Pinecrest Golf Course for the Serious Golfers in Alexandria

Pinecrest Golf Course is a par 35, 9 hole executive course of 2,462 yards located at 660 Little River Turnpike in Alexandria VA 22312 just at the corner of Braddock Road bordering Alexandria and Annandale.

Sprinkled with hills and ponds, this challenging narrow golf course brings about a golfing experience best suited for novice and serious players.

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Pinecrest Golf Course features:

  • Practice Putting Green
  • 10 Driving Cages
  • Indoor Practice Area

Amenities at Pinecrest Golf Club:

  • Pro Shop
  • Clubhouse
  • Snack Bar
  • Golf Clubs
  • Riding and Pull Carts

Interested parties or individuals wishing to study golf can contact Every Body Golf School.

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10 Best Cities for Working Women With Kids

ForbesWoman calculated the best cities for working females raising children. To pick the 10 best, it factored in crime rates, quality of the schools, availability of good healthcare, employment opportunities with high earning potential, and a budget-friendly cost of living.

Here are their picks:

1. Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.
2. Washington, D.C.
3. Boston, Mass.
4. Pittsburgh, Pa.
5. Baltimore-Towson, Md.
6. Denver, Colo.
7. Hartford, Conn.
8. New York
9. Seattle-Tacoma, Wash.
10. Buffalo-Niagara Falls, N.Y.

Source: ForbesWoman, Meghan Casserly (07/26/2010)

Irish Style Link Course at Hilltop Golf Club

Hole #3 was voted by Channel 8’s Capital Golf weekly viewers as “One of the 10 toughest holes in the metro area”.

Hilltop Golf Club can be found at 7900 Telegraph Rd in Alexandria Virginia 22315 just 5.5 mile south of Beltway. It is one of the most sought after driving ranges with a 2,300 yard course that was developed by Lindsay Bruce Ervin who has a history of laying out exceptionally beautiful courses as Queenstown Harbor in Maryland, Hog Neck Golf Course on the Eastern Shore and Birdwood Golf Course at the University of Virginia at Charlottesville.

The courses at Hilltop Golf Club offer lovely views of the Potomac River and Maryland Shoreline. It is simply an oasis of golfing greenery accessible to everyone.

Hilltop Golf Club is situated across Fort Belvoir while making the location accessible for:

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late afternoon golfing

Lessons are provided for everyone both young and old instructed by USGTF, LPGA – PGA professionals. A new course that is a Scottish style link was opened with 4 sets of trees to provide exciting but challenging games.

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RECenters in Fairfax County for Everyone

Mount Vernon RECenter

Mount Vernon RECenter located at 2017 Belle View Blvd.  Alexandria in Virginia provides the community with complete entertainment and recreation facilities.

Facilities:

  • 25 Meter heated indoor pool
  • Poolside Spa
  • Beach area with play features
  • Locker rooms
  • Showers and Sauna
  • Fitness Center with Cybex VR2 equipment
  • Pro Shop items for sale
  • Dance Room
  • Multi Purpose rooms
  • 200 foot by 85 foot indoor Ice Arena

The Ice Arena is open on certain hours only and the ice skating fees are separate from the general admission fees.

Lee District RECenter

Lee District RECenter in the Lee District is located at 6601 Telegraph Road in Franconia VA  can be found near Kingstowne and Rose Hill in Franconia VA on a 193 acre park.  The RECenter is open to all residents of Fairfax County; however non residents do pay a higher fee.

Facilities:

  • 1 soccer field with 2 overlay T-Ball fields
  • 2 Football fields with 2 overlay Softball fields
  • 4 outdoor basketball courts
  • An Amphitheater
  • 4 Picnic areas
  • Horseshoe pits
  • A sand Volleyball court
  • A playground
  • Tot Lot
  • 4 Lighted Tennis Courts with a tennis practice wall
  • Walking Trails
  • A Carrousel
  • RECenter  building

RECenter of over 84,000 square feet of Facilities:

Indoor Pools / Natatorium

Heated 50 meter pool with spa, locker rooms, family changing rooms, saunas and showers, outdoor sun deck as well as a grassed sunbathing area

Gym

20,400 square feet of hardwood with 1 regulation size basketball court to be converted into 2 smaller courts as well as 2 volleyball courts.

Other Amenities

Electronic Scoreboards, spectator seating, boxing equipment, volleyball nets and a 3 lane -10 mile indoor running track, racquetball/walleyball courts, 2 mirrored dance/fitness rooms, 3 multi purpose rooms, a mezzanine and preschool

Fitness Center

Cardiovascular equipment, free weights, work out machines and a stretching area

George Washington RECenter

George Washington RECenter is located at 8426 Old Mt. Vernon Road in Alexandria VA 22309 offers recreational amenities to all residents and visitors to the area.

Facilities:

  • Heated indoor 25 meter pool
  • Poolside Spa
  • Beach and wading area
  • Saunas
  • Showers with locker rooms
  • Lighted Tennis Courts
  • A picnic Area
  • Fitness Area
  • Resurfaced Lighted Tennis Courts
  • A picnic Area

Fitness Area offers:

  • 2 Treadmills
  • Recumbent and stationary bicycles
  • Curb Cuts
  • Dressing Stalls

A wide range of programs and activities are available for everyone young or old.

It’s Great Time for Housing Deals

Paying off an underwater mortgage and buying a better home could be the best tactic in this troubled market.

“If you are trading up, what better time than when interest rates are at record lows and the cost of the trade-up is much less than it used to be?” says Christopher J. Mayer, a Columbia Business School economist.

With 15-year fixed-rate mortgages at about 4.5 percent, it also makes sense to pay off the mortgage and keep the house. “At this point,” says Jay Brinkmann, chief economist of the Mortgage Bankers Association in Washington, D.C., “if they don’t have anything else that is bringing a tremendous return, then they are buying themselves an annuity by paying their house off sooner than they needed to.”

