Explore Lorton, VA
By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
(RE/MAX Executives)
Comments 2
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. It is a small community of 90 detached homes and 90 townhomes.  They were built in the period 1999 to 2000 making them relatively new. It's about 10 minutes to the Virginia Railway Express Station in Lorton Gunston Plaza Shopping Center is approximately 5 minutes as is Lorton Station Marketplace Lorton Community Library is approximately 5 minutes from Masons Passage The Lorton I-95 interchange is within 10 minutes as is southbound I-95 at Woodbridge Masons Passage is an appropriate name for the subdivision - it is at the head of the Mason Neck Penninsula. A bicycle path runs for 7 miles to the MASON NECK STATE PARK WILDLIFE REFUGE POHICK BAY PUBLIC GOLF COURSE is a...
By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
(RE/MAX Executives)
Comments 4
Cavanaugh Crossing is adjacent to the site of the now "former" Lorton Prison site.  The subdivision is accessed from Hooes Road - just a few seconds north of Route 123 in Lorton.  They are Brookfield built and feature Soutthern Mansion styles as well as traditional colonial style.  The Lorton VRE railway station is approximately 10 minutes away with service to both L'Enfant Plaza and Union Station in Washington, D.C. Once aboard you the train You can transfer to Metrorail at the Franconia-Springfield metro station. Another option is to pull out onto Route 123, cross the Occoquan River and be at the VDOT Commuter Parking Lot at Old Bridge Road in Woodbridge in approximately 10 minutes for Commuter Bus service to The Pentagon and Washington, DC Or join a Carpool. Approximately 5 mimutes f...
By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
(RE/MAX Executives)
Comments 0
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 one builder dominated the area.  The boat storage facility and boat launch ramp on Massey Creek has direct access to the Occoquan River.  Many of the homeowners store their boats on their lot since there are no restrictions about boat storage.  I know because the boat pictured in the driveway belongs to one of my Harbor View clients Harbor View is Within 15 minutes of Fort Belvoir, The I-95 entrance at Lorton and The Lorton VRE Station.  Its' proximity to the railroad station and I-95 make it a desirable location for commuting to Washington, D.C. and the Pentagon.  Since it is on the Mason Neck Peninsula the parks below can be reached in 15 minut...
By Art Kruschka, Manassas Woodbridge Dumfries Real Estate Sevices
(Administrative Manager)
Comments 2
The chart below demonstrates clearly that October 2008 versus October 2007 price reduction percentages were greater in Prince William County than they were in Fairfax County. Are there speculations as to why this occurred?  Yes, and that is exactly what they are - speculations.  However, we believe there is one indisputable reason. Home prices are normally lower in Prince William County than in Fairfax County So a huge number of sub-prime loans were made in Prince William County Home foreclosures, therefore, are higher in Prince William County Lenders have a greater number of homes to sell in Prince William County causing asking prices to be lower than areas with fewer foreclosures such as Fairfax County As a result, many people in Prince William County who do not have to sell their hom...
By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
(RE/MAX Executives)
Comments 0
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 through several very prominent historical sites, parks and open pasture land to get there. Pohick Church -  It was located in a frame building at Old Colchester Road and Gunston Road.  No less than 3 prominent 18th century "personages", George Washington, George Fairfax and George Mason IV disagreed on relocating the church to its' present location at US1 and Old Colchester Road - GW won the day. Cranford United Methodist Church  It was moved to the old Pohick Church site, has been rebuilt and r...
By Art Kruschka, Manassas Woodbridge Dumfries Real Estate Sevices
(Administrative Manager)
Comments 0
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 from I-95 is just outside the community on Lorton Road.  On those occasions when you need to go to the Pentagon the VRE Lorton Station is in the community.  Take a Northbound train, change to the Metro Blue Line at King Street and go to the Pentagon Station. Commuters to DC will also want to use the VRE at Lorton Kids attend Lorton Station Elementary and, depending on where you live, they will attend either South County Secondary or Hayfield Secondary. Three shopping centers, Lorton Station Marketpl...
By Art Kruschka, Manassas Woodbridge Dumfries Real Estate Sevices
(Administrative Manager)
Comments 0
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 from I-95 is just outside the community on Lorton Road.  On those occasions when you need to go to the Pentagon the VRE Lorton Station is in the community.  Take a Northbound train, change to the Metro Blue Line at King Street and go to the Pentagon Station. Commuters to DC will also want to use the VRE at Lorton Kids attend Lorton Station Elementary and, depending on where you live, they will attend either South County Secondary or Hayfield Secondary. Three shopping centers, Lorton Station Marketpl...
