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5 Things To Do In Kingstowne

5 Things To Do In Kingstowne

Kingstowne is located about 25 minutes outside of Washington DC. The planned community is home to single family homes, townhomes, and condos. Residents enjoy mature trees, walking paths, and easy access to daily needs. It's no secret we love Kingstowne and all it has to offer so we decided to highlight just a few of the things we enjoy doing in the area. 

 

Kingstowne Lake

I was thinking the other day about what made me fall in love with Kingstowne and the lake is one of the first places I saw when I was looking to buy a home here. It’s a wonderful place to walk, sit, or enjoy nature.

5 Things To Do In Kingstowne 

Kingstowne Lake is situated off of South Van Dorn Street and Kingstowne Village Parkway just across from Kingstowne Towne Center. The .75 mile path around the lake is perfect for walking or jogging. Benches are situated around the lake as well as a gazebo. It’s very common to spot turtles, ducks, geese, and fish swimming in the water. When I drive by during the week I often see people having their lunch while they enjoy the view of the water and in the evening's lots of residents (and their pets) are out for a stroll. 

Kingstowne Lake 

There’s something calming and relaxing about the water and the lake provides a perfect respite from the hustle and bustle of daily life. When fall comes it’s always fun to watch the leaves change, the vibrant colors against the water are beautiful.

 

Wegmans
Can a grocery store really be an attraction? Just ask all of the raving fans in Kingstowne and they’ll tell you Wegmans is not just a grocery store. There isn’t a week that goes by that we don’t visit Wegmans, whether it be to shop for groceries or to get lunch from their impressive hot bar. If you’re looking to sit down and enjoy a meal or happy hour stop in at The Pub. The staff is always friendly and the food is excellent.

 

Wegmans in Alexandria 

Wegmans premade meals are great if you’re short on time or just don’t feel up to cooking. All you have to do is pop them in the oven for the recommended time and you’re set. The bakery is hard to walk past and not stop. Their Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies are a favorite in our house. You can also enjoy their outdoor seating area, it's a great spot to take your lunch break. 

Things To Do In Kingstowne 

Looking for a quick and affordable dinner? Check out their large cheese pizza (it’s huge) for only $12! Call ahead and they’ll have it ready for you.

 

Top Golf
Top Golf is a must visit if you’re in Kingstowne. The high-tech driving range is located off South Van Dorn Street just across the street from Kingstowne Towne Center. Top Golf has since expanded internationally and into 28 states but, it got its start right here in Kingstowne. Top Golf not only offers 74 climate-controlled bays; there’s also a restaurant, bar, outdoor patio, private event space and meeting room, two 18 hole miniature golf courses and free Wi-Fi. You don’t even have to leave your bay to grab a bite and refuel. Drinks and food can be delivered right to your bay.

 

Things To Do In Kingstowne

 

Top Golf is opening a location near National Harbor and while it remains unconfirmed the property owner at the Kingstowne location has reportedly filed plans with Fairfax County to replace Top Golf with townhomes, multifamily units, and commercial space. No hearing dates have been sent yet so the outcome remains undetermined. Don’t delay in visiting the beloved Kingstowne location – you won’t regret it!

 

Things To Do In Kingstowne

 

Nalls Produce
Nalls is an absolute staple to the Kingstowne community. Cary Nalls started selling vegetables from a wagon in 1961. At the time it was on a dirt road and word spread to the point that the wagon grew into a store. Cary started adding plants and produce from his network of local growers and the rest is history. Nalls has expanded but, remains family owned and operated by 3 generations of Nalls. We absolutely love that this business has remained family owned. It’s a special place and welcoming from the minute you pull in.

Things To Do In Kingstowne

 

Nalls offers veggies and produce, plants and flowers, mulch, and so much more! Be sure to check out their crop share. In the fall they have a wonderful pumpkin patch and when winter comes you’ll find them fully stocked with trees and live wreaths. Penny the pig and the free-range chickens are always popular with visitors, they’re just plain adorable. 

Boardwalk Fries

You don’t need to go to the beach to get Boardwalk Fries! Kingstowne residents enjoy having this delicious dining option right in their backyard. Boardwalk Fries is in the Festival at Manchester Lakes shopping center.

Things To Do In Kingstowne 

Whether you’re craving a burger, fries, or one of their delicious shakes it’s the perfect option for a quick meal. Tasting their fries always makes me think of strolling down the boardwalk at the beach with my family. We love that Kingstowne is home to their only Virginia location! Check in on the Yelp app while you’re there and receive 10% off your order.

