Living In: The Mosaic District

Spanning over 32 acres of Fairfax County, the Mosaic District offers a strong sense of community for its residents. Located in Merrifield, Mosaic serves as an all-purpose town center; farmers markets and movie nights are popular attractions. Retail and real estate developers collaborated to ensure Mosaic maintained a balance of fashionable stores and functional housing. The thoughtful planning paid off—now, the Mosaic District is a highlight in the heart of Northern Virginia. With a prime location just outside the Capital Beltway, the lively urban neighborhood maintains a close-knit feel.

Prior to the Mosaic District’s development by EDENS in 2013, the area of Merrifield was primarily an industrial site. Besides a cinema, there was little in the way of attractions. However, the location held promise, especially with its proximity to the Dunn Loring Metro station and Inova Fairfax Hospital. In development, Mosaic was design-oriented from the start. If Mosaic looks distinctive among Northern Virginia neighborhoods, it’s because it was intended to be unique. Tom Kiler, EDENS’ vice president of development, shared that Mosaic was purposefully designed by a range of architects from outside of the area. The result is an exceptional neighborhood filled with contemporary architecture and plenty of green space.

Housing options include luxury apartment complexes, sleek condos, and single-family homes. Homebuyers can expect convenience at their fingertips, as Mosaic was designed with pedestrians in mind. Another attraction of the neighborhood is its dedication to environmentally friendly living. The entire Mosaic District is LEED-certified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), which means it was designed and build in accordance to a green building certification system. In fact, Mosaic piloted Fairfax Country’s LEED Neighborhood Development Program.

Residents and visitors alike can enjoy the amenities offered in the district. At the center of it all is Strawberry Park, the greenspace utilized for weekly farmers markets, exercise classes, and outdoor movie nights. The Angelika—a popular art-house cinema—brings high-end entertainment. Plus, with ground-floor retail space of 281,000 square feet, the district is never short of options for shopping. Local boutiques and small businesses stand alongside name-brand stores. Restaurants range from high-end dining to coffee shops. The district is also home to multipurpose offices, including the headquarters for national brand Custom Ink.

Along with maximum walkability, the Mosaic District offers a multitude of transportation possibilities. Homebuyers experience the convenience of being less than a 30-minute drive from DC, and ten minutes from Tysons. The district is located between Route 50, I-66, and the Capital Beltway, yet still maintains a secluded feel. Parking is free in the garages found throughout. Accessibility is not limited to vehicles, however. Serving the Orange Line, Dunn Loring-Merrifield Metro is within walking distance from the town center. A free shuttle runs from the station to the district daily. Metrobus and Fairfax Connector routes also serve the area.

Are you looking to be a part of the vibrant Mosaic community? Please contact me today for more information.

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