Park Fairfax was a community original started as a need for housing close to the Federal Government, Pentagon and DC in 1941. The homes were originally constructed as apartments by the same construction company that built the Empire State Building. Go figure!
In 1968 the buildings were sold to a new development company (200+ acre land was retained) and were remodeled with the new kitchens and in the wall AC units. From the late 1960’s through the mid-1970’s Park Fairfax was forgotten by the property owners and attempts to tear down the buildings are replace them with high rise apartments were unsuccessful.
Then in 1977 IDI purchased the land for over 24 Million dollars and began the conversion of the all of the centralized systems such as electric meters, additional modern updates such as baseboard heat and garbage disposals. Original sales prices ranged from $27,000 to $54,000. Park Fairfax became a thriving tree lined community with an abundance of community amentias including 3 swimming pools, 8 tennis courts, party rooms and 2 volleyball courts.
With bus service to DC running through the major streets and the revitalized Shirlington Restaurant Row, Park Fairfax has once again become a HOT community. Sales are brisk with the huge variety of models available (15 different floor plans) and proximity to DC.
If you are interested in more information about the area just give me a call. Our family lived in Park Fairfax with one of the neighborhoods more famous residents…Richard Nixon.