But Cindy Said We Could Walk To The Pentagon from Daventry In Springfield

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Real Estate Agent with Integrity Real Estate Group

Daventry in Springfield VACindy have you lost your mind? You can't walk to the Pentagon from Daventry in Springfield (VA). It's 20 miles. You will be arrested as soon as you set foot on I-395 aka Shirley Highway. What is wrong with you?

Alright already but you can walk to the direct Pentagon Slug Line at the entrance to the Daventry neighborhood. From there you will be whisked safely down the highway to the drop off point at the Pentagon. If you aren't familiar with the term "slug lines" in relation to Northern Virginia commuting don't panic. It is a unique and legal way to hitch-hike your way to the Pentagon, State Department, World Bank or many other locations in DC.

Slug Line Staging Area in DaventryA free ride isn't the only reason that Daventry is a popular neighborhood in Springfield. The community offers a community pool, community center, tennis courts, four tot lots and access to walking paths connected to the huge Fairfax County Park Authority network of trails and access to Lake Accotink.

Daventry offers a variety of housing including 512 townhouses most with garages, 212 single family homes and Ramblewood at Daventry offers 160 condominiums. In addition to the ease of commuting to the Pentagon using the slug line, it is also within 5 miles of the Springfield Metro Station accessible by driving or taking the Metro or Fairfax County Connector Bus also located at the entrance to the community.

Multiple shopping centers are close by featuring Giant Foods, Trader Joes and Whole Foods. You can find plenty of places to eat including Mikes American Grill, Five Guys Burgers & Fries and Austin Grill,

If living in a neighborhood where you can "walk" to the Pentagon sounds appealing then give me a call at 703-346-2213. Let me show you how to take advantage of the slug line and all of the other great benefits of the Daventry neighborhood.

If you are headed to Fort Belvoir, the Pentagon or any of the Military District of Washington installations stop by CJ Realty Group to learn more about the Northern Virginia area.

 

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Patricia Kennedy
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Cute post, Cindy! Ah, the slug lines! I remember coming in from a friend's house years ago, and the slugs were all extremely picky about where they might be dropped off!
Jan 17, 2012 10:09 PM #1
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Irene Durocher
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Hi Cindy, I must admit I never heard of a slug-line? Is it like hitch hiking and how safe is it to pick up

strangers?blk gullwingCan  I use this car?

Jan 17, 2012 10:56 PM #2
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Sharon Alters
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Cindy, so today I have learned something new - slug line? Interesting term; I wonder where they thought of that for catching a ride to the Pentagon.

Congrats on the great article in the Washington Post today! I didn't have time to register and comment, but it was excellent!

Sharon

Jan 17, 2012 11:19 PM #3
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I had never heard of a slug line - but then there is no kind of ride sharing or mass transit where I live.

Sunday when I went to visit my son there was a man hitchhiking... It was cold outside and I felt a little guilty, but he wasn't anyone I knew so I let him keep walking. Then I felt sad that even in a small community like ours, the thought is that the person might be some kind of a wierdo.

Meanwhile...  are you serious - you'd be arrested for walking?

Jan 18, 2012 02:14 AM #4
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Cheryl Ritchie
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I wonder how they came up with the term slug line in the first place?

Jan 18, 2012 03:22 AM #5
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Pat-I picked up slugs in Springfield when I worked in DC.  99% of the time they understood the rules of when a pick-up or drop off was announced that was where the car was going.  No questions asked.  Only a few times did I get someone who wanted an alternative location.  My answer was no.  You get X or Y not door to door delivery.

Jan 18, 2012 06:25 AM #6
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Vey intersting Cindy - I have never heard of the slug-line - sounds like skunk works or black ops lingo ;)

Jan 18, 2012 06:28 AM #7
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Irene-100% safe and organzied.  Sorry your car won't qualify though :-)

Jan 18, 2012 06:28 AM #8
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Cindy Jones
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Marte-yes I'd be arrested for walking on the interstate but not on the local roads.  Slugging is organized hitchhiking and unique to our area.

Jan 18, 2012 06:29 AM #9
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Sharon the term came from the bus drivers who would check their token boxes at the end of the day and find a slug instead of a token.  They started calling the free riders "slugs."  The term stuck and transfered to the slug lines that formed for commuters to get on the HOV lanes.
Thanks for checking out my article on the Washington Post.

Jan 18, 2012 06:31 AM #10
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Cindy Jones
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Cheryl-check out my answer above to Sharon.  Started with the bus drivers.  I can remember sorting out my dad's bus tokens from his change at the end of the week.  We got to roll the pennies and he got the bus tokens back for the next week.

Jan 18, 2012 06:32 AM #11
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Andre-well I do live in the land of CIA, FBI and DoD :-)  It's a great way to get from the suburbs to DC for free.  Safe and reliable.

Jan 18, 2012 06:33 AM #12
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Cindy, That slug line is quite the concept!  I'd have trouble getting my head around being dependent on someone to pick me up in each direction daily, but sounds like a great deal and convenient for those that can do it.  Anything that keeps a few extra cars out of DC traffic has to be welcome.

Jan 18, 2012 06:33 AM #13
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Michael S. Bolton
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Cindy~I think I learn more here on AR by accident that I do any other site on the web. I've never heard of the term "slug line." Seems like a different way to hitch a ride, but then it sure sounds like it works great. Have an awesome day!

Jan 18, 2012 07:00 AM #14
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Cindy I have to say that is a great "attention getter" It looks like a wonderful neighborhood and very convenient. Slug Line sounds likea great way to to get back and forth.

Jan 18, 2012 11:35 AM #15
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Slug lines sound a little scary.  How do you know the driver is safe?  I admit it's a great way to save gas and wear and tear on your car.

Jan 18, 2012 10:23 PM #16
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Bliz-the pickup points are next to Metro Bus lines so if you miss a ride then you can still grab the bus.

Jan 19, 2012 08:06 AM #17
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Michael-it works like a charm and in the 30+ years they have been running they've become an institution in the area.

Jan 19, 2012 08:08 AM #18
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Kay-A driver is picking up 2 people at a time so I think that lessens the chances of trouble.

Jan 19, 2012 08:09 AM #19
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