Combining history and comfort into one fantastic location, Jefferson Manor is a great option for those searching for a new place to call home in Fairfax County. Located just a few miles to the south of Old Town, this small subdivision is home to around 550 semi-detached duplexes.
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Jefferson Manor History
First established around the mid-century mark, it’s common for new residents to move in to find welcome baskets and a warm, inviting setting. The friendly neighborhood plans out block parties, community yard sales and an annual garden tour.
The volunteer-run, Jefferson Manor Citizens Association is quite active, and is supported by a small membership fee to fund its events. Those moving into Jefferson Manor find the well-established neighborhood prides itself on being inclusive and community-minded.
Many of the homes of Jefferson Manor first went up around the late 1940s. At the time, the community was described as a modern and moderately-priced place to call home.
The neighborhood’s history, however, dates back to the times of the Civil War, followed up by a history of farming. That’s until World War II ended and development of the area began.
In more recent years, some homeowners have made modifications and design changes to some of the original homes of Jefferson Manor, creating more modern designs that further appeal to today’s lifestyle needs. Some of the lowest priced homes in the community include two-bedrooms and two-baths, while some of the higher-priced homes sometimes add in a third bedroom and third bath.
Jefferson Manor Location
Jefferson Manor is found just to the south of Old Town and bounded by Jefferson Drive and Farmington Drive to the north, Virginia Route 241 to the east, Fairhaven Avenue to the south, Edgehill Drive to the southwest and Telegraph Road to the west. The Huntington Metro Station on the Yellow Line is a five minute walk from the Jefferson Manor community.
While close enough to the delights of Old Town Alexandria, the neighborhood is also convenient enough to Downtown DC and outdoor recreation. The homes of Jefferson Manor are also still appealing simply in their design.