By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
(RE/MAX Executives)
Comments 2
Remember the Sunday afternoon drive?  That was a standard family activity until the mid 50's.  Well, the seven mile drive from US 1 in Lorton east on Gunston Road to and from Hallowing Point would qualify as a Sunday afternoon drive.  It is a relaxing, scenic drive 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 through several very prominent historical sites, parks and open pasture land to get there. Pohick Church -  It was located in a frame building at Old Colchester Road and Gunston Road.  No less than 3 prominent 18th century "personage...
By Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News
(Integrity Real Estate Group)
Comments 8
This guide is geared towards "new" Lorton.  Lorton neighborhoods have been around a long time.  In fact the Lorton area has plenty of history that goes all the way back to our early famous neighbors, George Washington and George Mason.  There are older neighborhoods which are just as popular today as they were when they were built in the 50's, 60's and 70's. Over the last 10 years a "new" Lorton has emerged which has brought a renewal to southern Fairfax County.Most of the "new" Lorton growth came about when the Lorton Prison Complex was ordered closed in 1998.  With just over 3200 acres the prison complex gave Fairfax County developers an opportunity to create an entire new vision for the land and its usage.  With a Virginia Rail Express Station already in place in Lorton (1994) the ar...
By Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News
(Integrity Real Estate Group)
Comments 2
When my parents discovered having two fidigty children in the backseat of a car, one prone to car sickness, made travel to visit grandparents in Florida more of a chore than fun they turned to the train for a better way to go.  As we grew older and a car trip or even an airplane would have made more sense we insisted that a train ride would be more fun.  And they were.  Looking out the windows as the countryside passed by, falling asleep to the clack of the rails and listening to the whistle blow as we passed through small towns were all part of the adventure.Fast forward to today and my brother who lives in Florida decided to retry our old family vacation with a twist.  He brought his family from Florida to Virginia on the Auto Train.  The train runs from Sanford Florida to Lorton Virg...
By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
(RE/MAX Executives)
Comments 0
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 from I-95 is just outside the community on Lorton Road.  On those occasions when you need to go to the Pentagon the VRE Lorton Station is in the community.  Take a Northbound train, change to the Metro Blue Line at King Street and go to the Pentagon Station. Commuters to DC will also want to use the VRE at Lorton Kids attend Lorton Station Elementary and, depending on where you live, they will attend either South County Secondary or Hayfield Secondary. Three shopping centers, Lorton Station Marketpl...
By Art Kruschka, Manassas Woodbridge Dumfries Real Estate Sevices
(Administrative Manager)
Comments 0
Just off the Fairfax County Parkway on Telegraph Road Raceway Farms provides a unique setting for ease of commuting and overall convenience.   For example, all 3 school grade levels are within 10 minutes.  It is a beautifully maintained subdivision with detached homes having living space of 2,200 to 3,000 square feet 5 minutes to the Fort Belvoir Gate at Beulah Street 7 minutes to I-95 10 minutes to the LORTON VRE TRAIN STATION with service to WASHINGTON, DC 15 minutes to the FRANCONIA-SPRINGFIELD METRORAIL STATION Kingstowne Library is about 5 minutes away to the north on Telegraph Road Springfield Mall is within 15 minutes POHICK BAY REGIONAL PARK is within 15 minutes with pool, camping, boat launch, cabins and shelter rental POHICK BAY REGIONAL GOLF COURSE is within 15 minutes if you...
By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
(RE/MAX Executives)
Comments 4
It starts every day at 4:00 PM when the Auto Train departs from the Lorton Auto Train Terminal on a non-stop trip to Florida.  A location outside Washington was necessary since the auto carriers will not fit in the Washington, DC railway tunnels.  The service has been operating at this location since 1971. From the time you turn your car over to the attendant, enter the terminal, board the train to your assigned seat and the deisel  locomotive pulls away from the station the sense of anticipation escalates. You know your car, van, motorcycle, SUV, small boat, jet ski or other recreational vehicle are tucked safely away in the auto carriers that are part of the train assembly. Meanwhile, you can sit back in your coach seat, bedroom or roomette, relax, read, enjoy the scenery, visit with ...
By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
(RE/MAX Executives)
Comments 0
Gunston Manor is unlike any other Northern Virginia waterfront community.  It was developed in 1929 as a weekend camping retreat.  There are no sidewalks. sewers, very limited homeowner's association rules and a blend of newand then and old homes.  You'll see cottages with no more than 1,000 square feet of living space overlooking the Potomac River.  Gunston Manor has been home to some families for three or four generations.  Why?  They can kayak, fish, hike and water ski without ever leaving home. Due to its' proximity to the Mason Neck Wildlife Refuge you live with a wide variety of birds and animals  The road to Gunston Manor from Route 1 is a two lane, seven mile long road that passes POHICK BAY REGIONAL GOLF COURSE, POHICH BAY REGIONAL PARK, George Mason's GUNSTON HALL and the MASO...
