FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Original Kingstowne Developer and Homebuilder Returns to Alexandra, VA to Unveil New 55+ Community


Alexandria, VA, (October 16, 2018) — Miller & Smith, the Washington region’s most award-winning home builder and real estate developer, is pleased to introduce Walhaven at Kingstowne, a brand new community designed for 55+ living.


Walhaven at Kingstowne is the only new community of its kind in Alexandria, VA and offers active adult homebuyers two townhome collections including the Kirkton and the Windfaire. The modern three-level townhomes feature private elevators, two-car garages, designer kitchens, spacious owner’s suites and available screened porches, decks and rear terraces to accommodate easy indoor/outdoor living and a low-maintenance lifestyle. Both collections deliver “lock and leave” home designs with up to 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths and up to 2,825 square-feet of living space.


Walhaven at Kingstowne is located in Alexandria, VA, just minutes from shops, restaurants, entertainment and amenities including multiple outdoor pools, fitness centers, tennis courts and community centers. The close proximity to the Franconia-Springfield Metro station also provides residents with easy access to Washington, D.C. and Ronald Reagan National Airport.


“We had both the privilege and responsibility of shaping the original vision for Kingstowne more than 30 years ago,” said Doug Smith, president of Miller and Smith. “We are thrilled to return to the highly sought-after area with the introduction of Walhaven at Kingstowne, a first-of-its-kind community that offers a fresh approach to 55+ living.”


In 1984, Miller and Smith rezoned 1,300 acres of undeveloped land in Fairfax County. At the time, it was the second largest rezoning in the county’s history. Only 12 miles from Washington D.C., Kingstowne quickly became a growing sub-market and mixed-use community, where residents could live, shop, and dine, while enjoying a shorter commute to work in the city. Since developing the land in 1984, Miller & Smith constructed 1,500 out of the 5,800 residential homes.


Walhaven at Kingstowne elevator townhomes start from the low-$600s with models now open. For more information on Walhaven at Kingstowne, click here or follow Miller & Smith on Facebook and Twitter.


About Miller & Smith:

Founded in 1964, Miller & Smith has been one of the Washington area’s top privately owned buildings and development firms for over 50 years. Active in both residential and commercial real estate, the company has earned a reputation for creating innovative and imaginative homes and communities. In 2017, Miller & Smith sold 113 single-family home and 185 townhomes. Miller & Smith has built 6,100+ single-family homes, nearly 9,400 townhomes and 2,200+ condominiums, and has developed approximately 13,770 homesites in 130 communities throughout Maryland, Virginia and Delaware. The company is headquartered in McLean, Virginia. The company is headquartered in McLean, Virginia. For more information, click here or follow Miller & Smith on Facebook and Twitter and YouTube.

Our Return to Kingstowne in Alexandria, VA

Miller & Smith is very excited to bring a brand new 55+ community to Walhaven at Kingstowne, and believe it or not, we have been here in Kingstowne from the beginning!


In 1984, Miller & Smith rezoned about 1,300 acres of land in Fairfax County and at the time, it was the second largest rezoning in the county’s history. Only 12 miles from Washington D.C., it was the perfect location for a mixed-use community, where residents could live, shop, and dine, and have a shorter commute to work in the city.


Since developing the land back in ‘84, Miller & Smith has constructed about 1,500 out of the 5,800 homes. With easy access to the Capital Beltway and Metro stations, it is no surprise that today, Kingstowne is still a highly sought-after location to live. The Washington Post even refers to the community as “a vast planned community with hyperlocal traditions.”


Because of Kingstowne’s success thus far, we decided to return to our roots and continue to expand the options that homebuyers have when looking to purchase a new home in the Alexandria area. Our new Walhaven neighborhood in Kingstowne is designed specifically for homebuyers 55+ in a community that has existing amenities and conveniences nearby. This is the only new community of its kind in Alexandria!


We considered everything that active adults need, combined with the luxuries that they want, and from that came our new 3-level elevator townhomes. These two “lock & leave” designs are truly an exciting addition to our repertoire, and promote a low-maintenance lifestyle for those who need it the most. Featuring 2-car garages, private elevators, designer kitchens, and luxurious owner’s suites, your new home at Walhaven will be the talk of the town.



Kirkton – 3 Bedroom(s), 2 Full Bath(s), 1 Half Bath(s), 2 Car Garage. Up to 2,793 sq. ft.

Priced from $599,990



Windfaire- 3 Bedroom(s), 2 Full Bath(s), 1 Half Bath(s), 2 Car Garage, Up to 2,825 sq. ft.

from $629,990


Our model will be Grand Opening this weekend at Walhaven!. Call Karen Owens at 571-257-6231 for more information, or visit




Meet our Walhaven at Kingstowne Sales Manager: Karen Owens

Although our new Walhaven at Kingstowne community speaks for itself, we knew that our sales manager needed to be passionate and really know our 55+ homebuyer. Enter: Karen Owens. The Grand Opening for our new 3-level elevator townhomes at Walhaven is this Saturday, August 11th & 12th, so we thought there is no better way to introduce you to the process than letting you get to know Karen a bit more!


