Deer Run Crossing
Deer Run Crossing is a terrific neighborhood of 101 contemporary townhomes and single family homes backing to Huntley Meadows Park in Alexandria. Huntley Meadows Park is the largest wetlands/wildlife preserve in Northern Virginia. Whether you want to hike, observe wildlife and simply relax and enjoy nature, Huntley Meadows is for you. This neighborhood is also within walking distance of Lee District Park and RECenter. The 193-acre park has many athletic fields, 4 lighted tennis courts, horseshoe pits, a sand volleyball court and much more.
Living in Deer Run Crossing
An indoor swimming pool, gymnasium and a fitness center with top of the line equipment are the main components of the Rec Center. With its location just off of South Kings Highway, it is very convenient to Old Town Alexandria and the Kingstowne area. The Huntington (yellow line) and Van Dorn (blue line) Metro stations are the closest ones to Deer Run Crossing. Convenient transportation routes include the Beltway, Route 1, Telegraph Road, Duke and Van Dorn Streets. Bus service is readily available, including routes to the Pentagon. It is very easy to get around to the major local employment centers. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Hoffman Buildings and military bases such as Fort Belvoir, the Pentagon and the U.S. Coast Guard station are all within a short distance. The Kingstowne Town Center serves the area with its 2 grocery stores, a 16-screen movie theaters and numerous shops and restaurants. Local golf courses include Greendale Golf Course and Hilltop Golf Club. Those looking for miniature golf or a driving range should check out Top Golf.
While both the single family homes and townhomes are considered to be part of Deer Run Crossing, the homeowners’ association is only comprised of the 62 townhomes. First developed in 1978, these wood-brick townhomes have private fenced back yards, at least 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. There are several different styles to choose from. This is a very private community where the units face trees and not other homes. Each townhouse has 2 reserved parking spaces; there is plenty of street parking available for guests. Common areas are regularly maintained by a landscape contractor and by community clean-up days. A unique feature of this community is that trash is collected twice weekly from behind the townhomes, not in front. HOA fees also include mowing and twice yearly fertilizing of owners’ front and side yards. According to the association’s website, residents enjoy getting together for pot-luck dinners and block parties.
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