The Sycamores at Van Dorn is a 172 unit condominium complex in Alexandria, VA. Located just outside the Beltway and down the street from the Van Dorn Metro, this is an ideal neighborhood for commuters. One and two level condos were constructed between 1995 and 1997 along Katelyn Mary Place, Kimberly Anne Way and Terrapin Place. The single level condos have one bedroom and one full bath; the Freemont and Easton models are available. Square footage of these homes ranges from 860 to 1,122. The Avalon, Canterbury, Devonshire and Buckingham models all have two levels and feel more like townhomes than condos. These units have two bedrooms, two and a half baths and square footage between 1,142 and 1,294. Some units have a great rear view of trees. Residents are able to make use of an outdoor swimming pool, tot-lot and elegant clubhouse that can be rented out for parties, meetings or other special events. Children attend Bush Hill Elementary, Twain Middle and Edison High Schools.
This community is in a great location near all major employment, shopping and recreational opportunities in the area. In addition to the Beltway, Interstates 395/95 and the Fairfax County Parkway are super convenient ways to great around. Local bus service is readily available; for those that prefer to ride Amtrak or the VRE, both the Alexandria and Springfield stations are easily reached from here. Area military establishments include the Pentagon, Fort Belvoir, Fort Myer, U.S. Coast Guard stations, an Army Reserve Center, Bolling Air Force Base and the Navy Yard. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the Federal District Courthouse in Alexandria and the Hoffman Buildings are nearby as well. Commuting into D.C. is a breeze. Both the Hoffman and Kingstowne Town Centers are popular with area residents. The Hoffman Town Center includes a 22-screen AMC Movie Theater and several dining choices such as Ted’s Montana Grill, Galae Thai, Cold Stone Creamery, Starbucks and Delia’s. In addition to a 16-screen Regal Cinema, the Kingstowne Town Center is comprised of several shops and restaurants, 2 grocery stores, a dry cleaners and more. Choices include World Market, Bath & Body Works, Starbucks, King Street Blues, Panera Bread, Firehouse Subs, Bonefish Grill, Pasara and Macaroni Grill. Old Town Alexandria offers a wonderful mix of historic attractions, award winning restaurants, art galleries and specialty stores. Nearby parks and rec centers make it easy to stay active. Cameron Run Regional Park has a Great Waves Waterpark, multiple batting cages and a deluxe miniature golf course. Sportrock, located on Eisenhower Avenue, is the area’s premier indoor rock climbing facility. Lee District Park & RECenter offer something for everyone. The 193-acre park has numerous athletic fields, lighted tennis courts, walking trails, playgrounds and horseshoe pits. A 50-meter swimming pool, dance/aerobics/spin studios, exercise equipment, sports courts and a gymnasium with an indoor track can be found inside.
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