Truro is a sought after community in Fairfax County consisting of approximately 375 single family detached homes. The neighborhood is largely wooded with mature trees, giving it a feel of living amongst nature.
The location is excellent, the homes are attractively unique and there is always something to do both within the community and in the surrounding area.
If you are looking for a single family home close to the major commuter routes, yet with a “tucked away” feel and a great community pool, Truro could be the neighborhood for you.
It is also a great neighborhood to look for mid century modern style homes.
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Home Styles in Truro
Truro offers two styles of architecture in the community: contemporary homes and colonials.
The community was constructed between 1968-1972. Miller & Smith was the primary homebuilder that completed the first and largest portion of Truro, with some smaller builders credited with some of the colonial homes.
The contemporary homes in Truro are very sought after, and there are not too many neighborhoods in Northern VA that have this style.
There are 11 different models of contemporary homes in Truro. There are 1 level homes with basements, and also 2 level homes. These homes have also been classified as mid-century modern style.
The designs and layout vary depending on the model, but many feature floor to ceiling windows, cathedral wood ceilings, clean lines, lots of natural light and various colored wood and brick siding.
The homes have 1 or 2 car garages.
A contrast to the contemporary homes, there are also traditional colonials in some sections of the neighborhood.
The colonials are, on average, larger than the contemporary homes and are more typical of what you see across many subdivisions in Fairfax County.
There is still some variety though, with everything from ramblers to 3 levels. There are split level colonials, center colonials and a few more variations.
The curb appeal of the homes is great with many having grand front columns.
Living in Truro
Truro has a great sense of community and lots of activities to enjoy.
• Truro Pool
The pool is a popular spot for homeowners and residents in the summer, and memberships can be purchased or leased.
There is a large diving well, lap lanes, a kiddie pool and plenty of space to spread out to just relax in the sun or have lunch.
There are also active youth swim and diving teams, who compete with other local pools.
• Tennis & Basketball
Beside the pool area are multiple tennis courts, and a full size outdoor basketball court. There is also a youth tennis program. The tennis falls under the same membership of the pool.
There is a striking mid-century modern style clubhouse that is attached to the pool, and is complete with a kitchen and space upstairs where meetings can be held.
The bottom of the building contains the lifeguard area and pump room for the pool.
• Nature & Walking Trails
Truro has walking trails that are mostly wooded and run throughout various streets in the neighborhood. A great way to go between the pool and home for many residents.
This is also nice for getting exercise or just going for a stroll.
There are several playgrounds along the trails as well.
You will find ample green spaces around, which gives the community it’s woodsy feel and allows for some wildlife sightings.
• Home Owner’s Association
Truro has an active HOA, that is funded by modest annual fees and also pool memberships.
The HOA maintains the common grounds throughout the community including the pool, courts, playgrounds, trails/walking bridges and clubhouse.
On top of that, they organize activities for people of all ages to enjoy throughout the year.
The Surrounding Area
Truro is also in a ultra convenient area. Here are some of the nearby amenities for you to explore.
• Wakefield Park & Rec Center
The Wakefield Rec Center is operated by Fairfax County, and offers both memberships and passes (daily or multi-day) for sale.
They have an indoor pool, racquetball/sport courts, a fitness center and classes available.
On the exterior, Wakefield Park has a skatepark and a turf soccer field.
• Fair City Mall
If you drive west on 236, you will get to this large shopping center. There are several big stores in here, restaurants, some smaller shops, grocery, banking and more.
There has also long been a gym in the shopping center, and a movie theater.
• Parks, Trails & Lakes
If you are looking for things to do outdoors, there are lots nearby.
Lake Accotink and Burke Lake are a short drive away. These lakes offer boating (non-motorized), fishing, paddleboarding, trails, mini golf, carousels and more. These are great places to spend a few hours along the water.
There are also many miles of trails that run through the area, many of them wooded and great for exercise of just a stroll.
There are a large option of parks nearby, many linking into the trails.
• Inova Fairfax Hospital
Inova Hospital is 2.5 miles away from the neighborhood. This hospital is a major employer in the area, and has expanded over the years.
It is an award winning facility and regarded as one of the best hospitals in Northern VA.
• Old Town Fairfax
If you want to go out for dinner, a date or meet up with friends, Old Town is a great place to do that.
There are several boutique shops, restaurants, greenspaces, bars and more to do. Many of the buildings are also historic, with the original courthouse and Town Hall that is available for rent.
• George Mason University & NVCC
George Mason is another major employer in the area, and is also a great place to get an education.
The college has expanded and improved over the years, both in structure and also in the amount and quality of their academic programs.
Even closer to Truro is Northern Virginia Community College. They have a large selection of classes whether you are seeking an associate degree, professional certificate or to transfer later.
• Annandale Stores
To the east on 236 is the heart of Annandale, with a large selection of stores, restaurants, groceries, parks and more. There is a lot of variety to choose from in this area, including international grocery stores and restaurants.
You can also find some unique shops in the area and also some medical offices.
• The Capital Beltway
495, also known as The Beltway, is about a 5 minute drive away to the 236 entrance. This highway links into other major routes such as 395, 95, 66.
This makes Truro a very convenient place to live, whether you are going into DC or another town in Northern VA.
Buying and Selling
Has the time come to sell your home in Truro? Reach to us, and check out our Northern VA home selling guide.
Want to buy a home in Northern VA? Reach out if you have questions about a property, about the buying process or are looking to schedule a tour. We also have an extensive home buying guide.
Truro is popular for its location, unique contemporary homes, amenities and wooded land.
There are lots of things to do nearby, jobs, recreation, nature and more.
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