The first development project to reach completion in the Highland District, The Bexley, is a new residential condominium building.

Located only steps from Tysons’ Wegmans and the Silver Line Metro, The Bexley features 111 luxury residences, a private resident courtyard, secure garage parking, concierge services, a fitness center and many other on-site amenities.

Move-ins have begun, and a limited number of 2- and 3-bedroom homes remain available for sale.

Residents will soon enjoy access to Fairfax County’s new pedestrian bridge connecting Old Meadow Road to the numerous destinations at Tysons Corner Center, such as dining, theater, shops and hotels. Walkability is key for Bexley owners, and hot spots like McLean Sport & Health are only a short stroll away.

NVHomes welcomes potential buyers to tour three decorated models during private appointments, which can be reserved online. Prices range from the mid $700s to $1 million+. Private garage parking, secure storage and immediate move-in are available.

You can also check out the property on YouTube.

The Bexley is a partnership between NVHomes, architect KTGY and locally-owned Eichberg Construction.

Laura Schwartz is a licensed Realtor in VA, D.C. and MD with McEnearney Associates in Vienna. You can follow Laura on Instagram at @LauraSchwartzRealtor or her Facebook page. Laura can be reached at 703-283-6120 or [email protected].

Many of the local sports teams wrapped up their seasons this weekend, except for those continuing on to playoffs. One of the best traditions of youth sports is the end-of-the-season party where the kids get to just be kids — be loud, let the parents socialize and really just enjoy a moment of happiness.

Here in Vienna we are lucky to have a lot of great options for these gatherings. Here are several of them:

Team Meals

Remember to call the location a few days in advance and let them know you’re coming!

  • Vienna Inn is a local favorite, especially with its outdoor tent, which makes the Covid factor a little easier to manage.
  • Foster’s Grille is a great (air-conditioned!) option. They usually set up a long table for the kids with booths or tables nearby for the parents. They also have a mini arcade, which is always fun for the kids if you bring cash.
  • For cool treats, head to Dairy Queen, Rita’s, Ben & Jerry’s, or Kiln & Co.

Delivery

Many of the local fields have pavilions available for reservation through Fairfax County. For example, at Nottoway Park, there are multiple covered pavilions you can reserve after games.

If you reserve a pavilion, you can always get food delivered, like pizza, Rita’s or Ben & Jerry’s, to name a few options.

Also, don’t forget to thank your coaches. Many are parent volunteers who give up a lot of time to coach these kids.

Photo via Alyssa Ledesma/Unsplash

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The Tysons, McLean and Vienna real estate markets remained busy in May.

Taking a look back, more than 150 homes were sold in the past month, according to data from Homesnap. While the median list price was $454,950, the median sales price was $820,000.

Take a look at some of the most expensive homes that sold in the area in May:

In the market? Check out the latest in Tysons area real estate.

Image via Google Maps

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Are you excited to start hosting dinner parties again? Maybe it’s the prospect of cooking as much as hosting that is making you look forward to these summer months. A home’s kitchen is a gathering place just as much as it is a functional day-to-day hub.

Are you thinking about selling your home? Make your kitchen shine with these simple ABCs:

  • New appliances are a great way to get buyers’ attention. Modern appliances offer convenient features and typically provide higher energy efficiency.
  • Nearly bare countertops that are clean and clear are a must, so buyers are able to see the kitchen as their own rather than being distracted by clutter. Consider simple staging with a cookbook, bottle of wine or bowl of fruit.
  • Enhance the cabinetry. Replacing cabinetry can be costly, so sellers should also think about either repainting, replacing the doors or simply switching out the hardware to wow buyers.

Now, let’s dig in on a few active listings that boast mouthwatering kitchens:

8334 Alvord Street, McLean, VA 22102, listed for $6,295,000

1650 Silver Hill Drive #1409, McLean, VA 22102, listed for $649,900

5500 Holmes Run Pkwy #519, Alexandria, VA 22304, listed for $264,000

749 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, VA 22101, listed for $8,500,000

672 Pinewood Drive, Annapolis, MD 21401, listed for $699,000

2354 N. Quincy Street, Arlington, VA 22207, listed for $1,580,000

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Meet Benny and Hunter, a sweet bonded duo looking for a new home.

