Yes the townhouses and condos that comprise Fairlington were originally constructed between 1942 and 1945. Hard to believe when you walk down through the neighborhood and see the wonderfully maintained brick buildings. Fairlington was original constructed as a garden apartment complex to house defense workers and their families during World War II. The homes were later sold to a private developer and leased as rental property. In the early 1970′s, the property was converted to condos made up of seven different communities. In 1998 the areas of North and South Fairlington were added to the Virginia Landmarks Register and in 1999 they were added to the Federal registry of National Historic Places.
With the rolling hills, tree lined streets, variety of housing and close location to DC Fairlington continues to be popular place for both first time home buyers and long time residents. The community has multiple pools and tennis courts. It is a great walking community and residents are actively involved in maintaining the charming feel of the community. Fairlington addresses cross county and city boundaries of Arlington and Alexandria City.
There are seven communities that make up the Fairlington Community.
A sister community of Fairlington Townes is located just across King Street.
With the Old Town Alexandria 5 miles away, the new revitalized Village of Shirlington and easy access to DC it is easy to see why after 60 years this community continues to thrive.
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