You Won’t Find Any 777's Landing in Our Neighborhood

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Real Estate Agent with Integrity Real Estate Group

In the 1950's the farming community of Burke, VA was the proposed site for Dulles Airport.  Due to the efforts of the few families that lived in the area at the time, the airport plan was derailed and moved to Chantilly where Dulles Airport is today. It is hard to imagine how different the area would be if the government had succeed in their plans.   Even though they fought and won the battle not to build the airport most of the farm homes and land had been purchased and condemned by the government leaving the area virtually deserted.

Burke Centre-The Woods NeighborhoodAfter the Dulles Airport proposal was killed dvelopers realized the potential of a signficant parcel of land only 20 miles outside of Washington DC and the area of Burke began to grow.  Part of the land was turned over to the Fairfax Park Authority to make up Burke Lake Park and the majority of the rest of the land became the area known as Burke Centre.

The homes that make up the area known as Burke Centre were built on a 1700 acre parcel of land and with the strong Burke Centre Conservancy retain a great connection with nature. Thirty miles of bike paths, six ponds, a lake and five community centers where owners can find nature and activities right outside their doors. Terra Centre Elementary School was one of the first earth sheltered schools built in the area and the roof is still used today by students as their athletic field.

 

The Woods Tennis Courts-Burke Centre

 

With over 5800 homes divided into five distinct neighborhoods: Landing, Woods, Oaks, Commons and Ponds; Burke Centre is one of the largest planned communities in Fairfax County. With the Burke Station VRE, Metro Bus transportation and major highways close by, Burke Centre is a popular location for Northern Virginia homeowners who work in DC. 

Since the first homes were built in Burke in 1976 the area has also been popular with military families stationed at Ft.Belvoir, the Pentagon and Military District of Washington installations.

Fairfax County Map w/Burke plane

If you are interested in buying or selling a home in Burke Centre give Cindy Jones a call at 703-346-2213. My team also serves other areas of Northern Virginia including Alexandria, Clifton, Lorton, Fairfax Station, Manassas, Woodbridge and surrounding neighborhoods. . 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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If you are interested in learning more about the Northern Virginia Real Estate market including Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William Counties give Cindy Jones and Integrity Real Estate Group a call at 703-346-2213.

Military Relocation Specialist serving military families relocating to and from the Pentagon, Fort Belvoir, Quantico MCB and all of the Military District of Washington installations. 

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Lenn Harley
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I love Burke Lake.  I've pulled many Bass out of there over many years.  Great map. 

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Lenn-Burke Lake has been one of the spots when I need to work off a little steam I pull out my bike and do the five miles around. 

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I just had to read and respond. 777 being my favorite sequence of numbers and Burke being the county I live in in Georgia.

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Marie-Just goes to show you that life is full of a little surprises.  Triple 7's are certainly what we want to see when we spin the wheel on the slot machines!  Thanks for stopping by.

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