At Old Hickory Golf Club

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Located at 11921 Chanceford Drive in Woodbridge VA 22192, Old Hickory Golf Club maintains an upscale but traditional golf course as well as wedding and banquet amenities within the area.

Tim Freeland had designed the Par 72, 7077 yard course who had also for golf legend Gary Player. The practice area comprises of a driving range, putting green and a game area that is managed by a professional staff along with digital video analysis. The course was created blanketed with pine, oak, maple and hickory with Beaver Creek cutting through. The land was incorporated into the course layout to give a traditional golfing environment with the tradition golfing attire rule.

Old Hickory Golf Club offers Weekday Memberships, Full Week Memberships and Corporate Plans throughout the year to suit every lifestyle.

Companies, social groups or families can head out to the Club and take advantage of the outing package provided. But it isn’t just any typical outing with cart and green fees and range balls; Old Hickory Club adds excitement with awards, professional scoring, contests and lots more.

The Clubhouse at Old Hickory Golf Club can house 250 people with its ballroom, dining room and veranda suited for weddings, banquets or a company party. For Outing packages, special menus are created specially.

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Homes available around Old Hickory Golf Club

Arlington’s Lexington Square Condos

 Food FindingLexington Square Condominiums are actually two seperate buildings located at 3830 North 9th Street and 3835 North 9th Street in Arlington, Va. Built in 2002, Lexington Square is one block from Virginia Square Metro and convenient to Ballston Commons Mall. Other features to this spectacular complex include:

  • Penthouse Suites (Select Units Have Oversized Rooftops)
  • 1, 2 and 3 Bedrooms
  • 20 Different Floor Plans
  • Corian Countertops
  • Elevator
  • Excercise Room
  • Health Club
  • Community Room
  • Party Room
  • Pool
  • Pets Allowed-1 Domestic With No Weight Limit

Lexington Square living is convenient to restaurants, shopping, and a movie theater.

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It’s Never ‘Nothing To Do’ At Lakeridge

When one can’t seem to find anything to do or need a quick stop to relax in Lakeridge, these places will always give you a warm welcome:

Tacketts Mill

Located just off the I-95 corridor, corner of Old Bridge Road and Harbor Drive in Lakerdige, the multi level center, Tacketts Mill offers more than 30 years of retail outlets, office space, specialty shops and residential townhouses.

Businesses in Tacketts Mill include:

  • Massage Envy
  • NT Salon
  • Dream Dinners
  • Lakeridge Pizzaria
  • Dunkin Donuts/Baskin Robins
  • Fitness Together
  • Smith & Fisher
  • And many more!

Festival at Old Bridge

Located at Dillingham Square & Old Bridge Road in Woodbridge VA 22192, Festival at Old Bridge Shopping Center provides residents with nearby shopping convenience in a fun environment.

Lake Ridge Commons Shopping Center

Located at Old Ridge Road and Hedges Run Drive, residents can indulge in convenient shopping experience at Lake Ridge Commons Shopping Center.

Businesses in Lake Ridge Commons Shopping Center include:

  • Giant Food
  • Starbucks
  • Urgent Medical Care
  • And many more!

Chinn Park Regional Library

Located at 13065 Chinn Park Drive, Woodbridge VA 22192, the Chinn Park Regional Library was the first regional library to be built in Prince William County that offers leisure and educational reading for the entire family. The library also holds an array of books and movies on tape.


  • Internet Stations
  • Children’s Area
  • Study Section
  • Activities for Kids

Lake Ridge Neighborhood Library

Located at 12964 Harbor Drive in Woodbridge VA 22192, Lake Ridge Neighborhood Library in the Fairfield Office Park provides students a broad collection of books to help them with their studies as well as leisure reading.

Potomac Community Library

Located at 2201 Opitz Boulevard in Woodbridge VA 22191, Potomac Community Library offers an array or educational, research, activities and the like within its walls that children, students, parents and professionals can enjoy.


  • Wi-Fi Access
  • Computer Stations
  • Computer Programs
  • English Classes
  • African American Book Club
  • And many more!

Prince William Forest Park Protecting Nature’s Blessings

With a history of logging and over-cultivation, 17,000 acres of Prince William Forest Park is now home of tranquility for nature’s blessings where families and friends can visit. Located 32 miles away south of Washington DC and 22 miles north of Fredericksburg, Prince William Forest Park was also named as Chopawamsic Recreation Demonstration Area years ago, carefully shelters the federally threatened orchid Isotria medeoloides, a small whorled pogonia and the Eastern Box Turtle which a type of reptile with the longest life span as well as many other species.


