HAMPTON POINTE CONDOS
Location and Design
The Hampton Pointe Condos are located in the North Point area of Reston on Church Hill Place. Church Hill Place is off of Center Harbor Road about. 1 miles from Reston Parkway. The only road serving the Hampton Pointe community, Church Hill Place travels primarily in one large loop. The road is also aptly named, as it describes well the topographical and architectural features of Hampton Pointe. The Hampton Point Condos were built in 1988-1990 on a site that gradually rises to the area’s highest elevation, 400 feet above sea level. The buildings display incredible Victorian Gothic Revival style architecture, giving them a majestic churchlike appearance.
Hampton Pointe consists of 14 buildings, each containing a number of condos. There are 140 total individual condos with 1, 2, or 3 bedrooms and living space in the range of 1,000 to 1,700 square feet. On the inside, the condos are very open and airy with interior spaces that have tremendous esthetic appeal. Cathedral ceilings and balconies contribute to the open, airy feel and allow for additional loft-type rooms to the side.
The architecture of the Hampton Pointe Condos is notable for its Gothic Victorian style details. The buildings’ exteriors feature steeply-pointed cross gable roofs, pedimental front gables, and towering chimneys resembling pinnacles. They have L-shaped porticos and wrap-around back decks, contributing to their Victorian appearance. A variety of decorative windows adorn the buildings from all angles. Entry doors have fanlights and sidelights, overhanging bay windows extrude from the façade, narrow multistory windows adorn the side, and there are even side overhangs containing a single decorative arched window.
The use of windows enhances the appearance of these buildings, both on the outside and inside. Inside, French doors in the common spaces enable privacy without compromising openness or light. The decorative architectural windows add to the interior beauty. There are circular, semi-circular, and quarter circle windows adorning sets of tall picture windows. On the outside, they provide a decorative arch, consistent with the Victorian style, while on the inside, they provide an artistic light source at the top of the picture window views. With all these windows, the light is nevertheless artfully filtered with the use of paned glass and strategic placement, such as on either side of a chimney.
For a video tour of the neighborhood: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-20wRrVXDzA.
Shopping and Entertainment: Hampton Pointe is convenient to plenty of shopping amenities. The North Point Village Center is just across the street and can be reached by trail. It has a Giant food store, gas station, several banks, a selection of restaurants, a gym, dance studio, and a number of retail stores.
The Reston Town Center is about two and a half miles away. The Town Center offers plenty of shopping and dining as well as a movie theater with eleven screens and BTX auditoriums. The Town Center also has an open air pavilion that hosts year-round events including concerts, festivals, and ice skating in the winter. There is a direct trail route from Hampton Pointe to the Town Center, making it possible to bike or walk.
Hampton Pointe’s location, just off of Reston Parkway, increases the availability of convenient shopping. A mile or so down Reston Parkway is a Home Depot and just beyond that are several more shopping centers marking the start of Elden Street and the commercial mecca of Herndon.
Outdoor Recreation: The Reston Association provides recreational facilities, including swimming pools, tennis courts, trails, and parks, for the benefit of Reston homeowners, tenants, and guests. The Hampton Pointe Condos are very close to the Lake Newport Recreation Area and the North Hills Park. Both areas have a pool and a playground. The Lake Newport Recreation Area also has soccer fields, a basketball court, a baseball field, and a volleyball court. The North Hills Park has a picnic pavilion, grills, and four tennis courts. Both areas can be reached by a direct trail route.
A bit farther away but still less than a mile from Hampton Pointe is Brown’s Chapel Park, which has a picnic pavilion, access to Lake Newport, and connections to local trail networks.
Trails: The North Point Loop of the Reston Pathways can be accessed from the Hampton Pointe Condos. Reston Pathways consist of a 55 mile network of multi-use trails, most of which are paved. Individual trails are identified by both name and color. The North Point Loop, also called the Pink Trail, provides easy walking access to the North Point Village Center and nearby recreation areas. The Pink Trail also joins the trail network via the Blue Trail for access to other parts of Reston.
Public: The public schools serving Hampton Pointe are Aldrin Elementary School, Herndon Middle School, and Herndon High School. Fairfax County public schools (frequently abbreviated as “FCPS”) are administered by location. The county is divided into Regions then further divided into “pyramids”. Each pyramid represents a high school and contains the middle and elementary schools that feed into it. The locations for elementary schools are called boundaries. Using this terminology, the Hampton Pointe Condos would be located in the Region 1, Herndon High School pyramid and the Aldrin Elementary School boundary. The FCPS website has more information and can be viewed at http://commweb.fcps.edu/directory/region.cfm.
Private: A number of preschools and private schools for elementary to middle school aged students are located nearby in Reston, including three Montessori schools , the Oasis School, and Edlin School. Private schools serving high school students are located in other areas of Fairfax County, notably the Madeira School in McLean and Flint Hill in Oakton.
Higher education: Northern Virginia Community College’s Reston Center is located on Wiehle Avenue, just over two miles from the Hampton Pointe Condos. In the same building complex is also Marymount University’s Reston Center, offering adult education.
Transportation, Public Services
Metro, Bus: The Silver Line Metro Station is about two and a half miles from Hampton Pointe. Public transportation is accessible via Fairfax County’s Reston bus service, RIBS (Reston Internal Bus System) and the Fairfax Connector. There are two Fairfax Connector routes that stop on Center Harbor Road at Church Hill Place, the entrance to Hampton Pointe. These are the 554, a weekday rush hour service, and the 558, providing service all day until around midnight on weekdays and weekends. Both routes include the Silver Line Metro Station. The RIBS 4 bus stops around the corner on Reston Parkway and runs throughout the day, providing service to the Silver Line Metro Station and other Reston locations.
Car: Located just off of Reston Parkway, Hampton Pointe is convenient to major roadways in the area. It is easy to reach Route 7, Fairfax County Parkway, and the Dulles Toll Road, which can be accessed two miles from Hampton Pointe.
Proximity to other public services: The Reston Hospital Center is about two and a half miles away. The Reston Regional Library is about two miles from Hampton Pointe. The post office is about three miles away. There is a police station about two miles away.
All Hampton Pointe condo owners are members of the Hampton Pointe Condo Association, a Virginia corporation formed to enable Hampton Pointe homeowners to self-govern their community. As members of the community, homeowners share both the benefits and the responsibilities of using and enjoying common areas such as open space, streets, and sidewalks. While the townhouses and their adjoining properties are individually owned, the street, sidewalks, playground, parking areas, streetlights, and common grounds are owned and maintained by the Association. Members pay yearly dues to the Association for its operation, including recycling pickup, landscaping, and snowplowing in the winter. A volunteer Board of Directors is elected to conduct these affairs, including determining the annual assessment amount needed to preserve the value and appeal of the neighborhood and to ensure its comfort and safety for everyone.