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Houses on a Hill: Overlook in Alexandria

  If you've ever driven down Edsall Road heading west towards I-395, you may have noticed two entrances to a neighborhood called Overlook. 


But chances are that unless you were specifically looking for a townhouse in this area of town, or you were just up for exploring and a short detour, you've never toured this great community of houses on a hill.


 The houses in Overlook were built between 1998 and 2000 and while they have an Alexandria address within zip code 22312, they are within Fairfax County.  Each entrance (the one on Timber Forest Drive and the one on Winterview Drive) leads to a separate Overlook community, although they both belong to the same homeowner's association.  The two communities are linked by the walking paths and many trails through the woods, but each has slightly different character.  

 Within the Winterview Drive entrance lies the more expensive and larger townhouses as well as some delightful semi-detached "patio homes."  Entering through Timber Forest Drive, you'll drive up a hill to a mix of garage townhouses, smaller townhomes, and condominiums (some on two levels that feel more like a townhouse than a condo).  





Both areas share expansive green space and recreational areas including tennis court, pool, community center, playgrounds.  On walks around the jogging trail, neighbors walk their dogs, exercise and mingle with their friends.  If you're lucky, you may even catch glimpses of deer while trailing throughout the small forest between the two Overlook communities.  The jogging trail also incorporates a nautilus exercise and fitness route.


 Overlook's Location 

  • Overlook is conveniently located less than a mile from I-395, close to the Capital Beltway, and I-95.
  • Only 1.5 miles to the Van Dorn Street metro stop, there are bus routes along Edsall Road that make transportation a breeze.
  • With only 12 miles distance from Overlook to The White House, commuting to Washington D.C. is much easier than you might think. 
  • Old Town Alexandria is only 5 miles away.

Prices and Homes for Sale in Overlook

There are 7 homes currently for sale in Overlook (6 townhouses and 1 condo).

The townhomes are priced between $510,000 and $619,000 and the one 2 bedroom 2.5 bath condo is available for a listing price of $407,000.




5261 Cozy Glen Lane
is a spacious 3 level townhouse with 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths with a 2 car garage.  The kitchen features corian counters and ceramic tiles.  The home is priced at $619,000.




Right next door and also for sale is




5263 Cozy Glen Lane
3 levels with 3 bedrooms, 2 full and 2 half baths a 2 car garage and brand new carpeting.  This one is priced at $585,000.






 Over twenty-five homes have sold in Overlook throughout the first 9 months of 2007:

8 condos sold at an average price of $410,561.

3 non-garage townhomes sold at an average of $476,633.

14 garage townhomes sold at an average price of $551,446.

1 large patio semi-detached home sold for $905,000.



For more information about Overlook or any other community of homes within Northern Virginia or to make an appointment to see homes, please contact Brian Block at 703-626-0715 or by e-mail at

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Comment balloon 13 commentsBrian Block • October 08 2007 10:06PM


You gave really good information as well as directions and this should prove beneficial for the consumer.
Posted by Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman, (RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE (Century 21 Liberty Homes) over 10 years ago
What a beautiful community Brian.  Overlook has so much to offer and how fortunate each buyer will be to have a Realtor like you. 
Posted by Julie Neerings~Lifting Hearts ♥ Building Dreams~ (Agent Referral) over 10 years ago
Great post for Localism, Brian. Nicely done. I love sharing information about my community and likewise reading about others.
Posted by . . (no thanks) over 10 years ago
Great job with this post, Brian.  I hope it brings you some emails and phone calls!
Posted by Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653) (Austin Texas Homes, LLC) over 10 years ago
Another brilliant Brian post!  I always enjoy reading your articles about nearby Northern Virginia.  And again, you have inspired me to dig into some of the neighborhoods in my area.
Posted by Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation (Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.) over 10 years ago
Brian- Just so you know, I became a subscriber to your blog on Margaret's recommendation. She says you write great localism posts. She speaks very highly of you and since she is good friend of mine I took her word for it. I love to learn about different parts of our country. Alexandria is where my estranged father lived for many years. I never was able to go there and will one day. The townhouses look interesting with character. Katerina
Posted by Katerina Gasset, Get It Done For Me Virtual Services (Get It Done For Me Virtual Services ) over 10 years ago


I've done two inspections in Overlook and can say that these are truly special homes.  Well built and at least the two that I did, well cared for.  The life style in this community is one that most people will love. 

Posted by Bill Duncan (Home Status Inspection Company, LLC) over 10 years ago
Brian - I love the way you feature this neighborhood.  I wish you were here in Va Beach as I have my home for sale and would love to have you working for me! 
Posted by n d (Naoma Doriguzzi) over 10 years ago


Terrific looking area and a terrfici looking Localism post. Great job. If I was moving to the VA area, you'd be the guy I'd call to help me find a home.

Posted by Andrew Trevino, Wilkes-Barre Homes For Sale (ADT Real Estate) over 10 years ago
Brian - What an excellent Localism post. I am sure you will get a lot of juice out of this one. Great pictures of the area. I hope this brings you a few new leads.
Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) over 10 years ago

This is a great community, I just bouth the house  in Overlook i am telling you, how much i am lucky.

Posted by Anonymous about 10 years ago
are there any prices for rental?? during june-august if possible?
Posted by MNM almost 10 years ago
Brian  I love your posts - I believe subdivision posts are the most informative to the public - I've now made 46 of them. Karen
Posted by Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS" (RE/MAX Executives) almost 10 years ago