Located just off Route 50 in Fairfax County lies Penderbrook. A quiet community Penderbrook’s faces include: The Fairways — Town Homes, The Greens — Executive Style Single Family Homes, The Heights — Garden Style Condominiums, Inverness — Town Homes, The Mews — Town Homes, Oxford House — Garden Style Condominiums, and Penderbrook Apartments — Rental Apartments
Although there are many parts to the Penderbrook community, this article will focus on ‘The Greens’.
The Greens — Executive Style Single Family Homes
One such ‘face’is ‘The Greens’. A collection of single family homes built by Pulte and by Hooker. Combined they provide about seven (7) different floor plans. Generally all have are 3 levels. One Pulte floor plan offers a spacious eat in
kitchen, separate dining room, step down living room, and a half bath. Just off the foyer is a den, and a curved staircase to the upper level.
Upstairs contains 3 bedrooms, and three full baths. Most of the homes on ‘The Greens’ have 2 car garages. Access to the house from the garage is available in many of the homes.
The community of Pernderbrook is on the north side of U.S. 50, across form Fair Oaks mall. Penderbrook has easy access to and from interstate 66. West Ox road, that borders the western edge of Penderbrook, provides access to office buildings and Fairfax Towne shopping center. Fairfax Towne features grocery, banking, a 10 screen theater and many other shops and restaurants. Fair Oaks hospital is also close to Penderbrook.
Twin Oaks is a subdivision of houses located in Woodbridge, Virginia, in Prince William County. Its situated right off of Old Bridge Road. The houses in the development are quite beautiful. They range in styles and size. It looks to be a pretty quiet neighborhood. Its close location to I-95, route 1, and route 123 makes it very convenient for anyone who needs to commute to work. The streets are wide so extra parking on the side of the road is allowed. The neighborhood sems to be kept up very well, making the community very attractive. Overall, Twin Oaks looks to be a very pleasant area to live in.
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Woodmark is a community located in Woodbridge, VA, in Prince William County. Its situated right off of Old bridge Road. The townhouses look about mid-sized, maybe a little smaller. The homes are so diverse looking, with many different styles and colors. The streets are wide enough for extra parking on the side of the road. The up-keep of the community is pretty decent. Belmont Bay is also located very close to I-95, route 1, and route 123, making commuting at least a little easier.The appearance of the homes isn’t very attractive on the outside but the neighborhood seems to be pretty quiet and pleasant overall.
Belmont Bay is located in Woodbridge, VA, in Prince William County. It’s situated right off of Old Bridge Road. There are only townhouses in this specific neighborhood, but they are all pretty good looking from the outside. The streets are wide making it nice and convenient for any guests who need a space to park. Their is a tiny playground in the middle of the community, so it might be a nice choice of homes if you have kids, Also, it looks to be a quiet area, which is always great. Its located extremely close to I-95, route 1, and route 123, making it very convenient if you have to commute to work. Overall, Belmont Bay seems like it would a very pleasant area to live in.
The Occoqan Regional Park is located in Lorton, Virginia, in Fairfax County, right across from the Town of Occoquan. It’s located on the Occoquan River. It opened in 2008 making it 1 of 29 parks in the Northern Virginia Regional Parks Authority. It has around 400 acres of recreational space. There are many different things to do there such as, hit the batting cage, have a picnic, get a snack at the snack bar in the marina, play your favorite sport on one of their athletic fields, etc. They also have a boat ramp and boat storage. Their hiking trail is 1.1 miles round trip and forms a loop. The trail is well maintained. Most say that the blue trail is a great running trail and is very well marked. Dogs are of course welcome in the park. Historic black kilns from the early 1900’s can be found on the property, reminding us of the women suffragists who demonstrated in front of the White House and were then imprisoned on the prison farm where these are found.
If you’re shopping for a home you might be surprised to learn just how affordable and pleasant some homes in Occoquan and near the park might be.
