Templeton Of Alexandria

Alexandria, Virginia Homes for Sale

About Templeton Of Alexandria

Templeton Of Alexandria is a residential building in Alexandria, Virginia. Templeton Of Alexandria mostly features midsize units that are competitively priced. This building was constructed in 1974.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $240,000

Closed Prices: $183,000 to $357,500

Median Sale Price: $247,500

Average $ per sq ft: $221

Association Fee Ranges: $0 to $79, $0/mo

Type: Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single-Family Home

Age: 1974

Sq. Ft.: 1 to 1636 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 1 to 2 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 2 to 3 Bathrooms

Neighborhood Reviews

1 Review
2.0

Unreasonable Fees and Nosy Neighbors

Larissa J
Full Disclosure: I do not own a condo in the Templeton but rent from a unit owner. I have lived at the Templeton for two years and just moved to my own condo in another neighborhood. I lived in a one bedroom, 1.5 bathroom unit that had an updated kitchen, new flooring throughout the home, and updated fixtures. While others are trying to rent their units for $1600 or more a month, I paid $1350 a month my first year, and $1375 my second year--don't let these old tenants overcharge you. In general, my experience here was acceptable--the building is well maintained, quiet, the service staff is friendly and go and above and beyond, and the rent was affordable and included utilities, parking, and water. The reason why my rating is so low is due to the HOA/Coop. fees and the attitude of the tenants. I had considered the Templeton when researching homes, but the fees are not worth the amenities. There are condos of similar age or newer with far more amenities for less than the Templeton charges. The monthly fee is based on your unit size--my unit would have had a fee of slightly over 600 with the special assessment; two and three bedroom units will be charged over 1000. This fee includes general upkeep, master insurance coverage, maintenance of the home systems, the pool, etc. I've heard realtors lie to perspective buyers by saying there is a fitness center--there is no fitness area. There is this long-awaited terrace project in progress which will add some value, but not enough to warrant such a high fee, especially with no concierge. The majority of the tenants are the 65+ crowd, which means the building is quiet, and there is constant complaining. There is a rule of no moving/using carts through the entry way. I understand that their view is that it cheapens the look (of course, the 1980's modern theme in the lobby carries that responsibility on its own), but it isn't convenient. If you can't move a cart through the lobby, you have to go through the basement, down a few steps, then push the cart through the parking garage, up an incline to the parking lot. If you decide to go through the lobby, like a logical, efficient person would, somebody's crotchety grandpa will give you a hard time and threaten to report you. The people in this building have nothing better to judge people and be nosy, and offer no solutions. Additionally, my boyfriend's car as well as mine have been hit several times in the parking lot without any notes left. As the tenants have aged, they have become very cavalier in their pursuit of a space. Overall, if you can find a fair price to rent a unit, I would recommend it. You won't find a larger apartment for that price in the City of Alexandria. If you are contemplating owning a unit, know that the condo fees are not reasonable and I've been told by many realtors that they are quite hard to sell (mainly due to the HOA/coop fees).
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