Cardinal Forest Condominiums For The Nature Lover

Cardinal Forest condominiums is one of the largest condominium communities in Northern Virginia. It is located in the West Springfield district, an area that boasts one of the lowest crime rates in any major metropolitan area. Cardinal Forest is bounded on two sides by parkland, including beautiful Lake Accotink Park which comprises nearly 500 acres of forested parkland surrounding a 77 acre lake. You are also only minutes away from Burke Lake Regional Park , Hidden Pond Nature Center and many other outdoor venues. Cardinal Forest is perfect for the nature loving DC metropolitan commuter.
Stuart Nesbitt, RealtorStuart Nesbitt is a Realtor™ licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia. His office is located in Fairfax County near the City of Alexandria in Belle Haven. He was born and raised in Northern Virginia and attended Fairfax County schools. Call him at any time to discuss your real estate needs.

Featured Neighborhoods in Southern Fairfax County

I make no secret of my love of Southern Fairfax County. It's definitely one of my favorite areas of Northern VA. From upscale and luxurious homes to budget-saving cheapos, you can find it here in a community that is close to town, easy on traffic and loaded with activities and amenities. To make things a little more confusing, Fairfax County surrounds the City of Fairfax. Locals generally refer to the county as "Fairfax County" and the city as "Fairfax", but Alexandria uses the opposite nomenclature. "Alexandria" generally refers to greater/postal Alexandria, while "City of Alexandria" refers to the jurisdiction of the City of Alexandria. So if you're a newcomer here it can be a little tricky to find the right home at the right price in the South County area. Contact us if you're looking for a local expert and we'll put you on the path to finding the home that you really want. Some highlights of the Mount Vernon / Alexandria area include:

Properties in Southern Fairfax County

Live near Springfield Town Center

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Located at 6500 Springfield Mall (Way) in Springfield, Virginia, the Springfield Town Center is an enclosed shopping mall situated at the intersection of Interstate 95 and Route 644 just north of the Franconia-Springfield Metro station. Having undergone several renovations over the last five years, the Springfield Mall is anchored by three major department stores including JC Penney's, Macy's, and Target. The town center has 700,000 square feet of mixed businesses such as retail, restaurants, a fitness center and a movie theater.  With over 150 stores to choose from, this mall is the perfect spot for shoppers who wish to shop until they drop, and can also be a perfect hang out for families or even people who simply want to wile their time away. Parking. Catering to thousands of shoppers, the mall has also graciously provided for a whopping 8,000 parking spaces located in two separate covered parking garages and outdoor parking spaces surrounding the mall to ensure that their patrons never find parking a problem. How to get there. Getting there should be quite an easy task as the mall is in close proximity to several metro stations, such as the Franconia Springfield Metro Station among others. You can also easily search online for driving directions and maps for getting to Springfield Mall. The Franconia/Springfield Metro also provides routine shuttle service to the town center. The mall’s exact address is the following: 6500 Springfield Mall, Springfield, VA 22150. When to go there. You can pay a visit to Springfield Mall during its regular shopping hours which is 10:00AM to 9:30PM on weekdays and Saturdays, and 11:00AM to 7:00PM on Sundays. As for holidays, keep posted for announcements as these may vary. Department store hours can also vary.
For more information or to set up an appointment call Stuart at (703)765-0300.

U.S. Federal Agencies in Northern Virginia

Northern Virginia is home to many Federal Agencies of the United States. It has been described by Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell as “the economic engine of the state” at a Northern Virginia Technology Council address in January 2010 as government contracting has played an important role in the economy of Northern Virginia, providing jobs for many residents. Many of these Federal Agencies are located in Arlington.
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View of the U.S. Patent Office in autumn.
Here is a list of those Federal Agencies and their locations:


Defense Contract Management Agency Institute for Defense Analyses United States Patent and Trademark Office (Carlyle District)


Envirnomental Protection AgencyNational Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Center National Foreign Affairs Training Center (Arlington Hall) Air Force Office of Scientific Research (Ballston) Immigration & Naturalization Service (Ballston) National Science Foundation (Ballston) Office of Naval Research (Ballston) U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (Ballston) Defense Information Systems Agency (Columbia Pike) Defense Threat Reduction AgencyNuclear Waste Technical Review Board (Courthouse) U.S. Marshals Service (Crystal City) Army National Guard Readiness Center (George Mason Drive) Defense Intelligence Agency (The Pentagon) Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (The Pentagon) Department of Defense (The Pentagon) National Guard Bureau (The Pentagon) National Security Space Office (The Pentagon) Defense Logistics AgencyTransportation Security Administration (Pentagon City) U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (Pentagon City) Mine Safety and Health Administration (Rosslyn) Bureau of Diplomatic Security (Rosslyn) Office of the Inspector General (Rosslyn) U.S Trade & Development Agency (Rosslyn) Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Virginia Square) Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (Virginia Square) Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (Washington National Airport)

