19,000 Coming to Ft. Belvoir Are We Ready?

By
Real Estate Agent with Century 21 New Millennium

According to Belvoir New Vision:

What is BRAC?
"BRAC" is an acronym that stands for base realignment and closure.  It is the process the Department of Defense (DoD) has used to reorganize its base structure to more efficiently and effectively support the Armed Forces, increase operational readiness and facilitate new ways of doing business.  BRAC 2005 includes several recommendations affecting Fort Belvoir that will result in the relocation of 59 DoD agencies and activities, primarily from the Washington, DC metropolitan area onto Fort Belvoir property in Virginia."

The alliignment must be complete by September 2011.

OK, now what? They predict a net gain of employees at Ft. Belvoir of 19300. That's a whole lot of people! Where will they live? Where will they come from? Many already live in the area and may not need to move.

8,500 will come from NGA buildings in Reston, Newington, Westfields, Bethesda, and the Navy Yard.

  If you are involved in these moves, you might wonder where should I live? Relocating can be challenging, but careful planning can make the difference between a difficult move and a smooth one. The Relocation Readiness Program at Fort Belvoir is available to help soldiers and families meet that challenge. Finding the right Realtor is an important step to acquiring your next home. Century 21 New Millennium has several offices and many agents with the experience you need to transition to the area.

Fort Belvoir is located in Fairfax County, Va. However, military families may live in surrounding counties including Alexandria, Arlington, Prince William, Fauquier, Spotsylvania and Stafford counties. The following websites may provide helpful information on those counties.

Fairfax: www.co.fairfax.va.us


Alexandria: www.ci.alexandria.va.us


Arlington: www.co.arlington.va.us


Prince William: www.pwcgov.org


Fauquier: www.fauquiercounty.gov

Spotsylvania: www.spotsylvania.va.us 


Stafford: www.co.stafford.va.us

 

Comments (2)

Arleen Montford
KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY GULF COAST - Pace, FL
Selling NW Florida Homes in Pace/Milton/Pensacola FL

Good morning Renee, We have a lot moving to us here in Ft Walton. Good luck

Dec 06, 2010 11:19 PM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Renee, You are sure to be the one they call...good luck!

Dec 09, 2010 09:50 AM