Explore Lorton, VA

By Art Kruschka, Manassas Woodbridge Dumfries Real Estate Sevices
(Administrative Manager)
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Whether you live in the southwest where old Spanish missions still serve their communities, Boston where Old North Church thrives or live in Lorton, VA it is interesting that historic churches play an ongoing role in the life of their communities. Pohick Church in Lorton was the first Episcopalia...

By Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News
(Integrity Real Estate Group)
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With the grand opening of the new Lorton Workhouse Arts Center only a few weeks away the final preparations for the new gallery and artist's studios is almost complete.  While touring the grounds recently to look at the progress and talk with the center director I came across another reminder of ...

By Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News
(Integrity Real Estate Group)
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With over 21,000 jobs scheduled for a move to Fort Belvoir and another 2600 scheduled for Quantico all of the counties and areas close to the bases are preparing for change.  Even though the influx of personnel won't be complete until Fall 2011 signs of the influx are popping up.You can already s...

By Art Kruschka, Manassas Woodbridge Dumfries Real Estate Sevices
(Administrative Manager)
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Pohick Church in Lorton was once described as "The Mother Church of Northern Virginia".  It was established sometime prior to 1724 - the first sanctuary was a frame building at Old Colchester Road and Gunston Road (now the present day site of Cranford United Methodist Church).  As the congregatio...

By Art Kruschka, Manassas Woodbridge Dumfries Real Estate Sevices
(Administrative Manager)
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Hallowing Point is the epitome of living on the Potomac River in Northern Virginia.  The custom homes are on large lots with fantastic vistas of the Potomac River and Maryland.  The community has its' own park and boat launching facility right on the river. The interesting point is that you pass ...

By Art Kruschka, Manassas Woodbridge Dumfries Real Estate Sevices
(Administrative Manager)
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Gunston Hall and Gunston Manor are both on the Mason Neck Peninsula of Lorton.  Gunston Hall is the home of George Mason IV, an 18th century Virginia patriot Gunston Manor is a subdivision in transition The history surrounding GUNSTON HALL is very interesting and its' famous owner played an impor...

By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
(RE/MAX Executives)
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Greorge Mason IV (1725-1792) authored the Virginia Declaration of Rights,  It was eventually incorporated into the Virginia Constitution as Article 1.  Why is this of interest?  Many of the guarantees of the document were  incorporated into the Declaration of Independence and the US Bill of Right...

By Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News
(Integrity Real Estate Group)
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You have to smile when you see it, a big children's playground right behind the community center in the active adult neighborhood of Spring Hill.  Is there an expectation of some child like behavior among the homeowners in the community?  Forget playing bridge or shuffleboard just hang out on the...

By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
(RE/MAX Executives)
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Spring Hill is a community of Over 55 Homes being built on the Laurel Hill section of Lorton Prison land that was released for residential construction by Fairfax County.  Title to the land was passed to the county when the prison was closed.  They are, of course, one level homes with garages - s...

By Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News
(Integrity Real Estate Group)
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Have you ever had one of those moments when you are showing houses that you are struck by something you hadn't noticed before?  You are driving through a neighborhood you have shown dozens of times and landmarks that you pass everyday but for some reason on this particular day you suddenly see th...

By Art Kruschka, Manassas Woodbridge Dumfries Real Estate Sevices
(Administrative Manager)
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      Harbor View is an established Lorton VA Community of 170 detached homes on ½ acre plus lots.  The majority of the homes are custom built - no builder dominated the area.  There is a boat storage facility and boat launch ramp on Massey Creek that has direct access to the Occoquan River.  Ma...

By Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News
(Integrity Real Estate Group)
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My friends accuse me of making some of these little facts about Northern Virginia up.  Nope the stories are all real....well okay the one about the hook hanging on the car door at Lake Accotink....not so much. However the story of the Lorton Prison being the site of the Army's premier showcase fo...

By Tamara Inzunza, Close-In Alexandria and Arlington Living
(RE/MAX Executives)
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8301 Bluebird Way, Unit DLorton, Virginia 22079 Come and see this beautiful two bedroom home that offers two full baths, plus a den that is in mint move-in condition.  Freshly painted, new carpet, new kitchen flooring and appliances.  The master bedroom has an oversized walk-in closet. This home ...

By Art Kruschka, Manassas Woodbridge Dumfries Real Estate Sevices
(Administrative Manager)
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Masons Passage is a group of 180 homes at the corner of US 1 and Gunston Road.  They are within 15 minutes of Fort Belvoir.  There are 90 detached homes and 90 townhomes.  They were built in the period 1999 to 2,000 making them relarively new. They are also within 15 minutes of the Lorton VRE sta...

By Art Kruschka, Manassas Woodbridge Dumfries Real Estate Sevices
(Administrative Manager)
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There are only 3 public boat launching sites in Northern Virginia that have access to the Potomac River, Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.  Two of them are in Lorton. Pohick Bay Regional Park  Located just east of US 1 on the Mason Neck Peninsula of Lorton. Boats are launched into Pohick Bay...

By Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News
(Integrity Real Estate Group)
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When the Virginia Rail Express (VRE) first began operations along the I-95 corridor in 1992 there were questions as to whether the lack of housing near the train stations would derail the long term plans for the commuter rail. Since that time a new supply of "whistle stop" towns has sprung up clo...

By Art Kruschka, Manassas Woodbridge Dumfries Real Estate Sevices
(Administrative Manager)
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     Very few people are aware of the fact there is close-in cabin camping in Northern Virginia.  Pohick Bay Regional Park has excellent facilities.  The cabins have electricity, air conditioning, heat and two rooms. As can be seen in the photo below the room at the back of the cabin has a doubl...

By Art Kruschka, Manassas Woodbridge Dumfries Real Estate Sevices
(Administrative Manager)
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  In all my 30+ years driving around Northern Virginia as a real estate broker I have taken my camera (even before digital) and recorded those scenes I thought would be of some later use.  Last year I snapped the picture above of an old Lorton property located at the corner of Old Colchester and ...

By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
(RE/MAX Executives)
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  Lorton Station is a 300 acre subdivision of 950 newer homes just South of Fort Belvoir.  Detached homes and town homes are available and, yes, it is within 15 minutes of the entrance to Fort Belvoir.  Additionally, it is only 15 miles south of Washington, D.C. - the Lorton entrance to and exit...

By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
(RE/MAX Executives)
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Mason Neck, that section of Lorton with water on 3 sides is a natural wonderland.  The peninsula consists of 9,000 acres - 6,000 of which are under land management.  As a result, it is now home to 200 species of birds, 31 mammals and 44 species of reptiles and amphibians. Its' most famous landown...

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