ft belvoir relocation: Orange Hunt Estates Springfield VA - 08/23/12 07:56 AM
Orange Hunt Estates a West Springfield VA Neighborhood
If you are looking for a well-established neighborhood in Fairfax County VA then the Orange Hunt neighborhood in West Springfield may be right for you.  About the Orange Hunt Neighborhood
Orange Hunt Estates was first established in 1967 and has approximately 700 detached homes on ¼ to 1/3 acre wooded lots.   The community has an active Civic Association and Welcoming Committee to help new residents learn about the amenities in the neighborhood.  There are a variety of home styles in the neighborhood including 3 level colonials, split levels, raised ramblers and bi-levels.  … (4 comments)

ft belvoir relocation: Homes For Sale and Community Information in Newington Forest-Springfield VA - 08/11/12 05:59 AM
Newington Forest Community Information and Homes for Sale Driving through the Newington Forest neighborhood in Springfield you may encountered this guy just off the side of the road.  It is a nice reminder that when Newington Forest was being built 50% of the 734 acres of the development was set-aside as community common areas.  This resulted in a community with large mature trees and five miles of hiking and biking trails.
Owners in Newington Forest have a choice of  townhomes or detached homes spread out among the remaining 300 plus acres of the community.  Looking for a starter place?  Then the … (4 comments)

ft belvoir relocation: Just Horsing Around-How The Old Guard Horses Are Working For Wounded Warriors - 07/15/12 05:01 AM

Among the duties of the U.S. Army Caisson Platoon, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), at Joint Base Fort Myer-Henderson Hall is the training and care of the horses used for official functions including funerals at Arlington National Cemetery.  These two were out in the paddock recently doing a bit of mutual back scratching.In addition to ceremonial duties the Old Guard also runs a Therapeutic Riding Program TRP) for soldiers suffering from Post Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post Taumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) at their facility at Fort Belvoir in Fairfax County VA.  Currently there are approximately 175 wounded … (46 comments)

ft belvoir relocation: Fisher House At Fort Belvoir-On The 4th Of July Remember The Families Standing By - 07/04/12 08:07 AM
Recently a new Fisher House opened on Fort Belvoir.  The Fisher House is located across the street from the Fort Belvoir Community Hospital and Wounded Warrior Transition Unit.
The Fisher House is “home away from home” for military families to be close to a loved one who is hospitalized for an illness or injury.  The new Fisher House on Fort Belvoir features 12 suites with a private handicapped-accessible bathrooms. Families share a common kitchen, laundry facilities, dining room and living room with a library.  The houses also have toys and games for children.

Military families do not pay to stay … (10 comments)

ft belvoir relocation: Cook Inlet A Fort Belvoir Address But It's Not On Post Housing - 06/28/12 11:58 AM
Cook Inlet A Fort Belvoir Address But It's Not Post Housing When most people think of a Fort Belvoir  address they immediately think of the U.S. Army Post.  However Cook Inlet shares the Fort Belvoir postal address with its close neighbor but it is not part of the Army Post.  
About The Cook Inlet Neighorhood The first issue to clear up about the neighborhood is the name. Though the official Fairfax County tax records show the name of the subdivision as Cook Inlet the neighborhood is also advertised as Inlet Cove and the entrance sign coming in the community says Inlet … (2 comments)

ft belvoir relocation: West Springfield-The Neighborhoods That Stand The Test Of Time - 06/18/12 01:11 PM

Another great ad for West Springfield from the 1960's. Are there still advantages for buying a home in a well established West Springfield VA neighborhoods 60 years later?
How about:Multiple transportation options to get you to DC.  Multiple shopping centersVariety of restaurant optionsFairfax County SchoolsEstablished neighborhoods with large lots & treesWide Selection of Parks & Recreation FacilitiesIf you are interested in exploring what the neighborhoods in West Springfield have to offer give Cindy Jones and CJ Realty Group a call at 703-346-2213.  Wonder what's for sale in West Springfield?  Check out a few detached homes and townhomes for sale in … (8 comments)

ft belvoir relocation: Community Gardens Under The Watchful Eye Of George Washington - 06/17/12 07:36 AM

