Falls Church Neighborhoods: Pimmit Hills

March 25, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Pimmit Hills is bordered by Route 7, Route 123 and the Beltway, and is convenient to McLean, Tysons Corner, Falls Church City and Vienna. Founded in 1950, it’s one of the oldest communities in Fairfax County, and with over 1,600 single-family homes on 633 acres, it’s also one of the largest. The neighborhood was originally built with no sidewalks or curbs, and 1,280 of the homes were built with identical floor plans. Today, many of the homes feature additions, and in recent years, some of the older homes have been torn down and replaced with larger models.

Metrobus runs throughout the community, and the West Falls Church Metro station is just a mile from the border of the neighborhood. Several county-maintained parks are located in Pimmit Hills, and the neighborhood is within walking distance to nearby grocery and retail stores and popular eating establishments.

Typical Pimmit Hills House

Pimmit Hills also has a citizens’ association. Membership is voluntary, and the dues paid by members ($12/individual, $20/family per year) goes toward funding community events and the Pimmit Hills Dispatch newsletter, which is delivered to every home in the community and has been published since 1952. The association also maintains a blog to help people keep up with the latest happenings in the community. There are no formal or enforcable architectural guidelines, but the association tries to maintain the look and feel of the neighborhood through “peer pressure and positive reinforcement,” according to a 2005 Washington Post article by Susan Straight.

In the last year, 52 homes changed hands in Pimmit Hills, ranging from $270,000 for a 3-bedroom, 1 bath rambler built in 1954 to $730,000 for a colonial built in 2004 with 5 bedrooms, 3 full baths, and one half bath.That number is up from the same period the previous year, when 42 homes were sold.

Newer home in the neighborhood

Currently, seven houses are on the market in Pimmit Hills, and ten more are under contract. Those that are being actively marketed range from a 2-bedroom, 1-bath rambler with an asking price of $315,900 to a 5-bedroom, 4.5 bath colonial for $999,900 that was built in 2009.

Pimmit Hills continues to be a popular destination for homeowners, and with the recent redevelopment in Tysons Corner, it looks like that is a trend that will continue into the foreseeable future.

Data Source: MRIS.  All information deemed accurate but not guaranteed.

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