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Where to Build a Custom Home in Northern Virginia

June 10, 2019 / /

Where to Build a Custom Home in Northern VirginiaWith its proximity to D.C. and Maryland, Northern Virginia just may be the perfect place to build a custom home. The area is close to employment hubs, yet offers tree-lined streets, generously sized lots and room for spacious homes. Low crime rates, excellent schools and plentiful transportation options make the area particularly popular with discerning homeowners who value quality and location equally. If you’ve been thinking about building a new home, you’ll want to consider these Northern Virginia locations.

Fairfax City

Fairfax City offers a small-town feel, complete with neighborhood civic associations and community events, including Easter eggs hunts, Fourth of July fireworks and a Halloween party. Unlike your friends who live in Fairfax County, you won’t have to pay county tax, which will lower your property tax bill.

The metro offers access to DC, Maryland and other areas of Virginia at the Vienna/Fairfax-GMU station. If you prefer to drive to work, I66 and routes 50, 29 and 123 are just a short distance away no matter where you live in Fairfax.


You can’t get much closer to DC than Arlington, making it the perfect location if you’ve grown tired of your long commute. Despite the short distance to the nation’s capital, Arlington feels decidedly suburban. Lots may be a little smaller than in some of the more distant parts of Northern Virginia, but you’ll still have plenty of room to build your dream home.

If you’re a foodie, you love the diverse array of dining options in town. Whether you prefer Greek, Italian, Indian or Southern barbecue, you won’t have any trouble finding a new favorite restaurant.  During the year, residents enjoy farmers markets, arts festivals, concerts, local theater performances and holiday celebrations.  Eleven Metro stations serve Arlington, providing service on the orange, silver, blue and yellow lines. Interstate 395 and routes 110, 1, 50, 244 and 120 are the main arteries through town.

Falls Church

Falls Church packs a lot in just two square miles. The community offers a quaint business district, parks, hiking trails, teen and senior centers, stores and restaurants. A variety of festivals and special events keep residents busy throughout the year, including the popular Falls Church Festival held every September. Thanks to a wellness initiative in the public schools, a pedestrian- and bike-friendly downtown, a strong economy and environmentally friendly policies, the town was named the Healthiest Community in America in 2018 by U.S. News and World Report.

Just as in many other Northern Virginia towns, empty lots can be a little difficult to find. If you plan to build here, you’ll probably need to first tear down an existing home. Two nearby metro stations make it easy to catch a Metro train to DC or Maryland. Routes 29, 7 and 338 travel through Falls Church, while I66 and I495 are close by.

Are you ready to build a new home in Northern Virginia? We’ll help you design and build a custom home with the luxurious features and amenities that will truly make your new house a home. Contact us to get the process started.



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Where to Build a Custom Home in Northern Virginia