Sprawling on 55 acres south of the Vienna Metro station, the mixed-use project MetroWest by Pulte Homes is experiencing an adolescent stage of its growth and development. Like so many other DMV proposals that were a result of record growth, Metro West didn’t make visible progress until after Fairfax County survived the “housing market correction” in 2006. Originally designed to offer 2,248 dwelling units, the plan in 2009 had repurposed 700,000 square feet into office space, leaving 1,174 townhomes and condos. While the housing market, specifically regarding Vienna and Metro-accessible communities, have seen record high sales in 2014 – MetroWest still has a steady stream of options for the $500,000 home buyer.
Designed around green space with paved pathways, this pedestrian-friendly community is currently offering four level elevator condos – all two bedroom, two bathroom floor plans, well equipped with complimentary standard features. Granite countertops, 42″ maple cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, nine foot ceilings and dedicated underground parking to name a few. There are six floor plans that range from 1,256 to 1,685 square feet and priced from $464,990 to $554,990. After touring the sales center and learning about projected future development, I made note of the build out timeline.
“Future Plans” listed on the plat map include a 55+ community; five condo buildings to include their own private pool. In addition to The Flats, the two 38-unit condo buildings currently selling, (one yet to be released), there’s also two more phases for high rise (more than four stories) condos to include pools, water features, more green space and walking trails connecting the currently unclaimed 1,000,000 square feet of proposed retail, dining and entertainment space bordering the Vienna Metro Station’s Saintsbury Drive.
The smallest of the seven floor plans is The Cannes. At 1,256 square feet, it’s an interior unit available on the third and fourth floors. Slightly larger is The Florence at 1,375 square feet. Very similar to the Cannes being that it is an interior plan, it features a Master Bedroom sitting area.
The Aberdeen is a stunning end unit with two walls of windows and a unique diagonal hall way. At 1,500 square feet, it is most similar to The Dublin floorplan which at 1,685 differs only by an Owner’s Suite with dual walk in closets.
There’s also The Bristol at 1.539 square feet and The Garrison at 1,506 square feet.