Oakton, Virginia Real Estate and Information

Oakton, Virginia Real Estate and Information

Nestled amid the cozy comfort and leafy green neighborhoods of Fairfax County, along the western edge of the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area, less than 20 miles from downtown D.C., you will find the city of Oakton, Virginia. In 2011, a little more than 32,000 people called the affluent suburb of Oakton home.

Named for the unincorporated area’s proliferation of oak trees, Oakton offers commuters to the nation’s capital and other nearby cities an idyllic, peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle common to most large metropolitan areas.

It is, however, a residential neighborhood in which not everyone can afford to live. The median home price tag is about $550,000, according to the non-biased website, Sperling’s Best Places.

Fun, Frivolity and Fascinations in Oakton

The Farmers’ Market is alive and well and very popular in Fairfax County’s numerous charming communities, and Oakton is no exception. In fact, while most of the other Farmers’ Markets in the area only take place on a seasonal basis, Oakton’s runs on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. all year long.

In addition to the Oakton Shopping Center in downtown Oakton, there are many other shopping and dining venues in the surrounding Fairfax County communities. Perhaps the best place in the area for one-stop shopping is the Tysons Corner Shopping Center and its glitzier neighbor, The Shops at Fairfax Square. These two retail and restaurant destinations offer high-end shops, discount department stores and everything in between. Here are some of their choices:

  • Tiffany & Co.
  • Louis Vuitton
  • Macy’s
  • Nordstrom
  • Bloomingdale’s
  • Aerosoles
  • Eddie Bauer
  • GameStop
  • Morton’s Steakhouse
  • Chef Geoff’s
  • Neishai Thai Cuisine
  • Norton’s American Bar & Grille
  • La Sandia Mexican Kitchen and Bar

Some of the other attractions that make Oakton and Fairfax County such a desirable area in which to live include the Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, America’s only national park for the performing arts; portions of the paved, 45-mile Washington & Old Dominion Railroad Regional Park trail; and the space shuttle on display to the public, Enterprise, can be experienced at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.

Nature conservation and preservation is a noticeable priority of the citizens of Fairfax County. The Fairfax County Park Authority manages the county’s more than 390 parks, which spread over more than 23,000 acres. Two national protected areas are also contained within Fairfax County: the Elizabeth Hartwell Mason Neck National Wildlife Refuge and the George Washington Memorial Parkway.

Everyday Life in Oakton

If you are moving to Oakton or just contemplating it, you should know that in 2011, this unincorporated, bucolic town ranked No. 36 on CNN Money’s annual list of America’s Best Small Towns. The website shows that Oakton’s median family income for 2011 was $140,714 per year, with a job growth percentage of 10.08 percent (from 2000 to 2010). Some of the other telling statistics from the CNN Money piece show that within 15 miles of downtown Oakton there are 65 movie theaters, 6,817 restaurants and 187 libraries.

Oakton residents enjoy a wealth of employment options due primarily to its Fairfax County location. In addition to the county’s two largest employers – Fairfax County Public Schools and the United States government – there are some well-known companies residing near Oakton, including Volkswagen Group of America, Hilton Worldwide, Northrop Grumman, Gannett, Capital One and several more.

Schools

Fairfax County Public Schools offers Oakton’s residents public education in schools spread throughout the county, including the two public elementary schools in Oakton: Oakton Elementary School and Waples Mill Elementary School.

The town of Oakton is also home to a number of private schools, including Flint Hill School, the Northern Virginia Friends School, Dominion Christian School and The Montessori School of Oakton.

Health Care

Medical and health care centers in the Oakton area include Reston Hospital Center, Inova Fair Oaks Hospital and Inova Fairfax Hospital.

Transportation

Oakton, and most of the land mass called Fairfax County, is privy to numerous interstate, state and county highways. The Vienna Metro Station is easily accessible to Oakton commuters and offers a gas-free transportation alternative. Oakton is also located in close proximity to three major airports: Washington Dulles International Airport, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.

Contact Information

Keller Williams Realty
The Belt Team
6820 Elm Street
McLean VA 22101
(703) 242-3975