What Is Hope And Health Festival, Lorton?

The annual Hope and Health Festival in Lorton begun in 2013. This year the seventh-annual Hope and Health Festival took place on Saturday, May 4, 2019, behind the Lorton Library and I had a chance to attend it. There were 19 different vendors offering everything from vision screenings from the Mason Neck Lions Club to the Mason Neck State Park talking about fitness and events at the park. There was free food, kids’ games and activities, crafts, inflatables and lots of information.

Linda Patterson, Lorton Community Action Center (LCAC) Executive Director, told me that the event began as a partnership between LCAC, South County Church, and the Lorton Library. It is quite important for the Lorton community to get first-hand knowledge about health issues and how to deal with them.

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The whole purpose of the Hope and Health Festival is to ensure that the neighbors of Fairfax County have access to services. The hardest part in Fairfax County, especially if you’re a low-income household or individual, is to find a way to plug in to access needed services – whether it’s health screenings or whether it’s information about WICK or Medicaid or food stamps or finding a way to get sight or vision screening. That is what this event is about – it’s making sure that everyone has access to information so there are parity and equity in Fairfax County.

Properties in Lorton

Over 1/2 AC of serene living in tucked away waterfront community! Main house has 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.

8132 Bard St

Hardwood Flooring, Screened Porch & Deck off Kitchen, Enjoy the 3 Decks, 2 Fireplaces, Lower level Family Room and Theater Room. Fenced in rear yard. Bonus detached garage that can park 2-4 cars with an In-Law apartment above the garage. No HOA , The Harborview Recreation Club has an optional membership. Located just off the I-95, near Occoquan Marina , Mason Neck West Park and the VRE . [Fairfax County - $600,000]

Location, Location & Location .

9093 Purvis Dr

Easy access to I95, Route 123, and Fairfax County Parkway. Short distance to the VRE Station, Hospital & Fort Belvoir. Home has4 Bedrooms, 4-5 Baths & 2 Car Garage . Hardwood floor on the main level DREAM KITCHEN (granite, stainless, huge island, gas cooking) spacious and open floor plan. Family Room with Gas Fireplace of Kitchen. MASTER BEDROOM ON MAIN LEVEL with attached luxury bath for enjoyment and with large closet. Powder room for guests. This home has the comfortable elegance you're looking for gleaming hard wood floors, crown molding, 10 ft ceilings, excellent natural light Formal dining room and office on main level. 2 Car garage with remote contol. Beautiful yard with 5 Zone Sprinkler and Fenced Cocrete stone patio . Upper level has spacious loft over looking huge Family Room. Huge finished basement with Rec Room , Full bath & 3 Rooms, Also Wet Bar with granite top and refrigerator in basement. Many community amenities~(pool, party room, tennis & basketball courts, tot lot) Only ONE MILE to 95, 5 miles to Fort Belvoir, 6 miles to Burke Lake Park, close to schools. A must see. enjoy Virtual Tour before you come to see this beautiful well kept house. Water heater was changed in April 2020. Sellers plan to review offers on June 3rd 2020 [Laurel Highlands - $699,000]

5+ acres on historic Mason Neck! All-Brick Raised Rambler has a large floorplan on 2 levels including living room, dining room, kitchen, laundry room, and 3 bedrooms on the upper/main level.

6709 Springfield Dr

The lower level has large rec room, half-bath, 3-season room, and unfinished area for workshop/storage. 2-car side-load garage. OUTSTANDING LOT! 5.3 acres on private street, in-ground swimming pool w/cabana, walking paths, sheds/out-buildings, large pond, chicken coop, fenced garden, koi pond, generator building, carport, and LOTS of space to expand. Backs to Mason Neck State Park. Enjoy all that Mason Neck has to offer - parks, walking trails, water activities, wildlife, golfing, fishing, and more. Walking distance to Pirates Cove water park! Needs some updating...possible subdivide. Well & Septic (new septic system installed in 2014). Make an offer! [Mason Neck - $750,000]


9101 Ayden Ln

Finished to a very high standard with many upgrades. Entry level: Spacious Hall, Large Closet, Large Rec-Room and Patio, Half Bathroom, Mechanical Room with Washer/Dryer, new hot water heater. Main level: Country Kitchen with Breakfast area, Built-in Desk, Dining Room, Family Room with fireplace, Hardwood Floors to entire level, Spacious Deck. Upper level: 2 Bedrooms to the front, Hall Bathroom, Master Bedroom, Master Bathroom with tub and separate shower and twin basins. Loft level: Large Loft can be used as 4th bedroom, Built-in Desk and Bookcase. Outside: Landscaped Gardens to three sides with fully fenced backyard and much more. Virtual Walk-Through: https://youtu.be/DGnzVfYkhcU [Laurel Crest - $479,950]

Open Sat and Sun May 30 and 31, 1-4PM***Must see to appreciate! Shows like a model home.

7210 Lyndam Hill Cir

Professionally decorated with over $45,000 in upgrades. 5 bedrooms and 3 and 1/2 baths...plenty for a large family. Backs to trees. Located just across from Fort Belvoir with easy access to metro, I-395, Pentagon, Fort Myer and Downtown DC. Immaculate modern home w/all the bells & whistles. The gorgeous all hardwood floor first level, features a gourmet kitchen with quartz counter tops, double oven, and huge center island. From the kitchen the open concept hosts a great room with gas fireplace, formal dining area, powder room and a separate study/library off the inviting entryway. Tons of natural sunlight make this home shine. Just off the kitchen is a stunning deck (perfect for BBQ's and entertaining). The top level boasts a spacious master suite w/lux bath & a huge walk-in closet. The hardwood hallway leads to three large bedrooms, one with its own bathroom and a cleverly designed Jack and Jill bathroom making the two additional rooms feel very private. Nestled between the rooms is a fully tiled laundry room and a linen closet. The LL suite has adequate room to be called an in-law/guest suite which includes a nice size open room with coat closet, a large bedroom with full-size windows, full bath, utility room with storage space and an additional huge storage room. A 2 car garage with automatic garage door opener and a pleasantly landscaped yard completes this home. [Lyndam Hill - $719,900]


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Maryam N. is a Senior Writer at Nesbitt Realty. She is an expert on Fairfax County. Maryam has also worked previously as a geologist. She is a foodie and enjoys cooking and exploring new restaurants.