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Meet our Walhaven at Kingstowne Sales Manager: Karen Owens

Posted on August 6, 2018 by Miller and Smith Blog Team

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.