Oakbrook Knolls is an upscale neighborhood located just outside the Beltway near everything Alexandria has to offer. Tucked away from Franconia Road, there isn’t any through traffic in this neighborhood. These 42 colonials were built between 1996-1998 with 4 to 5 bedrooms and 2 or 3 car garages. Van Metre constructed these homes along Cobbs Road and Valley View Drive. Available models include the Fitzgerald, Whitman, Eliot, Sinclair, Austen, Alcott and Hawthorne. Total square footage ranges between 3,880 and 5,926 on 3 levels. All homes have flowing, open floor plans. Residents enjoy lot sizes of .24 to 1.61 acres. This community is very convenient to various transportation, entertainment and employment opportunities.
Interstates 495/395/95, the Fairfax County Parkway and Metro are all close by. Buses, VRE and Amtrak are easily accessed as well. D.C., Fort Belvoir and the Pentagon are only a short distance away. Residents also find it easy to commute to the Hoffman Buildings, the Metro Park complex and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Several shopping services centers and restaurants are located off of Franconia Road. Franconia Pizza, Paradiso Restaurant, Matisse Day Spa and Strictly Rhythm Dance Studio along with numerous professional offices can be found there. The Kingstowne Town Center offers a 16-screen movie theater, 2 grocery stores, Starbucks and various shops and restaurants. Crowd pleasers include Bonefish Grill, Panera Bread, Moby Dick House of Kabob and Kaleidoscoops. Golf enthusiasts will enjoy playing at either the Hilltop Golf Club or the Greendale Golf Course; those looking to hit a few balls or play a round of miniature golf need look no further than Top Golf. Students attend Franconia Elementary, Twain Intermediate and Edison High Schools.
Intriguing Old Town Alexandria is very close by. Award winning restaurants, upscale boutiques, art galleries and many cultural/historical activities abound. People always enjoy walking down by the Potomac River and maybe taking in a meal at a restaurant along King Street or checking out the artisans at the Torpedo Factory. Shirlington, Pentagon Row and Crystal City also offer top-notch restaurants. Nearby Springfield Mall will soon be transformed into the new Springfield Town Center, a pedestrian friendly facility. The existing mall be will redone to include new retailers, a state of the art cinema and high quality restaurants; it will be surrounded by residential, office and hotel spaces.
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