Though the dairy barn at Grist Mill Park was built in the 1920's by Minnesota Senator Clapp,  the land is part of Union Farm owned by George Washington.  The farm was part of an original land grant in 1657 and passed through a few members of the Washington family until George Washington acquired it 1784.  The farm passed through multiple owners after George Washington's relatives sold it and eventually 78 undeveloped acres were acquired by the Faifax County Park Authority in 1978.
Along with sports field and a dog park, the Park Authority set aside 34 community garden plots.  The … (8 comments)

ft belvoir relocation: Thinking About Buying A Springfield Home? Home Inspections Are For Education Too - 06/08/12 04:12 PM
YEA!  You have a ratified contract on your soon to be new Springfield VA home.  The contract has been sent to your lender and to the settlement company.  While the paperwork is flying fast and furious behind the scenes now is the time for your to learn more about the home you bought.Some buyers think a home inspection is only about finding out what is wrong with the home they are buying.  But I'm hear to say that's not true.  In fact a home inspection is about finding out now only if there may be any issues but about how to … (0 comments)

ft belvoir relocation: Occoquan Regional Park-A Great Place To Preen Your Feathers - 05/29/12 07:10 PM
Occoquan Regional Park in Lorton VA is a small slice of tranquility just minutes away from the hustle and bustle of Northern Virginia.  The park managed by the Northern Virginia Park Authority offers not only wooded walking paths, views of the Occoquan River but also contains significant pieces of Lorton VA history.Walking along the wooded scenic trail you find a marker labeled DC 1910.  The park was originally part of the land owned by the DC Reformatory located in Lorton.  The main buildings of the reformatory are now the Lorton Workhouse Arts Center.  The park contains the only remaining brick kiln … (5 comments)

ft belvoir relocation: "Hi I'm Cindy It's Nice To Meet You" - 05/23/12 06:37 AM
Typical words we say when we first meet our clients.  Yesterday at the closing on my townhouse listing in The Forest at Southrun in Springfield VA, I meet the homeowner for the first time.When we started the process of selling their home in Springfield, the owner was on deployment in Afghanistan.  After multiple emails and a few phone calls the townhouse went on the market.  We had a solid offer within 2 weeks and then it was a matter of processing through the Department of Defense Homeowners Assistance Program (HAP).
It hasn't been unusual for me to work with absentee sellers … (16 comments)

ft belvoir relocation: West Springfield Welcomes The Newest Ledo Pizza - 05/01/12 06:03 PM
West Springfield VA has the honor of being the site of the 100th Ledo's Pizza in the country.  Ledo's was started in Maryland in 1955 offering rectangular and square pizzas with home rolled crusts and became an instant hit.  The Ledo's outside the University of Maryland is still run by the Marco's family that started the restaurant.Today Ledo's has spread it's wings outside of the DC area but as my clients and I discovered the pizza is still crispy and square!  The West Springfield location is in-between Giant Grocery Store and CVS at the corner of Rolling and Keene Mill Roads.  … (10 comments)

ft belvoir relocation: What's Moving In Orange Hunt Estates In West Springfield VA? - 04/27/12 10:02 AM
Orange Hunt Estates is one of the well established West Springfield neighborhoods that continues to attract new buyers every year.   The neighborhood was first established in 1967 and is located off of Old Keene Mill Rd.  With mature trees and a strong civic association the neighborhood has retained the original exterior architecture and welcoming community atmosphere.The community offers membership in the pool and tennis courts in the neighborhood.  There is a community park as well.  With multiple metro bus stops on the two main streets, as well as two close by commuter lots, it is easy for homeowners to get into … (3 comments)

ft belvoir relocation: Early Design Center Options In Springfield VA - 04/25/12 12:53 PM
Today when you buy a new home the builder design center reminds you of a huge furniture store.  The builder offers you a myriad of choices for every room in the house.  In 1950's Springfield VA you had a "colororizer" to help you pick out the interior color scheme of your home.  I can remember friends who had homes with pink or turquoise kitchen appliances and yellow bathroom fixtures.  If you are looking for a home in Springfield VA today you can still find some homes with the original fixtures but more often you will find a home that is nicely … (10 comments)

ft belvoir relocation: The Price Of The Homes May Have Changed But VA Benefits Are Still Zero Down - 04/18/12 06:56 PM