Here’s what their friends at 4Paws Rescue Team had to say about them:

These two boys are looking for a new home due to changes in their current one. They are a bonded pair and need to be adopted together. This is what their current owner says about them:

“Hunter, who we normally call Brother, is a very sweet boy. He loves to cuddle on the couch with Benny. He has been such a good cat since the day I got him. He is a little on the shy side but just give him a few minutes, and he will warm right up to you. He tolerates my toddler very well, but I think he would be happiest in a home with no little kids. He is the more vocal of the two cats, but still does not really meow too much. If you are looking for a super sweet cat to lay on the couch and take naps with you, this is your guy!

Benny (in front) is the king in the house. He loves to play with Brother and drop down in a patch of sunlight on the carpet and take a nap. He usually comes out to greet new people to ensure the coast is clear for Brother to come out. He is a bit of a piglet and always looking for snacks. I would not leave an unattended plate around him! He loves sneaking under the covers to take a nice long nap. He does not tolerate my toddler as well as Brother, but we have never had an issue. Again, I think a home with no little kids would be the best fit.”

Hunter’s estimated birth date is March 2014 and Benny’s is April 2015. They are neutered, current on vaccinations, have tested negative for FIV and Feline Leukemia, and are microchipped.

Will you, Benny and Hunter make the perfect trio?

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Laura Schwartz is a licensed Realtor in VA, D.C. and MD with McEnearney Associates in Vienna. You can follow Laura on Instagram at @LauraSchwartzRealtor or her Facebook page. Laura can be reached at 703-283-6120 or [email protected].

With the official start of summer upon us, many are already thinking of how to pass the hot summer days with water play.

Many of the public options were closed last year for little kids, like splash pads and spraygrounds, but it appears that won’t be the case this year. Fairfax County announced the opening of its spray parks yesterday.

If you’re looking for places to take young kids, here are some ideas:

  • Our Special Harbor (6601 Telegraph Road, Franconia): This Chesapeake Bay themed splash park has a water maze, dumping crab basket, spray fountains, misting flowers and interactive water tables. Aquatic shoes or sandals with a back strap are required for kids under 15. There’s also a carousel.
  • The Water Mine Family Swimmin’ Hole (400 Lake Fairfax Drive, Reston): Here you’ll find a pool, slides, a lazy river, an area for kids with a smaller slide, covered picnic areas and chairs for lounging. This is a great option for day trips to a pool if you’re not a member of any of the local pools. We bought a family pass our first summer in Vienna when we weren’t members of a pool yet, and it was a great way to pass the summer. We have also done birthday parties here — so much fun!
  • Ocean Dunes Waterpark (6060 Wilson Blvd, Arlington): Explore multiple pools for different ages, large slides, a “sprayground” with a dumping bucket and many areas for lounging in the sun. It’s also adjacent to an 18-hole mini-golf course — another great way to pass a lazy day!
  • Volcano Island Waterpark (20015 Volcano Drive, Sterling): This is another great option with a pool, “sprayground,” slides and a dumping bucket.
  • Atlantis Waterpark (7700 Bull Run Drive, Centreville): Keep the kids busy with waterslides, pools, a play island with smaller slides and a huge 500-gallon dumping bucket.
  • Great Waves Waterpark (4001 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria): For the adventurous, this park includes speed slides, waterslides, a wave pool and a small kids’ zone for the younger crowd. There’s also a mini-golf course, batting cages, playground and cabanas.
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Plain and simple: Bathroom renovations can be daunting.

It’s not uncommon for a renovation to cost more than $15,000. (Yes, even for such a small space.)

But D.C.-based company remodelmate will help you design your dream bathroom for a fraction of the price — and without stress or headaches.

Here’s how remodelmate works:

  • Get a free estimate online. It takes one minute.
  • Speak with a design consultant to refine the details of your estimate.
  • Pair up with two professional interior designers to create your new bathroom. You can get a 3D look before moving forward.
  • Next, your dedicated project concierge takes over, handling all of the material sourcing and ordering. Don’t worry — they’ll stick to your budget, and you can keep tabs on everything through your online dashboard. (See? No headaches.)
  • Licensed and insured contractors, who are vetted through a rigorous screening process, carry out all the hard work.
  • Enjoy your beautiful new bathroom!

With remodelmate, you’ll pay a $100 booking fee, but otherwise there’s no down payment. You’ll simply make “milestone payments” as you approve each completed phase of the work.

To get started, get a free online estimate in one minute or less.

Pet of the Week: Yzma

This week’s Pet of the Week is Yzma, a darling senior who’s looking for a human committed to giving her the care and love she deserves.

