woodbridge about: You Know It's Spring When - 03/30/11 09:38 AM
When the goldfinches return to Lake Ridge and leaves break out
Everyone has different ideas about the ideal place to live - that's what makes the world go around. In the case of Arthur and I we enjoy living in a subdivision with 1,200 acres of heavily wooded common area where we live among many of God's other creatures. By the same token Lake Ridge has a population of 38,000 people and all the amenities of a small city. To us it is the best of all worlds in a congested metropilitan area. Actually, we think of it more as an oasis. … (22 comments)

woodbridge about: On The Road Again In Prince William County - 02/10/11 07:51 PM

Prince William County had a 43% increase in population according to the 2010 census. That amount of growth can place a tremendous strain on a county's highway system.
Being a REALTOR® I am one of those people who is among the first group to recognize a problem. In my opinion the County Board of Supervisors took a forward looking approach in 2006 when they created the Transportation Department. Since its' inception it has completed 86.43 miles of new and/or improved roads.
Current projects include:Route 1 south from Joplin Road to Brady's Hill Road widening Route 1 from four to six lanes - scheduled … (22 comments)

woodbridge about: Lake Ridge Woodbridge VA - Subdivision With A Library Plus Plus Plus - 01/08/10 11:27 AM

12964 Harbor Drive The library first opened in the lower level of Tacketts Mill in 1985. Those of us who are now and were residents then remember well the Lake Ridge mural that was painted by a local artist.
However, there was a fire in 1986 that damaged the mural and also forced the closure of the library for one month. It moved to an upper level location temporarily and in 1987 returned to its' original location.
However, it was again moved in 1995 to its' present location in the Fairfield Office Park. Phew - that poor thing has had … (0 comments)

woodbridge about: Three Elegant Ladies Being Seasonally Attired - 12/27/09 01:59 PM
I drive past these three trees at least twice a day - they are among my favorites in Lake Ridge. I caught them just as they were being "dressed" with snow

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woodbridge about: They Were Built To Last In 1747 - 12/07/09 05:25 AM
 

Rippon Lodge is thought to be the oldest colonial home in Prince William County and no longer a private residence. It certainly is among the oldest in Northern Virginia It was built about 1747 by Richard Black-burn of Ripon, an old cathedral town in England. Colonel Thomas Blackburn, his son, was a contemporary and fought with George Washington. In that period the families of Mount Vernon and Rippon were on very intimate terms. George Washington even made reference in his diary to overnight stays at Rippon Lodge with Mrs. Washington
Its' ownership changed over the years, but was last … (9 comments)

woodbridge about: Letters FROM The North Pole To Lake Ridge VA In 2009 - 11/30/09 04:23 AM

To all Parents, Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles of Lake Ridge. If you have a "believer" who would like to receive a letter from the North Pole this year the Lake Ridge Parks and Recreation Association is proud to repeat this popular program again for 2009. It is easy to participate - just fill out the form below and mail it to LRPRA. To assure delivery prior to Christmas your order must be received no later than December 9, 2009. The form below was reprinted from Lake Ridge Today.

 

My husband and I have a unique perspective on … (0 comments)

woodbridge about: Rush Hour Bus Service From Woodbridge To Tysons Now Operational - 11/09/09 08:01 AM

 
Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission (PRTC) began operation of its' new rush hour bus service from Woodbridge to Tysons Corner today.
The initial schedule calls for three AM trips to Tysons and three PM trips from Tysons. The service will facilitate commuter travel from Woodbridge to the Westpark area of Tysons Corner.
The two Woodbridge boarding points are at the
Woodbridge VRE Station Route 123 VDOT Parking Lot  
See TYSONS AM and TYSONS PM Schedules

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woodbridge about: Reasons To Live In Eastern Prince William County, VA - Schools - 10/15/09 05:35 AM
Newcomers to an area always seek and need information on the following:
Recreation Transportation  Schools Shopping Well, you've arrived at "Information Central"
We've lived in Northern Virginia for 33 uninterrupted years and have coped with the change and growth in the area. We've lived in Prince William County for 26 years We have worked as a full time team of real estate brokers for 33 years.  

 

 
 
 
Education has always played an important role in the life of Prince William County VA.  One prime example is the old Buckhall School pictured at the right … (5 comments)

woodbridge about: Wordless Wednesday - I Hope I Look This Good When I'm 159 - 10/07/09 05:13 AM

 



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woodbridge about: Wordless Wednesday - One Step Closer, Lady, And I'm Outta Here - 10/07/09 05:04 AM

 
 
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woodbridge about: Speechless Sunday - "I'm Sorry, It Was An Accident" - 09/20/09 08:32 AM



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woodbridge about: Old Bridge Road "S" Curve Project in Lake Ridge Completed - 09/03/09 06:51 PM

Those of us who live in Lake Ridge have long been aware of the hazardous conditions on the stretch of Old Bridge road between Colby and Oakwood - the infamous "S" curve has caused many accidents and deaths
Good news - the westbound section modifications are complete.  They include
Improved road banking Broadened shoulders Guardrails to prevent crossovers to oncoming traffic Textured latex surface All that remains is to pave the eastbound section with the textured latex surface


