The Oakton area of Fairfax County is located just a few miles west of the town of Vienna, but it has quite a different feel. Characterized mostly by larger homes on lots ranging from 1/2 to five acres, Oakton is a lovely, wooded community with abundant streams and parkland.
Many Oakton residents keep horses and enjoy the trails that criss-cross the community. The paved, 45-mile long W&OD trail also passes through Oakton and attracts cyclists, walkers and joggers.
Oakton attracts a number of Northern Virginia’s business and political leaders who value the quiet and privacy that the community offers while still being conveniently located to Reston, Vienna, Tysons and DC.
As part of the Fairfax County Public School system, Oakton students attend top nationally ranked schools. In addition, one of the areas top-rated private schools, Flint Hill School, is located in Oakton.
Vienna includes not only the 4.4 square miles of the town but also the adjacent areas known as Vienna that occupy the three zip codes 22180, 22181 and 22182. One thing the people in Vienna share, whether in town or out, is a great sense community.
Located about 12 miles southwest of Washington, DC, Vienna features outstanding public schools, friendly neighborhoods, and a convenient location with easy access to world-class culture, shopping and dining. Vienna enjoys the cosmopolitan lifestyle afforded by its proximity to Washington, DC, and the fast-growing commercial center of Tysons, but it maintains a small-town feel. It’s no wonder that in 2013, Time Magazine and CNN Money Magazine named Vienna third on its list of 100 best towns in which to live.
Vienna is home to the acclaimed Wolf Trap Center for the Performing Arts, an open-air venue which hosts music, theater and dance performers from around the world. Also located in Vienna, Meadowlark Botanical Gardens provides a calm retreat, with 95 acres of ornamental display gardens and its annual Winter Walk of Lights.
Throughout the year, the community comes together for events including the Viva Vienna festival over Memorial Day weekend, fireworks on the 4th of July, a Halloween parade and the Church Street Holiday Stroll in December to kick off the holiday season.
Housing in Vienna ranges from apartments to townhomes to charming older single family homes and spacious new construction. Residents take pride in their homes, and many older models have undergone renovations to give them the comforts of modern life.
Vienna residents who work in Tysons enjoy an enviable commute to work just a few minutes away. Those who work farther away can take advantage of Metro’s Orange line. Interstate 66, Interstate 495, Route 7 and Route 123 are some of the main arteries that connect Vienna to the surrounding communities.
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