Source: The Wall Street Journal, M.P. McQueen (07/24/2010)


The Parks of Lyon

3 parks can be found within the Lyon Park neighborhood:

Clay Park – Within Lyon Park on N. 7th Street between North Highland and North Garfield Streets that is owned and managed by the County

Amenities – Gazebo, School Age Playground and an Outdoor Basketball Court

Lyon Park Playground – Found between North Fillmore and North Garfield streets, the park has been maintained by the community as a children’s playground with a charming environment.

Amenities – Dog Free

Fillmore Park – A County park found off North Fillmore street between Long Branch Elementary School and the County Bike Path.

Amenities – Picnic Tables, School Age Playground and a Youth Baseball Field.

The Park and Community House hosts to numerous community oriented events providing entertainment throughout the year giving Lyon Park a distinct feel as a cohesive community.

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The New Downtown of Arlington – Ballston Common Mall

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Ballston Common Mall

Located near the Monroe at North Glebe and Wilson Blvd, the Ballston Common Mall is highly convenient for residents nearby.

The Ballston Common Mall is situated on 1.3 million square foot of land comprising of 4 levels of complete entertainment, dining and shopping experience.

Ballston Mall
Ballston Mall

Some of the featured shopper’s delights:

  • Comedy Spot
  • Four beauty salons
  • Kettler Capitals IcePlex – 2 full sized ice skating rinks
  • CVS Pharmacy
  • Cyber Star Services
  • Macy’s
  • Macy Furniture Gallery
  • Ballston’s Regal Cinema
  • Sport & Health Club
  • Regal Cinema movie theater

Ballston Common Mall is only 4 miles from Washington D.C in Arlington VA. It is found on the Metro’s Orange Line a block away from the Ballston Station.

Fresh, Convenient and Delicious at Crystal City Farmer’s Market

Walking home from work is irresistibly fun if you live in Crystal City. From May 18 to October 26, local vendors line the 18th to the 20th Streets sidewalk between 3PM to 7PM.

Scrumptious fresh fruits and vegetables, newly blossomed flowers, fresh picked herbs, freshly baked bread and pastries, farm grown meats and eggs are brought in by the local farmers.

The Sweet Green / Sweet Flo yogurt truck sometimes park on the sidewalk to delight customers with their cold flavorful delights.

Everything sold at Farmers Market in Crystal City are fresh and are a treat for your taste buds.

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Golfing and Living at Penderbrook in Fairfax County VA

Penderbrook is located at 3704 Golf Trail Lane in Fairfax, VA 22033, just at the intersection of I-66 and Route 50 in the Fair Oaks area of Western Fairfax County in Virginia. With a total of 1,776 homes ranging from Executive Style Single Family Homes to Townhouses to Garden Style Condos structured around an 18 hole par 71 championship gold course.

The main feature of Penderbrook is the Golf Course that is open to the public with challenging holes in the Metro. The Penderbrook Golf Club is managed by professional Arnold Palmer Golf Management. Traditions Café and a full service Pro shop are found in the facility. The Penderbrook Fitness Center is another attraction with its well equipped facility from Lifefitness and Cybex. There are a variety of classes to choose from that may change seasonally as well as personal training with L&T Personal Trainers that are available. The Fitness Center itself organizes many activities such as cooking classes and food drives to name a few. And finally, the Penderbrook Pool Facility that offers many swim classes for groups:  Crystal Aquatics, Pre- Beginner, Beginner, Novice and Advanced.

Schools that service the children of the Penderbrook Community:

Amenities of Penderbrook:

  • Golf Course
  • Fitness Center
  • 3 Tennis Courts
  • Tot Lot
  • 2 Basketball Courts
  • 1 Large Pool
  • Tot Pool
  • Diving Pool
  • Bathhouse with showers
  • Saunas
  • Clubhouse

The Community of Penderbrook consists of neighborhoods of different styles:

  • Heights – Garden Style Condominiums
  • Greens – Executive Style Single Family Homes
  • Fairways – Townhomes
  • Penderbrook Square – Condominiums
  • Oxford House – Garden Style Condominiums
  • Mews _ Townhomes
  • Inverness – Townhomes

The Fair Oaks Shopping Center, Fair Oaks Hospital, Dulles International Airport, and Vienna Metro Station are all accessible as well.

Nature Bound Franklin Farm in Oak Hill

Franklin Farm in Oak Hill VA 20171 is a neighborhood filled with open space and natural beauty.

Franklin Farm is located on 850 acres of land with a community of 1,777 homes in Western Fairfax County, 20 miles away from Washington D.C and 4 miles away from Dulles International Airport.

The neighborhoods can be found between the main entrances of West Ox Road in the east and Centerville Road in the west. Franklin Farm is very accessible to Fairfax and Reston by the Fairfax County Parkway running through the center of the community.

Open spaces of about 182 acres are spread all through the neighborhoods of Franklin Farm offering a friendly and recreational environment to residents and their families.

The streets are tree lined and the neighborhood boasts of their local swim team: The Franklin Farm Froggers.

Schools that serve Franklin Farm:

  • Oak Hill Elementary
  • Lees Corner Elementary
  • Scott Crossfield Elementary

Amenities of Franklin Farm:

  • 2 Playgrounds
  • 2 Pools
  • Community Center
  • Tennis Courts

Accessible to shops, employment, entertainment, schools and transportation, Franklin Farm in Western Fairfax County is one of the great places to live in.

Residents of Franklin Farm are friendly and caring traditional people who go out of their way to make Franklin Farm a lovely place creating Franklin Farm to be “Our Community … Our Home”

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