Island Creek is a beautiful community located off Beulah Street in the Kingstowne area of Alexandria. There are over 1,200 homes available throughout the neighborhood; these include single family homes, townhomes and 2 types of condos—garden and townhouse styles. Residents enjoy the exclusive use of Island Creek amenities. There are 2 outdoor swimming pools, one of which is located near the condos, tennis, basketball and volleyball courts, a multitude of tot-lots, an extensive network of asphalt jogging/biking trails and a tree lined lake. Swimming lessons and water aerobics are available as fee-based programs at the main pool during the summer months. The elegant community clubhouse can be rented out for parties, special events or meetings. Common areas are gorgeously landscaped and professionally maintained. A cascading fountain makes for a very welcoming entrance to Island Creek. The homeowners association maintains a terrific website with lots of important information for residents: there is contact information for board and committee members, a calendar of upcoming events, classified ads and much more. Residents look forward to the monthly mailing of the Island Creek Informer, the official publication of this community. It features interesting articles, information about happenings throughout the community and much more. The homeowners association sponsors several fun events throughout the year, including BBQs, yard sales and community fairs.
The Springfield Transportation Center is just minutes away, giving commuters a choice of how they get to work. It includes the terminus of Metro’s Blue Line, VRE rail service, bus service and extensive parking areas. Island Creek is also close to 2 other Metro stops, the Fairfax County Parkway and I-495/395/95. Fort Belvoir, the U.S. Coast Guard Navigation Center and the Pentagon are all within a short distance of Island Creek. There is an array of shopping, dining and recreation choices that surround this community. The Kingstowne Town Center offers a 16-screen Regal Cinema, several restaurants, grocery stores, banks and shops. Merchants include Bonefish Grill, Panera Bread, Firehouse Subs, Noodles & Company, Bath & Body Works, Home Goods and World Market. Other local shopping areas consist of the Landsdowne Centre and the Festival of Manchester Lakes shopping center; both with several restaurants and community service providers. Top Golf, Hilltop Golf Club and the Greendale Golf Course are the closest golf facilities. Miniature golf and a heated driving range can be found at Top Golf, while traditional courses are found at Hilltop and Greendale. Nature enthusiasts will want to check out Huntley Meadows Park, a 1,425 acre preserve with some of the best wildlife watching in the area. It is also a prime birding spot, with over 200 species found there; other highlights include ½ mile wetland boardwalk trail, observation towers and hiking trails. Whether you want to eat a meal at the hottest new restaurant, check out the Smithsonian or go see a sporting event, Washington, D.C. is only a short distance away. Nearby Old Town Alexandria, with its trendy restaurants, one-of-a-kind boutiques, art galleries are historical attractions is popular with area residents. Tysons Corner is a prime shopping destination, with 2 shopping malls in close proximity. Patrons enjoy the department and specialty stores, upscale boutiques and great restaurants.
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