Miller & Smith constructed the 79 “gingerbread” Victorian style townhomes of Valleigh in 1984 and 1985. This community is tucked away in a park-like setting, but is close to everything the Alexandria area has to offer. Homes are situated off of Valley View Drive along Cool Valley Court, Little Valley Way, Old Valley Court, Stone Valley Court and Wild Valley Court. The Tiffany model has 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and 1,224 square feet. There are 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths in the 1,468 square foot Gables model. The largest floor plan is the Victoria model with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and between 1,620 and 1,692 square feet. Many homes have bump-out bay windows and lattice work; end-units have covered porches. A couple of park benches have been put up for residents to enjoy. This neighborhood is located within walking distance to Franconia Pizza, Strictly Rhythm Dance Studio, a dry cleaners and Wachovia Bank. Other retailers along Franconia Road include CVS, HoneyBaked Ham Store, Paradiso Ristorante, Matisse Day Spa and hair salons. Children attend the nearby Franconia Elementary, Twain Intermediate and Edison High Schools.
Valleigh is in a great location between Kingstowne and Springfield. Interstates 495/395/95 and the Fairfax County Parkway are just a few traffic lights away, as is Metro. Those looking to ride the VRE or Amtrak can catch a train at the Springfield Transportation Center. Metro and Fairfax Connector bus service is readily available throughout the area. Springfield Mall will soon be re-constructed into the urban, pedestrian friendly Springfield Town Center. The current mall will be redesigned to include new retailers, a state of the art cinema and top-notch restaurants; it will be surrounded by office, residential and hotel spaces. Another popular spot is the Kingstowne Town Center-it boasts a 16-screen movie theater, several shops and restaurants, a Starbucks, dry cleaners and 2 grocery stores. Choices consist of Panera Bread, Firehouse Subs, Moby Dick House of Kabob, Bonefish Grill, Pasara, Macaroni Grill and more. Golf enthusiasts will love to check out either Greendale Golf Course or the Hilltop Golf Club. Those looking to hit a few balls or play miniature golf won’t want to miss Top Golf. The great mix of entertainment, restaurant and shopping endeavors of Washington D.C., Arlington and Tysons Corner are only a short distance away from here.
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