 

 

 

Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group

 

 

      

 

Amanda Davidson

Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group

Broker - Owner
Licensed in VA and DC

6485 Old Beulah Street
Alexandria, VA 22315

Cell: 703.431.3755
Fax: 703.562.7057




Comment balloon 24 commentsAmanda S. Davidson • July 29 2018 02:06PM

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Good morning 

Thank you for sharing your information with us 

Have a great day.

07/30/2018.  

Posted by Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM, Associate Broker (Harry Norman, REALTORS® ) 22 days ago

This is a great local post. I love the photos .

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) 22 days ago

Kingstowne sounds like such a wonderful place to call home and you have certainly done a great job of showing it off!

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Arizona Focus Realty) 22 days ago

Looks like a great area to explore and to call home too! Great post!

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) 22 days ago

Amanda, there is lots to do in Kingstowne, and great photos of you!   

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) 22 days ago

Hi Amanda... what a great localism post... how long has Kingstowne been around? I went to college in DC in the mid-1960's and don't remember a Kingstowne at all. But I know there are lots of "new" towns in VA since my days in DC.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC) 22 days ago

First of all, love all of your cameos in this post. And love Kingstowne, what a great community. Your view is of the lake is also wonderful. What a treat to get a glimpse into your world. 

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) 22 days ago

Hi Amanda,
What a great local post.  Kingstowne sounds like a great community to live in or visit. 

Posted by Carol Williams, "Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services" (U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business.) 22 days ago

Hello Amanda,  You always have good taste in things from your dogs to your Paul  to the place you live and also your Eagles,  That is what makes you great.

 

Posted by Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes) 22 days ago

Good morning Amanda - you are the go to person in Kingstowne.  Anyone looking to buy there should contact you.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) 22 days ago

Hi Amanda S. Davidson - This is a very useful and helpful local post for those who may be thinking of making KIngstowne their home!

Posted by Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR® (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) 22 days ago

Amanda,

What a great trip to Kingstown through you eyes.  I loved all the photos and explanations.  Wishing you a wonderful week.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 22 days ago

Amanda S. Davidson Kingstowne looks like a great place to call home.  The only one on your list I'm familiar with is Wegman's because I've been to one in New Jersey and loved it!

Posted by Elyse Berman, PA, Boca Raton FL - (561) 716-7824 - CRS, ABR, GRI (Best Connections Realty, Inc.) 22 days ago

Hello Amanda and what a great Localism post of places and things to do in your communities, love the photos of you standing by the lake, businesses and have a wonderful week ahead ;o)

Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz, Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale (Realty ONE Group) 22 days ago

Amanda S. Davidson - I just love this interactive post of yours where you put yourself into marketing Kingstowne. You really are passionate about where you live and how you do business. Plus, you're credible and successful in all your business transactions. Kingstowne is lucky to have you!

Posted by Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) 22 days ago

Good morning Amanda.  I would begin with the fries and go backward from there.  And, I'm sure I would have lots of fun.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) 21 days ago

Oh, it's obvious you love your town of Kingstowne, Amanda - absolutely WONDERFUL local post and I am sure that anyone moving to your area would be in THE best hands with you!

I had no idea that Kingstowne is home to Top Golf - how cool is that?! And, I've heard of Wegmans but, had no idea that it was anything more than a grocery store - another great thing to do in Kingstowne.

The list goes on - again, wonderful localism post and I do love your photos too!

Happy Tuesday... 

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 21 days ago

Amanda loved this post, now Wegman's caught my attention, saw it in Massachusetts, but we do not have one here in California that I know of..... Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) 21 days ago

Amanda, Kingstowne is a very special place in Northern Virginia. I loved going to Wegmans, and when I am visiting we usually stop there. Great localism post and I enjoyed reading about one of my favorite places.

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty, Martha Hilton, Broker) 20 days ago

Hi Amanda S. Davidson, I used to shop at Wegmans in NJ, love that store. This is a great localism post filled with great photos from Kingstowne. 

Posted by Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL (Cam Realty and Property Management) 20 days ago

Posts that introduce the reader to new areas and things to do are so important. Thanks for sharing about Kingstowne. It sounds wonderful!

Posted by Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell (Front Gate Real Estate) 20 days ago

I would love to visit Nall's. Any store that sells plants is a joy for me to visit. Hope you are having a good week, Amanda.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) 20 days ago

Hello Amanda - this is a very good overview of a Washington DC suburb that may not be as well known as others.  Very nice community. 

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) 13 days ago

Michael Jacobs thank you! I had fun writing this post, all places I visit frequently :) 

Posted by Amanda S. Davidson, Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale (Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group) 12 days ago

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