By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
(RE/MAX Executives)
Comments 4
Just off the Fairfax County Parkway on Telegraph Road Raceway Farms provides a unique setting for ease of commuting and overall convenience.   For example, all 3 school grade levels are within 10 minutes.  It is a beautifully maintained subdivision with detached homes having living space of 2,200 to 3,000 square feet 5 minutes to the Fort Belvoir Gate at Beulah Street 7 minutes to I-95 10 minutes to the LORTON VRE TRAIN STATION with service to WASHINGTON, DC 15 minutes to the FRANCONIA-SPRINGFIELD METRORAIL STATION Kingstowne Library is about 5 minutes away to the north on Telegraph Road Springfield Mall is within 15 minutes POHICK BAY REGIONAL PARK is within 15 minutes with pool, camping, boat launch, cabins and shelter rental POHICK BAY REGIONAL GOLF COURSE is within 15 minutes if you...
By Art Kruschka, Manassas Woodbridge Dumfries Real Estate Sevices
(Administrative Manager)
Comments 0
Strange as it may seem the postal address of Inlet Cove is Fort Belvoir, Virginia 22060.  It is just 1 mile south of the main gate of Fort Belvoir between the Fairfax County Parkway and Telegraph Road and abuts  the southwestern section of Fort Belvoir. Community Features It is a 40 acre planned community with 148 detached homes and 108 town homes.  There is a pool, clubhouse, tot lot, playground and interconnecting walkways in the community.  When you pull out of the subdivision onto the Richmond Highway you are literally looking at the trees of the southern section of Fort Belvoir.  The trees of the post are on your left and right as you drive north.  If you are active duty or retired the Fort Belvoir Commissary is within 10 minutes The Gunston Plaza Shopping is less than 10 minutes ...
By Art Kruschka, Manassas Woodbridge Dumfries Real Estate Sevices
(Administrative Manager)
Comments 0
Strange as it may seem the postal address of Inlet Cove is Fort Belvoir, Virginia 22060.  It is just 1 mile south of the main gate of Fort Belvoir between the Fairfax County Parkway and Telegraph Road and abuts  the southwestern section of Fort Belvoir. Community Features It is a 40 acre planned community with 148 detached homes and 108 town homes.  There is a pool, clubhouse, tot lot, playground and interconnecting walkways in the community.  When you pull out of the subdivision onto the Richmond Highway you are literally looking at the trees of the southern section of Fort Belvoir.  The trees of the post are on your left and right as you drive north.  If you are active duty or retired the Fort Belvoir Commissary is within 10 minutes The Gunston Plaza Shopping is less than 10 minutes ...
By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
(RE/MAX Executives)
Comments 4
Strange as it may seem the postal address of Inlet Cove is Fort Belvoir, Virginia 22060.  It is just 1 mile south of the main gate of Fort Belvoir between the Fairfax County Parkway and Telegraph Road and abuts  the southwestern section of Fort Belvoir. Community Features It is a 40 acre planned community with 148 detached homes and 108 town homes.  There is a pool, clubhouse, tot lot, playground and interconnecting walkways in the community.  When you pull out of the subdivision onto the Richmond Highway you are literally looking at the trees of the southern section of Fort Belvoir.  The trees of the post are on your left and right as you drive north.  If you are active duty or retired the Fort Belvoir Commissary is within 10 minutes The Gunston Plaza Shopping is less than 10 minutes ...
By Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News
(Integrity Real Estate Group)
Comments 10
Just a few minutes from the main gate of Fort Belvoir is the quiet neighborhood of Harbor View.  If you are looking for a Lorton neighborhood with mature trees, large half acre (or more) lots and no cookie cutter homes then Harbor View is a neighborhood you want to check out. The community offers something unique in Northern Virginia.  For boaters the neighborhood features a boat launch ramp and storage facility in the community.  With direct access to the Occoquan River from Massey Creek the boat launch is a popular place for residents to gather.  Harbor View Recreation Club works to keep the channel to the river open, which has required dredging on more than one occasion.  Recent improvements to the tot lot and addition of fire pit means residents will be drawn to the harbor even with...
By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
(RE/MAX Executives)
Comments 0
  Annual Old-Fashioned Fall Festival There will be old-fashioned games for children and adults. hayrides, music, food, arts and crafts demonstrations and vendors, also. Saturday October 18, 2008 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM Mason Neck State Park, 7301 High Point Road, Lorton 22079 Parking Fee $4.00 (No entry fee) Directions:  From I-95, Take Lorton Exit to US1, right on US 1 to a left on Gunston Road - continue to Mason Neck State Park Entrance.          

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