Explore Lorton, VA

By Art Kruschka, Manassas Woodbridge Dumfries Real Estate Sevices
(Administrative Manager)
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Today my wife was doing research for a post about a subdivision in our service area.  She showed me information taken from our MLS system.  There were six detached homes for sale - not a single one of them had school information. Why is this a problem? If your client wants to be in a specific sch...

By Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News
(Integrity Real Estate Group)
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One of the benefits of being actively involved in the Occoquan River Communities is the opportunity to get a "sneak peek" at one of the biggest success stories in redevelopment in Lorton.  The Lorton Workhouse Arts Center is getting ready for the grand opening the week of September 19th -27th wit...

By Art Kruschka, Manassas Woodbridge Dumfries Real Estate Sevices
(Administrative Manager)
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Fairfax County took title to the 2,000 acre Lorton Prison site in 2002.  There is now a large residential subdivision, public golf course and new secondary school on the grounds.  Another phase of the transformation will take place when the Workhouse Arts Center has its' Grand Opening Celebration...

By Art Kruschka, Manassas Woodbridge Dumfries Real Estate Sevices
(Administrative Manager)
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Raceway Farms on Telegraph Road is convenient because it is 5 minutes to the Fort Belvoir Gate at Beulah Street 7 minutes to I-95 10 minutes to the Lorton VRE Station 15 minutes to the Franconia-Springfield Metrorail station and Springfield Mall The community is very well maintained and the homes...

By Art Kruschka, Manassas Woodbridge Dumfries Real Estate Sevices
(Administrative Manager)
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Cavanaugh Crossing is accessed from Hooes Road - just a few seconds north of Route 123 in Lorton.  There are Brookfield built and feature Soutthern Mansion styles as well as traditional colonial style.  The Lorton VRE train station is approximately 10 minutes away with service to both L'Enfant Pl...

By Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News
(Integrity Real Estate Group)
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Some of us are old enough to remember maps, the free ones that you picked up at the gas station and opened up wide on the kitchen table to plan out your vacation.  The fun was watching your parents trying to refold them and stuff them in the glove compartment.  Today most people bypass the old fa...

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...

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