Established in 1890, the Town of Vienna offers a small town experience just 14 miles from downtown Washington DC. Walking through its historic downtown and exploring the local businesses make it clear that Vienna is a unique place that more than earned its ranking by Money as the third best small town in the country. Nestled in a five square mile area, with a population of under 17,000, Vienna truly has a small town, community feel amid the Northern Virginia suburbs. Conveniently accessible by Metro,495, Route 7, Route 66 and Route 123, Vienna offers all the nearby amenities while maintaining its own, special appeal.
If you want to own your own home, you will be in good company in Vienna with 84% of the residences owner-occupied. According to Zillow, the 2020 median home value has steadily risen, and is presently over $760,000. Single-family homes account for 82% of the housing units in Vienna, although there is some limited inventory of townhouses and multi-family units. Most new construction in Vienna consists of tear-downs of existing housing, and the total number of units is forecast to increase to 5,721 by 2025 and remain stable at that number.
Living in Vienna offers many benefits for its residents. The downtown commercial district on Church and Maple Streets, features brick sidewalks, outdoor dining and an eclectic assortment of retail and commercial establishments. Governed by a mayor and City Council, Vienna’s police, garbage and other municipal services are well organized and respected. Some of the best schools in the state are located in Vienna, including James Madison Highschool, which is ranked nationally and state-wide, and known for its award winning band program and a host of other championship activities. In addition to its downtown and its own grocery stores, Vienna is adjacent to the malls at Tyson’s Corner. The abundance of restaurants in town range from fancy to family-friendly.
Packed within the Vienna area are many outdoor activities. Wolftrap National Park for the Performing Arts features performances and events of all kinds. Vienna also accesses the Washington & Old Dominion Railroad Regional Park, a 45 mile rail to trail path for avid runners and cyclists, stretching from Leesburg to Mount Vernon. With an 18-hole golf course for starters, the Westwood Country Club also has tennis courts, an Olympic-size swimming pool, fitness center and an updated pool/tennis clubhouse. Nature lovers can take in the Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, a 95 acre park with lakes, forests and an indoor tropical garden. The Vienna Town Green holds summer concerts and other annual events that help maintain the small town feel of the community. With COVID-19, some of these activities have been cancelled, but many others are either open or available virtually.
Well deserving its ranking as a great small town, Vienna is a wonderful place to live. Contact Casey Margenau Fine Homes to learn more about finding a Home in Vienna.