Woodland Lake is an exclusive grouping of 26 custom Bob Jones-built colonials in Alexandria. This community is close to everything, yet far enough away from the hustle and bustle of Franconia Road to be quiet and peaceful. These homes were constructed between 1993 and 1997, with many having wooded lake views. Lot sizes range from .24 to .49 acres, providing a lot of much desired privacy for residents. Homes are extremely spacious inside and feature flowing, open floor plans. Square footage ranges between 3,746 and 7,178 on all 3 levels. The Essex, Caroline, Stafford, York and Madison models were built along Elati Court and Woodland Lake Drive. This community is well located near all major transportation routes, making it very easy to travel around the region. The Fairfax County Parkway and Interstates 495, 395 and 95 are only a few traffic lights away. Whether you are heading into the District or out to Tyson’s Corner, you are only about 15-20 minutes away. If you would prefer not to drive, there are several other options. The Franconia-Springfield Transportation Centers houses Metro (blue line trains), VRE (Fredericksburg line), Amtrak and Greyhound facilities. Regular Fairfax Connector and Metro bus routes are available throughout the area. Reagan National and Dulles International Airports will satisfy all of your flying needs. Students attend the nearby Franconia Elementary, Twain Middle and Edison High Schools.
Various shops, restaurants and leisure activities are well located near Woodland Lake. CVS, Franconia Pizza, Paradiso Ristorante, the Honey Baked Ham Store, Strictly Rhythm Dance Studio and many professional offices are located along Franconia Road. Nearby Springfield Mall has been acquired by Vornado Realty Trust and construction is slated to begin shortly to transform it into the new Springfield Town Center. According to their website, the new Town Center “will be an urban, pedestrian-friendly environment where people can live, work and play”. It will include new retailers, a state of the art movie theater, nice restaurants and office, residential and hotel spaces. The Kingstowne Town Center is a great resource for area residents; it features 2 grocery stores, a dry cleaner and several shops and restaurants including World Market, Radio Shack, Bonefish Grill, Pasara, Firehouse Subs, Uno’s Chicago Bar and Grill, King Street Blues and Home Goods. Nearby Old Town Alexandria offers something for everyone. Whether you enjoy shopping along the waterfront, checking out art galleries, touring historic sites, eating fabulous meals or even picnicking along the Potomac, Old Town is the place for you.
This area of Alexandria is very close to many of the area’s leading employers. The Metro Park complex is located off of Beulah Street and features the INOVA Healthplex (24 hour emergency services department and many other medical offices) and several government contractor and technology companies. Military and civilian personnel should have no trouble commuting into the local bases. Fort Belvoir, the Pentagon, Fort Myer, Bolling and Andrews Air Force Bases, 2 Coast Guard stations and the Navy Yard are all convenient to Woodland Lake residents.
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