Franconia Homes & Real Estate

Browse the top Franconia homes for sale & Alexandria real estate below. Franconia is a community located in Alexandria, Virginia, just south of the Beltway. People often choose to buy a home here because it offers a suburban lifestyle outside of the U.S. Capital city. Searching for further information on properties for sale in Franconia, including prior sales history, prices, and property disclosures? Set up a private home tour of any property listed below by contacting your LOCAL real estate experts today. Read more about Franconia real estate.

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Franconia Real Estate Market

Franconia is located in highly-sought Fairfax County. The homes for sale in this Northern Virginia city are primarily detached, single-family homes, townhouses in subdivisions such as the Potters Glen neighborhood, rowhouses, condos, and luxury homes. The majority of the houses in this section of Alexandria were built between 1970 and 1999, but there are a number of older residences dating back to about 1940. This is a well-established community, so you'll find that single-family homes enjoy spacious lots with mature landscaping.

Colonial and traditional are the popular styles, with home sizes ranging from around 2,000 to over 4,000 square feet. Some Potters Glen townhomes are newer homes with over 2,000 sq. ft. and boast features that include 2-car garages and large decks. There are also several developments in the Franconia area offering smaller townhomes. These affordably priced two-story models would make great starter homes.

Houses here vary in size, but buyers generally can find homes offering one to six bedrooms. Home prices usually range from $230,000 to $1 million and up. Additionally, homebuyers interested in building their own homes can seek to purchase vacant land.

Franconia Community Amenities

Being a suburb of Washington D.C., commuters love that they have numerous options to get to work. Drivers enjoy easy access to I-95, U.S. 1, I-495 (a.k.a the Beltway), U.S. 295, I-66, Telegraph Road, and the Fairfax County Parkway (286). The Blue Metro Line has a stop at Franconia-Springfield, conveniently linking Franconia to D.C. and the Pentagon, and both the Blue and Yellow lines offer parking. Major employers in the area include U.S. government agencies, government contracting companies, and Fort Belvoir, just a five-minute drive away.

Northern Virginia has numerous practical and high-end shopping options, including Kingstowne Center, Springfield Mall, and Pentagon City. The Springfield Town Center is two miles away, and the Potomac Mills Outlets are just 20 minutes drive. Residents will also find plenty of casual and fine dining, boutiques, grocery stores, cafes, coffee shops, and big-box stores in Franconia.

Outdoor leisure opportunities are abundant in the area, including the Huntley Meadows, Lake Accotink, Dora Kelley Nature, and Hidden Pond Nature parks. Other nearby amenities include the Greendale and Hilltop golf courses. History enthusiasts appreciate being just minutes from Old Town Alexandria, which is full of history, museums, landmarks, and more. Many other museums and historic homes dot the area.

Thanks to its schools, excellent transit connections, and the abundant amenities nearby, Franconia is considered one of the most livable neighborhoods in Virginia.

Franconia Local Highlights

  • Many places claim "George Washington slept here," but Alexandria can document exactly where he lived and spent time in Old Town.
  • Rail travelers appreciate the nearby Amtrak and VRE stations in Lorton and Burke.
  • Residents can access three airports in the vicinity: Dulles International Airport, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, and the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.
  • George Washington's Mount Vernon is less than 10 miles away, and George Mason's Gunston Hall is just a little further down Route 1.
  • MGM National Harbor is about 10 minutes away, where people enjoy the casino, concerts, dining, and more.

Franconia School Information

The Franconia neighborhood falls within the boundaries of the Fairfax Public School System. Students will attend a school based on the subdivision they live in. Lee and Edison high schools, Key Middle School, and several elementary schools are all within walking distance of many Franconia homes.

People who seek to buy real estate often choose Franconia due to its dense suburban feel, commuting options, and proximity to Washington, D.C.

Franconia Real Estate Agents

Looking to purchase a home in Franconia? Let our Alexandria real estate experts guide you through the sale of your current residence or the purchase of your new Franconia property. As local real estate agents, we have insider knowledge on the dynamics unique to Franconia real estate.

Contact Your At Home Team at McEnearney Associates to learn more about buyer and seller representation. Preparing to sell your Franconia home? View our market analysis page for a home value estimate within moments.

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