Fort Belvoir-Not Your Ordinary Army Base

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Real Estate Agent with Integrity Real Estate Group

The 8,656-acre tract of land along the Potomac River which now makes up Fort Belvoir was once part of a land grant from a 17th century English king to Lord Fairfax.  For over 100 years the land was passed through the Fairfax family and other land sales until in 1912 the War Department acquired the land and established Camp A.A. Humphreys later renamed to Fort Belvoir.

Fort BelvoirToday you find a thriving military and civilian community that is a significant presence in Fairfax County.  Most people think of Fort Belvoir as a huge Army base which is true but it is also home to over 100 organizations including the Army, US Army Reserve, Army National Guard, Department of Defense and Department of the Treasury among others.  Within the 8,656 acres that make up Fort Belvoir you will find an 1,360 acre wildlife refugee,  142 miles of roads, 1,275 buildings and 22,154 working military and civilian personnel. 

Many recent improvements to the roads, housing, shopping and recreation are clearly evident to anyone who takes a tour inside the gates.  When you first arrive at Fort Belvoir's gates you will be surprised to find the new town center an urban town center the same as would find in the nearby neighborhood of Kingstowne.   Fort Belvoir's town center features the offices of the residential community director, a Starbucks, a Rent-A Center store, a day spa, restaurants and residential units located above the stores. 

DeWitt HospitalGround has been broken for the new state of the art hospital to replace DeWitt HospitalThe new hospital will have 1.2 million square feet of space and have the facilities to support all of the new technologies needed for a leading medical facility. The new hospital will open in 2010.   The National Museum of U.S. Army  is slated to be built on the North Post of Fort Belvoir and estimated to bring close to 1 million visitors a year to the site.  Slated to open in 2013 it will highlight the history of the Army from Colonial times to present day.

With the upcoming move of 20,000+ jobs to Fort Belvoir and surrounding area as part of BRAC, Fort Belvoir's importance to Fairfax County and Northern Virginia as more than just an Army base will be apparent to everyone who currently lives in the area or finds themselves relocating in the future.

 

 

 
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Margaret Woda
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I love it!  And so will anyone with orders to Fort Belvoir.  it sounds like Fort Belvoir and Fort Meade (Maryland) are two good places to work.

Oct 16, 2008 12:59 PM #1
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Jim Frimmer
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Hey, Cindy.

Since you're in a significant military area, as am I, and military people get transfered here and there on a regular basis, I'm putting you in my contact list in case I know someone going from here to there. Hope you'll do the same.

Jim

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Cindy Jones
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Margaret-your posts on Fort Meade Relocation are fantastic!  Both of our areas offer a lot to both military and civilian who are relocating.

Oct 17, 2008 12:13 AM #3
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Cindy Jones
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Jim-thanks for stopping by.  I will absolutely add you to the referral database.

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Thanks for sharing this information.  There is always so much to learn.

Oct 17, 2008 01:19 AM #5
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Cindy Jones
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Jim Crawford-thanks for stopping by.  I'm on the base every few weeks so I keep fairly current on all the changes going on.

Oct 17, 2008 08:41 AM #6
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Angela Wesolowski

I Love This Army Base!! Outta all of the differant places that my Father was transfered to I am so thrilled that I got to do most of my growing up on this Base. I learned alot from alot of people! Thankyou

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Angela-I'm glad you had a good experience during your time at Fort Belvoir.  The base and the area have a lot ot offer.

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