Copies of the original survey plats (maps) of the Tanglewood subdivision from
Fairfax County Site Records, including easements and rights of way.
With thanks to former resident Allen Jensen who curated this information.
Original Survey Plats
||Tanglevale Drive (west), Minuet Court, Madrigal Way
||Tanglevale Drive (central), Riviera Drive (north)
||Riviera Drive (west,east), Corsica Street
||Corsica Street (cul de sac) and areas adjacent to Laurel Ridge and Carmichael Drive
||Abbotsford Drive, Rhapsody Drive, Concert Court
Other Tanglewood Facts
Tanglewood Community Association was formed in 1976. Do you know
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Early historical notes provided by former resident Earl Smith:
The builder was Woodlawn Enterprises, with the principal owner/developer
Clyde Anderson, and with financial backing from Milton Petersen. The field
superintendent was Bob Batal (who later established his own enterprise,
Batal Builders). Mr. Anderson’s daughter lived in one of the models.
She sold it in 2010.
The houses were built in order of the zones. So the west side of the creek
(zones 1, 2, and 3) were built first and then zones 4 and 5 on the east
side. The model homes were the three houses on the left side of the
entrance on Tanglevale from Vale. The models were ready for showing in or
around 1968. The models consisted of two five bedroom colonial models and
one split level design. In 1970 the builder introduced a four bedroom
colonial, the market was very slow at the time. Allen and Rose Jensen bought the first
four bedroom in February 1970. The builder was planning on using that house
as a show model. We allowed them to show it while we were occupying it. (We
got a lot of goodies and benefits.)
The models were listed for sale at $43,500 for the split, $44,500 for the
four bedroom colonial and $45,500-46,500 for the five bedroom models. There
was also a premium charged for any lot that backed up to the park. (I think
$1,500.) There were extra charges for garage over carport and double garage
as well as double carport.
Woodlawn Enterprises controlled the HOA until all the houses were sold. The
dues were $10 a year.
On June 1, 1976 with the completion of the project, Woodlawn turned over the
HOA to the homeowners. They gave the Association a starter check of $265.
Tom Walsh became the first president of TCA. The dues remained at $10 per annum.
In 1985 the dues were increased to a whopping $15.
In 1990 the dues were increased to $20.
In 1994 the dues were increased to $24.
In 1995 the dues were increased to $40, where they remained until 2002 when
they were doubled to $80 per year.