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Situated on 18 acres of wooded and gently rolling terrain the 382 townhouses in Springfield Oaks are only 5 miles from Fort Belvoir. The community is also within 5 minutes of the Lorton Station VRE, about 15 minutes to the Springfield Metro or you can catch a Fairfax Connector or Metro bus at either entrance to the community
The 7 year project to upgrade the Springfield Interchange is barely behind us and now the extension of the Fairfax County Parkway will once again make Springfield commuting a challenge. Starting in a few weeks the Fullerton Road exit off of I-95 (166B) will be closed. If you are a local commuter who likes to sneak off the I-95 at this exit when southbound traffic is stacked up you will now need to remember to get off at the Backlick Rd exit instead. A study done by VDOT during the morning peak, an average of 345 vehicles an hour travel along (6 comments)
brac: Fort Belvoir-Three Year Reprieve on Some BRAC Moves - 09/23/09 04:41 PM
With the construction crews frantically working it appears that some agencies slated for the big BRAC move in 2011 have been given an opportunity for a three year extension. The Department of Defense has announced that agencies in leased office space may extend those leases until 2014. The benefit is two fold. First in a time when commercial real estate is feeling the pinch of a down market the owners of buildings in Crystal City and Alexandria will have more time to find new tenants. With the concern over the timeline and completion of buildings and road infrastructure also looming it gives (0 comments)
brac: Springfield (VA)-Preparing for the Influx to the New NGA Facility - 09/16/09 04:57 PM
The evidence of the BRAC deadline for development and movement of personnel is starting to take shape in the Fort Belvoir area. Not only can you drive through the main post and see the changes but outside the gates local neighborhoods can see the impact as well.Two of the most visible projects in Springfield include the extension of the Fairfax County Parkway along Rolling Road and Fullerton Roads and the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA) building. The final leg of the Fairfax County Parkway has been on the books for years waiting funding. The push to ease the impact of 8500 personnel headed to (4 comments)
The new DeWitt Army Hospital at Fort Belvoir is less than 2 years away from opening it's doors as part of the influx military and civilian jobs heading to Fort Belvoir. The construction area is buzzing seven days a week!
The new DeWitt Hosptial is located just inside Pence gate and is just down the road from the current hospital but it is easy to see how this new facility will eclipse the old one. The new DeWitt Army hospital will not be a single building but a complex. Featuring state of the art technology eliminating the need for hand carrying (3 comments)
brac: Fort Belvoir Poised to Reap Infrastructure Rewards - 07/21/09 02:05 PM
Just as Virginia Senator Jim Webb provided support for Military Families with the proposal to increase the funding for the Department of Defense HAP program, Virginia Congressman Jim Moran has provided support for the allocation of infrastructure funds for the continuation of improvements to the Fort Belvoir area as part of BRAC. The House Appropriations Committee has passed a number of military funding requests for 2010 under the Military Construction and Veterans' Affairs Appropriations Bill (H.R. 3082). The bill provides the following provisions for Fort Belvoir:Fort Belvoir Access Road -- $9.5 million. To construct a new entrance from U.S. Route 1 onto (0 comments)
brac: Military Families-More Funding Proposed for the Homeowners Assistance Program - 07/20/09 05:52 PM
As families currently eligible for the Department of Defense HAP program await updated guidelines to be published, additional funding is being proposed in the US Senate by Virginia Senator Jim Webb for Fiscal Year 2010.Senate bill (S 1309) proposes an additional $350 million dollars to enhance the funding provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act passed last fall. With over 2000 applications for assistance for wounded warriors, surviving spouses, families with PCS orders and BRAC transferees in the south east district waiting to be processed, it is apparent that the current funding could easily be depleted before the deadline for (20 comments)
brac: BRAC Changing the Face of the Fort Belvoir Area - 07/18/09 11:15 AM
The evidence of the BRAC deadline for development and movement of personnel is starting to take shape in the Fort Belvoir area. Not only can you drive through the main post and see the changes but outside the gates local neighborhoods can see the impact as well.Two of the most visible projects in Springfield include the extension of the Fairfax County Parkway along Rolling Road and the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency building. The final leg of the FXC Parkway has been on the books for years waiting funding. The push to ease the impact of 6500 personnel headed to the new National Geospatial Intelligence (6 comments)
Military families stationed at Fort Belvoir, the Pentagon, Quantico and other Military District of Washington linstallations who purchased a home prior to July 1, 2006 may find that Homeowner Assistance Program (HAP) may offer some relief if you have upcoming PCS orders to move.Originally designed to help homeowners who were affected by BRAC, the program has been enhanced to help military families who have been affected by lower home values.
