MS. REBECCA SHEIR
And now our weekly trip around the region. On today's "Door To Door," we visit Foxhall Village in Northwest D.C. and Pimmit Hills, Va.
MS. CINDY KWITCHOFF
My name is Cindy Kwitchoff. I'm 45 years old and I live in Pimmit Hills, Va. It’s right inside the beltway. It borders Route 7 and Route 123. Officially, we're part of Falls Church but essentially because Tyson's Corner is becoming a major city in itself we are right there at the border of Tyson's Corner and so now people are actually calling us the Tyson's Corner area.
MS. CINDY KWITCHOFF
Pimmit Hills used to be a farmers' field and this was all country way back when. And in the 1950s, late 1940s, a big subdivision was built on the farmer's field. And at the time, it was one of the largest subdivisions in Fairfax County. The population of Pimmit Hills is about 6,000 even though we're surrounded by cities and major roads. It's still a community where the trees are very large and mature and it's a great place to walk around and walk a dog or jog around and people are friendly. They say hi to you when you walk by and it's just a nice place to live.
MR. PAUL DONVITTO
I'm Paul Donvitto (sp?) . I'm a lifelong D.C. resident. In fact, I'm a third-generation D.C. resident. My family and I moved to Foxhall Village in early 2002. Foxhall Village is a little area of the city nestled close to the Potomac River, between Georgetown and Palisades. It’s a neighborhood with about 400 houses. Most of it was built in the early to mid-1920s. It was one of the first planned communities in, not only in Washington D.C., but in America.
MR. PAUL DONVITTO
There's such an architectural consistency throughout Foxhall Village that even if one, two or three houses per block were significantly altered, the entire architectural fabric of the community would really be decimated. The neighborhood was at least loosely based on the houses built in the 16th and 17th century in Tewkesbury, which is in the West Country in England. Much of the residential architecture in Tewkesbury had been demolished in the late 1960s and 1970s. So in many ways the neighborhood of Foxhall Village is really all that remains of the original city that inspired it.
We heard from Paul Donvitto in Foxhall Village and Cindy Kwitchoff in Pimmit Hills. If you think your neighborhood should be a part of "Door to Door" send an email to email@example.com and to see a map of all the doors we've knocked on so far, visit our website, metroconnection.org.
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I'm Rebecca Sheir and thanks for listening to "Metro Connection," a production of WAMU 88.5 news.
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