Wellington Commons is a conveniently located community of townhomes constructed by Carr in the late 1980s right at the intersection of Franconia Road and South Van Dorn Street in Alexandria. These 140 units are available with and without garages. Square footage ranges between 1,500 and 2,546. Models found here are the Kent, Cornwall and Windsor. Streets in Wellington Commons include Aspley House Court, Parenham Way, Talavera Court and Wellington Commons Drive. The active homeowners association maintains a website with loads of pertinent information for residents. According to their website, their “management goals are to make Wellington Commons a nice place to live and to support homeowner investment”. A lake and a gazebo are the centerpiece of Wellington Commons. Walking paths can be found scattered about the neighborhood and lead to a great playground. Students attend Bush Hill Elementary, Twain Intermediate and Edison High Schools. Edison is literally right across Franconia Road from this community—talk about convenience!
Living in Wellington Commons
This community is ideally situated just a few minutes away from the Van Dorn Metro station, the Fairfax County Parkway and Interstates 495, 395 and 95. Local Fairfax Connector and Metro bus service is available for travel across the area, including to Metro Rail stations. If you’d prefer the Virginia Railway Express trains, the Alexandria and Springfield stations are convenient. Wellington Commons is very close to the Kingstowne area. The Kingstowne Town Center is popular with residents—there is a 16-screen movie theater, 2 grocery stores, many service providers (hair and nail salons, banks, dry cleaners, etc.), and various shops and restaurants. Examples include World Market, Bath & Body Works, Home Goods, Bonefish Grill, Panera Bread and more.
Personnel stationed at a variety of military bases throughout the area will have a painless commute from Wellington Commons. Fort Belvoir, the Pentagon, Bolling Air Force Base, Fort Myer and the Navy Yard are all nearby. There are even 2 Coast Guard bases and an Army Reserve Center in easy proximity. Many companies also have offices at the Metro Park complex off Beulah Street; they include Calibre, SAIC, the Tauri Group and the INOVA Healthplex. The Healthplex houses a 24-hour emergency department and a plethora of medical offices.