Fort Belvoir and Kingstowne –Putting Out the Welcome Mat

Putting out The Welcome Mat We don’t always get to decide who are neighbors are going to be.  We take our chances when we see new houses going up around us.  Deciding to put out the welcome mat often helps pull your new neighbors in and makes them feel welcome.  And this is case with Fort Belvoir and Kingstowne. 

When the earth movers first arrived on a large expansive of dirt between Van Dorn and Beulah roads everyone waited with anticipation to see how the newest neighborhood would grow.  And grow it has.  Into a community divided into three villages made up of commercial and residential space including 5200 hundred residences.  With two main streets that lead to the gates at Fort Belvoir the connection between the two communities has grown.  Many owners in Kingstowne also work at Fort Belvoir either as active duty Army assigned to the post or as civilians supporting the Army’s mission.

Happy Family in Kingstowne Virginia


For military families who decide to live in Kingstowne they can take advantage a variety of recreation options including 18 tot lots, three multi-purpose courts, almost 22 miles of hiking and biking paths, and community centers which offer swimming pools and a fitness center.  There is a wide selection of eating options in the neighborhood including Bone Fish Grill, The Noodle Company, Panera Bread, Chipotles and King Street Blues.  With the addition of the new  AMC movie theater complex and the close by miniature golf course it easy to see why Kingstowne continues to be a popular neighborhood for military families to live.


Besides its location close to Fort Belvoir another key to success of the neighborhood is the easy access to two metro stations within a short distance of the neighborhood.  Some residents can walk to the Springfield Metro or take a quick drive to the Van Dorn Street Metro Station which makes the neighborhood popular with military families who need to get to the Pentagon or other Military District of Washington sites besides Fort Belvoir.

With the proposed BRAC changes in the works both Kingstowne and Fort Belvoir will see even more growth in the future.  Hopefully the great relationship that has already been forged between the two neighborhoods will continue to grow with the expansion of Fort Belvoir’s mission. 


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Comment balloon 6 commentsCindy Jones • July 21 2008 03:40PM


Cindy, nice write up.  I am curious, what is a tot lot?  I've never heard that term before. 

Thanks in advance,

Posted by Sondra Meyer:, See It. Experience It. Live It. (Star View Real Estate ) almost 11 years ago


Great post.  Use to live in Springfield & staioned at the Pentagon.  Loved all the trails.  Don't miss the traffic (yikes!).

Have a great week,

Posted by Yvette Smith, Realtor In Williamsburg VA, Homes for Sale (LONG & FOSTER) almost 11 years ago

Yvette-I grew up in Springfield and watched the area go from a very sleepy community to a stop along the interchange.  Not what my farther envisioned when he moved us to the "country".  Thanks for stopping by.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) almost 11 years ago

We lived here for a year and it was a really nice community.  We have since moved to Ft. Knox but have fond memories of the Ft. Belvoir, VA area.

Posted by Marsha Booth (Remax Executive Group, Inc., Marsha Booth & Associates) almost 11 years ago

Sondra-Tot Lot is a playground.  Never thought that it might be a local term but maybe it is????

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) almost 11 years ago

Marsha-thanks for stopping by.  Glad you have good memories of your time here and and if you ever come back give me a shout.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) almost 11 years ago

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