Though you won’t find much about Oakton, this affluent community is a census-designated place nestled in Fairfax County, Virginia, has been called home by some of America’s most notable people. Some of these people include the former King of Rwanda, Kigeli V of Rwanda, the executive editor of Baseball America, Jim Callis, and author and former astronaut, Thomas David Jones. But before the country’s millionaires and billionaires called modern-day Oakton home, these land were nothing but wilderness inhabited by a Native American tribe rarely heard of in the history books. They were an Algonquian-speaking sub-group called the Taux and were the civilization documented by the English explorer Captain John Smith in his travel logs in 1608. Other tribes that shared the area were the Namassingakent and Nemaroughquand. In 1742, Fairfax County was established and named for Thomas Fairfax, 6th Lord Fairfax of Cameron. Oakton is home to the many employees working at various significant employers such as Freddie Mac, Northrop Grumman, Hilton Worldwide, Volkswagen Group of America, as well as the headquarters of seven Fortune 500 companies, 11 Hispanic 500 companies, and five companies on the Black Enterprise 500 list.
Other than its rich history and a long list of distinguished names, Oakton enjoys the quaintness of an all American small town but has complete access to any vital amenity on your list of “Must Haves.” From historical sites to all sorts of museums; from splendid shopping and exceptional dining experiences to jumping nightclubs; from great natural spaces to family-oriented venues offering pure entertainment or interactive learning environments, you’ll never find a dull moment. Shopping and dining are usually the first things potential homebuyers are curious about when shopping for a home in an area. Look no further than the Chevy Chase Pavilion, a chic and well-polished shopping center with big-name anchor stores such as Old Navy, H&M, J.Crew, World Market, and Starbucks. Chevy Chase Pavilion also has a luxurious Embassy Suites. Adding to Oakton’s allure, there is a long list of high-end restaurants all throughout the D.C. area. One perfect example is Fiola at 601 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest at the entrance on Indiana Avenue, serving rustic Italian food and creative cocktails in a modern, upscale space. Or go to 2401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW where you can find Marcel's, an elegant French-Belgian restaurant offering fixed-price menu selections by chef Robert Wiedmaier. In addition to that, when it comes to the kids, owning a home in Oakton places you in proximity to cool places like the International Spy Museum located at 800 F St NW and Building Zone located at 401 F St NW in Washington D.C.
When European settlers began establishing colonies in the area of modern-day Washington D.C., they brought with them their architecture. This can be seen firsthand in Oakton where you’re offered various single-family home plans that include French Country, Craftsman, Country, Bungalow, Shingle, Ranch, Traditional, Tudor, Northwestern, Prairie, Colonial, among others. All properties for sale in Oakton differ in style depending on the architect and builder involved. Furthermore, Oakton homes offer an assortment of unique features that include mahogany wood trim, high-end appliances, wine cellars, lower-level entertainment areas, swimming pools, hot tubs, and wet bars. Available houses in Oakton vary in size from three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and 2,588 square feet to seven bedrooms, ten bathrooms, and 8,689 square feet. Additionally, there is an excellent selection of apartments and condominiums on the market in Oakton offering different kinds of amenities. The same thing applies to townhomes for sale in Oakton, including pre-owned and newly constructed models. Planning on building a custom home of your choice or want to build an investment property here? You can find plenty of lots for sale in Oakton as well. Real estate in the D.C. area sells fast, so please don’t hesitate to contact us today so we may assist you.
This is a great 2-bedroom condo in the popular FourWinds of Oakton community. The open living/dining room has a fireplace and an additional area that can serve as an offi...