Welcome to Halstead at the Metro, a unique condo community in Fairfax that connects you with many of the best outlets and commuter spots in the area. Sometimes called Dunn Loring Metro apartments, one of the best things about Halstead at the Metro is that it puts you in a premium location. Halstead at the Metro puts you within walking distance of the nearby metro station and many shopping outlets while only being a short drive from large malls and the many local entertainment options.

Table of Contents
  1. Where is Fairfax?
  2. Halstead at the Metro at a Glance
  3. Statistics and Demographics
  4. Amenities
  5. Association Info
  6. Schools
  7. Neighborhood
  8. Pros and Cons
  9. Conclusion

 

 

On top of that, Halstead at the Metro has many fantastic amenities that makes it a wonderful choice for commuters, families, those relocating to Virginia and anyone who wants a lovely place to live. While Halstead apartments are wonderful on their own, we’ll also discuss Fairfax itself so you get an idea of what it’s like to live here. Northern Virginia is a lovely place to live and the apartments in Fairfax VA are no exception. By the end of this, you’ll know more about whether you want to pursue the condos for sale in Halstead at the Metro or other apartments in Fairfax Virginia.

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Where is Fairfax?

When you consider the zip code of the Halstead apartments, this community technically resides firmly within the borders of Fairfax at 2655 Prosperity Ave. In reality, Halstead at the Metro is really on the border of Dunn Loring, Vienna and Fairfax. This is fairly common for many luxury condo communities in Northern Virginia.

There is a Fairfax County in Virginia, but these are two separate entities. Fairfax is an independent city located to the northeast and currently has a population of about 24,500.

Halstead at the Metro at a Glance

The Halstead at the Metro Dunn Loring community is comprised of two buildings and the Halstead at the Metro floor plans include Halstead at the Metro 1 bedroom, two-bedroom, studio and a small number of loft units available. Both buildings were built around the same time. Metro I or H1 was built in 2005 and is located at 2655 Prosperity Ave while Halstead at the Metro II or H2 was built in 2006 and is located at 2665 Prosperity Ave. Both Metro I and Halstead at the Metro II are nearly identical.

All of the 440 units at Halstead at the Metro come with one or two assigned garage parking spaces. This is regardless of whether you choose Metro I or Halstead at the Metro 2. Some units even have separate storage space. This puts you right near some other condo communities, like Prosperity Flats and Avalon Mosaic. Unlike Halstead at the Metro, Prosperity Flats and Avalon Mosaic are only available for lease.

Halstead at the Metro floor plans various models and the size ranges from 660 square feet to 1,231 square feet. Both Metro I and Halstead at the Metro 2 have similar floor plans. There are also 38 loft units that are on the top floor. These are two-level condos with two-story windows and 20-foot ceilings.

Perhaps the best thing about Halstead at the Metro is the convenience. These apartments near Vienna metro are within walking distance to the Dunn Loring metro that goes right into Washington D.C. and other major spots in the area. On top of that, Halstead at the Metro is more affordable than other metro-accessible communities like Clarendon, Rosslyn or Ballston. You’re also within walking distance of the Mosaic District, which has lots of restaurants and stores for families.

Halstead at the Metro is comprised of two buildings and was built in 2005/2006. All of the 440 units at Halstead at the Metro come with garage spaces and floor plans range from 660 square feet to 1,231 square feet.

 

Statistics and Demographics

This section will cover statistics and demographics about Fairfax itself. This means that your experience at Halstead at the Metro Dunn Loring might be slightly different. We’ll also cover some useful information about Halstead at the Metro condos themselves near the end of this section.

Fairfax has a fairly high standard of living. While it’s not as expensive as some other cities in Northern Virginia, this is not a cheap place to live either. The median property value is $588,695 and 52 percent of residents are renters. The median age is about 36 years old and the average household has 2.7 people. This means there are a fair amount of families in the area. The median income is around $77,568.

