the Sunday Farmers Market, which includes chef demos, live music, and wine tasting.
Residents can also take advantage of several other shopping centers in the area, such as Vienna Shopping Center, Vienna Plaza Shopping Center, and Pan Am Shopping Center. Thanks to all of these options, residents are never far from anything they might need, including grocery stores and pharmacies.
Enjoy a great lifestyle in Vienna
Although Vienna has an abundance of beautiful homes and retail spaces, residents who enjoy spending time outdoors have plenty of outdoor recreational space. As a homeowner in Vienna, you'll find many nearby opportunities for relaxation and recreation, as the area is very quiet and tranquil. Some residents travel to their community center to watch a game of basketball or enjoy other community activities. Because the area is mostly residential, you’ll find that many Vienna homes for sale are near parks and bike paths. The area is pedestrian-friendly, with many people walking to their friends’ homes nearby.
Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, which sits on 95 acres, includes everything from hiking trails to a lake stocked with fish and a nature center. As an added bonus, during the Christmas holidays, the park is transformed into Meadowlark’s Winter Walk of Lights, which many people, both locals and visitors describe as “the best lights we’ve ever seen.” Hiking along some of the trails in the smaller state parks in summertime is also very popular.
Other nearby attractions worth checking out include the Freeman Store and Museum, Reston Zoo, and Red Caboose Gallery. Residents also appreciate Vienna Town Green, Glyndon Park, Meadow Lane Park, and several other public outdoor spaces that provide access to playgrounds, lighted tennis courts, basketball courts, ball fields, and plenty of green space. Dog owners, as well as their dogs, can head to the Vienna Dog Park, a shaded, off-leash dog park and playground with a shaded open area and on-site water supply.
With so many amazing housing options, along with easy access to public transportation, shops, restaurants, and much more, it is easy to see why so many people love to call Vienna, VA, home. If you are interested in a property in the area, be prepared to act fast as these homes tend to go quickly.
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