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Input Sought on Renaming Supervisor Districts — Fairfax County’s Redistricting Advisory Committee is seeking input from residents, businesses, and more on whether the county should rename Lee, Mason, Mount Vernon, Springfield, and Sully districts. The committee will make recommendations on March 1. [Fairfax County Government]

FCPS Test-to-Stay Program Begins — Fairfax County Public Schools launched test-to-stay programs at seven schools yesterday (Monday). Part of a statewide pilot, the program allows unvaccinated students identified as close contacts of someone who tests positive for COVID-19 to keep attending school in person if they take a rapid test every morning for five consecutive days, test negative, and are asymptomatic. [WTOP]

White House Replica in McLean Sold — A 12,000 square-foot replica of the White House located at 1111 Towlston Road sold for $2.438 million in January. The six-bedroom house includes an attempted recreation of the Oval Office and was built in 1995 by a Vietnam refugee who wanted to pay homage to the U.S. [D.C. UrbanTurf]

Former Dranesville District Supervisor Remembered — “Former Dranesville District Supervisor Rufus Phillips III (D), who had served in the U.S. Army and later with the Central Intelligence Agency, died Dec. 29, 2021, at age 92 from complications of pneumonia. A longtime McLean resident, Phillips was elected to the Board of Supervisors in 1971 and served until 1975, said Supervisor John Foust (D-Dranesville) at the board’s Jan. 25 meeting.” [Sun Gazette/Inside NoVA]

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Real Estate Taxes Due Today — Fairfax County property owners must pay the second installment of their real estate taxes by the end of today (Monday). Taxes can be paid through the Department of Tax Administration’s online portal. [Fairfax County Government/Twitter]

Vienna Man Arrested in Fatal Hit and Run — Carlos Alexander Torres Jr., 24, of Vienna was arrested in Montgomery County on Friday (Dec. 3) after police detectives determined that he was allegedly the driver in a Sept. 1 hit-and-run crash in Reston that killed the other driver. Police believe alcohol may have been a factor in the crash. [FCPD]

Asian Restaurant in Vienna ClosesRed Galanga at 144 Church Street NW closed its doors for the last time on Dec. 1, citing challenges with filling positions during the pandemic. Sister restaurant Sweet Ginger (120 Branch Road SE) will honor outstanding gift certificates from Red Galanga, which says an Italian restaurant will take its place on Church Street. [Patch]

Former WFT Quarterback Sells McLean House — “Alex Smith, quarterback for the Washington Football Team until earlier this year, has sold his 6,300-square-foot mansion in McLean for $5,800,000. He first listed the property for $6,750,000 in June, a few months after he was released from the team.” [Washingtonian]

Leaf Vacuum Careens into Vienna Garage — “Town of Vienna employees were working in the 400 block of Center Street, N., on Nov. 30 at 2:59 p.m. and had parked a leaf-vacuum trailer on the roadway with a wheel stop in place to secure it. Due to the steep incline, the trailer went over the wheel stop, proceeded down a hill and struck the garage of a residence, Vienna police said.” [Sun Gazette]

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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 105 homes for sale, with a median list price of $479,888.

Here are a few open houses taking place this weekend:

6333 Old Chesterbrook Road, McLean
5 BD/6.5 BA single-family home
Listed: $2,987,432
Open: Sunday, 1-4 p.m.

6519 Elmhirst Drive, Falls Church
5 BD/4.5 BA single-family home
Listed: $1,549,900
Open: Sunday, 2-4 p.m.

1875 Massachusetts Avenue, McLean
4 BD/2.5+ BA single-family home
Listed: $995,000
Open: Sunday, 1-4 p.m.

8139 Madrillon Court, Vienna
3 BD/3.5 BA townhome
Listed: $885,000
Open: Sunday, 1-4 p.m.

203 Scott Circle SW, Vienna
3 BD/1 BA single-family home
Listed: $650,000
Open: Saturday, 1-3 p.m.

Photo via Tim Mossholder/Unsplash

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Welcome to spring! The cherry blossoms are out, and the real estate market is booming. With the summer months fast approaching, now is the time to think about your next big move. Perhaps, it is a new primary residence? Or a second home