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National Reconnaissance Office National Reconnaissance Operations Center

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Department of Defense Agency in Alexandria VA
Defense Contract Audit Agency Defense Logistics Agency Defense Technical Information Center Defense Threat Reduction Agency United States Army Intelligence and Security Command United States Army Material Command


Central Intelligence Agency (Langley) Farm Credit Administration (Tysons Corner) National Counterterrorism Center (Tysons Corner) United States Trade and Development AgencyOffice of the Director of National Intelligence (Tysons Corner)


United States Geological Survey


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The Federal Highway Administration is part of the Department of Transportation
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency For those looking for homes in Northern Virginia:

Properties in Focus

Aubrey NesbittAbout the Author --- Aubrey Nesbitt is a native of Northern Virginia who attended Virginia Commonwealth University. He is a veteran of the US Army and helps his family business by providing informational articles like this one. In addition to photography and blogging, Aubrey provides administrative support for the office.

History of Franconia VA

Franconia Road, once the means by which Virginia tobacco entered the port city of Alexandria, is now a bustling city road catering to millions of pedestrians on a regular basis. Franconia, throughout history, witnessed events such as Mosby raids, the birth of the first Virginia governor coming from the northern part of the state, and even became the home of Carrolltown, a flourishing community of African-Americans.
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The Franconia Museum is located in Fairfax County VA.
Franconia Museum is at 6121 Franconia Road, Alexandria, VA 22310. Franconia Museum is a great place to learn more about the history of Franconia. With a band of volunteers fueling its operations and the regular exhibits sponsored by the museum in local hotspots, the Franconia Museum is one of the uniting factors of its surrounding community, serving to educate its citizens and enrich their cultural and historical knowledge. To learn more about the Museum, you can join their many events, including regular gatherings where guests are encouraged to tell their stories and learn of the stories of others, and of course, their celebration of Franconia History Day during the fall. For more information on Franconia Museum and their hosted events, you can contact the following phone number: (703) 971-7943.
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Tips for searching by zip code

Carlyle Towers
Brick driveway of Carlyle Towers
There are a few key concepts that any prospective purchaser should know when seeking real estate by zip code:
  1. ZIP Codes are categories for grouping mailing addresses and are not exact geographic regions.
  2. The centroid of a ZIP Code may be in one County and the associated city/town in another.
  3. In rural areas, a single ZIP Code may be used for cities and towns in several different Counties / Independent Cities.
  4. ZIP Code “areas” can overlap, be subsets of each other, or be artificial constructs with no geographic area.
  5. ZIP Codes are only loosely tied to cities.

Search for Real Estate by Zip code

Using our powerful Northern Virginia Real Estate Search you can search by zip code anywhere in Northern VA. In addition, we've compiled this list of zip codes in Northern Virginia.

46th Springfield Art Guild Anniversary

The Springfield Art Guild's (SAG) 46th anniversary was well attended, and very culturally enriching. The event was hosted from 6pm-9pm at the Richard Byrd Public Library. The event kicked off with socializing over refreshments and viewing of SAG members artwork. Next, there was a speech given by some of the founding members (i.e. Judy Wengrovitz and her husband). This speech highlighted different eras of SAG and Northern Virginia in general. Can you imagine a time when Fairfax County homes cost 15k, yearly salaries were 9k, dirt roads were not uncommon, and the Pentagon (built in 1949) was a recent edition to the region? Following some SAG updates (e.g. new website transition, Springfield Town Center proposition, etc.), the event concluded with a speech from a Torpedo Factory / Art League representative. Her speech covered a variety of art related topics (e.g. pricing works, gallery submissions process, tips on framing, etc.). Overall, the SAG 46th anniversary was a milestone which marked past accomplishments (e.g. 5k donation from local area builders) and current developments to usher in the next chapter for this art based community.

Where is Backlick Plaza?

Backlick Plaza is located at 6901 Hechinger Drive Springfield, VA 22151. Backlick Plaza is a shopping center. Backlick Plaza hosts Gamasot and Fresh World Supermarket amongst other businesses. Backlick Plaza also hosts an occasional flea market.

Aubrey NesbittAbout the Author --- Aubrey Nesbitt is a native of Northern Virginia who attended Virginia Commonwealth University. He is a veteran of the US Army and helps his family business by providing informational articles like this one. In addition to photography and blogging, Aubrey provides administrative support for the office.

Stock Up the Home by Buying Bulk and Paying Less

Shoppers can stock up the home for less money by buying bulk. Costco is located at 7373 Boston Boulevard Springfield, VA 22153. The phone number for Costco is 703-912-1203. Costco carries a wide variety of items including but not limited to: groceries, technology, clothing, and home goods.