Stonegate in Alexandria’s West End
Stonegate is an established community in Alexandria, Virginia’s West End neighborhood composed of five separate nicely landscaped neighborhoods, with one garden-style condominium community and four small townhouse communities. Stonegate’s convenient location is just north of I-395, which is an easy access both to downtown DC and northern Virginia. Stonegate straddles two sides of West Braddock Road between North Van Dorn Street and Northern Virginia Community College’s Alexandria campus. All of the individual communities are designated as Stonegate with one sign at the entrance of the community.
Stonegate’s location is attractive to homebuyers, near Northern Virginia Community College, Route 7, Route 395, Fort Ward Park and Civil War Museum, and several dining options. Stonegate is in the middle of King Street and Seminary Road access ramps for I-395. The Stonegate neighborhood serves homebuyers well who are looking for a spacious home without spending more for a single family home in Alexandria. Highpointe at Stonegate includes 147 town houses and is adorned with raised walkways, a pond, and weeping willows and cypress trees. On the upper levels of the townhomes, residents have ample views of DC stretching all the way to the Washington National Cathedral. The Hamptons at Stonegate features 85 townhomes with arched windows, and outdoor decks with views of an archaeological preserve and walking trails. Stonegate Mews includes 79 townhomes, featuring a pool and Clubhouse in the community. Stonegate is another town home neighborhood. The Manors at Stonegate feature the condo units.
Condos and town house residences range in size from 1,524-2,804 square feet. The 500 town homes and condos were built in 2000. The Colonial-style town homes are 3-story residences with a basement and attached 2-car garage. The floor plan typically is 3-bedrooms on the upper floor and 2.5 bathrooms. The floor plans are open, with Kitchen Island and separate breakfast nook and dining room. Many have been renovated and include hardwood floors throughout, and gourmet kitchens with granite surfaces and upgraded cabinetry. There are a few annual social events for the community, including a chili cook-off or appetizer contests in the fall and spring, and an annual dog party. The archaeological significance of the community has led researchers to believe it to be a site settled by Native Americans ranging from 3,500 to 1,000 B.C., and formed tools from cobbles found in the streambed.