In terms of race, Fairfax is somewhat diversified but has a significantly lower number of African Americans than other nearby areas. About 49 percent of residents are white, 27 percent are Asian, 13 percent are Hispanic and 5 percent are African American.

Now for some statistics about Halstead at the Metro itself. The smallest condo is Halstead at the Metro 1 bedroom and one bathroom at 660 square feet while the largest regular condo has two bedrooms and two bathrooms at 1,231 square feet. The Halstead at the Metro condos sold between $280K to $500K in the last year (2018).

Fairfax has a fairly high standard of living with median property value of $588,695. The Halstead at the Metro condos sold between $280K to $500K (as of 2018/19).

 

Amenities

Halstead at the Metro has a number of amenities that all residents are sure to love. If you’re into physical fitness, then you’ll enjoy the Halstead at the Metro modern fitness center, indoor basketball court, and the outdoor pool. There are even some outdoor gas grills for some fun in the sun at these apartments in Fairfax VA.

Along with that, you also gain access to a business center, library with wireless Internet, concierge service, Halstead at the Metro party room and a billiard room. There are two EV charging stations.

There is a professional on-site management office along with community social events that are managed and sponsored by the Halstead at the Metro condo association. A gated garage with assigned parking is available to all Halstead at the Metro residents and there are two courtyards to explore.

One of the best things about the Halstead at the Metro condos is the location. These Dunn Loring Metro apartments put you within walking distance of the nearby metro, Starbucks, Harris Teeter and many other stores. Halstead at the Metro puts you within minutes from the Mosaic District and these apartments near Tysons Corner put you just two miles away from the location. On top of that, Halstead at the Metro gives you easy access to Routes 50, 29, I-66 and I-495.

Amenities in Halstead of the Metro are as follows:
 
Modern Fitness Center
Indoor Basketball Court
Outdoor Pool
Outdoor Gas Grills
Business Center
Library with WLAN
Concierge Service
Party Room
Billiard Room
Two EV Charging Stations
Gated Garage With Assigned Spaces
Two Courtyards to Explore

 

Association Info

Businessperson’s hand placing house model over red HOA blocks on wooden desk

The Halstead at the Metro condo association is managed by Legum and Norman. They can be reached by phone at 703-207-1030 or the on-site office. The HOA fee in Halstead at the Metro starts at $310 a month and can go up to $548 per month depending on the size of the unit.

The HOA fee Halstead at the Metro covers a fair amount of services. This goes towards the health club, common area maintenance, pools, parking fees, security gate, recreation facility, trash, water, snow removal, and reserve funds.

The HOA fee in Halstead at the Metro starts at $310 a month and can go up to $548 per month depending on the size of the unit.

 

Schools

Whether you have children now or not, many people are curious about the local school system at Halstead at the Metro. This section will cover the public schools in the Fairfax area start with elementary school and finishing with high school. All of this information here comes from Great Schools. This website ranks and reviews all schools across the country.

We’ll start off with Shrevewood Elementary School. This school is for pre-K to sixth grade and has 730 students at this time. They receive a fairly good grade of 6 out of 10. Their strongest point is good grades that are consistently above the state average, but they struggle when it comes to helping low-income and disadvantaged students.

Next is Kilmer Middle School for seventh and eighth grade. There are 1,230 students at this school and they receive a great score of 7 out of 10. This represents above-average schools and they are strongest when it comes to test scores. While their test scores are nearly perfect, they also struggle with helping disadvantaged students. This is a common issue with all the schools here.

Marshall High School has an average rating of 5 out of 10. This caters to 2,052 students. While their test scores are largely above the state average, Marshall High School receives a low grade for college readiness due to low AP class participation. This seems odd though because 82 percent of students apply for college while the state average is 68 percent.

The Following Schools Are Assigned to Halstead at The Metro:
 
Shrevewood Elementary School
Kilmer Middle School
Marshall High School

 

Neighborhood

We have talked several times about how amazing the neighborhood and location are for Halstead at the Metro. This is one of the best things about living at Halstead at the Metro because you are literally in the center of everything and within walking or short driving distance from anything you would ever need.

