Crestleigh is a wonderful subdivision of 39 colonial homes built in the early 1990s just off of Beulah Street in the Kingstowne area of Alexandria. Model names have a historical connotation and include the Raleigh, Annapolis, Potomac, Belle Haven, Kingsmill, Jamestown, Salem, Chapel Hill and Durham; there is a floor plan here for everyone. These homes have lot sizes ranging from .14 to .37 acres, have 4-5 bedrooms and 2-car garages. Children attend Lane Elementary and Hayfield Secondary Schools. Transportation, shopping and dining opportunities abound in this area. The Springfield Transportation Center is only a few minutes away and offers access to Metro Rail (blue line trains), VRE’s Fredericksburg line, Greyhound buses, Amtrak trains and plenty of parking. The Fairfax County Parkway and I-495/395/95 are within a few traffic lights, making it very easy for those wishing to drive. There are several local shopping centers in the area. Landsdowne Centre offers restaurants (Red Hot & Blue Barbeque, Olympians, Pho Bowl and others), a deli, a hair salon, a dance studio, CVS, the Kingstowne library and a gas station. The Kingstowne Town Center offers a 16-screen movie theatre, grocery stores, restaurants (Bonefish Grill, Panera Bread, Firehouse Subs, Noodles & Company), a dry cleaners and shops such as World Market, Home Goods and Radio Shack. Soon to be built, the Hilltop Village Center will include Wegmans grocery store along with other retail, residential and office space. Regional shopping destinations consist of Tyson’s Corner Center, Tyson’s Galleria, Fair Oaks Mall and Fashion Centre at Pentagon City.
Local military bases are easy to access from Crestleigh, including Fort Belvoir, the U.S. Coast Guard station, Fort Myer, the Pentagon and Bolling Air Force Base. Other major employment centers in the area are the offices at Metro Park (INOVA Healthplex, SAIC, Calibre and numerous others) and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria. Many residents commute to Tyson’s Corner and downtown D.C.
Leisure activities abound. Lee District Park and RECenter, a Fairfax County maintained facility, offers an indoor swimming pool, exercise facilities, sports courts/fields, indoor basketball courts, picnic areas and much more. Golf enthusiasts might like to check out Top Golf, Greendale Golf Course or the Hilltop Golf Club. Huntley Meadows Wildlife Preserve is nearby too.
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