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But Cindy Said We Could Walk To The Pentagon from Daventry In Springfield

Daventry in Springfield VACindy have you lost your mind? You can't walk to the Pentagon from Daventry in Springfield (VA). It's 20 miles. You will be arrested as soon as you set foot on I-395 aka Shirley Highway. What is wrong with you?

Alright already but you can walk to the direct Pentagon Slug Line at the entrance to the Daventry neighborhood. From there you will be whisked safely down the highway to the drop off point at the Pentagon. If you aren't familiar with the term "slug lines" in relation to Northern Virginia commuting don't panic. It is a unique and legal way to hitch-hike your way to the Pentagon, State Department, World Bank or many other locations in DC.

Slug Line Staging Area in DaventryA free ride isn't the only reason that Daventry is a popular neighborhood in Springfield. The community offers a community pool, community center, tennis courts, four tot lots and access to walking paths connected to the huge Fairfax County Park Authority network of trails and access to Lake Accotink.

Daventry offers a variety of housing including 512 townhouses most with garages, 212 single family homes and Ramblewood at Daventry offers 160 condominiums. In addition to the ease of commuting to the Pentagon using the slug line, it is also within 5 miles of the Springfield Metro Station accessible by driving or taking the Metro or Fairfax County Connector Bus also located at the entrance to the community.

Multiple shopping centers are close by featuring Giant Foods, Trader Joes and Whole Foods. You can find plenty of places to eat including Mikes American Grill, Five Guys Burgers & Fries and Austin Grill,

If living in a neighborhood where you can "walk" to the Pentagon sounds appealing then give me a call at 703-346-2213. Let me show you how to take advantage of the slug line and all of the other great benefits of the Daventry neighborhood.

If you are headed to Fort Belvoir, the Pentagon or any of the Military District of Washington installations stop by CJ Realty Group to learn more about the Northern Virginia area.

 

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Comment balloon 19 commentsCindy Jones • January 17 2012 09:18PM

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Cute post, Cindy! Ah, the slug lines! I remember coming in from a friend's house years ago, and the slugs were all extremely picky about where they might be dropped off!
Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) over 6 years ago

Hi Cindy, I must admit I never heard of a slug-line? Is it like hitch hiking and how safe is it to pick up

strangers?blk gullwingCan  I use this car?

Posted by Irene Durocher, homesweethome4u@att.net (Coldwell Banker BUYERS AGENT) over 6 years ago

Cindy, so today I have learned something new - slug line? Interesting term; I wonder where they thought of that for catching a ride to the Pentagon.

Congrats on the great article in the Washington Post today! I didn't have time to register and comment, but it was excellent!

Sharon

Posted by Sharon Alters, Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL (Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308) over 6 years ago

I had never heard of a slug line - but then there is no kind of ride sharing or mass transit where I live.

Sunday when I went to visit my son there was a man hitchhiking... It was cold outside and I felt a little guilty, but he wasn't anyone I knew so I let him keep walking. Then I felt sad that even in a small community like ours, the thought is that the person might be some kind of a wierdo.

Meanwhile...  are you serious - you'd be arrested for walking?

Posted by Marte Cliff, your real estate writer (Marte Cliff Copywriting) over 6 years ago

I wonder how they came up with the term slug line in the first place?

Posted by Cheryl Ritchie, Southern Maryland 301-980-7566 (RE/MAX Leading Edge www.GoldenResults.com) over 6 years ago

Pat-I picked up slugs in Springfield when I worked in DC.  99% of the time they understood the rules of when a pick-up or drop off was announced that was where the car was going.  No questions asked.  Only a few times did I get someone who wanted an alternative location.  My answer was no.  You get X or Y not door to door delivery.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 6 years ago

Vey intersting Cindy - I have never heard of the slug-line - sounds like skunk works or black ops lingo ;)

Posted by Andre R. Aragon, Real Estate Photographer (Greater Tampa Real Estate Photographer) over 6 years ago

Irene-100% safe and organzied.  Sorry your car won't qualify though :-)

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 6 years ago

Marte-yes I'd be arrested for walking on the interstate but not on the local roads.  Slugging is organized hitchhiking and unique to our area.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 6 years ago

Sharon the term came from the bus drivers who would check their token boxes at the end of the day and find a slug instead of a token.  They started calling the free riders "slugs."  The term stuck and transfered to the slug lines that formed for commuters to get on the HOV lanes.
Thanks for checking out my article on the Washington Post.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 6 years ago

Cheryl-check out my answer above to Sharon.  Started with the bus drivers.  I can remember sorting out my dad's bus tokens from his change at the end of the week.  We got to roll the pennies and he got the bus tokens back for the next week.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 6 years ago

Andre-well I do live in the land of CIA, FBI and DoD :-)  It's a great way to get from the suburbs to DC for free.  Safe and reliable.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 6 years ago

Cindy, That slug line is quite the concept!  I'd have trouble getting my head around being dependent on someone to pick me up in each direction daily, but sounds like a great deal and convenient for those that can do it.  Anything that keeps a few extra cars out of DC traffic has to be welcome.

Posted by Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton) (RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com) over 6 years ago

Cindy~I think I learn more here on AR by accident that I do any other site on the web. I've never heard of the term "slug line." Seems like a different way to hitch a ride, but then it sure sounds like it works great. Have an awesome day!

Posted by Michael S. Bolton, MN Appraiser (Michael S. Bolton,Inc.) over 6 years ago

Cindy I have to say that is a great "attention getter" It looks like a wonderful neighborhood and very convenient. Slug Line sounds likea great way to to get back and forth.

Posted by Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents (Godzyk Real Estate Services) over 6 years ago

Slug lines sound a little scary.  How do you know the driver is safe?  I admit it's a great way to save gas and wear and tear on your car.

Posted by Kay Van Kampen, Realtor®, Springfield Mo Real Estate (RE/MAX Broker, RE/MAX Solutions) over 6 years ago

Bliz-the pickup points are next to Metro Bus lines so if you miss a ride then you can still grab the bus.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 6 years ago

Michael-it works like a charm and in the 30+ years they have been running they've become an institution in the area.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 6 years ago

Kay-A driver is picking up 2 people at a time so I think that lessens the chances of trouble.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 6 years ago

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