The Alexandria townhouse was built in 1982 and was recently updated.

Prices in the city of Alexandria have spiked in recent months because of the announcement of the Amazon headquarters coming to National Landing. (Amazon founder and chief executive Jeff Bezos owns The Washington Post.) But not far away, home prices in the Alexandria section of Fairfax County can still be affordable, particularly in comparison with Fairfax County’s median sales price of $527,750 in March, as reported by Bright MLS.

For example, the two-level townhouse at 8461 Diablo Ct. in Alexandria is priced at $299,900. The monthly homeowner association fee is $96, and annual property taxes are $2,942.

The kitchen features stainless-steel appliances and tile flooring.

Built in 1982 and located in Pinewood South, this townhouse has been upgraded in recent years. The 1,200-square-foot townhouse has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The main level has hardwood flooring, a powder room and a renovated kitchen with tile flooring, stainless-steel appliances and a large double window. This level also has combined living and dining room with a glass door to the backyard. Upstairs are three bedrooms and one bathroom. Two bedrooms have carpeting, and the master bedroom has hardwood flooring and a door to the shared bathroom.

The main level has hardwood flooring.

The townhouse is located a short drive from shops and restaurants.

Assigned schools include Riverside Elementary, Whitman Middle and Mount Vernon High, all rated below-average by based on test scores. For more photos, visit

For information, contact real estate agent Anthony Lam with Redfin Corp. at 703-574-2873.

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