Composed of 142 single-family homes right off the Fairfax County Parkway in Springfield, Afton Glen is a great choice for anyone moving into the area. Neighbors are very friendly and are always looking out for each other. There is a community Bunco group and a book club. Colonial and split-level styles are available here, with square footage ranging from 1,962 to 3,356. Most homes have 2-car garages. The Revere, Oakmont, Adams, Henry and Greenwood models all feature unique floor plans. These properties are located along Blue Jasmine Court, Cherry Orchard Court, Green Garland Drive, Groveland Drive, Ivy Mint Court, Red Tulip Court, Silver Oak Court and Silver Sage Court. Lot sizes of .14 to .41 acres are the norm. These homes were built between 1985 and 1987. Children in this neighborhood attend the highly sought-after Sangster Elementary and Lake Braddock Secondary Schools. Maintenance of the common areas and trash/recycling pickup is included in the HOA fee.
Residents are just a few short minutes away from the Springfield Transportation Center, which provides access to Metro, VRE and Amtrak trains plus various local bus routes. Plenty of parking is available. This is also very close to the Springfield Mixing Bowl, or otherwise known as the intersection of Interstates 95/395 and the Beltway. Afton Glen is ideally situated for those working at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s new campus, the Metro Park office complex, Fort Belvoir and many other regional employment centers. Plans are in the works to remodel the nearby Springfield Mall into the new pedestrian-friendly Springfield Town Center; the existing mall is to be revamped and include new retailers, a state of the art cinema and great restaurants. It will then be surrounded by residential, hotel and office spaces. Some super Springfield area restaurants and retailers include Mike’s American Grill, Whole Foods Market, Austin Grill, Ace Fischers Hardware, Home Depot, Thai Cafe and the Metropolitan Fine Arts Center. The INOVA Healthplex, which features a 24-hour emergency department and a host of medical offices, is just a short drive down the Parkway.
South Run RECenter and Burke Lake Park offers plenty of ways to keep you active. The newly expanded fitness center has a top notch entertainment system with individual screens and video simulators on many pieces of cardio equipment, a large stretching area, spin bikes, a Pilates studio and more. Patrons also enjoy the wide array of class choices, the 25 x 25 meter swimming pool, several sports fields and walking paths that connect to Burke Lake Park. There you can make use of the regular and miniature golf courses, volleyball courts, fishing/boating facilities, an amphitheater, playgrounds and picnic areas.
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