Fort Belvoir (named after Belvoir Plantation) is home to a number of important United States military organizations. Fort Belvoir is a United States Army installation and a census-designated place (CDP) in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. The population of Fort Belvoir was 7,176 at the 2000 census. Fort Belvoir is located in Fairfax County, Va. However, military families may live in surrounding counties including Alexandria, Arlington, Prince William, Prince George’s, Frederick, Montgomery and Stafford counties.
In general, homes closer to Washington DC are more expensive and homes south of Fort Belvoir in outlying areas are much cheaper. However, some folks will find the commute to the outlying areas intolerable. In addition, if you know where to look it’s possible to find affordable priced houses almost anywhere in Northern VA. The choice is more about lifestyle and preference. Some people prefer a more urban environment with all the benefits that the city offers. Some people prefer a quieter existence without the hustle and bustle of city life.
A Lending Closet which loans basic household goods for up to 14 days at a time. The inventory includes pots and pans, tables and chairs, dishes, irons, ironing boards, Sleep Mats, car seats, cribs, etc. Please note that bed linens, blankets, pillows, or towels are not available. The lending closet is located in ACS, Building 200, 9800 Belvoir Road (18th and Belvoir Rd), Fort Belvoir, VA 22060 and is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Welcome Packets which provide information on post and the surrounding area. Condensed welcome packets are mailed to personnel PCS’ing to Fort Belvoir. However, once you arrive, be sure to stop by ACS to pick up a full welcome packet.
Military HOMEFRONT is the official Department of Defense (DoD) web site for reliable Quality of Life information designed to help troops and their families, leaders and service providers. Tools and custom plans to put you in control of a smooth move can be found here at Plan My Move. If you are unable to access that Web site due to security reasons, you may contact your local ACS center or the Fort Belvoir ACS and we would be happy to download the packet and mail it to you. For more information go to: www.militaryhomefront.dod.mil.
The Relocation Readiness Program also offers the following classes and services:
– Sponsorship Training
– Overseas Orientations
– Waiting Spouses Support Groups
– Pre and Post move counseling
For more information or assistance, please contact the Fort Belvoir Relocation Office at (703) 805-5058 or DSN 655-5058 or e-mail requests at [email protected]
Official Newcomer’s Briefing
The Fort Belvoir Newcomers’ Briefing is held every first Monday of each month (or the following Monday if the first Monday is a holiday) for all new incoming military and civilian personnel assigned or living on post. For time and location please contact the ACS Relocation Program at 703-805-5058.
This is a valuable opportunity for all new soldier and their family members to meet the Garrison Commander and key staff members to receive information about the post.
A video is shown to explain the mission and show the different organizations and services. Tabletop displays are set up with lots of handouts and resource materials and light refreshments are available.
If you have arrived on Fort Belvoir within the last 60 days and have not attended the newcomers briefing, please plan to attend and find out what you may have been missing.
Map of Homes For Sale near Fort Belvoir
Neighborhoods Near Fort Belvoir
Homes and Condos just outside the Beltway
Springfield is an unincorporated community in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States and is a suburb of Washington, D.C. Homes in Springfield are less expensive than some neighborhoods that are closer to Washington DC, but more expensive than outlying areas like Woodbridge or Dumfries. Springfield offers a variety of single-family homes, townhouses and a few scattered low-rise condos. Most of Springfield was developed from 1960 to 1990 and the homes here are often found in tract developments that reflect styles popular at the time. [ Read more about Springfield real estate for sale]
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Introduction to Franconia
Franconia is located just southwest of the City of Alexandria in Fairfax County. Franconia is largely by two large developments: Kingstowne and Rose Hill. Kingstowne is a planned community developed from the mid 1980’s until around 2005. The community has broad rolling avenues that interconnect with well-planned cul-de-sac neighborhoods that have a variety of houses, townhouses and condominiums. Most of Kingstowne features updated-colonial style architecture. Many homes and townhouses have brick faces and exterior trim details. In some parts of Kingstowne parking is a little tough, but in the older parts of Kingstowne this is less true.
Rose Hill was developed from about 1960 to around 1980. Homes in Rose Hill have large lots (by Northern Virginia standards) and usually have sprawling floorplans on one level. Homes in Rose Hill are often all-brick.
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Southern Prince William County
Many residents in Prince William County work in Fairfax County, Arlington, Alexandria and Washington DC. Interstate 95 is the primary commuter route for southern Prince William County and there are are no “backroads” to by-pass traffic. If you choose to live in Woodbridge or Dumfries and work in Fort Belvoir there is no way around it, you will have cross a bridge on I-95 (or parallel Rt. 1) to get into Fairfax County. And that means you’ll fight traffic every day.
But many people choose Prince William County because Fort Belvoir is at the southern end of Fairfax County which makes the commute a little more tolerable. The pay-off is that buyers in Prince William County will pay almost the same thing for a single-family home as some folks closer in will pay for a tiny condo. [Read more about Southern Prince William County]
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About Mount Vernon VA
The Mount Vernon District of Fairfax County is located in the southern part of Fairfax County along the banks of the Potomac and around toward Old Town Alexandria. Mount Vernon is a diverse community in that along the Potomac and near George Washington’s estate you’ll find some of Northern Virginia’s most prestigious and luxurious residences. But near Woodlawn and in other parts of the Mount Vernon District you’ll also find some of the lowest prices of any real estate in Fairfax County VA.
Mount Vernon was a settled community in colonial days, but was largely a rural community until the middle of the last century. Since that time Mount Vernon is now home for residences that cater to a broad range of tastes and budgets. [Read more about Mt. Vernon real estate]
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Homes listed for sale close to Fort Belvoir
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