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Fort Belvoir-Gerber Village is the Latest Housing Transformation on Post

Gerber Village Housing on Fort Belvoir 2008The changes at Fort Belvoir continue as the date for the BRAC influx gets closer.  On post housing is just one of the many transformations taking place but it is one of the most important ones for families who choose to live within the gates of Fort Belvoir.

Gerber Village is what you might term "traditional" military housing.  The brick cape cod style homes sit on nice tree lined lots.  The photo taken last fall shows the trees right before Halloween and before the neighborhood began its transformation.  Gerber Village is made up of 68 single family homes (and 6 duplexes) built between 1930-1939.  With slate roofs and all brick construction the homes were built to last.  The homes are reserved for E-7 to E-9 Army personnel.

Today when you drive through Gerber Village you see the transformation of the homes taking place.  Though the basic style of the home remains unchanged the Cape Cod homes are being updated to include larger kitchens, a true master bedroom, expanded second floor bedrooms and the screened in porches are now enclosed family rooms.  Detached garages and new alleyways are being added to reduce street traffic and parking issues. 

Gerber Village is just the latest housing project on Fort Belvoir that reflects the Army's commitment to "green renovation" as well.   All of the homes will have energy star appliances, energy efficient windows and insulation to keep them cozy.  The first phase of the updates is scheduled for completion this fall.

Gerber Village Construcion at Fort Belvoir

Fort Belvoir is also the first military installation to receive a Platinum LEED Certificate for the Fairfax Village Community Center and they continue to strive to make post housing a viable alternative to personnel who want to enjoy the community and convenience that comes from living on post. 

If you are headed to Fort Belvoir and want to learn more about your options on post contact the Villages at Fort Belvoir Welcome Center at 703-454-9700,   If living off post is in your plans then give the Cindy Jones Team a call at 703-346-2213.  Let our personal experience with military relocation help you find the right place to call home while you are stationed at Fort Belvoir.

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If you are interested in learning more about the Northern Virginia Real Estate market including Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William Counties give Cindy Jones and Integrity Real Estate Group a call at 703-346-2213.

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Comment balloon 6 commentsCindy Jones • September 22 2009 02:55PM

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Cindy, this sounds like a great place.  It's good to hear about the committment to "Green" renovations.  I think it is so important to preserve military housing and to keep these areas vital.  There is a large installation of abandoned military housing adjacent to Stewart Airport in Orange County, NY - could serve as great housing for people if only someone would make the investment.

Posted by R.E. Renée Hoover, Salesperson, Poconos, Pike, Wayne, Monroe Counties, PA; PA/NYS (Century 21 Geba Realty, Milford, PA; Licensed in PA & NYS) about 9 years ago

Cindy, these homes look so nice!  You don't think about military housing and so nice in the same sentence very often!

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) about 9 years ago

Renee-it will take a private investment group to come along and see the value.  But it does seem in a time when people need affordable housing that someone might figure out a way to make it work.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) about 9 years ago

Pat-having lived in military housing on more than one continent you are right that nice and assigned quarters don't often go hand in hand.  However at Fort Belvoir and Quantico too the new and remodeled housing is are nice!

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) about 9 years ago

Cindy:  It's nice to know that the US Army is commited to decreasing energy usage.  Very responsible of them, and I'm sure it's making the folks living in the houses happy too.

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) about 9 years ago

Chris Ann-having been in some of these older houses they were drafty and not very modern family friendly.  The committment in our area to improve the housing is to be commended!

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) about 9 years ago

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