LAKE RIDGE VIDEO There are photos of homes and interesting scenes of Lake Ridge



To Search For All AvailableNorthern VirginiaHomesClick … (5 comments)

woodbridge about: First Time Buyer's Guide Prince William County VA - Steps 1 to 4 - 08/21/09 12:07 PM

 
First Time Buyer's Guide Prince William County VA - Introduction
Outlines the 6 steps in the home buying process that will be explained in detail in subsequent posts. They are required of all home purchasers, not just first time home buyers.
Step 1 Select A Realtor
Step 2 Loan Application and Approval
Step 3 Tour of Homes
 
 
" STEP 4 of 6 "
PREPARE A PURCHASE OFFER
 
 
HOW MUCH TO OFFER?
I will search our MLS to find statistics that will assist you in determining an offering price. The available information will include:
Comparison … (3 comments)

woodbridge about: Slow Down Mother - It's A School Speed Zone - 08/20/09 07:10 PM

 
 
 
We live within 1/2 mile of a Lake Ridge elementary school, middle school and senior high school.  There are school speed signs, crossing guards and traffic lights all over the place. It never ceases to amaze me when I see a car speeding through the school zone and the driver is a young mother with a youngster strapped in a car seat.  Those are the times I wish there was a police officer with a radar gun sitting in the driveway.  One has to wonder what her attitude will be when her child is in school and … (13 comments)

woodbridge about: Distinctive and Professional Woodbridge VA Auto Body Collision Repair Shop - 08/19/09 12:48 PM

 
When you open the door at Professional Collision Centers, 14132 Jefferson Davis Highway Woodbridge VA 703-494-2464 you might be inclined to think you are in the lobby of a fine hotel instead of the lobby of an automobile collision and body repair center. There is no question it sets the tone for the quality of collision repair service your car is about to receive. As the following pictures show the body repair facility is equally well organized and maintained - it is unlike any body repair shop I have seen. The shop floor actually shines!!
The firm opened for … (3 comments)

woodbridge about: First Time Home Buyer's Guide Prince William County VA - Steps 1 to 3 of 6 - 08/19/09 07:03 AM

  
 
First Time Buyer's Guide Prince William County VA - Introduction
Outlines the 6 steps in the home buying process that will be explained in detail in subsequent posts. They are required of all home purchasers, not just first time home buyers.
Step 1 Select A Realtor
Step 2 Loan Application and Approval
 
 
" STEP 3 OF 6 "
                                         TOUR OF HOMES At this point you and I know how much you plan to invest in a home. Additionally, we know what it is you need and want in a home and where you would prefer … (3 comments)

woodbridge about: Authentic, Fresh Cooked Mexican Food in Woodbridge VA. - 08/07/09 04:22 PM

 
From the moment you enter the door at El Paso Mexican Restaurant on Smoketown Road at Golansky Blvd in Woodbridge VA you know you are about to experience the pleasure of Authentic Mexican Food since there are always a large number of Hispanics "in the house".

 
Of course, the decor is unbelievable.  When my husband sees the mural of the Mexican girl on the right he immediately fancies himself in Rose's cantina in El Paso falling in love with Felina in Marty Robbins classic hit, "El Paso"
The Woodbridge El Paso Authentic Mexican Restaurant opened in 1999 and … (7 comments)

woodbridge about: The Only "Famous American Barber Shop" In Woodbridge VA - 08/04/09 12:40 PM

Opened in 1991 the Famous American Barber Shop in Woodbridge VA has become a local landmark.  The exterior looks like any barber shop, but once inside you realize you have walked into a collection of American memorabilia not typically found in a barber shop.
Police officers and firefighters from all over the country have visited the Famous American Barber Shop and left their organization's patch to decorate the walls.
There are eight barber chairs and five of the eight barbers have been there about 15 years.  My husband, for example, will sit and wait for "his" barber even if she … (9 comments)

woodbridge about: Woodbridge VA Lawn Care Service Company Thrives - 08/02/09 12:50 PM

The motto of this Woodbridge VA lawn care service company, "Quality Has No Fear Of Time" is the key to the ongoing success of Professional Lawn Services.  It is the firm conviction of the owner, Hans Maximilian Kruschka, that the extra time spent providing quality lawn care service initially is the reason his rate of customer retention is high and that the bulk of new lawn care business is derived from customer referrals.
Professional Lawn Services uses top-of-the-line hydraulic lawn mowing equipment to minimize the possibility of damage to the client's lawn similar to that caused by belt driven machines.
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woodbridge about: Does Woodbridge VA have a Mayor? - 07/20/09 05:23 AM
Woodbridge is neither an incorporated borough, township, town or city and does not have a mayor or council normally associated with an incorporated location. WHY YOU ASK? Woodbridge is a geographic location in Prince William County. It's boundaries are determined by 3 ZIP codes - 22191, 22192 and 22193
Here in the Commonwealth of Virginia if you live in a county (that's the vast majority of us) all of your services are provided by the county. That includes schools, public safety, water and sewer, courts, libraries, hospitals etc. The elected officials of the county are Supervisors and one of those folks … (5 comments)

 
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