The HAP program is aimed towards helping:Active Duty Military Personnel with PCS orders who can't sell their homeWounded soldiers who must relocate due to medical conditions (wounded after 9/1/2001)Surviving Spouses (death of military member after 9/1/2001)According to (0 comments)
brac: Saratoga in Springfield VA-Welcoming the New East Campus of Fort Belvoir - 04/03/09 05:35 PM
Chances are you will encounter a deer or two in your yard in the Saratoga neighborhood in West Springfield (VA.) With the pockets of woods scattered throughout the neighborhood you will also see rabbits and foxes too. The wildlife is just one reason that make Saratoga a neighborhood that stays on the list of sought after West Springfield neighborhoods. Now with the new National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency being built on the Fort Belvoir Engineering Proving Grounds, buyers will have another reason to consider the Saratoga neighborhood. The Engineering Proving grounds are considered the "New Campus East" as part of BRAC and when (2 comments)
brac: Fort Belvoir BRAC-The Earth is Moving in Northern Virginia - 03/26/09 05:47 PM
Even though the deadline for the completion of the move of upwards of 21,000 jobs in Northern Virginia is still 2 years away the evidence of the upcoming changes can be seen.At the Army Engineering Proving Grounds in Springfield the new headquarters for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is rising on the horizon. The Engineering Proving grounds are considered "New Campus East" and the cost of the building and infrastructure will top $1.7 Billion. When the project is done the NGA will consolidate an estimated 8,500 employees in one location.Just down the road at Fort Belvoir the new DeWitt Hospital is underway. The (6 comments)
brac: Does BRAC have You Fort Belvoir Bound? - 03/07/09 05:57 AM
With the upcoming influx of military and civilian personnel scheduled to move to Fort Belvoir, neighborhoods within 30 minutes of the post in Prince William County are gearing up for new homeowners to arrive. All of these neighborhoods offer great value in today's market and they offer a choice for buyers which include foreclosures, new homes and re-sales. The first community you find when you cross the Occoquan River is Belmont Bay. With its waterfront location, variety of home styles and communities amenities it isn't a surprise that this community has been discovered by military families being stationed at Fort Belvoir. (8 comments)
brac: Forbes Names DC Top Area to Buy Real Estate in the World! - 02/11/09 05:01 PM
Wow that is a pretty big reputation to live up to. Most of us who have lived and worked through the up and down markets in our area know real estate in the DC and Northern Virginia areas has always recovered faster than other parts of the county. Now Forbes magazine has recognized the opportunities in our area as well.The news over the last few months has also been positive regarding new jobs coming to our area including Hilton Hotels moving its headquarters from Beverly Hills CA to Fairfax County, VA. In addition the Base Realignment and Closures (BRAC) movement is (14 comments)
brac: BRAC and Military Relocations-Prince William County Communities Waiting for You - 09/12/08 06:50 AM
With the upcoming influx of military and civilian personnel scheduled to move to Fort Belvoir, neighborhoods within 30 minutes of the post in Prince William County are gearing up for new homeowners to arrive. All of these neighborhoods offer great value in today's market and they offer a choice for buyers which include foreclosures, new homes and re-sales. The first community you find when you cross the Occoquan River is Belmont Bay. With its waterfront location, variety of home styles and communities amenities it isn't a surprise that this community has been discovered by military families being stationed at Fort Belvoir. If (2 comments)
brac: Fort Belvoir Neighbors-Gearing Up for the Big Changes - 08/29/08 01:13 PM
The Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) team has continued to put in place the plan for moving over 21,000 military and civilian jobs to Fort Belvoir by 2011. Popular neighborhoods close to Ft Belvoir including Kingstowne, Lorton and Springfield are already beginning to see some of the changes to the infrastructure that will help accommodate the huge influx of new personnel. For buyers who are part of the relocation the opportunity to purchase homes in popular neighborhoods close to the base has never been better. With lower prices and the VA home loan program being one of the few 100% financing (6 comments)
brac: Welcome to Fairlington - 07/22/08 10:09 PM
Just a stoplight away from the Pentagon and tucked in the trees off of I-395, sit the seven neighborhoods that make up the community of Fairlington. The connection between military families stationed at the Pentagon, Fort Meyer or other Military District of Washington facilities remains as strong today as it did in the 1940’s when Fairlington was first built. Originally Fairlington was constructed as a garden apartment complex to house defense workers and their families during World War II. The community remained popular as a rental complex for almost 30 years and then in the early 1970's the property was converted (4 comments)
brac: Fort Belvoir and Kingstowne –Putting Out the Welcome Mat - 07/21/08 03:40 PM
We don’t always get to decide who are neighbors are going to be. We take our chances when we see new houses going up around us. Deciding to put out the welcome mat often helps pull your new neighbors in and makes them feel welcome. And this is case with Fort Belvoir and Kingstowne. When the earth movers first arrived on a large expansive of dirt between Van Dorn and Beulah roads everyone waited with anticipation to see how the newest neighborhood would grow. And grow it has. Into a community divided into three villages made up of commercial and residential space including (6 comments)
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