The Mosaic District is a major stop for locals and you’re within walking distance of it. Along with common restaurants, shopping, the impressive Angelika theater, and many stores, you’ll also find Halal Guys with great kabobs and District Tacos for the best tacos in the area.

If you’re looking for apartments near Vienna metro, then you will love how close the station is. You are across the street from the Dunn Loring Metro for the Orange Line. This ensures you can easily reach Washington D.C. without any stress or difficulty. Even if you don’t commute, this allows you to travel with ease. If you’d rather drive, then you’ll be happy to know you’re just minutes away from all the major routes.

These apartments near Tysons Corner put you just two miles away from the Tysons Corner Mall, which is home to hundreds of stores. All it takes is one short drive and you’ll be in shopper’s heaven.

Pros and Cons

Chalkboard drawing – Measure of Pros and Cons

This section will cover the pros and cons of the Halstead at the Metro. As a realtor in the area, I have been able to see many communities like the Halstead at the Metro and others up close. This allows me to directly compare Halstead at the Metro with other communities with a unique perspective.

While I have had direct experience with Halstead at the Metro and other communities, please remember that this list is subjective. Your experience at Halstead at the Metro might be different.


Pros:

The location of the Halstead at the Metro is amazing. The Halstead at the Metro real estate puts you just steps away from the local metro and the Mosaic District. This makes Halstead at the Metro ideal for commuters.

Life at Halstead at the Metro is like living at a quiet hotel with new hallway carpets, light fixtures, and interior corridors.

The Halstead at the Metro HOA requires a percentage of hardwood floors be covered in rugs, which significantly cuts down on noise.

You’ll love the Halstead at the Metro amenities. You gain access to a lovely pool and many balconies overlooking the pool. There’s also a new removed fitness center, massive indoor basketball court, TV room, Halstead at the Metro party room and a library and business center with computers and printers.

Guest parking is surprisingly simple with Halstead at the Metro real estate. You can ask the front office or access a website available to every Halstead at the Metro resident and get parking passes. That’s all there is to it.

Some of the homes for sale in Halstead at the Metro include storage spaces.

You are right next to malls, restaurants, grocery stores, interstates and so much more.

Commuters going to Washington D.C. will find it only takes 30 minutes via Route 50.

The Halstead at the Metro management does a wonderful job of keeping every resident informed about the happenings in and around the building.

Aside from being within walking distance of the metro, you are across from a 24-hour Harris Teeter and the area is growing with more stores and restaurants every day.

The Mosaic District is minutes away. It’s perfect for children with artificial grass and plenty of places to play, and families will find fun stores and restaurants to have fun.

There is plenty of assigned parking for Halstead at the Metro residents. You can park in the garage or get a permit to park in visitor spots.

While Halstead at the Metro is pet-friendly for the most part, there are some restrictions you should check if you have a larger breed.

Don’t have a car? There’s a Zipcar near the metro station that you can access in minutes.


Cons:

While the carpeted floors reduce the noise, some residents at Halstead at the Metro have complained of thin walls. If you have loud neighbors, then you might hear them. Most residents here are very nice and will quiet down if you ask them.

There are two fees you should be aware of when moving into Halstead at the Metro. There is a move-in and move-out fee of $250 that is non-refundable along with an elevator fee of $350 that is refundable. These fees aren’t discussed until you’re charged for them, so be prepared for them.

The assigned garage parking doesn’t correspond with your unit. For example, someone living on the top floor might have their parking spot in the basement which can be inconvenient.


Conclusion

Halstead at the Metro is a fantastic and convenient place to live whether you’re relocating to Virginia or simply moving to a different area. One of the best things about Halstead at the Metro condos for sale is that you’re minutes away from stores, entertainment, travel and much more. Not only that, but Halstead at the Metro has many amenities that residents love. From the low noise levels to the pool and fitness center, many people love living here. On top of that, the condos for sale in Halstead at the Metro are affordable when compared to similar communities in the area.

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