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been selected as the perfect location for an expanding
Stephen Judge, President ofSeasons
52 fresh grill and wine barrecognized Tysons Corner “As
shopping destination in Northern Virginia, itsblend
of popular and upscale retailersprovides a lifestyle
environment compatible with the Seasons 52 concept.”
Seasons 52 offers acasual
yet sophisticated dining experience. Its guests
enjoy a seasonally inspired menu as well as international,
award-winning wines. They also have apiano
an extensive drink menu.
Seasons 52 restaurant has atruly
unique concept. As its name implies, Seasons 52’s
menu is based on thefreshest
ingredientsfrom local farmers markets and
the menu changes to highlight each of thefour
seasons. They also offerweekly
specials for every week of the year…that’s where the 52
comes into play.
Having a menu that is based upon the four seasons is not the only
thing that makes Seasons 52 a uniquefresh
grill and wine bar. In addition to using only the freshest
ingredients and natural cooking techniques — such as brick-oven
cooking and wood-fire grilling — guests are also offered a truly
tasty, low calorie menu. Vegetables are caramelized to bring
out natural flavors. Oil and seasonings are used with
precision to ensure great flavors. All of these
wonderful techniques result in a menu whereno
menu item contains more than 475 calories!
Another unique offering of Seasons 52 is theMini
Indulgences, aunique Seasons
52 concept. Mini Indulgences consist of desserts made with
only the finest ingredientsserved
in a shot-size glass, which allows the guest to experience
the maximum taste pleasure with a minimum amount of calories.
Seasons 52 also offersChef’s
Table dining. This is the ultimate dining
experience. The menu consists of five courses plus a Mini
Indulgences dessert. Each course is paired with awine
that compliments the course.
Located in the prestigiousTysons
Corner Center, Seasons 52 would be the perfect
host a business meeting. The private dining rooms
equipped with audio-visual amenities. They even
take care of all of the details to make your meeting a success.
Seasons 52 is just one of many restaurants inTysons
Corner, where restaurants are indeed plentiful. They
restaurants to upscale restaurantsthat will satisfy the most
discriminating diner. So, the next time you are planning to
eat out, visit one of the many restaurants in Tysons Corner.
I am Jeff
Wu and I can assist you with all of your real estate
needs. Whether you are relocating to the futuristic city and
growing business district of Tysons Corner, or if you already live
here and are selling your house or purchasing your new dream home
please contact me at Agent
The vision of the project
is to turn Tysons Corner into a community that offers a place
to work, live and play; a community that
is linked to the Washington DC Metropolitan
District via the Metro's Silver Line to make for a
community that is truly self-contained.
Any community that is
self-contained must include a mix of residences
and businesses. It must be
easily accessible both by transportation and walking. Tysons corner will achieve this very
West is another mixed-use developmentby
JGB Rosenfeld is currently under construction. It will include office
space, a fitness facility,
apartments, restaurants, a renovated
Sheraton Premiere hotel and a
will be located next to the Tysons West metro
station. The Wal-Mart store
will be 79,000 square feet and will focus on fresh foods and
The future Tysons
corner will indeed be a self-sustained
city as well as a thriving business district. It will have one of the best
transit systems in the nation, and will no longer be a
traffic congested nightmare. Citizens will be able to walk to work,
home, entertainment and shopping.
Fairfax County has
plans for parks, schools and libraries, art and entertainment, as
well as additional police and firefighters that we will be needed
to sustain Tyson Corners growth.
am Jeff Wuand I can assist you with all
of your real estate needs. Whether you are relocating to the
futuristic city and growing business district of Tysons Corner, or
if you already live here and are selling your house or purchasing
your new dream home in Tysons
Corner, McLean, orVienna,
please contact me at Agent Knows Homes.
surrounding areas ofMcLean,ViennaandAlexandriasuffered
damage caused by the August 23, 2011 earthquake and 13
aftershocks. Then in that same week, we were victims
The earthquake registered 5.9 and caused strong shaking but only
moderate damage to buildings and cars. Fortunately, there were no
deaths reported inFairfax
One of the major problems caused by Irene was theextensive
power outagescaused by downed electrical
lines. This really created havoc since manytraffic
signals weren’t functioning. Not only were
to fallen trees, drivers also had to take extra precautions driving
without traffic signals. As if that wasn’t enough, the heavy
rains also caused flooding. In view of the weather, thededication
of the Martin Luther King Memorialwas postponed.
I hope all of you had theproper
insurance coverageon your homes to pay for
repairs to damages that were caused by the earthquake, hurricane,
For most of us, our home is our most valued asset and
take the proper measures to protect this
As a Realtor and longtime resident of theTysons
Cornerarea, it is my obligation to
inform all of you about the importance ofcatastrophe
homeowner’s policy does not provide coveragefor damages caused by any
natural disaster, with the exception of tornado damage.
Here are sometips
on purchasing catastrophe insurance:
Shop around for the best premiums and deductibles.