Here’s what her friends at Operation Underdog WV have to say about her:

Yzma is a joy, and if you are looking for a darling senior to pour your heart into, you couldn’t find a more deserving girl. Found roaming in South Carolina, Yzma was a pitiful sight. She had a poor body score and coat, and she had a noticeable weakness in her rear quarters, but despite her shaking fear, there was an infinite sweetness about her. And as soon as she left the shelter and was settled in a foster home, we were rewarded with a brilliant smile. Yzma is happy and loving and does best when she can follow the lead of a confident canine companion. She is house trained and does well without being crated. She likes to spend her time rotating between the dog beds and exploring the yard. And she is always up for a treat or a pet. She absolutely loves snow.

Yzma has degenerative disc disease, and our vet does not feel she is a candidate for surgery. This means she will need an owner who is committed to managing her condition with a combination of oral medication and other therapies, which may include things like laser, acupuncture, etc. Other considerations like managing her weight, and restriction of high-impact activity (avoiding stair use, not allowing her to jump on or off furniture) would be important for Yzma as well as quality food and supplements. Being that her condition is both chronic and there is the possibility of acute flare-ups, it is important for an adopter to know that this will be an ongoing process.

We realize that Yzma’s needs won’t be the right match for every applicant, but this is a truly special girl in more ways than one, and we do believe that there could be a special someone out there who will see that the love and devotion they give to Yzma will be returned tenfold. She’s totally worth the effort.

Are you and Yzma the perfect match?

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Laura Schwartz is a licensed Realtor in VA, D.C. and MD with McEnearney Associates in Vienna. You can follow Laura on Instagram at @LauraSchwartzRealtor or her Facebook page. Laura can be reached at 703-283-6120 or [email protected].

ViVA Vienna, the town fair, is my favorite event of the year — maybe more so this year because usually it’s unbearably hot and the forecast actually looks to be decent this coming weekend. For those that have never been, let me give you the general overview of what to expect and then I’ll add some COVID twists to your 2021 visit.

ViVa Vienna is made of rides for the kids, some for the smaller crew and some for the older crew who likes faster/higher rides, usually games (knock down the clown, pop the balloon, fishing for a duck), vendors (arts, crafts, photos, local businesses), and fair food. Think meat on a stick, turkey legs and fried everything. It’s glorious and fun. They also have shows on the town green in the amphitheater.

This year, you’ll need to buy tickets in advance. You can get a slot of time (1 hr and 50 min) for unlimited rides for the kids and yourself, or you can buy non-rider passes if you’re just going to go for fun to watch and walk around. The rider tickets are $20 and the non-rider pass is $5. You can buy as many as you want. The event is Saturday, Sunday and Monday and there are time slots for each day left.

Bring water! Bring snacks if you don’t want to buy food. The kids (and adults) get hot and hungry and that’ll kill anyone’s day.

The Vienna Singing Princesses are always a hit and are on the entertainment schedule to perform on Saturday morning. I don’t believe you need tickets for the entertainment. The Great Zucchini is on the schedule for Monday morning.

This year they have food trucks around Vienna Elementary along with some food vendors at the exit of the vendor exhibit on Caffi Field (the softball fields by the community center).

Logistics: there are recommendations by the Rotary Club for parking spots. Be careful of residential streets that may have no parking signs and try not to block driveways.

Hope you have a great time!

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If you’re in the market to buy a house in the Tysons, McLean and Vienna areas, you’ve got options to explore.

According to Homesnap, there are 121 homes for sale, with a median list price of $463,750.

Here are a few open houses taking place this weekend:

6811 Stockwell Manor Drive, Falls Church
4 BD/4.5 BA single-family home
Listed: $1,799,000
Open: Saturday, 1-3 p.m.

1781 Chain Bridge Road #206, McLean
2 BD/2.5 BA condo
Listed: $1,240,000
Open: Sunday, 1-3 p.m.

8595 Coral Gables Lane, Vienna
5 BD/3.5 BA single-family home
Listed: $975,000
Open: Sunday, 1-3 p.m.

6604 Jerry Place, McLean
4 BD/3.5 BA single-family home
Listed: $899,000
Open: Sunday, 2-4 p.m.

2022 Madrillon Springs Court, Vienna
2 BD/2.5 BA townhome
Listed: $759,999
Open: Sunday, 2-4 p.m.

Photo via Tim Mossholder/Unsplash

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