Bird watching for migratory birds and songbirds can be anticipated. A complete list of bird species can be availed at the Visitor Center. But birds aren’t the only animals to be seen. Deer, Beavers and even wild turkeys can be sighted in this beautiful forest.


As long as you have a Virginia fishing license, anglers can take a shot at fishing for catfish, crappie, pickerel, perch bluegill and even bass. State and federal regulations are strictly imposed while fishing licenses are not sold at the visitor center.


37 miles of trails can be explored within the park offering visitors a tranquil and calm ambiance for variety of purposes such as vigorous activities, nature study or perhaps just a moment to be alone.


Keep a guide handy from the visitor center where information on restrooms, water, parking as well as paved and unpaved roads and you are set to enjoy 21 miles of bicycling with nature blessed scenery.


Picnic areas are allotted with tables, grills, trash bins, water and restrooms.


Programs are held by rangers for those wishing to focus more on the study of the environment.

The most favored option of exploring and discovering Prince William Forest Park’s history is by taking a hike on the 4 mile geology trail that showcases geologic change within its 570 million years. Schools can even have trips arranged for their students on give children an on hand study of their lessons and to mold them into being environmentally responsible.

Prospect House Condominiums

113-1382_IMGProspect House is a beautiful 11 story complex located at 1200 Nash Street in Arlington, Va. You have the option of a studio, 1 or 2 Bedroom condo. With spacious bedrooms, balconies, 13 foot ceilings, and panoramic views. Other amenities include:

  • 24 Hour Answering Service
  • Built 1979
  • Convenience Store on Site
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Party Room
  • Security

Sorry, no pets allowed

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Station Square Condominiums

Clarendon Metro Station

Station Square Condominiums are located at 1220 N. Fillmore Street and 1201 and 1205 Garfield Street in Arlington, Va. This complex consists of 3 buildings. Which is why it has 3 different addresses. Also in the area is the Clarendon Shopping District and the Clarendon Metro Station. Some of the amenities of this beautiful housing built in 2006 include:

  • Pool
  • Party Room
  • Business Center
  • Underground Parking
  • Courtyard
  • Loft Ceilings (Select Units)
  • 1, 2, and 3 Bedrooms
  • Pets Allowed-1 Domestic with no weight limit

Come home to Station Square for convenience and beauty.

Schools Of Lake Ridge

Talk about convenience and home! Children can still get a sturdy education even if they are a few minutes away from home!

Schools that serve Lakeridge:

Springwoods Elementary School

Address: 3815 Marquis Place, Woodbridge VA 22192

Phone: 703 590 9874

Rockledge Elementary School

Address: 2300 Mariner Lane, Woodbridge VA 22192

Phone: 703 491 2108

Old Bridge Elementary School

Address: 3051 Old Bridge Road, Woodbridge VA 22192

Phone: 703 491 5614

Lake Ridge Elementary School

Address:  11970 Hedges Run Drive, Woodbridge VA 22192

Phone: 703 494 9153

Antietam Elementary School

Address: 12000 Antietam Road, Woodbridge VA 22192

Phone: 703 497 7619

Lake Ridge Middle School

Address: 12350 Mohican Road, Woodbridge VA 22192

Phone: 703 494 5154

Woodbridge Senior High School

Address: 3001 Old Bridge Road, Woodbridge VA 22192

Phone: 703 497 8000

Convenient Commuting In Lakeridge

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Commuting plays a very essential role in our everyday life. And one would have to be aware of the ways on how to get to place on time efficiently.

The Virginia Railway Express (VRE) Woodbridge Station is one of the many ways you can commute around and to Springfield, Crystal City including DC’s Union Station that is just a few minutes away in the bustle of rush hour in Lakeridge.

Omnilink serve Lakeridge providing buses that operate regularly in Prince William County.

Express service via buses towards DC and Pentagon is offered in Lakeridge and at the VDOT Commuter Lot entering Lakeridge.

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Hitch a Ride!!!

Carpooling has proven to be very popular in Lakeridge where you can meet up at the VDOT Commuter Lot.