I am Jeff
Wuand I can
assist you with all of your real estate needs. Whether you
are relocating to this area, or if you already live here and are
selling your house or purchasing your new dream home
please contact me at Agent
one of thelargest
business districtsin the nation and continues to
grow. There is so much new construction going on and much
more planned for the future, yethistorical
homes and sitesare also located in this
One such historical home “Maple Shade,” located inViennarecently
went up for sale. It is a charming farm house that sits on
almost 16,000 acres. The house wasbuilt
circa 1890and the current owner knows
all about the homes history. The home actually has
historical marker. It’s not often that a historical home
goes on the market.
Historical districts such as Vienna’sWindover
Heights Historical Districtcontain a mix of both new and
historical homes. Many of these homes were owned by some
most prominent citizens.
While other homes are a part of Vienna’s history because they are
site where historical events took place.
New home construction or exterior renovations to existing homes
Heights Historical Districtis strictly monitored and must
be approved by their review board. It is the review board’s
intent to ensure that thenew
and the old maintain the areas historic ambiance.
If you would to visit a historic home in Vienna, theFreeman
Lydecker’s store during the civil war. To commemorate the
150th anniversary of the civil war, Freeman House will host a civil
war exhibit. The exhibit will be open Wednesday through
Sunday from noon until 4:00 p.m.
In keeping with the historic theme, nearbyAlexandriais
home to theGadsby’s
Tavern Museum. This historic site has an inn, that is now
the museum and a tavern. The tavern wasfirst
opened circa 1785. The tavern now offers diners a
casual but elegant experience and has an extensive menu. It
is open for lunch and dinner and also has a Sunday brunch.
Sadly, both of the Gadsby’s TavernMuseum
damaged, especially the chimneys, by theearthquake
that rocked the east coastthe afternoon of August 23.
The museum will be closed through August 28 while the damage is
Wuand I can
assist you with all of your real estate needs. Whether you
are relocating to this modern and historic area, or if you already
live here and are selling your house or purchasing your new dream
please contact me atAgent
Those of us who live and work in
Tysons Corner are fully aware of the
traffic congestion. Sadly, the traffic situation has only gotten worse
with the construction of theMetrorails
four substationsand the
High-Occupancy Toll Lanes…HOT project
construction. Both of these
projects, when completed, will help ease traffic
congestion. However, with all of the
future growth planned for Tysons Corner, a long
term traffic and infrastructure solution must be found to
keep up with this growth. The question is who will
be paying for Tysons Corner’s road and transit upgrade and
infrastructure requirements that will come with this
estimated that it will cost $1.7 billion
and take approximately 20 years tomake the road and transit
upgrades. We will need to
widen roads, make buses more accessible, and build an urban street
Fairfax Countyofficials are suggesting that Fairfax County
residents pay $706 million for the road
and transit upgrades. This would mean
that tax payers would be burdened with 42% of the cost to fund this
project. The remaining balance of
$991 million, or 58%, would be funded by
say, theMcLean Citizens
Associationfeels this is an unfair burden to
tax payers. They highly
recommended to the Fairfax County
supervisors that an equitable split would be 75% to the developers
and 25% to the taxpayers for the road and transit
This is only
the beginning. It is anticipated that
Tysons Corner’s growth will increase jobs by
71%...from 113,000 to 193,000 jobs. The majority of this growth is anticipated by 2030
and expected to continue through 2050.
In addition, residents of Tysons Corner are projected to grow from
18,500 to 193,000…this represents a 500%increase in residents. Again, the majority of this growth is anticipated
by 2030 and expected to continue through 2050.
anticipated growth comes a required need for
additional infrastructure to support this
growth. We will need more police, firefighters, and emergency services to
protect our citizens. Our children will
need parks, playing fields, libraries, and
schools. We must also account
for sewage and water expansion.
Citizens Association pointed out that it is the developers that are causing the need for the additionalinfrastructes required to keep up with
Tysons Corner’s anticipated growth; therefore, the developers should pay their fair share. It was recommended that 75% of these costs be
absorbed by the developers and 25% by the
essential that road, transit, and infrastructures be considered
very carefully in order to sustain a city’s successful growth; and,
financial costs should be allocated fairly to prevent a
disproportional burden to tax payers.
meantime, until the HOT project is
completed in 2012 and the Metrorail
substations are completed in 2013, some solutions to ease your current commute to and from work
are offered byVirginia Mega Projects. Make sure you
watch the video by Velma Booth, Senior Associate at Booz Allen
Currently, lunch hour trafficin Tysons Corner has been referred
to as the third rush hour. There are
several work-arounds. On those
stressful days when you don’t want to fight traffic, have your lunch delivered by one of Tysons
Corner’s many finerestaurants that deliver
lunchto your office. (Just order
early.) Or, why notwalk to a nearby
amJeff Wuand I can
assist you with all of your real estate needs in
Fairfax County. If you are planning on selling
your house or purchasing a home in Tysons
Corner, Viennaor McLean, please contact me atAgent Knows
Most of my past blogs
about Tysons Corner, McLean, and Vienna point out
what's going on in this great area where people love to work, shop,
and live. Tysons Corner is the "downtown" of Fairfax County, so
what happens throughout the county is of great concern. As a
lifelong resident and Realtor ® of Fairfax County,
I want to take this opportunity to reach out to my fellow Fairfax
County residents to lend a helping hand to many organizations that
need volunteers. Whatever skill you have, there is an organization
nearby that could use your services.
