Townhomes For Sale in Fair Lakes
Fair Lakes is located in the Western portion of Fairfax, within Fairfax County. It is a popular suburb because of the proximity to 66 and the ample amenities nearby.
Amenities & Things to Do
• Shopping Centers
Fair Lakes started centered around a large open air shopping center. Even more shopping was built later, making it a popular place for specialty and department stores.
• Government Center
The Fairfax County Government center is very close by. The county has a large governing body and also features lots of job opportunities.
There are multiple movie theaters, events, farmer’s markets and more nearby.
You will find all kind of restaurants within driving distance. Some residents will even find restaurants a short walk away depending on where you live.
There are a couple of parks nearby, along with some gyms and boutique fitness studios such as pilates and yoga.
One of the most popular spots in Fair Lakes is East Market.
East market has a condo community in it called Elan at East Market, as well as a small selection of townhomes nearby (below).
East Market section of Fair Lakes is also home to some large department stores and smaller specialty shops and a coffee shop.
The Whole Foods at East Market is no ordinary Whole Foods, as it boasts multiple restaurants, a sports bar, an upstairs wine bar and is one of the largest Whole Foods on the east coast.
This is a great spot for a date night, dinner out, drinks, watching the football game or getting household groceries.
Fair Lakes Square
The closest townhome community to East Market is a tiny community that is included in the greater Fair Lakes subdivision.
Called Fair Lakes Square, it is a small community of luxury townhomes built in 2009. There are only 13 townhomes.
They are sought after because they are in a great location. Not to mention, also walkable to East Market just across Fair Lakes Parkway. If you want one of these, be patient and see this guide for some tips.
Fair Crest, Gates of Fair Lakes & Fair Valley Drive
Another section of Fair Lakes is directly to the west of East Market on Fair Lakes Blvd. Fair Crest is a group of units built by Centex in the late 1990s.
These units are what are known as “Townhome style condos”. That essentially means that they are condos, but live a bit like a townhome with 2 levels and bedrooms upstairs.
So you will not own the land that the home is built on, but you still get a multi level property with bedrooms mostly on a different level than the main living area.
The Gates of Fair Lakes is a community directly behind Fair Crest, and is another community that features late 1990s townhome style condos.
There are pros and cons to buying a condo style townhome, discussed more here.
This section is built similarly to Fair Crest, however they are a bit bigger and many of them have attached garages as well.
Right next to these two condo style townhomes on Fair Valley Drive are a cluster of true “fee simple” townhomes. In real estate speak, “fee simple” is a term that means you own your land.
With a condo, you own inside the walls. The townhomes on Fair Valley Drive were built in the late ’90s.
These townhomes are big, about 2,000 square feet. Additionally, they have what is common to lots of townhomes in Fairfax VA built in this era.
This is an open floor plan and higher ceilings that give a great sense of space. The kitchens generally open to the living or dining room.
One great feature of these townhomes is that many of them have a view of the next door lake.
Any lake view property will almost always boost the value of the townhome, although you will also pay a bit more. Paying for a view is a common occurrence in real estate.
Willow Oaks and The Green at Fair Lakes
West toward the Centreville VA border are two very popular clusters of Townhomes in Fair Lakes. Willow Oaks borders the otherside of the man made lake across from Fair Valley Dr.
Although they do not offer very good lake views, these townhomes are luxurious, with stone and brick fronts, and approximately 2500 square feet on some models with attached garages.
Bordering Stringfellow Rd is the Greens at Fair Lakes.
This community was built in the early to mid 1990s, and vary from about 2,000 square feet with the larger, end unit models going up to 2500 square feet.
Some of these units have 1 car garages, and some 2 car. They are brick and brick & vinyl exteriors.
The Greens sports its own lake to the east, with many of those townhomes getting really great lake views.
Many of the townhomes in Fair Lakes have been extensive updated with newer kitchens and bathrooms. However like all real estate that varies by what the owner has done.
North side of Fair Lakes
North of Fair Lakes Shopping Center on Fairfax County Parkway are a few townhome communities that are a great combination of quiet and convenient. The first is Birch Pond.
This is a great community because it has a combination of smaller townhomes, and also some very large, luxury townhomes that are stucco and stone exterior and are quite nice to look at.
The curb appeal are unique and very attractive.
Second, right across from the parkway, there are a group of quaint townhomes that are classified as Fair Lakes subdivision and known as North Lake.
They are smaller contemporary townhomes with a relatively lower price tag than some of their neighboring Fairfax communities.
Last, the largest community in the north end is known as Stone Creek Crossing. This community has townhomes that are classic of luxury Fairfax townhomes built in the late 1990s.
Stately colonial looking brick fronts, two car garages, open kitchens and large master suites with master bathrooms with separate soaking tubs.
This community goes right up next to Fair Lakes Court and Fair Ridge.
Fair Lakes Court and Fair Ridge Townhomes
The largest section of Fair Lakes Townhomes. They have a really good proximity to Fairfax Town Center, which has been redeveloped over the years. It could be brand new and flashy by the time you read this.
Fair Lakes Court boasts the larger townhomes of these two communities.
The average model is more than 2,100 sqaure feet, and many have attached 2 car garages. The townhomes in this area are in a great location because of the easy access to Monument Dr.
This road leads to Fairfax Towne Center, and once you cross route 66 there is the even larger town center called Fairfax Corner.
In addition to some of the nicest restaurants in the area, they also have movie theaters.
Fair Ridge is unique to the Fair Lakes area because it was built in the mid 1980s, and is the largest by number of townhomes in the area.
It spans across Monument drive. These townhomes are a bit smaller than their counterparts built in the later ’90s. However, they have an incredible location.
And best of all, they are a quick drive to Fairfax Corner, and a large portion of these townhomes are walkable to Fairfax Town Centre.
If you see the link in the paragraph above, it is from the Fair Ridge association as they are quite interested in the progress of work being done at the Town Centre.
Cedar Lakes & Centrepointe III
Cedar Lakes is another great townhome community in the Fair Lakes area. They vary in size, and some have rear entry garages and some have no garages.
Many have an entrance on the first level as opposed to having a basement, which is typical of a lot of townhomes in the area.
We have sold several townhomes in this community as well, as it offers something for everyone and is very close to the large Town Center.
Centrepointe III is a relatively new community in the Fair Lakes area. The community is right on the east side of Fairfax Towne Center, and just a bit west from Fair Oaks Mall. Centrepointe III is unique to the area because of their contemporary look.
Construction started on this community in 2007, and the newest townhomes are 2010.
This cluster was built by renowned townhome builders EYA.
Importantly, they have a solid reputation for building luxury townhomes in Fairfax County, Arlington, Old Town Alexandria and also DC & Maryland.
Sell a Townhome in Fair Lakes
• Home Value
If you are thinking of selling your townhome, get a free home value estimate here. We will send you a market analysis.
The best way to know what a particular townhome will sell for is for a local expert to come and see the property.
• Market Conditions
The chart above shows the average list price vs sold price over the last 2 years for townhomes in the 22033 zip code.
This gives a great idea on whether the market has been increasing or declining.
Talk With an Expert
If you are unsure of where to start looking, get in touch with us to talk real estate.
Although we are experts in townhomes, we have lots of experience selling all kinds of properties. Sometimes a different property is right for your goals.
Our agents have helped both buyers and sellers in Fair Lakes and throughout Northern VA, DC and MD.
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