Covington Townhomes For Sale
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Welcome to Covington
If you have found this article, chances are you either live in a townhome in Covington, or you are in the process of searching to buy one. Either way, welcome!
If you would like to learn more about Fairfax Townhomes, check out this guide as well.
Covington is a sought after community that offers both an ideal location and a large selection of models. See below for all of the townhomes currently for sale in the neighborhood.
The area has had a lot of development on both sides of the community, in addition to being close to major commuter routes.
Covington Townhomes were built directly in between Rt. 50 and Rt. 29 in Fairfax VA.
The townhomes were made in a couple of different phases, each with unique styles. The section close to Rt. 50 consists of compact, contemporary style townhomes.
Some are 2 level, others are 1 level. The townhomes in this section do not have any basements. They were built in the early 1970s with wood siding.
This section offers both 3 bedroom and 2 bedroom models. One unique aspect of this area is the garages! Some of these townhomes boast 1 or even 2 car garages.
The garage is a unique feature for not only Covington Townhomes, but also this era of Townhomes in Fairfax VA as whole. Most of the time garaged townhomes in Northern Virginia are much newer.
The other portions of the neighborhood was built a few years later, and extends north of Rt. 50 up to border Rt. 29.
If you are just getting used to the area, or are still just researching from out of state and have no idea what these roads are….these are major commuter.
They allow highway access so you can get to many other towns and cities in the area via 495 and 66.
This second section of Covington consists of larger townhomes, and are more typical of the types of townhomes you will find around Fairfax VA with 3 levels, 1 being a basement and most are 3 upstairs bedrooms.
The basements are usually partially finished with the utilities downstairs.
Some are “walk out” basements, which mean there is a seperate entrance in the rear of the basement. Others do not have the walkout and are mostly below grade.
Both types of the Covington townhomes are desirable, and in many markets they sell very quickly and have seen good overall appreciation through the years.
Towns of Covington Square
The Towns of Covington Square was built in 2004, and consists of just over 40 townhomes. This subdivision is located northwest corner of the section of townhomes, bordering Lee highway.
Compared to Covington, these townhomes are larger with more open floor plans. They also feature attached 2 car garages.
The price of these townhomes are consistently higher than Covington because of what is offered.
If you are looking for some more space and an open concept look here. There is also a walking trail that goes right to the nearby shopping center.
Braxton is another subdivision that is built in the northern end of the cluster of townhomes between 50 and 29 that includes Covington. It also borders the Towns of Covington Square.
These townhomes were built in the 1980s, and vary a little bit in style compared to the Covington townhomes. There are just under 80 properties that fall into the Braxton HOA.
Location & Amenities
One of the biggest positives for the community is what is closeby. The old saying goes, “Three things matter in property: location, location and location”.
We are not 100% sure who said this first but real estate investors and homeseekers alike have been saying it for 100s of years.
• Mosaic District
Let’s go into why Covington townhomes and Fairfax VA as whole are prime as a long term investment.
Directly to the east of Covington townhomes and easily accessible by car is the Mosaic District.
The area features everything that a Fairfax VA dweller could want – trendy shops, department store & a specialty grocery stop, movie theatre, open green space, several coffee shops, a gym and much more.
There has been more development to the older era shopping centers around Mosaic and it has expanded through the years.
“Mixed use” is what most of the Fairfax VA development is. That means retail, grocery and residential in one area. So in a sense it is also expanding.
• Pan Am Shopping Center
In addition to the Mosaic District, the Pan Am shopping center is walkable from Covington townhomes. The shopping center has a grocery store, restaurants, shopping and a coffee shop.
There are several banks as well as other large stores. This is a convenient place to shop and has ample parking.
• Metro Rail
Not only is the neighborhood close to major roads, it is also very close to the metro.
About 2 miles by car and walkable to the neighborhood is the Vienna/Fairfax GMU stop of the orange line of the metro.
This makes access from Fairfax VA to other areas of Northern Virginia, DC and Maryland much easier during times of high traffic, or if you are not a car owner.
Being close to the metro is also good news for Covington townhome owners and surrounding homeowners as proximity to metro is good for properties to keep their values.
Over the years, areas have been developed and redeveloped in this bustling section of Fairfax.
This is the icing on the cake for Covington, which is already considered to be in the middle of everything in Fairfax.
Scout on the Circle is a good example, completed in 2021. It has provided another option for Covington residents to access everyday convenience.
Selling Your Townhome
If the time has come to move, the first step is to get a home value estimate.
There are many algorithms online that will give you a starting number, but it does not substitute and expert looking at your particular home and doing the research manually.
• Sale Price Vs List Price
The chart above shows the sales price and list price average of all townhomes in Fairfax. This will give you an idea of what home values are doing.
It also will show you how much of the asking price sellers are getting. If there is a gap between the two, there are either bidding wars or low offers.
To summarize, Covington is a great neighborhood and known for its convenience, walkability and functional townhomes.
If you have questions about Covington townhomes, we are experts in the neighborhood and have helped both buyers and sellers meet their goals.
Get in touch with me anytime with questions about this neighborhood.
Covington has been a popular neighborhood for decades. It will continue to be. If you want to live in these townhomes the time is now to talk to an expert.
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