Parkfairfax Then And Now

I came across this old family photo of my mom and paternal grandparents sitting on the front stoop of their home in the Parkfairfax neighborhood in Alexandria VA. The date on the back of the photo is 1948 and I know my parents lived there until 1955.

Today my daughter and her husband live in a condo I own in Parkfairfax. Originally built in 1941 the neighborhood was needed to fulfill the need for affordable housing close to the Federal Government, Pentagon and DC.Ā  Set on 132 acres is known for it’s rolling hills tree lined streets and red brick buildings.

The community has an abundance of amenities including 3 swimming pools, 8 tennis courts, party rooms, exercise room and 2 volleyball courts. Parkfairfax also has the distinction of being the former of home of two past presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. Both lived in the community prior to taking the highest office in the land.

Residents of Parkfairfax can walk across the pedestrian bridge to the shops of Shirlington. Buses stop at multiple locations in the community to head to DC, the Pentagon or either the King Street or Pentagon City metro stations. My daughter and her husband don’t own a car, almost unheard of in Northern Virginia yet they are able to get anywhere they need to go.

Parkfairfax condos have a few quirks due to their age but with the location and community amenities they are worth a look if you are searching for a new home.

Check out current condos for sale in Parkfairfax.

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