Maybe you are dreaming of that stunning home situated perfectly on the waterfront. Whether it’s in Alexandria, Georgetown, Foggy Bottom, Dumfries, McLean, Reston, Southwest D.C. or Woodbridge, take a look at these active listings, ranging from $160,000 to $32 million — all giving you the deep-breath-feeling of being on the water…

3903 Belle Rive Terrace, Alexandria, VA 22309 listed for $2,275,000

501 Slaters Lane #303, Alexandria, VA 22314 listed for $599,999

7931 E. Boulevard Drive, Alexandria, VA 22308 listed for $32,900,000

3150 South Street NW #3D, Washington, DC 20007 listed for $5,950,000

3069 Canal Street NW, Washington, DC 20007 listed for $1,860,000

2500 Virginia Ave NW #1102/3-S, Washington, DC 20037 listed for $1,999,000

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

According to Homesnap, there are 109 homes for sale, with a median list price of $475,000.

Here are a few open houses taking place this weekend:

1654 Strine Drive, McLean
6 BD/6.5 BA single-family home
Listed: $2,440,000
Open: Saturday and Sunday, 1-3 p.m.

1761 Old Meadow Road #315, McLean
2 BD/2.5 BA condo
Listed: $859,990
Open: Saturday, 12-4 p.m. and Sunday, 1-4 p.m.

8032 Trevor Place, Vienna
3 BD/2.5+ BA townhome
Listed: $759,900
Open: Saturday, 1-4 p.m.

8370 Greensboro Drive #603, McLean
2 BD/2 BA condo
Listed: $499,800
Open: Sunday, 1-3 p.m.

Photo via Tim Mossholder/Unsplash

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8115 Spring Hill Farm Drive, McLean (Photo via Google Maps)

It was a busy month in real estate — 122 homes were sold across Tysons, Vienna and McLean.

As of March 28, Homesnap reported that the median sales price is $490,000, and properties are spending an average of 127 days on the market.

Let’s take a look at five of the most expensive properties sold this past month:

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

Photo via Google Maps

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

According to Homesnap, there are 109 homes for sale, with a median list price of $475,000.

Here are a few open houses taking place this weekend:

6449 Jefferson Place, McLean
6 BD/5.5 BA single-family home
Listed: $2,135,000
Open: Saturday and Sunday, 12-4 p.m.

1650 Silver Hill Drive #1301, McLean
2 BD/2.5 BA condo
Listed: $1,502,000
Open: Saturday and Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

1042 Bellview Road, McLean
5 BD/3.5 BA single-family home
Listed: $1,285,000
Open: Sunday, 1-4 p.m.

715 Upham Place NW, Vienna
4 BD/3.5 BA single-family home
Listed: $900,000
Open: Saturday and Sunday, 1-4 p.m.

2013 Meadow Springs Drive, Vienna
3 BD/3.5 BA townhome
Listed: $749,900
Open: Saturday and Sunday, 2-4 p.m.

1800 Old Meadow Road #1410, McLean
2 BD/2 BA condo
Listed: $595,000
Open: Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. (virtual)

Photo via Tim Mossholder/Unsplash

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This past week 19 properties were sold in Tysons Corner, McLean and Vienna, according to Homesnap.

These ranged from a $4.9 million McLean home to a $315,000 2 BD/2 BA unit in a gated McLean community.

The recently sold properties include:

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

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The real estate market is hot right now — so hot that many homes are selling over asking price. But that doesn’t mean we aren’t seeing price reductions on properties.

This past week, nine homes in Tysons, McLean and Vienna were reduced in price, according to Homesnap. These included:

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

Photo via Tierra Mallorca/Unsplash

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This past week 29 properties were sold in Tysons Corner, McLean and Vienna, according to Homesnap.

These ranged from a $4 million McLean home with a private tennis court to a $300,000 2 BD/2 BA penthouse-level condo.

The recently sold properties include:

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

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