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Welcome to Daventry-Choose Your Favorite Style of Walking

For Springfield (VA) commuters the Daventry neighborhood provides the option to walk to the main entrance to the community and grab slug to the Pentagon.   If you aren't familiar with the term "slug" 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.  The Daventry line is geared for a direct route to the Pentagon.

A 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.  The community has a number of different clubs that meet regularly including a book club, bridge club, weekend walking club and tennis club.  New neighbors are welcomed to the neighborhood by an official welcoming committee.  How nice is that?

Daventry offers 512 townhouses most with garages, 212 single family homes and Ramblewood at Daventry offers 160 condominiums.  The following is a list of the 17 townhouses sold in Daventry in 2008. Prices ranged considerably due to the varying sizes of the units and REO properties sold for "below average" prices.    (Daventry is also known as Hunter Village which can lead to some confusion for those searching for homes in the area.)


Address List Priice Sold Price Subsidy BR BF BH LVL FP
                 
7857 PAINTED DAISY DR $390,000 $385,000 $3,850 4 3 1 3 1
7775 ASTERELLA CT $399,000 $395,000 $11,500 3 2 1 3 1
7730 ASTERELLA CT $409,900 $400,000 $0 4 3 1 3 1
7223 GENTIAN CT $419,775 $410,000 $0 4 3 1 3 1
7877 WINTERCRESS LN $425,000 $413,000 $0 4 3 1 3 1
7707 JEWELWEED CT $425,000 $427,000 $8,000 3 2 2 3 1
7710 ROCKLEDGE CT $529,000 $505,000 $0 3 2 2 3 2
7732 ASTERELLA CT $375,900 $227,000 $0 3 3 1 3 1
7076 SOLOMON SEAL CT $318,250 $286,500 $0 4 3 1 3 1
7824 SOLOMON SEAL DR $360,000 $330,000 $3,350 3 2 2 3 1
7723 GROMWELL CT $355,000 $340,000 $5,666 4 3 1 3 1
7725 SHOOTINGSTAR DR $399,900 $386,000 $0 4 3 1 3 1
7746 SHOOTINGSTAR DR $409,000 $400,000 $6,500 3 2 2 3 1
7827 WINTERCRESS LN $431,500 $412,500 $10,000 3 2 2 3 1
7828 PAINTED DAISY DR $439,888 $420,000 $0 3 2 2 3 1
7717 SHOOTINGSTAR DR $438,500 $425,000 $10,000 4 3 1 3 1
7730 ROCKLEDGE CT $539,900 $515,000 $0 3 2 2 3 2


Search for a home in Daventry
if you like walking then let me show you the options in the Daventry neighborhood in West Springfield.  Whether is a  townhouse, detached home or condominium the Cindy Jones team can show you them all.  Call us at 703-346-2213 to discuss whether this is the right time for you to buy a new home in Springfield or throughout the Northern Virginia region. 

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Comment balloon 3 commentsCindy Jones • January 22 2009 06:02AM

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Slugs are the most cost effective and popular form of mass transit in Northern Virginia.  If you have a buyer coming to work at the Pentagon, the "slug wire" will acquaint them of this benefit the first time they visit their new office. 

 

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

Hi Cindy,
Live and learn and this morning I learned about "slugs".  What an unusal term for hitching a ride, any idea where and how it orignated?

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

Cynthia-the term actually originated when riders on DC buses used tokens.  Occassionally a rider would slip in a "slug" and when they were discovered at the end of a run the bus drivers would refer to the "sluggers" who got a free ride.  The term stuck and now refers to the slug lines that are throughout the area.

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

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