Manchester Lakes is an established community of 1,390 town homes and condos located in the Kingstowne area of Alexandria, Virginia. Completed in the late 1980s, the subdivision features five different complexes -- including Tiers I, Tiers II, Essex House, Surrey, and Victoria Crossings -- separated by Manchester Lakes Boulevard with homes on both sides. The developers specifically designed the community with a wide variety of floor plans and options to meet varying lifestyles, including with and without garages, lofts, and a mix of bedrooms and bathrooms.
Amenities are generous, including a community center anchoring the complex, replete with an outdoor swimming pool, tennis facilities and basketball and volleyball courts. An onsite fitness center, picnic area, and tot-lots scattered across the community provide additional recreational resources for residents. The active Home Owners Association maintains a busy schedule of parties and seasonal events for residents to take part in and socialize with other owners. Sports enthusiasts enjoy the community's close proximity to the nearby Manchester Lakes Park, providing a network of scenic jogging trails and athletic fields. A large part of the appeal of the Kingstowne area is the Kingstowne Towne Center -- home to a multitude of dining options as well as two grocery stores and a 16-screen movie theater.
Manchester Lakes is located near I-495, 95, and 395 as well as the Fairfax County Parkway, offering convenient access to Downtown DC and most Virginia employers. The nearby Springfield Transportation Center provides Blue Line Metro access.