Hitching a ride or also rather Slugging is provided by a designated Slug Line Stop in Lakeridge where those wanting to catch a free ride can do so. This much preferred with the demand to use I–95 HOV lanes. A driver heading out to DC in need of one more passenger can make a stop at the Slug Line Stop where the first commuter in the line heading off to DC as well can join the ride and use the I-95 HOV lanes.

With the many ways of commuting, people can never be without any means of transportation in Lakeridge.

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Recreation For both Young And Old Around Lakeridge

Lakeridge offers many recreation facilities to its residents. So they would not have to stray far away just to enjoy such recreation. Here are a few of the well known recreation facilities that Lakeridge residents and visitors enjoy.

Lake Ridge Park Golf and Marina

Located at 12350 Cotton Mill Dr in Woodbridge VA 22192 and opened in 1992, Lake Ridge Park Golf and Marina was skillfully designed by Lindsay Irvin. Lake Ridge Park Golf and Marina offers a golf course, 9 hole par 3 length course, driving range, picnic facilities and boating trips out on the Occoquan River. The course is suitable for beginners and the young ones as well, without having to spend so much money.

Old Hickory Golf Club

Located at 11921 Chanceford Drive in Woodbridge VA 22192, Old Hickory Golf Club keeps the tradition of golfing with the tradition golfing attire. With that in mind, one can expect the challenge of a good golfing challenge at the course. Old Hickory also offers a much updated practice area of a putting green, short game area and driving range, which features an indoor golf academy with digital video analysis along with professional teaching staff. Certain events such as weddings, banquets and golf outings are also welcomed to be hosted at the Golf Club.

Prince William Forest Park

The federally threatened orchid Isotria medeoloides, a small whorled pogonia is being proudly protected by Prince William Forest Park as well as the Eastern Box Turtle which a type of reptile with the longest life span. The Prince William Forest Park is a complete forest ecosystem offering residents and visitors the beautiful experience of nature’s blessings of plant, animal, reptile and land. The park is a great learning tool for children and teachers can arrange educational trips to give students an on hand study of their lessons. But the park is not only for learning, it also offers 37 miles of hiking trails and 21 miles of bicycle trails.

Occoquan Regional Park

Offering over 400 acres of spacious recreation fun, historic remnants and the remembrance of the women suffragists that were imprisoned there in the 1900, Occoquan Regional Park is the perfect place to spend time with family and friends. The park features walking trails, snack bar, athletic fields, batting cage, picnic shelter, marina building and boating ramp and storage.

Leesylvania State Park

Opened in 1992, Leesylvania State Park is located at 2001 Daniel K. Ludwig Drive. Woodbridge VA 22191 with 542 acres of park space bordered by the Potomac River, Neabsco Creek and Powells Creek. The Park features exciting opportunities of fun and adventure for families and friends and even an office outing. Overnight facilities are available as well as camping sites.  Although swimming is not allowed, one can enjoy wading and sunning along the beach of Potomac River. Excellent fishing can also be done at the park where catfish, perch, striped bass and largemouth bass are highly popular. Picnic shelters, gift shops, visitor center and an environmental education center can be found in the park where nature and history programs are offered.

Chinn Aquatics and Fitness Center

Located at 13025 Chinn Park Drive in Woodbridge VA 22192, Chinn Aquatics and Fitness Center offer exceptional health fitness services such as yoga, exercise, kickboxing, swimming, weights, sauna, pools and professional one on one training. The facilities also feature racquetball courts, gymnasium, and an outdoor pavilion. The pools available are a leisure pool with depth of 3ft 8inches and a 40 meter heated indoor pool and zero depth walking entry. The center is open to both children and adults.

HUD: Communities Get First Look at Properties

State and local governments and nonprofit organizations will get a jump on investors as part of a new program announced Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan.

The National First Look Program is a partnership between lenders and communities to encourage neighborhood stabilization by giving public entities and community organizations the right of first refusal on properties that are likely candidates for renovation as affordable housing or targets for demolition to make way for new low-cost housing.

“This agreement helps us level the playing field to give communities a better chance to stabilize these neighborhoods,” Donovan says.

The First Look opportunity will last five to 12 business days. After that the financial institution will sell the home on the open market. Participating lenders represent 75 percent of the mortgage service companies, including Bank of America and Wells Fargo.

Source: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (09/01/2010)

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