Derin Glen is a small subdivision of 10 splendid homes located off of Fleet Drive in Alexandria. Built in 2002 and 2003, these brick-front Amherst and Bristol models feature 4-5 bedrooms and 2-car garages. No through traffic passes through the community. Amenities found here include common grounds with a gazebo and playground equipment. Due to its location in between the Kingstowne area and Springfield, it offers residents the best of both locales. This neighborhood is within just a few traffic lights to the Springfield Interchange (intersection of Interstates 495, 395 and 95) and the Fairfax County Parkway. The Franconia-Springfield Metro station featuring blue line trains is super-close as well. You will find Greyhound buses, Amtrak trains and a VRE station in the same facility. Both Fairfax Connector and Metro buses are readily available to take you to your destination. Whether you are going to Tyson’s Corner or downtown D.C., there is a straight-forward way to get there from this community.
Springfield boasts several shopping areas including Springfield Mall, Springfield Commons and the Best Buy shopping center. Springfield Mall will soon be remodeled into the mixed-use, pedestrian friendly Springfield Town Center. Construction is slated to begin in the spring. The mall portion will include an updated movie theater, top-notch restaurants and additional retailers; it is to be surrounded by office, residential and hotel spaces. Best Buy, Ulta, Pet Smart, Bertucci’s restaurant, Borders, Home Depot, Old Navy and Staples are a few of the choices along Frontier Drive. The Kingstowne Town Center is a just a few minutes drive in the opposite direction from Springfield. It has 2 grocery stores, dry cleaners, Home Goods, World Market, Famous Footwear and a mixture of restaurants such as Bonefish Grill, Panera Bread, Kaleidoscoops Ice Cream Parlor, Moby Dick’s House of Kabobs and Firehouse Subs. Other nearby Kingstowne area attractions consist of Top Golf, Greendale Golf Course and Lee District Park/Rec Center. Lee District contains athletic fields, sports courts, picnic areas and an indoor swimming pool and exercise facility. Local employment opportunities include many military establishments (Fort Belvoir, the Pentagon, U.S. Coast Guard stations and Bolling Air Force base), the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the many government contractor and technology companies of the Metro Park complex.
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