If you like retail, Inova Health Systems is
seeking both adult and teen volunteers at all of their hospital
locations to work in the gift shop. For more information,
please visit Inova Health Systems web site. Also,
Treasure Shop in McLean needs volunteers to
work in its thrift store that is part of the Navy Marine Coast
Guard Residence Foundation.
If you have children who love horses and are
looking for a fun activity, Simply
Changes Therapeutic Riding Center is looking for volunteers 14
years old or more with horse experience to lead horses during
lessons. Even if you lack horse experience but love horses, the
center will train you to sidewalk during lessons, groom horses,
clean stalls and for special projects IF you are able to walk
briskly for two to three hours at a time. Check out the You Tube
If you love cats and kittens, 4Paws
Rescue Team has a need for a variety of volunteer positions.
The most urgent need is for volunteers to help with cat care,
including playing with them every day. They need help setting up
adoption fairs, foster care, transportation, store, home visits,
and voice mail.
Like to work with adults? The Shepherd's
Center of Oakton-Vienna is looking for volunteers to provide
services to people who are 50 and older. They have a variety
of volunteer positions from drivers to office assistance.
Fairfax County also needs in-home caregivers,
while Volunteer Solutions needs Meals-on-Wheels
drivers and other support. They have a special need for
people who speak the language to work with Vietnamese
Have budgeting skills?Our Daily
Bread (ODB), a volunteer-based organization that works with low
income residents in Fairfax County, needs helpers to serve as
financial mentors and teach budgeting classes. They also need goods
to fill their pantry with emergency food supplies.
These are just a few of the organizations that need
volunteers. Volunteer Fairfax can provide you with many others.
Help make our area great.
In an April article by Liz Farmer
that appeared in The
Washington Examiner on line, planner Neal Payton stated,
"New town center's success hinges on creating an identity."
He also had just one question for Tysons Corner
and Montgomery County-"Who do they think they are?"
As a lifelong resident and top Realtor® in Tysons Corner, I
would like to answer that question as it relates to Tysons
Tysons Corner is a thriving business center set in the middle of
an affluent area with a strong customer base; as a matter of fact,
we are one of the largest business districts in the nation.
The American Girl Store sure knew of Tysons Corner's
identity, which is why we were selected as the
location of its tenth store. (My recent American Girl Store blog will tell
you exactly why Tysons Corner was chosen for this honor.) In
the past, Apple chose Tysons Corner as the site of the first store
outside New York City.
According to Mr. Payton, there are key questions that town
centers need to ask to determine success or failure. One of
those questions is why work there? Located near but not in
DC, Tysons Corner has over 46
million square feet of office space with more on the way.
Though traffic congestion can be fierce, the destination is
some of the largest corporations in the nation, including AT&T,
Boeing, Booz Allen Hamilton, Capital One, Deloitte, Ernst &
Young, Freddie Mac, Gannett (USA Today), Hilton Worldwide, IBM,
MicroStrategy, The MITRE Corp., National Automobile Dealers
Association, Northrop Grumman, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, SAIC, and
Other job options include employment in the one million square
feet of industrial space or the hotel industry. The 14 hotels
in the area offer 3,900 rooms that serve the Tri-State area and
Workers are surrounded by many great restaurants for
business lunches such as Busara Thai Cuisine and other
international cuisines. For those who want to get some
shopping done during lunch, Tysons Galleria and Tysons
Corner Center can fulfill all of these needs. The area has
over six million square feet of retail space, with 2.5 million of
it in Tysons Corner Center alone. Both the shopping and workplace
options are expected to increase when the current
renovations to the city are complete.
Traveling to and from work and during lunch will be a breeze
once the Silver
Line Subway is complete. Tysons Corner will be the new
home of four stations which will help the area
become less dependent on the car and more walkable.
Why would you want to live here? A better question might
be: Why wouldn't you want to live here?
Tysons Corner and the surrounding cities of
McLean and Vienna are wonderful
places to live and raise a family - and things are getting better
all the time. Aside from the plethora of work opportunities,
shopping, and other amenities nice to have nearby, these cities
have many beautiful neighborhoods that offer a wide range of homes
that will satisfy even the most discriminating buyer's needs.
I would welcome the opportunity to show you these great
neighborhoods and homes. I am Jeff
Wu and I can assist you with all of your real estate needs in
McLean or Vienna. If you are
planning on selling your house or purchasing a home, please contact
me at Agent Knows
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