Ask Val: Neighborhood Series — The Boro

This regularly-scheduled sponsored Q&A column is written by Val Sotillo, Northern Virginia-based Realtor and Falls Church resident. Please submit your questions to her via email for response in future columns. Enjoy!

Question: Do you have an update on The Boro? How is it as a neighborhood and what housing options are available?

Answer: The Boro is the largest mixed use project in the heart of Tysons with many dining and entertaining options. I spent some time there this past weekend enjoying the spring like weather and checking the new businesses that have already opened. It’s really coming along at a fast pace and there’s a lot coming soon (this year for sure).

With the construction of the Boro, Tysons will be transformed into a walkable, sustainable, urban center that will be home to up to 100,000 residents and 200,000 jobs. Tysons is envisioned to become a 24-hour urban center where people live, work and play; where people are engaged with their surroundings; and, where people want to be.

Here are the top reasons that make The Boro an awesome neighborhood:

1. Location

D.C. is a 30 minute drive away; Fairfax, Arlington and Dulles Airport are roughly 20 minutes each. There are 3 Metro stations nearby (Tysons Corner, Greensboro, and Spring Hill) with the Orange and the new and expanding Silver line. Tysons is located off of 495, just a few minutes away from I-66, Route 7 and Dulles Toll Road. 

2. Things To Do

With the construction of The Boro, Tysons will become a more walkable neighborhood. Their signature park, Boro Park, will be over an acre of green space and will host different events, such as outdoor concerts, movies on the green, markets and festivals. Surrounded by retail, office, restaurants and a movie theater, the park is activated day and night.

Some of the businesses that are now open at the Boro are Flower Child (healthy food offering amazing bowls!), Fish Taco, North Italia (great pizza and wine selection), Icon Theatre, F45 Functional Training, Ethan Allen furniture, My Eye Dr and my favorite, Whole Foods.

The Whole Foods has a trendy food court that includes Rappahanock Oyster Bar, Sushi, Donuts, Officina (Italian Food) and the High Point Club. It also has self-serve wine and draft beer so you can sip and shop. Also, they have an outdoor sports bar with great views. Here’s a link to all their eateries.

A few businesses opening soon are: Bluestone Lane Coffee, Caliburger, El Bebe Tacos, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, Poki DC, Boro Cleaners and Colour Bar.

There are many dog park options, and if you’re outdoorsy you are just minutes away from Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, Great Falls Park for hiking and amazing views and a 45 minute drive to the mountains.

They also host outdoor events open to the general public.

3. Housing Options

Verse is the newest luxury condo building in the Boro. I wrote a detailed article about it a while ago and you can find it here. They still have very few units available ranging from the $600k to $1.5 Million. You can see their active listings here.

There are different options from detached homes, townhomes and condos. Within 1.5 mile radius from the Boro there are currently 74 properties for sale (including new built condos at Verse), ranging from a one bedroom condo for $247,500, to a 7 bedroom, 8,000 sq. ft. house built in 2014 for $3,495,000. You can see all active listings here.

There are 55 properties are currently under contract, ranging from a one bedroom condo at $225,000 to a 7,500 sq. ft., 5 bedroom new built at $4.3 million.

In the past 6 months, 112 condos were sold for a median price of $396,000, 14 townhouses were sold for a median price of $733,500 (higher than last year’s median price of $689,000) and 45 single family homes sold for a median price of $949,900. (Last year’s median price for single family homes was $891,000)

Stay tuned as I’ll keep you posted with new events, housing options, and business openings at the Boro!

If you’d like more information, or would like a question answered in my column, please reach out to [email protected]. I hope to hear from you soon.

Val Sotillo is a licensed Realtor in Virginia, Washington D.C., and Maryland with Real Living At Home, 4040 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite #10C Arlington, VA 22203, 703-390-9460.

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