Karen Owens was born in the small, rural town of Emporia, Virginia, and grew up with 10 brothers and sisters. Let that sink in for a moment. That’s almost two full Brady Bunches. Needless to say, Karen learned at an early age to work well with others, and just as importantly, to go after what she wants. These traits have served her well in her 20+ year career in new home sales. When Karen saw that Miller & Smith was building a 55+ community in Kingstowne, she knew it was the perfect fit. Read on to learn why you are going to love working with Karen Owens at Walhaven at Kingstowne.


Q: What excites you the most about being part of Walhaven at Kingstowne?

A: Well for starters I’ve lived in Alexandria for 40 years so I know what makes Kingstowne such a gem. When my friends and I talk about the perfect location, we want accessibility, walkability, and close proximity to recreation, grandkids, and daily conveniences. Few places can compete with Kingstowne for its convenience to the Beltway, Metro, and all the shops and restaurants of the town center. Walhaven is special because Kingstowne has a softer side as well. Mature trees. A lake with trails that wind around it. Parks and golf courses. Places to connect with nature. You really get the best of both worlds here.



Q: What’s the best part about working with Active Adults?

A: For me, helping people create their home is so much more than a job. Home is sacred. It’s not just one of the biggest investments we make in our lives, it’s one of the most personal. I really enjoy making that personal connection with my customers. I think that’s why I particularly like working with 55+ homebuyers. We relate to one another. I know how important it is to find a home you love today, yet continues to fit your needs 10 or 15 years down the road. Our townhomes are the perfect fit. An elevator is included. The floorplans are open with wide hallways and doorways. Lots of natural light and great spaces for entertaining. And they’re designed to minimize upkeep and maintenance. We even take care of all the landscaping. This really is easy-living at its finest.



Q: What’s your idea of fun?

A: For big fun, I like to travel. Get me on a plane to Italy and I’m in heaven. For day to day fun, I love listening to live music. Here in Kingstowne, Fiona’s Irish Pub is a great place to listen to live music and for bigger acts, The Birchmere is a great Alexandria venue. With the Beltway just minutes away, even Wolf Trap and the Kennedy Center are easily accessible. And when you’re ready to lock up and explore places beyond the DC region, Reagan National Airport is just 20 minutes away.


Are you ready for the lock and leave lifestyle at Walhaven at Kingstowne? With features that create a low-maintenance lifestyle that you are looking for, these gorgeous homes are perfect for those who have that wanderlust mentality! Give Karen a call at (703)755-5242 or email her at to schedule your appointment.

Introducing Brand New 55+ Living in Fairfax County, VA

This year, we are excited to return to a community that Miller & Smith helped shape over 50 years ago! One of our newest communities, Walhaven at Kingstowne, will be, 55+ modern 3-Level townhomes with private elevators located conveniently in Fairfax County, VA. The homes are inspired by a lifestyle suited for active adults in a community with established amenities that you have always dreamed of. Let us guide you through all of the amazing ways that this community can be the Perfect Place for your new Miller & Smith home!


The Homes

Featuring all of the conveniences you didn’t know you needed, we are excited to introduce brand new, 3-level elevator townhome designs to Walhaven at Kingstowne. Designed with you in mind, these homes will be bright, spacious, and perfect for entertaining. Whether you’re hosting family for Sunday night dinner or having friends over for cocktails, the open spaces in these homes provide unlimited opportunities to create unforgettable memories. Additionally, the low-maintenance lifestyle that these homes encourage is ideal for those who are wander-lusters or people on the go.


The Amenities

A wealth of activities awaits you at Kingstowne! Staying active is a breeze with two fitness centers, two outdoor pools, six tennis courts, three sand volleyball courts, an aerobics studio, miles of walking trails, and twenty-five tot lots for when the grandkids come to visit. Kingstowne residents also have their pick at a list of clubs, organizations, and year-round community events to choose from. Whatever each day has in store, you can be sure that there will never be a shortage of exciting activities just steps from your front door.


The Community

In addition to all of the amenities nestled in the Kingstowne community, minutes from your new Miller & Smith home is the Kingstowne Towne Center, where a night out on the town has never been closer and errands are made easy with a one-stop location. This center has everything from a variety of dining, shopping, services, specialty stores, and so much more. For those who seek more thrilling weekend activities than grocery shopping, Kingstowne even has its own Regal Cinemas and is home to one of three Top Golf Driving Range and Restaurant locations in Virginia.


The Location

Not only is Walhaven at Kingstowne an amazing community to become a part of, but the location is hard to beat. Located in Fairfax County, VA, Kingstowne provides easy access to I-395, I-495, the Franconia Springfield Metro Station, and Reagan National Airport. Looking for an exciting day trip experience? Kingstowne is just 9 miles to additional shopping, dining, and entertainment at the National Harbor, and 15 miles from our nation’s capital.


There will only be 32 Miller & Smith homes at Walhaven at Kingstowne, so if you are interested in updates and special invitations to first look events, visit and register for our VIP list!