NORTHPOINT VILLAS CONDOS
Location and Design
The classy, newer Northpoint Villas Condos are located in Reston next to the North Point Village Center, providing extreme convenience to a range of commercial offerings including retail, grocery, dining, and fitness. Northpoint Villas has a distinctive character among the area neighborhoods, having been featured in the Washington Post column “Where We Live” where a resident described it as “the center of the universe” for its convenient location.
The Northpoint Villas Condos also feature an elegant design. Built in 1999, there are eight buildings spaced along North Point Drive in an open setting surrounded by wooded areas. The buildings are tall—three and four stories—with Victorian style details such as arched windows and gable peaks with decorative trusses, exposed rafters, and overhanging eaves. The surrounding trees majestically reach higher than the buildings.
There are four different condo models in Northpoint Villas. The Amhurst is 947 square feet with two bedrooms and one bath. The Bryn Mawr is 1,050 square feet with two bedrooms and two baths. The Cambridge is 1,191 square feet with two bedrooms and two baths. The Dartmouth is 1,300 square feet with three bedrooms and two baths. Detached garages are included with some condos.
For more information about the community, visit the Unit Owners Association of Northpoint Villas Condominium website at: http://www.northpointVillas.org/.
Shopping and Entertainment: The Northpoint Villas Condos are convenient to a range of amenities, starting with the directly adjacent North Point Village Center. The North Point Village Center includes a Giant food store, gas station, several banks, a selection of restaurants, a gym, dance studio, and retail stores. Reston Town Center, the city’s urban hub, is less than two miles away. The Town Center offers plenty of shopping and dining as well entertainment. There is an eleven screen movie theater featuring BTX auditoriums and an open air pavilion that hosts year-round events including concerts, festivals, and ice skating in the winter.
Outdoor Recreation: The Reston Association provides recreational facilities, including swimming pools, tennis courts, trails, and parks, for the benefit of its members. Within walking distance of Northpoint Villas is the Lake Newport Recreation Area offering a pool, soccer fields, basketball court, baseball field, volleyball court, and playground. Also nearby is Autumnwood Park offering tennis courts as well as a pool, ball fields, and playground. Less than a mile down the road from Northpoint Villas are the Lake Newport tennis courts, featuring six lighted courts, and the Browns Chapel Recreation Area, 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 directly from the Northpoint Villas 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 and from the North Point Village Center to nearby recreation areas and joins the trail network via the Blue Trail for access to other parts of Reston.
Public: The public schools serving Northpoint Villa are Armstrong 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 Northpoint Villa Condos would be located in the Region 1, Herndon High School pyramid and the Armstrong 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: Within Reston are also some higher education options. Northern Virginia Community College’s Reston Center is located on Wiehle Avenue, three miles from the Northpoint Villas 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 three miles from Northpoint Villas. Public transportation is accessible from the Northpoint Villas Condos via Fairfax County’s Reston bus service, RIBS (Reston Internal Bus System). The RIBS 4 bus runs throughout the day, providing service to the Silver Line Metro Station and other Reston locations.
Car: To get around by car, Northpoint Villas is convenient to Reston Parkway and major roadways in the area, including Route 7 and Fairfax County Parkway. The Dulles Toll Road entrance is less than two miles away.
Proximity to other public services: The Reston Hospital Center is less than two miles away. The Reston Regional Library is also within two miles of Northpoint Villas. The post office is three and a half miles away. There is a police station one and a half miles away.
All Northpoint Villas Condo owners are members of the Unit Owners Association of Northpoint Villas Condominium, a Virginia corporation formed to enable Northpoint Villas condo owners to self-govern the 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. Members pay yearly dues to the Association for the maintenance of common areas and for other necessary expenses, such as recycling pickup, landscaping, and snowplowing in the winter. A volunteer Board of Directors is elected to conduct these and other affairs to preserve the value and appeal of the neighborhood and to ensure its comfort and safety for everyone.