Brittany Parc is a peaceful enclave minutes from the busy and happening Tyson’s Corner. It was built in 2001-2002 by Centex Homes on a wooded site near a popular back-road called Idylwood Road (it is a popular way with locals to bypass the crowded Rt. 7 and the HOV restricted I-66 during rush hour.) If you are familiar with the area, it is located behind Idylwood Towers at the end of Pimmit Drive in Falls Church, Virginia.
The 42 homes are what some would call “city style” homes – tall and stately with brick fronts in a colonial style. Most homes back to either green space or common areas. There are no common area amenities per-se, but there is a common area between the homes that the homeowner association is looking into a gathering area with some benches etc. The community is well maintained with an active Homeowner Association. Landscaping is still being put in and a community-wide sprinkler system is in the process of being put to use. To make sure the community appears well kept, the homeowner dues include lawn care.
We currently have a great home for rent in this neighborhood at $4,250.
There is also a 5br home for sale for $989,000 – I will be happy to show it to you if you aren’t already working with a real estate agent.
The community is perfect for a quiet evening walk. Well kept yards with lanscaped and open front yards on three quiet culd-de-sacs. If you stroll though the community in May, you may happen upon a community picnic and see a large group of friendly people of all ages and different origins.
At Brittany Parc everything is close. Within walking distance is the Tyson’s Station shopping center with Whole Foods, Starbucks, Trader Joes and a US Post Office. The Pimmit Library and a small park is just a few blocks up the road as well. To eat, you have Zagat rated Idylwood Grill, Tara Thai, Ledo’s Pizza, Subway and a Jason’s Deli. The W&O trail is also minutes from the community. Tyson’s Corner Mall is up the road minutes away with world class shopping and dining.
Easy access is an added bonus. Within minutes you can access I-495, I-66, Rt. 50 and Rt. 29. The White House (don’t have time to go there much these days) and Dulles Airport are both just 15-20 minutes away if you are lucky. If you prefer to use mass transit, you can walk the 1.5 miles to the West Falls Church metro or take the 3T bus to the station in a matter of minutes.
There are parks in the area and also easy access to the W&OD Trail. Both the trail and Idylwood Park is located within walking distance (<1 mile.) Also, right across the street a new 7 acre park is in development at the Ruckstuhl property.
Pricewise, Brittany Parc homes have sold in the mid to upper $800’s. At the top of the market in 2005, they went for the mid $900’s. There is currently one home for sale that would top that if they get the asking price.
In short, Brittany Parc is a wonderful place to call home. If you would like more information or are looking for a home at Brittany Parc, please let me know and I will be happy to share my insights.