Though you can't buy a house in North Springfield for $15,500 anymore a veteran can still use their VA benefits to buy a North Springfield home for zero down.  The reasons that servicemembers choose North Springfield in the 1950's are still the same reasons they buy their now.  Convenience to DC, larger tree lined lots and access to parks.  Now they can add multiple options for commuting and nearby shopping.It's good to know that some things never change.  If you are interested in using your VA benefits to buy a home in North Springfield give Cindy Jones and CJ Realty … (10 comments)

ft belvoir relocation: Double Ovens A Big Selling Point in 1950's Springfield VA Homes - 04/11/12 05:26 AM
"Brownies can bake brownies at the same time you roast a turkey" says the ad touting the lastest upgrades to the kitchens offered in Yeonas homes in Springfield VA.  Yeonas Builders were one of the major builders in the 1950's and 1960's as Springfield developed from a farming community into a large Northern Virginia suburb.  One of the biggest neighborhoods they built was Montcello Woods. The neighborhood was the site of the first ever "Parade of Homes" by the Home Buidlers of Washington.The Parade of Homes offered 12 homes built by 12 different builders side by side in Montcello Woods and … (16 comments)

ft belvoir relocation: Granting Freedom-Money For Virginia Veteran's To Make Adaptive Changes At Home - 03/30/12 07:05 AM
The Virginia Housing and Development Authority (VHDA) was established in 1972. The VHDA is a non-profit organization which helps Virginian's purchase affordable housing.  VHDA offers a variety of home loan programs aimed towards first time home buyers and veterans.In addition the offering VA Loans the VHDA also offers "Granting Freedom" to provide funds for US Disabled Veteran's to make modifications to their homes to accomodate their disabilities.  Partnering with the Department of Housing and Community Development and other community programs the grants provide funds up to $4,000 to add ramps, chairlifts, widen doors to accomodate wheelchairs and other modifications approved by … (10 comments)

ft belvoir relocation: New Wounded Warrior Retreat To Be Built in Loudoun County VA - 03/29/12 12:05 PM
The groundbreaking ceremonies for the new Boulder Crest Retreat in Bluemont Virginia is scheduled for Memorial Day 2012.  The 37.5 acre retreat is being designed to create an accessible environment for wounded warriors and their families to be able to spend time away from military hospitals and enjoy time outdoors.
According to the Boulder Crest website the retreat will feature: 
"ADA handicap accessible “greentech” cabins, available for 2-7 days for approx. 250-500 families per annum.
An ADA handicap accessible “greentech” barn/meeting house with organic farm-to-table meals.
A walled organic Victorian garden, plus a field of organic produce.
A bird sanctuary and … (14 comments)

ft belvoir relocation: Speechless Sunday-Go Ahead Try and Take My Fish - 03/25/12 09:49 AM

Living bordered by the Occoquan River and the Occoquan National Wildlife Refuge has it's advantages.  In the Spring watching the Osprey build their nests and fish is a amazing treat.   A few days ago one of the local nesting pairs stopped to eat their recent catch just outside my window.  At one point it looked as if the Osprey gave me the eye as if to say....go ahead and try to get my fish!
 
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ft belvoir relocation: Cardinal Forest And Charlestown-Side By Side Neighborhoods In West Springfield VA - 03/24/12 05:47 AM
Not often when families are looking for a new place to call home can they find two neighborhoods that have it all. Location, multiple commuting options, recreation, shopping and good schools. If you find yourself with orders to the Pentagon or Fort Belvoir you may find yourself drawn to Cardinal Forest and Charlestown two neighborhoods that sit side by side in West Springfield.
 
 
The tree lined streets of Charlestown, combined with the brick townhouses remind anyone driving through the area of Colonial Williamsburg. With primarily three level townhouses ranging from 1700 to a supersized 2700 square foot model, the … (12 comments)

ft belvoir relocation: In Virginia Popcorn Does Grow On Trees - 03/17/12 12:06 PM
Buyers and owners like the Charlestown neighborhood in West Springfield for it's all brick townhouses, proximity to transportation and nearby shopping. However if you drive through the neighborhood in the spring it is the "popcorn trees" that will catch your attention. 
 
A big surprise for anyone exploring the neighborhood for the first time is the size of the townhouses. Though there are a few two level townhouses (rarely available) and the three level homes range in size from approximately 1900 square feet up to a whopping 2700 square feet. The Concord model has 4 bedrooms on the upper level, … (26 comments)

 
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