Lakevale Estates is a neighborhood comprised of 283 homes within a homeowners association. Lakevale is conveniently located close to downtown Vienna, as well as to Oakton and Reston.
The homes within Lakevale feed into the Flint Hill Elementary, Thoreau Middle School, and Madison High School pyramid. For children in Fairfax County’s Level IV Advanced Academic Program, there is also the option to attend Level IV Center Schools Louise Archer Elementary starting in 3rd grade, and Luther Jackson Middle School for 7th and 8th grades. Lakevale children walk to Flint Hill Elementary and Madison High School and take a neighborhood bus to Thoreau and Luther Jackson.
At the heart of Lakevale is its beautiful lake with dock. Residents enjoy fishing or launching small non-motorized craft such as kayaks or paddleboards. Overlooking the picturesque lake are Lakevale’s baseball field and pool.
Lakevale is only one of two neighborhoods in Vienna with its own private pool. Other pools in Vienna are membership-based with waitlists of approximately five to seven years in length. The Lakevale Estates pool is available for use by Lakevale residents and their guests. A wading pool for young children enclosed by a separate fence, as well as a six-lane pool with a low-height diving board are typically open from Memorial Day to Labor Day seven days per week and staffed by lifeguards during the summer.
An observation deck next to the pool allows for lovely views of the lake or a quiet spot to read a book. It is also an area contained by two gates, which makes it a nice option for young children to enjoy a snack or roll a ball.
The Clubhouse is a two-level structure adjacent to the pool. The upper level is a large room with fully equipped kitchen available for meetings, parties, and other gatherings. The upper level also has two access points to an expansive deck overlooking the pool. Stairs from the upper level deck lead down to the pool deck. The lower level of the Clubhouse is the main entrance to the pool past the lifeguard check in desk and through the bathrooms, showers, and changing areas, which were beautifully and completely renovated in 2019.
The Lakevale Estates community also is home to two tennis/pickleball courts with shaded benches, and a single-player tennis wall. Nearby the tennis courts is a playground with monkey bars, slides, and swings.
Swim team is one of the most fun Lakevale summer activities! The Lakevale Dolphins are members of the Northern Virginia Swimming League, which is comprised of 17 divisions of approximately six teams each. The swim season typically lasts about six weeks from mid-June to the end of July. If a swimmer can swim 25 meters unassisted, the equivalent of one pool length, the child may join swim team! Swimmers may participate in Monday night developmental B Meets as well as Saturday morning competitive A Meets. Practices are in the afternoons after school from Memorial Day until school lets out for the summer, and then move to a morning time Monday through Friday. Practice time slots are determined by the child’s age. Young swimmers not yet able to swim a 25 meter lap, may join the mini-Dolphins, or mini-Ds. Mini-Ds typically practice three mornings per week.
In addition to practices and meets, swimmers and their families can participate in a variety of social events such as a pancake breakfast, Friday night pep rallies, Bingo, Laser Tag, Scavenger Hunt, and more!
Lakevale residents love upholding community traditions such as the July 3rd potluck block party with a moonbounce and bands. A children’s bike parade on July 4th, followed by field games (egg toss, three-legged race, sack race) and pool games (coin dives, belly flop contest, lollipop dive) is a very popular celebration. Halloween is another family friendly event with a costume parade, games, and crafts, as well as trick or treating on the 31st. Breakfast with Santa is a cherished event including a potluck breakfast, songs, and a visit from Santa who arrives on an antique fire truck with sacks of presents for Lakevale children.
The newest Lakevale tradition is hosting Food Truck Thursdays in the pool parking lot during the spring and summer. Bands frequently entertain residents who remain on site to enjoy their meals.