Surrounded by the hustle and bustle of the city and all it has to offer are several high end neighborhoods that would make many heads spin once or twice. If you drive around McLean for a while it is obvious that you are in the midst of luxury and luxury at its best. I can imagine that there are people who move here for a number of reasons but one thing Northern Virginia is known for is housing those that have quite a bit of money to spend. Of course with the government being responsible for a majority of the jobs here and having several professional sports teams in the area, there are sure to be some big spenders.
If you are in the market for a luxury home, make sure McLean is on your list of places to check out. Going down route 7 there is a parade of mansions that ling the long road and it is quite the site to see. I saw one property that looked like it had several houses attached to it, until I realized it was all one house. For those of you who may not be in the market, its still a beautiful site to see. It is simply amazing to view some fo the architecture and design work that has been put into building these homes.
Located between Little River Turnpike and U.S Rt 50, Fairfax Plaza Townhomes offer two styles of living in one location. Located just, and we do mean ‘just’, outside of Fairfax City, off Pickett Rd. is Fairfax Plaza. By two styles of living we mean both apartment and townhouse-style condos. Two townhomes sit atop one apartment.
The condominiums feature 1600 sq. ft. of living space, 2 bedrooms, a den, a utility room and 2 full baths, they also offer eat in kitchen, dining room and step down living room.
The townhomes feature living/dining room, kitchen and ½ bath on walk in level and 2 bedrooms and 2 full baths on the upper level.
Fairfax Plaza offers through the door mail delivery. No more braving the elements to retrieve your mail. Other amenities include curbside pickup of trash and recycle, a pool, and a meeting room. Also included is snow removal of road and common sidewalk areas.
Within walking distance is Fair City mall, which offers restaurants. 6 screen theater as well as grocery shopping, electronics store and many others. It’s a quiet community with an abundance of tees and a large crossection of people less than 5 miles to the Vienna Metro & Capitol Beltway.
There can be a lot of things said about living in the Northern Virginia area, but one big thing would be the great access to jobs in the tri-city area. Deciding on which area to live can be based on the ability to get to and from your workplace. There is no denying that in an area like this that traffic can be a pain but it is great to know that there are options available if a car is not the most economical route for transportation.
Fairfax County, in particular, has developed a number of ways to meet the rising demand for public transportation and its great to know many city’s have bus systems already in place. There are plenty of park and ride lots in the area that allow for commuters to drive to a particular location, park their car, and finish the rest of route to work on the metro. This helps the commuter avoid long waits in traffic and lower the cost of paying for gas in your car.
The metro is slated to extend out to Loudoun County and has already reached areas in Fairfax and Reston. There are several housing options next to these locations and they all have condos, townhomes, or single family’s available for purchase. If you are a commuter looking for a great place to live that help your commuting costs, then you should check out Fairfax County. It’s a commuter’s dream.
Northern Virginia Community College located just off of Harry Flood Byrd Highway, 1000 Harry Flood Byrd Highway Sterling, VA 20164, is a great way to begin your college career. Six Northern Virginia Community College Campuses are offered in the region making it more convenient to learn without the fear of distance. Parking is available on each campus and a parking pass can be purchased as well.
College credits can be earned that count towards transferring to a four year university of your choice. Students are able to create their own schedules providing all the flexibility needed to enhance future careers. Several programs are offered to obtain degrees and certificates such as Allied Health and Nursing Programs, Accounting, Administration of Justice, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, American Sign Language to English Interpretation, Automotive Technology, Business Management, Computer Science, Fine Arts, Liberal Arts, and many more.
Summer, spring, and fall courses are given making year round study possible. Online courses can be taken in addition and with so many campuses, it’s easy to make good connections with teachers and councilors to make college life adjustment simple. Here quality education is affordable and accessible to everyone.
Fairfax County Public Schools System is located in Northern Virginia with central offices in Falls Church, Virginia. It is the largest public school system in Northern Virginia and has over 170,000 students enrolled. It is the 12th largest in the nation and has the largest school bus fleet of any school system in the entire United States. This year’s county budget revealed that in 2010-2011 the county will spend $12,550 on each student until they graduate. Notable schools include the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Annandale High School, Langley High School, Mount Vernon High School, and West Springfield High School.