Grab a Ticket to Ride the Virginia Rail Express from Lorton & Belmont Bay (LOCALISM FEATURED)

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Real Estate Agent with Integrity Real Estate Group

When the Virginia Rail Express (VRE) first began operations along the I-95 corridor in 1992 there were questions as to whether the lack of housing near the train stations would derail the long term plans for the commuter rail. Since that time a new supply of "whistle stop" towns has sprung up close to the tracks including Lorton Station and Belmont Bay. The train has also made the older community of the Town of Occoquan take on a new life as well.

Lorton Station was built around the Stream Valley Park a 100 acre site that is dedicated to the founder of Lorton, Joseph Plaskett. A biking and walking trail runs through the park adding a great touch of green space to the community. With a variety of condos, townhouses and detached homes within a mile of the train station buyers can find a new home in a wide range of price points. Add to the proximity of the VRE station the new town center featuring a variety of restaurants, coffee shop and FedEx store and you end up with a community that has gone from just a pass through town to one that buyers put high on their list.

Just one step further south on the VRE is Belmont Bay. The Woodbridge Station sits in the community and is within a mile of the marina that is the jewel of the community. Still growing Belmont Bay offers buyers the chance to live in a community that includes a marina, the public Osprey Golf Course, Osprey Restaurant and waterfront walking paths. Neighboring a 400 acre nature reserve residents have a chance to not only enjoy the community but watch Osprey's soar and fox run. The town center is in the planning stages with small "mom and pop" style shops planned for delivery in 2010.

Just a few miles west of the Woodbridge VRE station is the historic town of Occoquan. Best known for the twice yearly Occoquan Crafts Fair this town offers far more than many driving past realize. Recently named by the Washington Business Journal as one of the Top 13 places to watch, the town offers Wonderful small shops, waterfront eating establishments and both old and new housing.

If you are looking for communities that give you easy access to public transportation, places to eat and play then check out Lorton Station, Belmont Bay and the Town of Occoquan.



 

 

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To learn more about Lorton, Belmont Bay or Occoquan real estate give Cindy Jones a call at 703-346-2213. If you are interested in Northern Virginia real estate including Alexandria, Fairfax County, Loudoun County or Prince William County. Stop by VaRealEstateTalk, Cindy Jones Homes or Military Relocation News for more information. Search all homes available in the Northern Virginia area.

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Yvette Smith
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HI CINDY!

Great post.  People always want to know about public transportation access, especially in Northern VA!  I use to live in Alexandria so I can certainly relate to finding ways to avoid the traffic!

Have a great day,

Aug 20, 2008 12:45 AM #1
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Cindy, This is a wonderful localism post. Great information, beautiful graphics and easy to navigate.

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Hi Cindy,

Your post was very informative!

Keep me in mind for your Charlotte real estate referrals!

Best of luck,

Brian Belcher

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Great information for consumers . I like the map and photo.

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Cindy Jones
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Yvette-transportation is a major concern for many relocating here.  I love explaining "slug lines" to someone who is new to the area!

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Debbie-thanks for the words of encouragement.  I'll try to make future posts as informative.

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Brian-thanks for stopping by.  Hope life is good for you in Charlotte.

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Gita-thank you.  Hopefully someone relocating to our area will find it helpful as well.

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I love your post, I love your photos and map...  Great job!   It will be interesting to see if this new hyper-local tourguide focus on ActiveRain generates as much business as the hyper-local real estate focus did in the past.  This will, if any do!

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Margaret-kudos from you are gold-thank you.  I think if I read the AR team posts correctly the hyper-tour guide posts are to try and generate advertisers?  I'll have to go back and see if this is right or just another late night abirition.

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