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Welcome to Your Lorton Virginia On-line Relocation Guide

This guide is geared towards "new" Lorton.  Lorton neighborhoods have been around a long time.  In fact the Lorton area has plenty of history that goes all the way back to our early famous neighbors, George Washington and George Mason.  There are older neighborhoods which are just as popular today as they were when they were built in the 50's, 60's and 70's. Over the last 10 years a "new" Lorton has emerged which has brought a renewal to southern Fairfax County.

Most of the "new" Lorton growth came about when the Lorton Prison Complex was ordered closed in 1998.  With just over 3200 acres the prison complex gave Fairfax County developers an opportunity to create an entire new vision for the land and its usage.  With a Virginia Rail Express Station already in place in Lorton (1994) the area was poised for growth.

On the west side of I-95 multiple neighborhoods were carved out of the prison grounds, along with parks, schools, golf course and arts center.  The largest of the neighborhoods, Laurel Hill has 700 homes built by Pulte or Centex Homes.  In addition to Laurel Hill, other neighborhoods that have grown out of the redevelopment of the old prison land include Laurel Crest, Laurel Highlands and the over 55 community of Spring Hill

To the east of I-95 a new town center Lorton Station has grown up around the VRE station.  Currently featuring multiple restaurants and a pharmacy more stores are slated to open next year.  Just down the road Lorton Market offers a large Shoppers Food Warehouse, UPS store, emergency medical center and banking.  All of shopping options make it easy for homeowners to stay in the neighborhood for just about everything they need. 

In 2006 the new South County Secondary School opened and the Laurel Hill Elementary School will be open in fall 2009.  The Laurel Hill Golf Course an 18 hole championship course operated by the Fairfax County Park opened in  2007 and with a 9000 square foot club house it has become a terrific place for Lorton residents to gather.  Bike paths and walking trials connect different sections of the community and also connect with the Fairfax County Cross County Trail

The jewel of the redevelopment is the Lorton Workhouse Arts CenterOfficially opened in September 2008 the site has retained the old brick Lorton Prison buildings and revamped them into a blend of artist's studios, classroom and performing arts center.   Proposed new stores and restaurants will round out the neighborhood making once was depressing area the newest "it" place in Northern Virginia.

With it's convenience to Fort Belvoir, easy access to I-95, community VRE station and community amenities it is easy to see why the "new" Lorton has become a re-development success in Fairfax County.  If you are interested in learning more about relocating to the Lorton area give me a call.  We can meet up for coffee in Lorton Station and talk about about whether this is the right time for you to make a move. No hassle, no pressure, just straight talk about the home buying process property in today's market.

A Tour of Lorton Homes and Amenities

 


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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 8 commentsCindy Jones • November 17 2008 06:00AM

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Very nice Cindy.  Fabulous fotos and a nice friendly vision of Lorton today.  For Fairfax County, Lortin is just about the best buy for newer home communities. 

I love the piece about the Lorton Workhouse Prison Center.  What a wonderful community asset. 

Posted by Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland (Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate) over 9 years ago

Cindy,
Beautifully done and full of helpful information for those relocating to Lorton.

Posted by Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor® Onslow County NC Home Specialist (Kingsbridge Realty, Inc) over 9 years ago

Hi Cindy.  An online relocation guide is a great idea.  Loved the pictures.  I am pretty sure I have attended that church before.  Is that the one that dates back to the time of GW?

Posted by Shirley Parks, Broker, 210-414-0966, San Antonio TX Real Estate (Sands Realty 210-414-0966) over 9 years ago

Lenn-I'm a volunteer at the Lorton Workhouse Arts Center.  It is an incredible facility and there are still buildings to be rennovated.  Lots of great classes are now being offered and the Friday night concerts have been a hit.

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

Cynthia-thank you for stopping by.  The "new" Lorton as I refer to it is a different neighborhood than the "old" Lorton where you find homes on larger lots with more trees.  Both appeal to different types of buyers.

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

Shirley-thank you for the compliment.  The picture in this post is the Silverbrook Methodist Church just a baby at 101!    The church you are thinking of is Pohick Church also in Lorton off Route 1.

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

Ok, thanks for the information, Cindy.  I will click on the link.  It has been decades since I was there.

Posted by Shirley Parks, Broker, 210-414-0966, San Antonio TX Real Estate (Sands Realty 210-414-0966) over 9 years ago

Shirley-You're welcome.  Come by again soon :-)

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

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