Vienna VA Real Estate, Vienna area and Community Information
Vienna, Virginia, is a town of about 17,000 residents, west of the Washington beltway (I-495) and north of I-66, in Fairfax County. It lies just to the southwest of Tyson's Corner, the home of a major regional shopping mall. Vienna is well-served by a network of freeways that connect Washington D.C. to the east and Dulles International Airport to the west. In 2013, CNN/Money rated Vienna third on a list of the 100 best places to live in the U.S. Its highly rated schools are one of the reasons for the community being held in high esteem.
Settlers of European descent first arrived here in the 1740s. For over a century, the community was named Ayr in honor of Ayr, Scotland. In the 1850s, a physician named William Hendrick agreed to live and practice in Ayr on the condition that the town would consent to being renamed after his hometown of Vienna, New York. In 1861, the Battle of Vienna became one of the earliest armed conflicts in the Civil War.
Parks and Recreation
Wolf Trap Stream Park follows the course of the stream as it meanders through the Vienna area. Enjoy endless scenic views amidst a wonderful escape from the rigors of daily life. The 14.42-acre Foxstone Park is one of a total of 13 parks maintained by the municipality.
Attractions and Activities
The Vienna Theatre Company
is a local community theater that has enriched the lives of those with Vienna real estate since 1974. A wide variety of performances are held at the Vienna Community Center.
Westwood Country Club
in Vienna has offered true championship golf to its members since 1954. Today, the par-71 layout can play at more than 7,000 yards. Well-defined, lush fairways meander between towering trees, water hazards and deep bunkers. The 58,000 sq-ft clubhouse, 10 tennis courts and an Olympic-sized pool, are among the fine amenities here.
The Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts
has been the summer home of the National Symphony Orchestra since the venue first opened in 1971. The orchestra performs new, vibrant works as well as beloved favorites.
In early October, historic Church Street hosts Vienna's Oktoberfest
. Enjoy lots of live music, great food and special children's activities during the course of this well-attended event. It's a wonderful experience for those with Vienna VA homes.
Vienna VA real estate includes elegant country manors as well as quality starter homes in town. Vienna homes for sale include modern, two-story residences in quality subdivisions. Many of these Vienna properties will include commonly requested amenities like gourmet kitchens, in-ground pools and multi-car garages.
An experienced Vienna real estate agent can identify valued-priced homes for sale in Vienna that address your specific requirements. A prospective Vienna home buyer can find the best real estate in Vienna by collaborating with a good Vienna realtor. With more than 25 years in Fairfax County real estate, Judi LaMorte will be pleased to share her experience and knowledge with you and serve as your agent.